Top 10 Places for a Moms’ Night Out

Bay Area Parent’s editors added a few of our top picks to the list.  Here’s a roundup of places to go with the gals for food, drinks, culture and fun.
Terrapin Crossroads. Location, location! Enjoy a view, food and live music at the Terrapin Crossroads at the Yacht Harbor in San Rafael. The menu features local, organic seasonal ingredients.  100 Yacht Club Drive, San Rafael. 415- 524-2773.
San Francisco
de Young Museum. In the mood for some art and culture?  Friday nights at the de Young Museum offers food, drink, music and art all in one location. The museum is open until 8:45 p.m. on Fridays. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive. 415-750-3600.
Internos Wine Café. Relax over a glass of wine at the Internos Wine Café. This spot in the Inner Richmond has a laid back vibe and an extensive wine list. 3240 Geary Blvd., San Francisco. 415-751-2661.
Vault 164. This San Mateo restaurant offers a cocktail party appetizer menu for groups of 25 or more in a private dining room. Happy hour until 6:30 p.m. 164 S. B St., San Mateo. 650-348-8164.
Cha Cha Cha Cuba. Take a virtual trip to Havana at Cha Cha Cha Cuba in San Mateo. On weekdays, you and your friends can enjoy half priced sangria, $3 beers and tapas for $5. 112 S. B St., San Mateo. 650-347-2900.
Silicon Valley
Sino. What could be better than drinks and dumplings before you go shopping and people watching with friends? This Santana Row restaurant offers great drinks and appetizers. Happy hour from 4-7 p.m. Monday-Friday and all night on Thursday. 377 Santana Row, #1000, San Jose. 408-247-8880.—santana-row-pages-8.php.
515 Kitchen and Cocktails. The ladies in your party will feel pampered after one sip of Le Pamplemouse at this Santa Cruz restaurant. Both the upstairs and downstairs fills up early so be sure to make a reservation for large parties. 515 Cedar St., Santa Cruz. 831-425-5051.
East Bay
Starry Plough, Berkeley. There’s live entertainment every night at the Starry Plough, Berkeley.  Show off your inner Yeats at the Wednesday night Poetry Slam or dance to a no-cover live show on Thursdays. 3101 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley. 510-841-0188.
Twirly Girls Pole Fitness. Get in touch with your inner acrobat at Twirly Girls Pole Fitness in Pleasanton. Plan a party for 10 of your BFFs and learn basic pole tricks. The cost for a one-hour lesson for 10 people is $100. 288 Spring St., Pleasanton. 510- 828-3447.
Art Social. Have you always wanted to tap into your inner Van Gogh? Join your artistic friends for a night out at Art Social where you can sip vino and learn to paint a masterpiece. Check the calendar on the 20th of each month for event dates, times and locations. 415-317-1273.
Amy Ettinger is the online/social media editor at Bay Area Parent.


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