Pokémon Go Bay Area Hot Spots

Pokémon Go has taken the Bay Area by storm! We know you “gotta catch ’em all” and we’re here to help you. Many Bay Area businesses are joining in on the fun, so why not grab a bite to eat, or something to drink while you are on the hunt? Below is a list of local businesses where you can catch two pidgeys with one pokéball (okay, bad joke).

Know of any more businesses that are Pokémon hot spots? Please comment below so we can add it to our list.

Teaquation (1036 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94063): This delicious tea shop is right next to a Poké Stop. Additionally they are releasing a special PikaTea drink (raspberry, mango, lemon, green tea, and mango whip)available to purchase for anyone that captures a pokémon in their cafe.

Ketsourine Macarons (500 Westlake Ctr, Daly City, CA 94015):  This sweet shop is located in Westlake and is sandwiched between two Pokémon Gyms and Poké Stops. Throughout the day Pokémon pop up three to four at a time!

Westea (4233 Rosewood Dr, Ste 9, Pleasanton, CA 94588): Stop in for a refreshing drink or snack, pet some westies, and catch some Pokémon. Westea is offering a 15% discount for anyone who catches a Pokémon in their shopping plaza!

Poké Love (855 El Camino Real, Ste 9, Palo Alto, CA 94301): With a name like this, they have to be Pokémon friendly! A Poké Stop can be reached from inside this poke restaurant. There is also a Pokémon Gym in the same shopping plaza (Town & Country Village).

Patxi’s Pizza (San Francisco, Dublin, Lafayette, Livermore, Campbell, San Jose, San Carlos, Palo Alto): Enter Patxi’s contest and you could win a $25 gift card! Head in to any of their locations and snap a photo of a Pokémon found in their restaurant and tag them. The first 10 entrants to catch a Pokémon win! See their Instagram for details.

Nick’s Cove (23240 Hwy 1, Marshall, CA 94940): This classic Tomales Bay restaurant and inn has not one, but 3 Poké Stops! Fill up on items and catch some water Pokémon like Starmie, Tenticool, Krabby, and Horsea.

Nom Burger (251 W Washington Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086): Chow down on a delicious burger while fighting your Pokémon and their Pokémon Gym! After your meal, take a walk around downtown Sunnyvale and hit up all of the Poké Stops.

7 Mile House (2800 Bayshore Blvd, Brisbane, CA 94005): Live music, drinks, great food, AND a Poké Stop?! It can’t get better than this. Plant a lure and stay for awhile!

Homeplate Boba (At&t Park, San Francisco, CA 94107): If you are at the ballpark, stop by Homeplate for a drink and then get to hunting! There are 5 Poké Stops in the ballpark (which constantly have lures),  along with a Pokémon Gym.

STEEP (240 Ritch St, San Francisco, CA 94107): Get your boba and acai bowl fix at STEEP, and then walk around the neighborhood to hit up all of the many Poké Stops in the area.

Bambu Sunnyvale (189 W Washington Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086): A Poké Stop is reachable from inside this shop, so grab a drink or a dessert and catch ’em all!

Exploratorium (Pier 15, San Francisco, CA 94111): The Exploratorum is home to 1o Poké Stops and a Pokémon Gym. Don’t forget to look up once and awhile at their cool displays and exhibits.

AMF Moonlite Lanes (2780 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95051): This bowling alley is home to a Poké Stop and a Pokémon Gym. Grab a lane with some friends and catch some Pokémon while you wait for your turn.

Koja Kitchen (1085 E Brokaw Rd, Ste 10, San Jose, CA 95131): Koja’s San Jose location is a Poké Stop and they even plant lures from time to time. Come in for a delicious meal with a side of Pokémon.

Gelati Creation (2228 B S Shore Ctr, Alameda, CA 94501): This ice cream pop shop is located right next to a Poké Stop. You’ll need a cold treat to cool down after all of that Pokémon catching.

Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot San Mateo (215 S Ellsworth Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401): From here you can reach 3 Poké Stops! Hot pot and Pokémon? Two things we love dearly. After dinner walk it off and hit up all of the other downtown Poké Stops.

Kezar Pub (770 Stanyan St, San Francisco, CA 94117): Grab a seat and a drink at the bar while fight your Pokémon at the Pokémon Gym.

Beach Chalet (1000 Great Hwy, San Francisco, CA 94121): If you are looking for a Squirtle, head over to Beach Chalet. This hotspot is perfect for picking up other water Pokémon too!

Recess Italian Ice & Desserts (2390 Almaden Rd, Ste 30, San Jose, CA 95125): Stop in for a cold treat and Pikachu, which have been reportedly spotted here.

Great America (4701 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054): Great America is chock full of Poké Stops and Pokémon Gyms. Have a fun day at the park and catch some Pokémon while you wait in line.

Happy Hollow (1300 Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112): With plenty of Poké Stops, level up while the kids play! Magmar, Pincer, and Charmeleon have been spotted here.

NOLA (535 Ramona St, Palo Alto, CA 94301): Catch a Pokémon at NOLA and get 10% off your check (when posted to Facebook or Twitter).

Chantal Guillon (444 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301): It seems like Pikachu‘s run rampant in Palo Alto, and Chantal Guillon is a hotspot for these little guys! Stop by for a macaron and catch one of the cutest Pokémon.

Steelhead Brewing Company (333 California Dr, Burlingame, CA 94010): Come in for a cold brew and stay for the Pokémon Gym!

Cabin (1750 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109): This bar doubles as a Poké Stop is getting in to the fun by playing classic Pokémon cartoons on their screens during crawls! Staff is super accommodating to Pokémon Go players and even offer to charge your phone so you don’t miss out on any of those rare characters.

Kincaids (60 Bay View Pl, Burlingame, CA 94010): This seafood and steak joint doubles as a Poké Stop and has lures often!

Nini’s Coffee Shop (1000 N Idaho St, San Mateo, CA 94401): This coffee shop is a local favorite. Now you can stock up on Pokémon items at their Poké Stop while relaxing with your cup of joe.

Poke-nomics (1661 Hollenbeck Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087): Get your poke fix for 15% off when you catch a Pokémon inside their shop.

The Melt (All locations): Get a FREE order of naked fries with any purchase. Just show them that you are playing Pokémon go. How easy is that?

Help us add to our list by commenting below and letting us know what your favorite Pokémon hot spots are and if they are offering any fun discounts!

2 Comments Add yours

  1. The Melt is offering a $50 gift card for the top 10 entries that snap a pic of catching a Pokemon at all of their stores. Details on their instagram: @themelt 🙂


  2. Alex says:

    Yeah if you go to Dumbarton Bridge you catch all kinds of Pokemon


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