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Paint Nite

Enjoy an evening of artistic painting and drinking cocktails. You will be creating “Perfect Storm” by Ward Parker (5/7) and “Starry Night San Francisco” by Mary Syring (5/10). Your master local artist is Erica Batting.   Get your tickets for the night you would like to attend here: “Perfect Storm” by Ward Parker “Starry Night San Francisco” by Mary Syring …


Halloween 2013

Eat, drink and be scary! Join us for the best Halloween Bash on the Peninsula. Party starts on Thursday night and ends on Saturday morning. That’s right… 3 straight days of Halloween fun. Win a trip to Hawaii and Las Vegas. $300 goes out to the best costumes!!  


The Swingin’ Door – Award Winning

The Swingin’ Door has won numerous awards including: San Mateo Daily News Readers Choice awards for Best Night Spot (Karaoke + Dueling Pianos), Best Watering Hole (19 beers on tap), Best Burger, Best Lunch Deal, #1 Fish & Chips Chef in the county. Best Place for a Cocktail in San Mateo by Patch.com The cozy English Pub features a cozy …


Warren Chapman’s Life as a Publican

A Publican is a Diplomat, a Democrat, an Autocrat, an Acrobat and Doormat. He must have the facility to entertain Prime Ministers, Princes of Industry, Pickpockets, Gamblers, Bookmakers, Pirates, Philanthropists, Popsies and Prudes. He must be on both sides of the “Political Fence” and be able to jump that fence.   He should be, or have been a Footballer, Golfer, …

Super Bowl Giveaway

Super Bowl XLVII

Join us for the BEST Super Bowl party this Sunday! Every time you buy a refreshment you get a raffle ticket. This ticket makes you eligible for our fabulous prizes. At half-time we are giving away a trip to Las Vegas and an hour after the game, we are giving away a trip to Hawaii. Both trips include accommodations and …


Pittsburgh Steelers Games

The Swingin’ Door is proud to host The Pittsburgh Steelers Black & Gold Brigade (B&GB) Fan Organization. Join us for lunch, dinner, cocktails and the NFL Sunday Ticket. For more information click here.


Award Winning!

It’s confirmed! Another award winning performance. We are officially the Best Place for a Cocktail in San Mateo. Thank you all for the support over the years! Please come and visit us soon. Patch Readers’ Choice 2012 Winners!

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Website redesign

Welcome to the new Swingin’ Door website. It has been optimized for mobile with a responsive layout. We wanted to make it easier for our patrons to find out what we offer. So please check out the rest of the site. – Management