Located 31 miles East of San Francisco, Concord is the largest city in Contra Costa Country with 121,000+ people. Concord is primarily a residential area with excellent commercial interests for those residents.
Concord is within the BART system, which connects many cities in the Bay Area, including San Francisco. Commuters should be aware that it is around a 45 minute BART ride into San Francisco. Commuters that drive in and around the city will find Highway 4 and Highway 242 the most convenient.
<p>The city is home to the famous Concord Jazz Festival held each year, and sports events and concerts at the excellent Sleep Train Pavilion. If you are looking for music in the outdoors plan on visiting the Annual Music and Market Series at Todos Santos Plaza. Want to grab a cold Ale and listen to some live music indoors? Concord has you covered on that too at Phair Brewing Company and Alehouse. In fact, many bars in the area feature live music so don't be afraid to explore your local establishments.</p>
Steals and Deals
<p>Restaurants in Concord range from chain places to locally owned small places to upscale big league dining. Digger's Diner is a classic diner style place and is a city favorite for classic fare and its collection of vintage cars. The Guadalajara Grill is perhaps the best Mexican food in the whole Bay area and you'll want to put it on your "to try" list. Also, the El Aguacate is a small Salvadoran place where you can eat very well for about $10 per person. Now that's a deal.</p>
<p>In Concord, the best nightlife is found in small places. There's a great salsa club called Club Sazon, and if you aren't into salsa, one night at this bar and you will be. Vinnie's Bar n' Grill has good bands as does the Time Out Sports Bar. Of course, there you can also watch many of the games on t.v. too. And if you're looking for your own personal Cheers, give Captain's Chest a try. They may not know you the first time you go in, but they will the second time!</p>