The Half Moon Bay Inn, Main Street dive, is closing

By on Thu, April 1, 2004

image The Half Moon Bay Inn is closing after 33 years, according to the Oakland Tribune.  With it are going 12 residential hotel rooms and five apartments on the second floor. When it’s gone, you will no longer be able to buy a drink downtown at 6am.

"It’s the end of an era," said regular Ron Mazzanti, who stopped in Tuesday morning. "It’s hard to find a good dive bar anymore. When you find out where everybody’s going to go, let me know."

Other "dive bar" possibilities—the American Legion of Honor and the Old Princeton Landing—are both in Princeton, a few miles away. Having to drive to your favorite bar defeats the purpose, some say.

"Princeton might as well be in San Francisco," Mazzanti said.

The new owner plans to turn it into a "very elegant establishment".