The Blue Heron
The Blue Heron, oysters, pub food, a friendly small-town tavern with a patio blessed with picnic tables, spectacular views and a stage where live music is played on Sundays in the summer (Kids welcome) from 2:30 p.m. until 6:30 and on Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and on some Wednesday evenings. 25300 Steelhead Blvd Duncans Mills 865-2261
Main Street Station
At the heart of Guerneville, this homey family dining room hosts talented jazz and blues musicians, Grammy winners, varied, often local talent and has, along with a full bar, a family-friendly menu including pizza. The feta and spinach pizza is celebrated widely. 16280 Main St Guerneville, CA 95446 (707) 869-0501
Raymond’s Bakery , about a dozen miles from Guerneville and a mile before Cazadero, has pizza, a bar, and their legendary pastries and other baked goods (best purchased in the morning). On Friday there is community pizza night with live music. They have picnic tables and benches spread over the redwood-ringed patio and a stage at the far end with an imposing backdrop of local flora. Everyone seems to know everyone else and there’s a little dance floor that’s always big enough. Best call to check off-season hours. 5400 Cazadero Hwy Cazadero, CA 707-632-5335
Clean colorful jazz every weekend on this charming restaurant’s back deck where the Russian’s fresh mixes with the Pacific’s salt, the spindrift feel captivates and amazing groups such as Brulee call forth the mermaids.
10439 California 1 Jenner 707-865-2251
Between Karaoke and pool tournament nights, there's Djs and other attention-commanding bands. Plenty of dance floor for calorie-burning, a few pin ball machines and two pool tables. Check at the bar for the day’s menu. 16246 First St Guerneville 707-869-3377