Martinez, the birthplace of the world famous concoction, the Martini, has prolonged more luncheons, launched more jokes, and ruined more dinners than anything since the days of Cleopatra, but the community of Martinez is very proud to be the birthplace and home of the world renowned "Martini." The City combines a charming small town vibe with plenty to see and do for people of all ages. Downtown Martinez is a walkable destination with great spots to eat, drink, and shop, right next to a beautiful Bay shoreline. Amtrak San Joaquins can take you there with comfortable seating at an affordable price without the hassle of driving, parking, and dealing with traffic. Leave the car at home and let Amtrak San Joaquins take you on a stress-free journey to Downtown Martinez today! Book your weekend getaway here!
Read on for 4 great destinations in downtown Martinez, all within easy walking distance of the Downtown Martinez Amtrak station!
701 Escobar St A, Martinez, CA 94553
Stop in for a drink at this family-owned and operated brewery, a local favorite. Del Cielo offers a variety of beers on tap, along with a selection of great American and Latin food. Check out their Michelada - a local favorite - made with a special house-made mix and their new portobello sandwich with roasted red peppers, avocado, arugula, and chipotle and avocado aioli. Don’t miss out on the live music on Friday nights and weekends!
Directions: Amtrak San Joaquins riders arriving at the Martinez Station can take a 4-minute walk down Estudillo Street to arrive at Del Cielo Brewing Company.
610 MAIN STREET. MARTINEZ, CA 94553
The newly opened Market and Main Indoor Market is the place to be for produce, artisan breads, fresh seafood, and local beers and wines. Be sure to check out the Shuck It! Oyster and Seafood Bar, or stop in for delicious Vietnamese food at the Banh Mi and Rolls Factory.
Directions: Amtrak San Joaquins riders arriving at the Martinez Station can take a 5-minute walk down Castro Street to arrive at Market and Main Indoor Public Market.
611 ESCOBAR ST., MARTINEZ, CA 94553
Enjoy great drinks, food, and a friendly atmosphere at the Firehouse Brew and Grill, located in the heart of downtown Martinez. Sample beers on tap and try out their signature lobster truffle fries!
Directions: Amtrak San Joaquins riders arriving at the Martinez Station can take a 4-minute walk across Marina Vista Ave, down Castro Street, then arrive at Firehouse Brew and Grill on the corner of Castro Street and Escobar Street.
736 Main Street Martinez, California 94553
Enjoy a coffee or tea at this quality but casual cafe right on Main Street. Their extensive and oft-modified food and drink menu will have you coming back for seconds every time you visit downtown. Too late for coffee? No problem! Barrelista Coffee House becomes Barrelista Aged Cocktail Bar at night. Here you can get what many locals would say is the best martini in town. Remember to have fun but measure your martini(s).
Directions: Amtrak San Joaquins riders arriving at the Martinez Station can take a 6-minute walk down Estudillo Street, then go left on Main Street, to arrive at Barrelista Coffee House.
Hidden gems like Martinez are what make the Bay Area such a special place. Take the Amtrak San Joaquins during the weekend and enjoy some food, a scenic shoreline hike, or a Martini. Whatever your choice, Amtrak San Joaquins can take you there. Get your tickets today and find out for yourself!