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Holiday Closures

We have started our Winter Hours schedule (Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday until 9PM), but we also have a few Holiday closures we wanted you to know about:

  • Christmas Long Weekend
    CLOSED (23rd, 24th and 25th)
  • New Year's Eve
    11am to 5pm (special holiday menu)
  • New Years Day

Don't forget!

We are available ANY day for Private Parties at Surf Spot or for catering at the location of your choice. Winter Bonus: If you book a party when we're closed to the public, we'll waive the "whole restaurant" fee!

The happiest of holidays from all of us here at the Surf Spot.

General News

New Years Eve Dinner

Chef Hugo has created a special menu for New Year's Eve, and we will be serving from 11am to 5pm on Saturday December 31st.

Reservations are recommended for this popular evening.

Please call (650) 355-7873 to reserve your place, or reserve online.

Champagne flutes on a holiday table

The New Year's Eve Menu:


Winter Citrus - $12
Nicoise - $12


Saffron Risotto with Day Boat Scallops - $22
Pork Chop with Polenta & Wild Mushroom - $21
Shrimp Scampi with Capellini Pasta - $22


Triple Berry Parfait with Strawberry Sauce - $11

Seats for this special evening will fill up fast, so please call us at (650) 355-7873 to reserve now, or reserve online.


Deep Cleaning

Restaurant Fluff-n-Buff
Making the Surf Spot shine

We are taking advantage of our holiday closures to do a fluff-n-buff on the restaurant space. It's not a remodel, more of a deep cleaning.

Check our Facebook page for more photos of the process.

A new year, a new chef, and a bright shiny restaurant. We hope you'll be pleasantly surprised by the results!


New Chef Comes On Board at Surf Spot!

Chef Hugo Escobar

We are excited to announce that Chef Hugo Escobar has joined our Surf Spot family.

He will be applying his deep culinary knowledge to crafting some of our most well-loved dishes, while also incorporating new dishes that spring from his vast culinary creativity and experience.

Chef Hugo has spent more than 15 years in the SF Bay Area and Napa culinary scene, honing his craft at such places as Zazie and Brix.

Please join us in welcoming Chef Hugo! We hope you'll stop by and see him in action.


Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving

The restaurant will be closed Thursday and Friday, the 24th and 25th, so that our staff may enjoy the holiday with their loved ones.

We wish you a warm and wonderful holiday with your favorite people, too!

We'll be open again on Saturday, and we look forward to seeing you, for brunch, lunch, cocktails, a decadent salted butterscotch pot de creme...


Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival Returns to Surf Spot

Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Fest 2016

The last one was so much fun, we're doing it again!

We'd love to see you here for our day-long bluegrass extravaganza on Sunday, July 24th.

Starting at 11:00am there will be six different bands and a special appearance by the Cabrillo School's Foggy Coast Kids. Plus, bring your guitar or other acoustic instrument and jam along with the musicians!

Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival Schedule

Please note that times and bands are subject to change.

11:00am - Sara Rodenburg

11:45am - The Redwood Ramblers

12:30pm - The Dim Lights: Surf Spotters will recognize this bluegrass band, homegrown right here in Pacifica!

1:45pm - Festival Speed: Playin' pure, 190-proof, soul-stirrin', traditional 'grass.

3:00pm - Foggy Coast Kids: Kids from Pacifica's Cabrillo School sharing classic folk tunes with us.

3:45pm - Jim & Louise Mintun: An Americana-mix of old-style bluegrass, early country and well-loved western music. For Jim and Louise, each song is a story to tell. Come experience warm ballads, fiery tunes, and a whisper of sagebrush and trail dust.

5:00pm - Pacific Drive: Bluegrass with a youthful twist! members include Dana Frankel on fiddle, David Thiessen on mandolin, Jesse Fichman on guitar, Helen Foley on bass, and Sam Reed on banjo.


We Are Open July 4th!

Patriotic fourth of july cocktails

Due to overwhelming requests, Surf Spot will be open on Independence Day, Monday July 4, 2016!

Hours: 12pm to 5pm

We will be serving a limited picnic menu:

  • House-made pizzas
  • Hamburgers
  • Fish and chips
  • Fish tacos (a Surf Spot fan fave)
  • Loaded nachos (choose beef or chicken)

Come celebrate your Fourth of July with savory bites and an icy cocktail, or choose from a wide array of cold beers on tap.


Taste of Pacifica 2016

Taste of Pacifica 2016

Join us for this outdoor event, presented by the Pacifica Chamber of Commerce, and enjoy food, wine and music, raffles, a silent auction, a sports memorabilia silent auction (including popular items from the Golden State Warriors & the SF Giants).

19 of our local restaurants & food establishments will be in attendance to serve and showcase their best bites. We'll be pouring wine tastings to compliment the feast. The OffShoots Band will be playing their blend of Americana, Bluegrass, Blues and Folk.

Date: Saturday, June 4, 2016
Time: 12pm to 3pm
Cost: $35 in advance, $40 at the door

Your ticket includes a wine glass & 1 wine drink ticket.

Taste of Pacifica usually sells out, so we strongly recommend buying tickets in advance!

Find more information and purchase tickets, here. Or call the Chamber at 650-355-4122

To verify that there are tickets at the door, please check the Pacifica Chamber of Commerce Facebook page on June 4th.


Closed Christmas Eve & Day

The restaurant will be closed for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

  • December 24th: CLOSED
  • December 25th: CLOSED

We wish you all a wonderful holiday, and we look forward to hanging out and sharing more yummy food and drinks with you afterwards!


Christmas Trees at Surf Spot

This year we decided to bring the Christmas tree lot to Surf Spot!

Find your perfect tree, whether that's table-top sized, scraping the ceilings, full-branched, sparse to display more ornaments, or even your own "Charlie Brown" tree. Then drop in for lunch, dinner, or a post-tree-shopping snack!

Here's to happy holidays filled with laughter, love and delicious food!


No Live Music Thanksgiving Weekend

On Saturday November 28th and Sunday November 29th there is no live music scheduled.

We'll still be here, cooking up the tasty, satisfying Surf Spot delights you love, so you can come join us when you need a break from the holiday crush!


Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

Surf Spot will be closed on both Thanksgiving and Christmas, but we have a few tables open on the surrounding days.

Bring in the whole family and share a joyous holiday meal with the folks here at Surf Spot. We would love to see you.

All the best for the holiday season from all of us here at Surf Spot.


Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival Sunday Sept. 20th

Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival 2015

An entire day of bluegrass, Americana, folk and country music. Bring your instrument and jam, or just plan to catch one, two or all five of the bands on stage. Plus, a special performance by the Cabrillo School Stringband!

And of course, we'll be serving up the great food and beverages you love!

Band Schedule for September 20th

  • 11:00 am - Helen Foley, Dana Frankel & Friends
  • 11:45 am - Jeanie & Chuck's Country Roundup
  • 1:15 pm - The Dim Lights
  • 2:45 pm - Cabrillo School Stringband
  • 3:30 pm - Rick Ednie's Bluegrass Round-up
  • 5:00 pm - Stoney Mountain Ramblers

This event is FREE!


Endless Summer Surf Day, September 13th

Endless SUmmer Surf Day

Fall in Pacifica is the perfect time for a summer surf day!

Sunday September 13th the weather promises to be beautiful and the bar will be open.

Why not make it a mini "staycation"? Plan to spend the day at Surf Spot, grooving to the retro surf sounds of Drifting Sands and The Baja Surf Trio, nibbling on delectable treats and enjoying cocktails both retro and modern.

1:30 pm - Drifting Sands
4:30 pm - The Baja Surf Trio

Drifting Sand
Baja Surf Trio

We look forward to spending the day with you!


Spindrift School Performs Putnam County Spelling Bee

SSPA Putnam County Spelling Bee

Pacifica's own Spindrift School of Performing Arts is bringing a taste of their musical theater to Surf Spot.

Come and see a mini encore performance of the Spindrift School of Performing Arts production of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee."

Six quirky adolescents compete in the Bee, run by three equally quirky grown-ups. Watch as the spellers disclose humorous and touching stories from home all while vying for first place.

This special performance is only happening once, so be sure to stop by!

Date: July 5th
Time: 3:30pm
Cost: Free

Pacifica's only non-profit performing arts school, SSPA is a vibrant community organization. They provide high quality performing arts experiences & training in shows, classes, private lessons and summer camps year-round. The school also offers outreach classes, grant based programs or in-school programs to every school in Pacifica.

Learn more about the Spindrift School of Performing Arts

Archives At-A-Glance

New Years Eve Dinner

Chef Hugo has created a special menu for this celebration. Reserve your spot now! (650) 290-6912


Deep Cleaning

While we're closed for the holidays, we're cleaning up the joint!


Holiday Closures

Here is our complete list of closures for the Holiday season. Remember, you can still book Private Parties at Surf Spot or have them catered at your office, home or other location.


New Chef at Surf Spot!

Welcome, Chef Hugo! We are looking forward to enjoying his versions of old favorites and to discovering new ones...


Happy Thanksgiving!

We are closed Thursday and Friday, and we wish you all a wonderful holiday.


Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival Returns

Join us July 24th for a day of Americana and Bluegrass music!


We Are Open July 4th!

Join us between Noon and 5pm for our special holiday menu.


Taste of Pacifica 2016

June 4, 12-3pm: 19 local restaurants will serve up tasty treats, along with wine and raffles, and the Offshoots will play. Presented by the Pacifica Chamber of Commerce.


Closed Christmas Eve & Day

We'll be closed Dec 24th and 24th for the holiday.


Christmas Trees at Surf Spot

Get your Christmas tree here, and then warm up with lunch or dinner.


No Music Thanksgiving Weekend

28th & 29th there will not be live music. We will still be serving up tasty treats and creative cocktails.


Happy Holidays

The Holidays are upon us, but it's not too late to reserve a table.


Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Fest 9/20/215

8 hours, 5 bluegrass bands!


Endless Summer Surf Day, 9/13

Fall in Pacifica is the perfect time for a summer surf day!


Spindrift School Performs Putnam County Spelling

This is a special one-time performance at Surf Spot!

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