Cascal offers happy hour from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday with house cocktails at a reduced price and a few select menu items. Its signature drinks are the house-made sangria and minty mojitos.
400 Castro St., Mountain View
Runner-up: Savvy Cellar Wine Bar & Wine Shop
Best Place for a Date
Recreation Manager John Marchant says that Shoreline Lake is the best place for a date because it offers a great place to talk, with plenty of things to do, like eat at the two restaurants, have a picnic, or rent a boat. Plus, there are lots of trails to stroll and benches where couples can relax.
3160 N Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View
Runner-up: Century Cinemas 16
Best Place for Live Music
There are plenty of shows left in this concert season at Shoreline Amphitheatre, which opened in the summer of 1986. Some of the highlights at the open-air venue include: John Mayer on July 29, Steve Miller Band with Peter Frampton & Night Ranger on Aug. 12, OneRepublic with Fitz & The Tantrums and James Arthur on Aug. 26, and Zac Brown Band on Oct. 27.
1 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View
Runner-up: Red Rock Coffee Company
Best Place to Take a Visitor
With Shoreline Park's great views of the Bay and the city, ample trails, restaurants and lake, it's no wonder Mountain View residents like to show it off to out-of-towners. Packed into the park is the historic Rengstorff House, a championship golf course and driving range, a kite-flying area and quite a bit of wildlife, including the elusive burrowing owl.
3070 N Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View
Runner-up: Computer History Museum