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“The local place for IPAs”
Review of The Bistro

The Bistro
Ranked #59 of 332 Restaurants in Hayward
Cuisines: French
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Reviewed 11 August 2015

Small beer bar in Hayward with live music most nights. They have a good rotating selection of IPAs and a few other beers, but if you are into light beers, this isn't the place for you. Nice outside seating area with an interesting set of people.

Thank dh2go
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Reviewed 30 September 2014

I've been going here since the 80's and I still like it. They always have good beer and it's cool that you can just walk in and enjoy the music.

Thank Chevyman6772
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Reviewed 3 September 2014

Great people, great live music, great beer, great wine, great bartenders, great vibe, great events (i.e.IPA Fest, Double IPA Fest, St Patty's corned beef, etc...). It is not a restaurant, but they will pair cheese with your beer or wine. On weekends it get crowded, with loud music(often local blues, jazz, or jam bands) No pool tables, but they are at the other bars across the street.

Thank Chris J
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

all brews are small and boutique'ish.....music at night, from blues to rock.....small food menu, but good.....stuff like soup, crackers/cheese, dips.....they sell beer and wine...lots of atmosphere

1  Thank alcojunkyarddog
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Reviewed 12 March 2013

My companion and I dined here only because of what appeared to be a great deal from a major national coupon service which offered a three-course dinner with champagne with a retail value of over $100 for only $49. The restaurant is only a few miles from our home and I was curious about what seemed to be a nearby high-end restaurant.

At 5:30 on a weeknight, we were the only diners. There were about six customers in the bar which is separated from the restaurant by only a mesh curtain. The noise of recorded music in the bar made it impossible for people there to talk in normal voices, so they were almost shouting at each other. We would have left before being seated if we had not purchased the coupon. The music was turned down after our request to our waitress, but the bar patrons continued to shout.

The food was of good quality, thought certainly not of gourmet level. However, the bar patrons continued to shout. Fortunately the service was fast and and we left this unbearably noisy environment within an hour. There still were no other restaurant patrons when we left at 6:30.

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2  Thank Wildwooder
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