Listen to Live Music in These North Bay Bars and Restaurants

Updated April 10, 2018

Listening to live music can perfect a nice dinner or set the stage for your sweet dance moves.

In the Bay Area's North Bay, many live music venues are also kid-friendly, like Finnegan’s Marin, which not only hosts trivia, live music, DJs, and live sports, but also has family bingo on Wednesdays. Whatever moves you, here are some highlights and the Bevver map for live music and bevvs in the North Bay - take note.

Whipper Snapper Restaurant

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Whipper Snapper San Raphael is a restaurant and sangria bar where you can enjoy live music on weekends, cool local art, and bring the kids. $3 tapas & sangria specials in the bar, Tues.-Fri. 5-6 pm and Sundays - $3 off pitchers and $3 glass.

Best Lil’ Porkhouse

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Best Lil' Porkhouse is another kid-friendly option in San Rafael. The BBQ-inspired restaurant has a full bar and also serves Sprecher gourmet sodas and Purity Organic Juices. Go for the BBQ, stay for good drinks, live country music Saturday nights, board games like Operation, and Connect Four. Don't be jealous but kids eat free on Mondays.

HopMonk Tavern

Hop Monk CA

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With locations in Novato, Sonoma, and Sebastopol, HopMonk Tavern serves up craft beer, wine, cider, and other bevvs while providing a wide range of entertainment. Check out live music by the fire pit, bring your pup to the dog friendly beer garden, or chuckle along with open mic comedy night. HopMonk also hosts concerts and events that benefit local charities and non-profits. 

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