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Dive bar with good food ??

Lpiper Aug 9, 2011 10:59 AM

Looking for ideas of a fun dive bar with good pub food on the Peninsula for a birthday party

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    MarkC Aug 9, 2011 11:19 AM

    Broken Record.

    Broken Record
    1166 Geneva Ave, San Francisco, CA

    1. bbulkow Aug 9, 2011 11:27 AM

      BBC in Menlo Park. Not exactly a *dive* but kind of threadbare. Food is quite decent and they have an upstairs area you can take over. Further north you might consider Swingin' Door (ex Prince of Wales) in san mateo. Not great food, but at least they have food. You might also consider something like The Yuppie and asking if you can bring food in from Everyday Beijing.

      Most of the really divey bars don't have food at all

      Everyday Beijing
      637 South B Street, San Mateo, CA

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        vulber Aug 9, 2011 12:19 PM

        broken record, far and away.

        i've even seen people having birthday parties there that seem to be having tons of fun. the only catch is that you order at the counter, and they have no wine (but probably would be fine w/ you bringing in their own)

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          ML8000 Aug 9, 2011 12:58 PM

          Not sure about fun (really subjective)...but dive bar with good food...try Tee Off on Clement.

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            mhuang Aug 9, 2011 02:22 PM

            Along the same lines of the Swingin' Door:

            Ausiello's Tavern and Marvin Gardens (both in Belmont).
            Duke of Edinburgh in Cupertino
            Brittania Arms (several locations)

            Marvin Gardens
            1160 Old County Rd, Belmont, CA

            Duke of Edinburgh
            10801 N Wolfe Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014

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