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Freewheel Brewing Company at the Marsh Manor Shopping Center won for favorite place for live music.


The Readers' Choice Award for favorite place for live music goes to the Freewheel Brewing Company at the Marsh Manor Shopping Center in Redwood City. Freewheel Brewing creates an English pub style atmosphere for it's guests by serving up English style cask-conditioned ale, and food to match. With a cold glass of ale and authentic fish and chips, guests enjoy weekly entertainment from various performers and events, such as the stand-up comedy nights. Freewheel Brewing hosts a weekly Monday Night Pub Quiz and live free music on the weekends.
3736 Florence St., Redwood City | (650) 365-2377 |


The Flea Street Cafe has long been a favorite of our readers, this year winning as the favorite place for a date. Owner Jesse Cool was a leader in the sustainable food movement, serving only fresh, in-season, organic and local ingredients since the restaurant opened more than 35 years ago. Even the wine list is mostly local, sustainably grown vintages. This year, Ms. Cool says, the cafe has a new website, which will feature photos and info on seasonal changes and connections to "our local farmer, rancher and fisherman friends." The restaurant is also working on making its deck suitable for year-round seating, and has expanded the gardens around the restaurant. And to make it even more perfect for dates, there are "ever-evolving, deliciously inviting seasonal drinks," Ms. Cool says.
3607 Alameda de las Pulgas, Menlo Park | (650) 854-1226 |