Guidebook for Hollister

Steph & Nate
Steph & Nate
Joined in 2013
Steph & Nate

Guidebook for Hollister

Food Scene
Great lunch or dinner stop with live music. Now serving mostly bar food - some barbecue, lots of beers on tap, mixed drinks and wine. Food theme is finger foods, personal pizzas and barbecue. Desserts include mini cupcakes. Also a Starbuck's inside for coffee after 11am. Weekends offer a bottomless Mimosa bar for $25, or bottomless Bloody Mary bar for $25.
The Grove by Leal Vineyards
7511 Pacheco Pass Highway
Great lunch or dinner stop with live music. Now serving mostly bar food - some barbecue, lots of beers on tap, mixed drinks and wine. Food theme is finger foods, personal pizzas and barbecue. Desserts include mini cupcakes. Also a Starbuck's inside for coffee after 11am. Weekends offer a bottomless Mimosa bar for $25, or bottomless Bloody Mary bar for $25.
Great spot for breakfast, brunch or lunch. Beautiful outdoor garden in back with bocce ball courts. Food is excellent. Omelets, eggs, pancakes, burgers, tri-tip (served on garlic bread rolls), chicken sandwich, salad bar... lots of classic options - all great food.
Dunneville Café & Market
5970 San Felipe Road
Great spot for breakfast, brunch or lunch. Beautiful outdoor garden in back with bocce ball courts. Food is excellent. Omelets, eggs, pancakes, burgers, tri-tip (served on garlic bread rolls), chicken sandwich, salad bar... lots of classic options - all great food.
Romantic Mexican restaurant spot 15 mi away in San Juan Bautista. Great outdoor patio dining area. http://www.jardinesrestaurant.com/
Jardines de San Juan
115 3rd Street
Romantic Mexican restaurant spot 15 mi away in San Juan Bautista. Great outdoor patio dining area. http://www.jardinesrestaurant.com/
Wood fired cooking at its best. Great burgers, grilled sandwiches and drinks. http://runningrooster.com/
Running Rooster
800 San Benito Street
Wood fired cooking at its best. Great burgers, grilled sandwiches and drinks. http://runningrooster.com/
Great breakfast spot. Only open for brunch. https://www.yelp.com/biz/country-rose-cafe-hollister-2
Country Rose Café
756 San Benito St
Great breakfast spot. Only open for brunch. https://www.yelp.com/biz/country-rose-cafe-hollister-2
Excellent Restaurant with wide assortment of food and great service. Open late. http://www.casadefruta.com/visit/restaurant.php
Casa de Wine & Deli
10021 Pacheco Pass Highway
Excellent Restaurant with wide assortment of food and great service. Open late. http://www.casadefruta.com/visit/restaurant.php
Breakfast or Lunch spot on the way to the Pinnacles. Breakfast: scrambles, omelettes, breakfast burritos or signature Flapjacks. Lunch: Juicy burgers, fresh salads, and a wide range of sandwiches with a variety of flavors and sides. http://flapjackstrespinos.com/
FlapJacks Breakfast & Grill
6881 Airline Highway
Breakfast or Lunch spot on the way to the Pinnacles. Breakfast: scrambles, omelettes, breakfast burritos or signature Flapjacks. Lunch: Juicy burgers, fresh salads, and a wide range of sandwiches with a variety of flavors and sides. http://flapjackstrespinos.com/
Great Chinese food restaurant close by. Only open on weekdays. Try the Cheung Sheng Restaurant instead if you're looking for Chinese food on the weekend (it's a little further away but the food there is excellent).
Happy Café
191 San Felipe Rd
Great Chinese food restaurant close by. Only open on weekdays. Try the Cheung Sheng Restaurant instead if you're looking for Chinese food on the weekend (it's a little further away but the food there is excellent).
Great breakfast spot and bakery. Serving an assortment of breakfast burritos, omelettes, eggs / bacon, pastries and sandwiches. You can order custom cakes for events - excellent care taken for all diets. They even make a nut-free carrot cake that is to die for!
Heavenly Bakery
601 San Benito St
Great breakfast spot and bakery. Serving an assortment of breakfast burritos, omelettes, eggs / bacon, pastries and sandwiches. You can order custom cakes for events - excellent care taken for all diets. They even make a nut-free carrot cake that is to die for!
Excellent restaurant for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Quality food, in an elegant atmosphere with great customer service and very clean. Food is tasty and they serve a ton of options: Kobe burgers, Fettuccine Alfredo, Roasted Turkey with gravy and mashed potatoes, pot roast, breakfast omelettes, waffles, or eggs/bacon available with roasted red potatoes, peppers and onions on the side. Sandwiches of all sorts, including french dip, BLT, turkey, etc. Excellent food and excellent service. Pretty much every pie imaginable is freshly baked and available a la mode for dessert. open 24/7.
Casa de Restaurant
Excellent restaurant for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Quality food, in an elegant atmosphere with great customer service and very clean. Food is tasty and they serve a ton of options: Kobe burgers, Fettuccine Alfredo, Roasted Turkey with gravy and mashed potatoes, pot roast, breakfast omelettes, waffles, or eggs/bacon available with roasted red potatoes, peppers and onions on the side. Sandwiches of all sorts, including french dip, BLT, turkey, etc. Excellent food and excellent service. Pretty much every pie imaginable is freshly baked and available a la mode for dessert. open 24/7.
To Pho
650 San Benito Street
Excellent food, steaks, grilled meats, and Italian food. Local favorite for special occasions. More dressy than casual restaurant.
Paine's Restaurant
421 East Street
Excellent food, steaks, grilled meats, and Italian food. Local favorite for special occasions. More dressy than casual restaurant.
Great Italian cooking, romantic atmosphere.
Mangia Italian Kitchen
1709 Airline Highway
Great Italian cooking, romantic atmosphere.
Drive through Chipoltlane. Order on the app, the drive through to pick up.
Chipotle Mexican Grill
1250 East Park Street
Drive through Chipoltlane. Order on the app, the drive through to pick up.
Cute little burger hut with outdoor dining.
Burger Factory
125 San Benito Street
Cute little burger hut with outdoor dining.
Great food and drinks.
Grillin & Chillin Alehouse
401 McCray Street
Great food and drinks.
Easy drive through fast food on the way to or from the Pinnacles.
Burger King
1720 Airline Highway
Easy drive through fast food on the way to or from the Pinnacles.
Quick fast food in New facility with 2 lane drive through. Great service.
McDonald's
151 San Felipe Road
Quick fast food in New facility with 2 lane drive through. Great service.
Drinks & Nightlife
http://www.hollisterconcerts.com/
Guerra Cellars
500 John Smith Road
http://www.hollisterconcerts.com/
http://www.lealvineyards.com/winery.html
Leal Vineyards and Winery
300 Maranatha Drive
http://www.lealvineyards.com/winery.html
Romantic and award-winning vineyard in the Hollister Hills. Used to be called Pietra Santa - Now is called Eden Rift http://www.edenrift.com/
Pietra Santa Winery
10034 Cienega Road
Romantic and award-winning vineyard in the Hollister Hills. Used to be called Pietra Santa - Now is called Eden Rift http://www.edenrift.com/
Calera’s vineyards soar at an average of 2200 feet above sea level and are cooled by the direct flow of cold marine air off the Pacific Ocean through the Monterey Bay coast, towards the upper elevations of the Gavilan Mountain range and Mt. Harlan. Great Pinot Noir & whites. http://www.calerawine.com/
Calera Wine Company
11300 Cienega Road
Calera’s vineyards soar at an average of 2200 feet above sea level and are cooled by the direct flow of cold marine air off the Pacific Ocean through the Monterey Bay coast, towards the upper elevations of the Gavilan Mountain range and Mt. Harlan. Great Pinot Noir & whites. http://www.calerawine.com/
DeRose Vineyards lies nestled in the rolling hills near the base of the Gabilan mountains. It follows a winemaking history dating back as early as 1851. The rich fertile soil, warm sunny days, and cool maritime breezes in the evenings allow for a lengthened growing season. The result is premium grapes that are lush and flavorful. Tasting room open daily: Monday-Friday, 11 AM – 5 PM Saturday and Sunday, 11 AM – 4 PM https://derosewine.com/
De Rose Winery Inc
9970 Cienega Road
DeRose Vineyards lies nestled in the rolling hills near the base of the Gabilan mountains. It follows a winemaking history dating back as early as 1851. The rich fertile soil, warm sunny days, and cool maritime breezes in the evenings allow for a lengthened growing season. The result is premium grapes that are lush and flavorful. Tasting room open daily: Monday-Friday, 11 AM – 5 PM Saturday and Sunday, 11 AM – 4 PM https://derosewine.com/
Formerly Pietra Santa Vineyards, Eden Rift Vineyards is tucked behind DeRose Vineyards off Cienega Rd on the way up to Calera. Eden Rift is a stunning property with rolling hills covered with vines and a magnificent tasting room and winery.
Eden Rift Vineyards
10034 Cienega Rd
Formerly Pietra Santa Vineyards, Eden Rift Vineyards is tucked behind DeRose Vineyards off Cienega Rd on the way up to Calera. Eden Rift is a stunning property with rolling hills covered with vines and a magnificent tasting room and winery.
Great wine and live music entertainment. This winery is easily accessible via highways 152, 156, 101 and 25.
Jason-Stephens Winery
6500 Brem Lane
Great wine and live music entertainment. This winery is easily accessible via highways 152, 156, 101 and 25.
Into something different? Red, white or garlic wine here. Close to the Garlic Shoppe as well.
Rapazzini Winery
Into something different? Red, white or garlic wine here. Close to the Garlic Shoppe as well.
Great red and white wines, beautiful scenery and great live music series. Clos LaChance is located between Gilroy and Morgan Hill.
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locals recommend
Clos LaChance Winery
1 Hummingbird Lane
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locals recommend
Great red and white wines, beautiful scenery and great live music series. Clos LaChance is located between Gilroy and Morgan Hill.
Great wines in a beautiful location off Hecker Pass Rd in Gilroy. Close to Hwy 101 and 25.
Solis Winery
3920 Hecker Pass Road
Great wines in a beautiful location off Hecker Pass Rd in Gilroy. Close to Hwy 101 and 25.
Great white and red wines from the South County Region. Beautiful winery with mountain views and nice gardens.
Guglielmo Winery
1480 East Main Avenue
Great white and red wines from the South County Region. Beautiful winery with mountain views and nice gardens.
Great white and red wines from local wine makers in nearby San Juan Bautista.
Aimee June Winery
106 Third St
Great white and red wines from local wine makers in nearby San Juan Bautista.
Amazing views, great wines, ATV rides/ vineyard tours.... next to DeRose. close to Calera.
Eden Rift Vineyards
10034 Cienega Rd
Amazing views, great wines, ATV rides/ vineyard tours.... next to DeRose. close to Calera.
Essentials
Groceries at affordable prices.
Lucky
291 McCray St
Groceries at affordable prices.
Great market for groceries with great service.
Nob Hill Foods
1700 Airline Hwy
Great market for groceries with great service.
Great market near San Juan Bautista. Stop there after lunch at Jardines.
Windmill Market
301 The Alameda
Great market near San Juan Bautista. Stop there after lunch at Jardines.
Safeway
Walmart Supercenter
7150 Camino Arroyo
Trader Joe's
17035 Laurel Road
Entertainment & Activities
Off the Chain Group Bicycling & Spin Programs Programs Fall & Winter Evening Spin Classes Tuesday evenings is Spin Class at OTC, 6:30-7:30pm. Bring your bike, trainer & towel. Class is $5 & to rent a trainer is $5. Saturday Morning Casual Group Bike Ride Every Saturday morning, meet at 8am at the bike shop for a casual 15 mile bike ride to the back roads. The time typically takes 1 hour to hour & a half. Sunday Morning Fast Group Bike Ride Sunday mornings are fast. 50-70 miles. Meet up at OTC, 8am Best to call the shop & verify Sunday morning rides. Cycle cross racing is Oct – End of Dec. so then we may be at the races! More info: https://offthechainbikes.com/events-and-programs/
Off the Chain Bikes
101 McCray St
Off the Chain Group Bicycling & Spin Programs Programs Fall & Winter Evening Spin Classes Tuesday evenings is Spin Class at OTC, 6:30-7:30pm. Bring your bike, trainer & towel. Class is $5 & to rent a trainer is $5. Saturday Morning Casual Group Bike Ride Every Saturday morning, meet at 8am at the bike shop for a casual 15 mile bike ride to the back roads. The time typically takes 1 hour to hour & a half. Sunday Morning Fast Group Bike Ride Sunday mornings are fast. 50-70 miles. Meet up at OTC, 8am Best to call the shop & verify Sunday morning rides. Cycle cross racing is Oct – End of Dec. so then we may be at the races! More info: https://offthechainbikes.com/events-and-programs/
Battlefield Laser Tag is a fun outdoor activity open 9-4 Sat and Sun - for more info, visit https://battlefieldlasertag.com/
2120 San Benito St
2120 San Benito Street
Battlefield Laser Tag is a fun outdoor activity open 9-4 Sat and Sun - for more info, visit https://battlefieldlasertag.com/