Neighboring the Pillar Point Harbor, Sam's Chowder House is one of Half Moon Bay's most picturesque bars and seafood restaurants. This beachside spot boasts beautiful ocean views, from both the dining room and spacious outdoor patios.
Aside from serving food, Sam's presents live local music on Fridays from 5:30-8:30 p.m. (inside in the bar area), and Saturdays and Sundays from 1:30-4:30 p.m. (outside). For a list of scheduled performers, visit their music website.
The regular menu prices will considerably lighten your wallet, but for the cost of a beer or cocktail you can stop in to hear the sounds and soak up the surroundings. Grab some fresh shellfish appetizers to share at the seafood bar on the patio, and lounge in Adirondack chairs while admiring the seaside sunset.
Sam's Chowder House, Princeton-by-the-Sea
Stay overnight at the Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel, just 4 miles north of Princeton-by-the-Sea.