HAPPY HOUR, LIVE MUSIC
The Readers' Choice award in two categories — happy hour and live music — goes to Freewheel Brewing Company at the Marsh Manor Shopping Center in Redwood City. Established in 2012, the brewery and pub draw a diverse crowd attracted by the beer (in the tradition of English-style, cask-conditioned ales), pub food, live music and other entertainment, says Manager Devin Roberts. To keep it interesting, the pub holds special events such as open mic nights, stand-up comedy and CD release parties. The pub also works with local charitable organizations, such as the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula.
3736 Florence St., Redwood City | (650) 365-2337
(Note: Flea Street Cafe won for "place for a date" and Cafe Borrone won for "place to meet people." See the Restaurants section for information on these winners.)