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A Night Out On The Peninsula’s San Carlos Neighborhood

November 7, 2013 4:00 AM

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There’s one neighborhood in the Peninsula where people flock, not because there’s a place to hear your favorite music beats, or to watch TV on a spectacular flat screen, or to sing through a mic during karaoke. It’s because there are many different venues within a short distance from each other that offer all of these attractions and more. Just a few steps down the way, or a two-mile drive up the same few streets, San Carlos is where the energy is for all nightlife scenes and everything in between.

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Ale Arsenal
971 Laurel St.
San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 594-2337
www.alearsenal.com

For those with high-browed taste in beers, this locale is a Disneyland for lovers of craft brewery. Ale Arsenal is constantly tapping different brews for selective taste buds to peruse. For a continuously evolving list of new and hard-to-find micro brews, Ale Arsenal suits just about any beer lover’s tastes. With 25 rotating taps, a large rotating bottle selection and premium wine, sake and ciders available, this place is said to be the BEST beer bar in the Peninsula. Experience the ‘tap takeover’ nights, where rare and limited-release beers are introduced. Click here to see a Ale’s current beer menu.

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The Cask
782 Laurel St.
San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 610-0438
www.thecaskwinebar.com

Down the street from Ale Arsenal, it is all about the wine. The amazing vino selections are a treat for every picky taste on the block. The Cask is also great for entertaining large groups. Enjoying a night at this wine bar is also not complete until you’ve tried its delicious cheese and jam combinations. For people watching and outdoor ambience, there is ample seating outside. To see a complete list of The Cask’s wines, sparkling champagne, drafts and bottled beers, click here.

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Pudley’s Tavern & Grill
774 El Camino Real
San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 592-2337
www.facebook.com/Pudleys-Tavern-Grill

Pudley’s is packed with great beer, great prices and great service. This bar is also chock full of TVs to watch a game while casually sipping on a cold one. Look around and you’ll most likely spot a table full of people just getting off of work, or the softball field. This special little watering hole in the San Carlos neighborhood is staffed by some of the friendliest bartenders around. They are cheerful and really do their best to please the customer. For a low-key night without all the fancy flair and hoopla, Pudley’s is your cup of tea.

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The Office
1748 El Camino Real
San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 598-9740
www.theofficesancarlos.com

If you’re also looking for something out of the usual, stroll down to The Office, where you can take a stab at a hot game of bocce. Enjoy live music on Thursday nights, along with tasty crafted beers. Watch TV for all of your sports-watching pleasures, and sit by the fire pit with your pals. The Office has all the ambience you’ll need to have an outstanding night in San Carlos. So don’t be late to the game. This unique watering hole is becoming a fast-growing favorite within this special Peninsula community.

Sodini’s
727 El Camino Real
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 369-8000

Take a walk to the wild side of El Camino Real and you’ll hit Sodini’s. Here you can dive into a karaoke song and dance with the regulars on select nights. This is described as “The cleanest dive in town.” The karaoke shows are played on a great sound system and are run with a laptop, which means that Smartphone users can look at the songs that are being played. The locals who frequent this bar are said to be friendly, and some might shower you with applause if you belt out a tune or two. If singing is not something you relish, don’t fret. Pick from a bevy of fun instruments to clang – from tambourines to cowbells – Robert the DJ has it all.

Kelly Gullo is a freelance writer in San Francisco, CA. Kellys topics are about music and nightlife. Kelly has also written a variety of articles on health and dieting and topics related to the environment. Kelly has a degree in journalism and public relations from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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