Building something special truly takes a village. Resurrecting a new restaurant in the face of adversity has not been easy; local resident, designer and hospitality veteran Pat Townsley is bringing a new vision and life to downtown San Anselmo in the form of Creekside Pizza & Taproom, a world-class restaurant with a warm feel-good ambiance. 

The mission is clear: For the Community, By the Community. "We've got to make this happen; here, now, together... for the benefit of all" says Townsley. 

Partnering with Marin chef Janet Abrahamson to drive Creekside's menu design was the perfect pairing. Janet brings thoughtful and delicious flavors to every dish with her home-style cooking and beautiful presentations. Every plate is loved!

The quality of the food, beverage and environment at Creekside is exactly what this town and this community needs and deserves. Come join the fun; We look forward to serving you.

Pat Townsley, Founder & Thirst

Janet Abrahamson & Tony Gemignai



Your downtown Destination In the Heart of Marin

Owner/Partner CHEF JANET ABRAHAMSON, a lifelong Marin resident,  chef and hospitality veteran. For over 20 years, Janet has driven the full-service, specialty menus and take-out programs along with kitchen and deli operations at United Markets. 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.

Pat Townsley & Jon Taffer

Owner/Partner, driving visionary and designer/builder of Creekside, 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. 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 spent the past year personally building-out Creekside into a world-class venue, with rich and bold accents of copper, wood, stone plus Creekside's iconic 40-tap long-draw draft system and thoughtful beverage program. 

Destination San ANselmo