San Mateo Live Music & Dancing

San Mateo Live Music & Dancing

Live Music and Dancing


736 Dana St., Mtn. View 94041 - International dance club featuring world beat music, salsa, live bands, dance lessons. Tue: Salsa dance lessons and music; Wed: Lindy and swing; Thu: Salsa; Fri: Viva Rock Live; Sat: Rock and Spanish music; Sun: Salsa dance. Cover ranges from $10-12. The price drops a few dollars after 9 p.m. during the week. 21 and over. Call 650-968-3007.


539 Alma St., Palo Alto - Weekly live jazz Thursday and Friday nights from 7-9 p.m., and some Sunday afternoons. Art shows with live music 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month. Hours: Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon-Thu 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-7 p.m.. Call 650-566-1381.

Britannia Arms Pub

1087 S. De Anza Blvd, San Jose, CA 95129 - The Britannia Arms in Cupertino boasts a distinguished history plus an amenity of new and established attractions, continuing the tradition as a premiere South Bay dining and nightlife destination. TOur festive atmosphere allows you to satisfy your most insatiable culinary or entertainment urge. In the heated outdoor patio, or amidst nostalgic décor indoors, you will feel like you've been transported across the pond! Call - 408.252.7262.

British Bankers Club

1090 El Camino Real, Menlo Park 94025 - Wood-and-brass drinking establishment reminiscent of a fancy English pub. Live music on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. DJ music Wednesday night; Thursday nights, karaoke. Hours: Daily 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Call 650-327-8769.

Cafe Borrone

1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park 94025 - Bustling and popular European-style cafe with a young crowd, plenty of outdoor seating and live jazz music on most Friday evenings. Be prepared to stand in line. Smoking allowed outdoors. Hours: Mon-Thu 7 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fri 7 a.m.-midnight; Sat 8 a.m.-midnight; Sun 8 a.m.-5 p.m.. Call 650-327-0830. 

Cafe Fino

544 Emerson Street (between University & Hamilton), Palo Alto CA. A 1940s-style piano bar with live jazz entertainment every night. Hours: Tue-Fri 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon-Sat 5:30-10 p.m. Live music begins at 7:30 p.m.  Call - 650-326-6082.

Chez Annie (formerly Nouveau Trattoria)

541 Bryant St., Palo Alto 94301 - French-Italian/Basque restaurant with live music Fridays and Saturdays. Available for private parties (2 to 200) any time, lunch or dinner. Hours: Tue-Sat 5:30-10 p.m.; Fri-Sat 10 p.m.-midnight for dessert; call for summer hours. Call 650-327-0132. 

The Edge Nightclub and Edge Bar and Grill

260 S. California Ave., Palo Alto 94306 - A hip venue for both live shows and DJ dancing Thu.-Sat. With four bars, three rooms playing different kinds of dance music, and a VIP ìSkyî deck. Available for private parties. Hours: 7 p.m.-3 a.m.; Bar and Grill open Mon-Thu 5-10 p.m.; Fri-Sat 5-11 p.m. Call 650-289-0222.

Evening Ballroom Dancing - Palo Alto

Lessons and open dancing are offered Wed ($8), Thu ($35 series), Fri ($6) and Sat ($7) nights. No partner or prior experience required. Beginning and intermediate lessons available. Wed at Palo Alto Elks Club at 7:15 and 8:15 p.m. until 10:45 p.m.; Thu at Los Altos American Legion Hall at 7:30 and 8:45 p.m.; Fri at Cubberley Community Center Pavilion 8 p.m. with dancing 9:15 p.m.-midnight; Sat also at Cubberley 8 p.m. with dancing 9:15-midnight. Call Robin Rebello at 650-856-9930 for Thu and Fri classes. Call Phil Mast at 650-856-6991 for Wed and Sat classes.

Flint Center

Flint Center for the Performing Arts, 4th Floor, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, 95014 - On-line event calendar.  Event Hotline Recording call 408.864.8816.

JJ'S Blues

3439 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara, CA  95050 - JJ's Blues showcases live performances by blues musicians every night. The Chicago style layout features a full bar and walls adorned with photos of many notable and famous artists who have graced the stage. Winner of Metro magazines Best Blues Club three times we welcome you to come and experience the music of the blues in a comfortable, safe and friendly blues dive. (The music can get loud, bring earplugs if you're sensitive).  Call 408-243-6441.

Molly Magees

241 Castro St, Mt. View, CA 94041 - Irish beer flows from the taps at Molly Magee's in Mountain View as freely as the good times at this local bar favorite. Call - 650-961-0108.

The Mountain Winery

14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga, CA 95070 - It's in the soil. It's in the history. It's in the people. The Mountain Winery sits just above the valley, surrounded by vineyards. It's close enough for an evening out, yet intimate enough for a special occasion. Make the Winery home for your weddings, private parties and corporate events. Make the Mountain Winery yours.  Call - 408-741-2822.

Murphy's Law

135 S. Murphy Ave., Sunnyvale Ca, 94086 - MURPHY'S LAW is Silicon Valleys hottest nightclub. This Hot Spot is well-known for its friendly atmosphere and good times. Their Giant Screen TV features all the latest sporting events while being entertained by the hottest Bay Area Bands. This local talent brings you the finest in live music every weekend. Our hours of operation are Monday thru Friday 12pm to 2am and Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 2am.  Call - 408-736-3822.

Palo Alto Cafe

2675 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto 94306 - Geri McGilvray and Mike Bechler perform traditional folk originals, country and blues Friday evenings at the beginning of every month. Hours: Mon-Fri 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat 7 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Call 650-322-8644.

Paul Price's Society Orchestra

Vintage pre-World War II era music and dancing at Palo Alto Masonic Temple, 461 Florence St., Palo Alto. Sponsored by Art Deco Society of Northern California. Hours: 4th Sun of the month, 4-6:30 p.m. Call 800-647-0305 or 650-366-1267.

Pioneer Saloon

2925 Woodside Road, Woodside 94062 - Whiskey Hill was the name used by loggers for the bar where they'd have their post-work whiskey. A well-known brothel and upscale restaurant from 1880 until 1940s, it now offers live music Fri, Sat nights, mostly rock. Casual, full bar. Hours: Mon-Fri 3 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sat-Sun 1 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 650-851-8487.

Q Cafe Restaurant/Nightclub 

529 Alma St., Palo Alto 94301 - Large brick-and-mahogany bar and billiards cafe. Call ahead for details on live music. Cover charges vary. Hours: Sat-Wed 4 p.m.-2 a.m.; Thu-Fri 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m.; Nightclub open Tue-Sat 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 650-322-3311

Quarter Note

1214 Apollo Way, Sunnyvale, CA 94085 - Best Night Club in Town for Live Music, as voted by The Wave Magazine. We bring a wide variety of local bands every Friday and Saturday. Shows start at 8PM. $5 Cover. Live Acoustic/Electric Show and DJ/Dance every Thursday 8PM; Jam with House Band every Monday, Wednesday and Sunday starting at 8PM.  Call - 408-732-2110.

Shoreline Amphitheatre

One Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 - Shoreline Amphitheatre is an outdoor amphitheater in Mountain View, California, USA, in the San Francisco Bay Area. It has a capacity of 22,000, with 6,500 reserved seats and 15,500 unreserved lawn seating.  Call - 650-967-7300.

The Drop: the Teen Drop-in Center

3800 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto 94303 - Holds a teen nightclub, dancing and classes on cooking, breakdance, hip-hop and freestyle dance; game tournaments, pool table, ping-pong, big-screen TV, snack bar, movies. Monthly middle school dances to D.J. music from 7-10 p.m. Teen Band Concert Nights. $5 per person. Call for dates, information. Hours: Mon-Fri 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Call 650-329-2488.

Villa Montalvo

Saratoga, CA  - Montalvo Arts Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering community engagement through the creation and presentation of multidisciplinary art. By uniting the broadest possible audiences with a global community of artists, Montalvo expands the role of arts and culture as an essential community resource.

Located in the Saratoga hills, Montalvo occupies a Mediterranean-style villa on 175 stunning acres, which Senator James Duval Phelan left to the people of California for the encouragement of art, music, literature, and architecture. (Experience the historic Montalvo by watching the video footage of Senator Phelan at right.)

The organization is also home to the Lucas Artists Programs, which offers facilities and staff supportive of the creative process, state-of-the-art technology and an environment conducive to both individual practice and the energetic exchange of ideas among international and culturally diverse fellows.
Call - 408-961-5800


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