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The Lost Coast Brewery is another excellent North Coast brewery...
This 2nd-story eatery overlooks Main St and serves ambitious dishes that may have minted the California-Cajun style. Start with fried green tomatoes before launching into the smoked boar gumbo...
You can’t beat the atmosphere at this diner, where trophy heads hang from the wall, the floors slant at a precarious angle and old men play poker all day...
Parks & Gardens
Lose yourself under giant redwoods at Standish-Hickey State Recreation Area ...
With a nice bay view and baskets of steamed clams, fish and chips, oysters and chowder, this is a solid bayside lunch for the atmosphere more than anything. A top spot for Sunday brunch, with jazz and Ramos fizzes.
A newer brewery (started in 2010), this tiny gem has a varied collection of rave-worthy craft ales and live music most Thursdays and Saturdays. Plus they offer free wheat thins and goldfish crackers to munch on.
You'll smell roasting coffee blocks before you see this place. It's a local hang out with plenty of tables, baked goods and a board where you can give a cup of whatever to your favorite regular.
A 77-acre old-growth redwood grove is a surprising green gem in the middle of a residential neighborhood. It has biking and hiking trails, a children’s playground and picnic areas, and a small zoo .
Cruising the harbor aboard the blue-and-white 1910 Madaket is also fun. It departs from the foot of F St and the $10 sunset cocktail cruise serves from the smallest licensed bar in the state.
Ice Cream & Gelateria
Creamy and wonderful flavors inspired by seasonal ingredients. Try the honey vanilla lavender. These are the same folks who run the ever-popular Fairfax Scoop in Marin County, California.
Fashion & Accessories
The quality of vintage goods here – genuinely distressed jeans and leather jackets, 1940s housedresses and hats – is complimented by hand-made local jewelry and paper products.
This popular beer house has been elegantly remodeled and has a huge selection of carefully selected beer taps, fish tacos and buffalo wings (pub grub $5-10). Live music nightly.
Museums & Galleries
Across Hwy 101, the excellent museum shows rotating Californian artists and hosts performances inside the 1904 Carnegie library , the state’s first public library.
An office on the 2nd floor of the University Center, beside the campus clock tower, sponsors myriad workshops, outings and sporting-gear rentals; nonstudents welcome.
The coolest spot in town is grungy and fun. Play pool, Donkey Kong, Ms Pac Man or Ping Pong, or kick it on the back patio with local 20- and 30-something hipsters.
These markets are fantastic. For near on 30 years they have been selling fresh Humboldt County produce (including fruit and veggies, meats and shellfish, herbs and honey).
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