Best Live Music Venues in Marin

Looking for a place to kick back and listen to some of the best live music in Marin County? Your search may just have ended — check out the most beloved music venues around and find your next weekend hangout. The 2023 readers’ choice Best of the County winner is Sweetwater Music Hall (pictured above). For the rest of the Marin Magazine‘s Best of Marin County Live Music Venue picks see below.

Our 2023 Arts & Entertainment category sponsor is Gene Hiller.

HopMonk Tavern


Delicious restaurant by day, live music venue by night. Open mic nights, line dances and bands, all available while you munch on some bar snacks. They also occasionally partner with the local high school for the arts, so if you’re looking to see who’s going to be the next big name from Novato, go check out the freshest of fresh talent. Hours are Monday through Sunday 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.

224 Vintage Way, Novato, 415.892.6200

Peri’s Tavern


With great cocktails and even greater sound, Peri’s custom venue experiences are the perfect place to host your birthday party, wedding-after bash, or school fundraiser (leave the kids at home to let the adults blow off some steam). Book your favorite band and bring snacks for a night of fun. Hours are Wednesday 4 p.m. 11 p.m., Thursday through Saturday 4 p.m. – 2 a.m., Sunday 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.

29 Broadway, Fairfax, 415.717.5224

Rancho Nicasio


Dining, dancing and BBQ on the lawn — you’ll find more than just music at Rancho Nicasio. There are various music genres performed at this venue, with something brand new every week mixed in with fan favorite classics that brings customers back time and again. They also host weddings and other events. Hours are Monday through Thursday 11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. – 8:30 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

1 Old Rancheria Rd, Nicasio, 415.662.2219

Sweetwater Music Hall

Mill Valley

Sweetwater Music Hall’s mission statement is to feed the soul of Mill Valley and has been displaying this passion since the original Sweetwater opened in 1972. A pocket of time from the olden days of rooks & rock music, the food, community and music of this venue has earned its way into the hearts of Mill Valley residents. Hours are Tuesday 5 p.m.9 p.m., Thursday through Saturday 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley, 415.388.3850


Gene Hiller: 2023 Best of the County Arts & Entertainment

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Gene Hiller Menswear has been providing American gentlemen with the very best clothing from brands like Canali and Brioni since 1953. Gene Hiller is also it’s own menswear brand designed in-house and manufactured in Montreal, Italy and Spain. Owners Tom Gangitano and Wayne Kaleck share more about their storied business.

What’s unique about your business?
Our business is a community business that extends all around the world. We are not only fashion consultants for our clients, but also their personal concierge service. From securing private drivers for airport transfers, booking hotel stays, making reservations — we do it all. Another element of our success is the longevity of our knowledgeable sales staff, which includes our world renowned tailor shop.
What you love about living in Marin?
Marin is a very beautiful place — its temperate climate, amazing views and diverse communities — it’s no wonder we all love to live and work here.