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Paper Mill Creek Saloon Forest Knolls California

 Best Historic Dive Bar 



Word has it that a distinguished gentleman rode a horse into the Papermill Creek Saloon back in the 70's and asked one of the barmaids to ride off with him into the sunset and she did!

They are still together to this day!

"For a pre- or post-dinner libation, it’s doubtful there’s a more authentic dirt-kicking dive bar anywhere in Marin than the Papermill Creek Saloon in nearby Forest Knolls (don’t look for a phone number, it’s not listed). Two pool tables, a wavy wooden floor, a brightly lit jukebox (everything from Nat King Cole to Aerosmith), the compulsory nude oil painting (titled Pandora’s Box), a wood-burning stove and an upright piano are high points of its decor. “Wines are four dollars a glass,” says Debbie, the congenial gray-haired barkeep. “Martinis run between four bucks and five-fifty, depending on what you want.” Papermill patrons of the past included Janis Joplin and various members of the Hells Angels. Present patrons (and periodic performers) include blues singer/guitarist Elvin Bishop and Harold Jones, a jazz drummer who tours with Natalie Cole and Tony Bennett."
Excerpt from Marin Magazine, April 2007
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