Now unleashed at Creekside, Janet puts passion into every plate and pizza with her well-balanced menu design. There is no compromise when it comes to freshness, flavor profiles and presentation. Utilizing local, organic, sustainable products and vendors, everything on the Creekside menu is hand-crafted for that "wow factor" presentation and enjoyment.

Co-Owner/Partner CHEF JANET ABRAHAMSON, a lifelong Marin resident,  chef and hospitality veteran. Prior to partnering with Townsley, Janet led full-service, specialty menus and take-out programs along with kitchen and deli operations for over 20 years.

Pat Townsley & Jon Taffer

Creekside is proud to present Marin County’s finest and award-winning artisan pizzas, chef-built salads, signature sandwiches, pastas and appetizers. Enjoy Marin's best craft beer selection on tap, with 40 draft handles featuring over 30 unique craft beers from more than 25 of the finest craft breweries, plus hard cider, kombucha, wine by the glass plus over 30 curated California fine wines by the bottle. Creekside is your downtown destination for family dining in the Heart of Marin.

Janet Abrahamson & Chef Tony Gemignai

Pat is a certified pizza chef from the Scuola Italiana Pizzaioli, and is a wine and craft brew enthusiast. As a designer and builder, Pat worked tirelessly to bring his vision to reality, personally building-out Creekside into a world-class venue with rich and bold accents of copper, wood, stone, handcrafted live-edge tables and Creekside's iconic state of the art 40-tap long-draw craft beer draft system.

Founder/Owner, , Marin native and San Anselmo resident PAT TOWNSLEY began as bar-back and cook at “39 Main” in Tiburon in 1977, led San Rafael’s New George’s Nightclub & Cafe from 1989 to 1996, and has since directed beverage, restaurant and live entertainment operations for companies and venues throughout the Bay Area prior to creating the Creekside concept and experience. 

Today, Creekside is San Anselmo's downtown destination, a community hub and a welcome blend of local hospitality, award winning craft pizzas, Marin's best selection of craft beers on tap, outstanding wines and Townsley's ridiculous commitment to serve the community by being open every day starting at 11 AM, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.


Creekside has a very low turn-over rate, so positions are limited and infrequent.

Food runners and host/hostess positions must be at least 18. All Servers must 21+ with a craft beer and wine enthusiast  passion for food and hospitality. Must be extremely detail oriented with a ridiculously awesome guest-forward personality. 

All employees must obtain or possess a current and valid Food Handlers Certification and ABC approved alcohol servers card prior to first day of work. 

Email us your work experience, hospitality history, available days and hours

Janet is a certified pizza chef and graduate of the International School of Pizza, training directly under 13-time world champion & Forebes 2016 #1 American pizza chef Tony Gemignani.


Creekside Designer, Builder and Owner, Pat Townsley

Co-Owner & Chef Janet Abrahamson


The Creekside Experience: Welcoming and friendly environment, passionate and attentive staff, quality and preparation of ingredients, best-of-industry craft beer selection, thoughtfully curated California wine list, and "Wow-Factor" meals, we are driven to insure that every guest enjoys deliciously memorable adventure through our menu. Come join the fun; we look forward to serving you.

Pat Townsley, Founder & Thirsty