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Half Moon Bay is Silicon Valley’s last unblemished gem. We have maintained a cultural distance from the frenetics of San Francisco, though we are only twenty miles abeam, and ten from SFO. Our agricultural surroundings are at the epicenter of sustainable existence, and one of the twentieth century’s richest culinary innovation centers. We have unfettered access to the most natural of ingredients, and pick-up-truck transit distances deliver our ingredients daily. We have sources for one-of-a-kind trappings, unheard of native species, and gnarly-looking heirlooms that may scare the kiddies, while delighting your palette. 

We all have operating family farms in our parentages. So we wanted to create a distillation experience that explores our extended families’ crops, recipes and resourcefulness from their Prohibition years. We’re healthy-ish people who like to drink. We’re perfecting our thirteenth step with Jettywave. Over the years of running up and down our home street, we all traded recipes, door-dashed culinary surprises, spilled cocktails, toasted sunsets, and laughed prodigiously over weekly bonfires. Our kids can be seen cleaning up the Swell Lounge yard before they are allowed to surf. And Bondi the aussie thinks he is employee-of-the-month. We welcome those honest, funny and respectful to toast with us and explore your outer palette.

Farm - to - bottle

West of the San Andreas Fault is a gem of a town that rests on more than just a different tectonic plate  Half Moon Bay is isoated from the trappings of Silicon Valley and the frenzy of San Francisco, yet is only a dozen miles from SFO and Stanford. Smell the bay leaves, the clean bull kelp and wet brush in our air. Play the odds and see if it really is as foggy as they say. Stand still and feel the tectonic waves from Mavericks so strong, they are felt at Lawrence Labs Richter scale. 

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We put bike racks out front because two wheels commute better. We examine our every action through a similar responsibility filter. That cypress slab, where you just toasted your friends, fell during a windstorm up on that hill behind you; homage to the recycled wood bar in one of our founders' home. Those fermenters are hand built by our own distiller, comprised of an ex-watertank. The Swell Lounge cart was an abandoned coffee trailer.

 

Princeton Harbor has fewer discarded pallets, because that scrapwood now patinas our interior bar. Look above inside to find a pair of surfboards, hand shaped by two of out married founders from Balinese shipping crates (yes, they're kissing) Our distiller Anthony geeks out on how he down cycles his heated water before discarding what is unusable. Ask him about it. Join us in supporting local locals, and lots of cycling of all sorts. 

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Friends of the coast, friends of ours

Every first Thursday of the month, find us exploring new recipes, and toasting friends new and old alike over our blue slab bars, our monthly reenactment how the idea of Jettywave started. We offer 20% off food and drinks to help get ourselves and our friends out of the house before the weekend traffic hits. 

Find the Half Moon Bay Band, BLUE, Finians Call, Califuegos, Ticket To Ride and others live and in concert. Belt it out if you know the lyrics well enough to sing along.

Local's Happiest Hours

Sea Hugger

A non-profit focused on protecting our environment partnered with Jettywave to bring awareness to the cause. Sea Hugger, like us, compulsively protect and do everything they can to decrease their carbon footprint. 20% of proceeds of every Sea Hugger cocktail purchased at
The Swell Lounge is rerouted to helping preserve our coastal home. 

Try our cocktail from the sea; Jettywave Offshore Vodka, fresh lemon juice, vanilla simple syrup, and seaweed spiralina for an organic blue.
The foam on top mimic the tides rushing in all around us. 

Sea Hugger is rooted in the sea

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