"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