Four big-screen TVs, games, darts, pool table, jukebox, NFL Sundays, and Monday Night Football.
Live music every night starting around 8 p.m. (Sunday starting at 4 p.m.). Mostly local musicians, from blues to surf to acoustic to bluegrass to eighteen-piece bands. Open-mic night every Monday. No cover. Beer and wine with twelve drafts; local beers and imported; extensive Belgium bottled beer selection. An upscale kitchen serves California lunch and appetizers.
Homey is the word patrons continually use to describe Cafe Sorriso, located in the heart of downtown San Leandro. The hungry can chow down on such unexpected cafe fare as vermicelli noodles, fresh shrimp eggrolls, or, more traditionally, bagels. In addition to charming employees and an outdoor patio, free wi-fi, a quiet atmosphere, and extremely comfortable seating (including one particularly enveloping leather couch next to a faux-fireplace) have made Cafe Sorriso a favorite.
Once just a production facility, Drake's also has a 24-tap beer bar and retail store with an outdoor patio and a relaxed ambience.
Watch the game here on one of 21 high-definition plasma-screen TVs, and choose from an even greater number of beers on tap. Evening entertainment occasionally includes comedy, but this is definitely a sports bar. The menu has traditional pub grub like fish and chips or bangers and mash, and less traditional fare like chicken tikka masala and Thai yellow tofu. During football season, the Englander opens early on Sundays for the NFL breakfast. Enjoy your food and drinks inside or on the patio.
This Hayward coffeehouse is a health-conscious caffeine junkie's paradise. All drinks are made with "pi water," which has undergone a special filtration process to enhance its antioxidant power, according to Eon's website. Vitamin-enriched smoothies, Omega-3-boosted fresh sandwiches, European-style desserts, and Eon's signature mulberry tea complement the standard coffee fare. Occasional live music and free wi-fi make Eon the place to be for the Hayward-bound health nut.
Foxes is a fifteen-minute walk from South Hayward BART. This club is equipped with pinball, pool, dartboards, video games, and ample parking. Play pool for free (with a two-drink minimum) every Monday and Wednesday. There’s an open mic on Thursdays and R&B and hip-hop with DJ Supa K every Friday.
It might sound odd to hear that Golden Tea Garden offers a selection of straw paper hats to wear, but after spending some at this Hayward cafe, you realize it's all part of their lavish attention to detail. The eponymous garden features a lush fountain, beautiful white iron chairs and tables, and a flower mural that enchants without distracting. With more than three hundred different teas to choose from, and delicious cakes like Red Velvet and Champagne to accompany, the Golden Tea Garden offers the perfect respite from the chaotic, overgrown field of life. No wi-fi, but that shouldn't matter, with everything else to catch your attention.
In 2005, Ricky's was ranked the number two sports bar in the country by Sports Illustrated. It's living up to that reputation today by offering all the sporting television packages so sports fans don't have to miss any game. There are numerous televisions throughout the bar showing any game you want; from UFC to PGA. Be sure to check out their food menu.
Good times abide at Shooters, with karaoke every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday; four TVs in the bar and lounge; and plenty of pool to be played. Patrons can partake in $5 PBRs and shots of Jameson every Thursday.
A small bar with two pool tables and a full bar.