We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Free music while you peruse the merchandise”

More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Off-beat store/bar/live music venue which carries everything from books to clothes.
Reviewed 8 July 2013

This is a true country store, but with a twist. It has an interesting collection of books, postcards, gifts as well as the general store merchandise. There is also a bar and tables and usually a group is playing and singing. Fun to visit.

Thank Maria H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (11)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

8 - 11 of 11 reviews

Reviewed 24 December 2012

If your driving along the coast, this is a must stop for a quick rest and refreshment. Depending on day/time there may be some live music being performed. Is just a short distance off Hwy 1.

Thank kh57ca
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 September 2012

This store sells a little of everything you need and everything you don't, it's a lot of fun to browse around. Friendly service. Great place to pick up gifts. Definitely worth a stop.

Thank ednacloud
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 October 2006

This is one of my favorite places on the planet.

For awhile, I worked in Menlo Park and lived in San Mateo. A couple of times a month, I'd take the long way home and stopped by the General Store. I've been there dozens and dozens of times since 1968.

Here, you will mix with field hands, cyclists, bikers, Stanford professors, old hippies and young hippies. And, everyone having a good time.

The bar serves a wide variey of beers and has excellent mix drinks. The music scene ranges from Irish Folk, to country, to country-rock, to blues and jazz and almost everything else. The Indigo Girls have played there and also Joan Baez who lives down the road (quite aways).

There was a guy named Zeno who would sing Kansas City with any band. He was still singing when he approached a hundred years.

Also down the road and pretty nearby is Neil Young's farm.

If you go to the General Store, head east and stop by La Honda and Applejacks. This is the area where Ken Kesey and The Merry Pranksters lived and the subject Tom Wolfe's Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test and Hunter S Thompson Hell's Angels.

If you stop by, say hello to the owner George and tell him George (a different George) sent you.

And yes, there are a lot of very cool books.

Thank GeoIII
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed San Gregorio General Store also viewed

Been to San Gregorio General Store? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing