Nightlife in Chico

Up to 52% Off Wine and Tapas at Viña Castellano

Auburn

$72 $35

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Spanish wines accompany a tapas platter loaded with Marcona almonds, Mediterranean olives, and tapenade

The Shorties – Up to 50% Off Improv

Blacktop Comedy

$20 $10

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Game-style comedy show entertains with impromptu skits in the vein of Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Up to 60% Off Line-Dancing and Drinks

Roseville

$62 $25

Folks get together and line-dance to music in bar with a hoedown feel

Christian Ford – Up to 34% Off Magic and Comedy Show

Benvenuti Performing Arts Center

$37.92 $25

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Christian Ford astounds audiences with death-defying feats

Dinner Detective Sacramento – 47% Off

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

$161.60 $85

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Dinner party descends into wacky madness as an interactive murder mystery unfolds; improv actors play detectives and suspects

Laughs Unlimited – Up to 75% Off Standup

Central Sacramento

$40 $10

Venerable club with alumni such as Jerry Seinfeld and Dennis Miller hosts established and rising comedians

Up to 76% Off Comedy Night at Sacramento Punch Line

Arden-Arcade

$74 $18

Nationally touring comedians, including Comedy Central veterans Mo Mandel and Darryl Lennox, at intimate and historic venue

Up to 81% Off Wine Tasting or Barrel Room Tour

Sacramento

$36 $19

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100+ year barn houses the tasting room, where guests sample wine after vineyard tour; Barrel Room tour explains entire winemaking process

Up to 51% Off Wine and Small Plates

Central Sacramento

$40 $20

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Urban winery pours out glasses of artisan red and white wines that are paired with small artisan plates of seasonal bistro fare

Up to 55% Off Billiards and Snacks at Hot Shot Billiards

Arden - Arcade

$23.25 $12

Pool sharks and pool guppies enjoy hours of 8-ball and plates of nachos and soda at old-fashioned pool hall

Up to 56% Sushi or Karaoke Party

Downtown

$25 $15

Cocktails complement menu of specialty rolls, fresh sashimi, and sushi and fuel karaoke performances in private rooms

44% Off Vin12 Wine Event

Multiple Locations

$70 $39

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Sacramento event highlights pinot noir and zinfandel, Santa Clara spotlights pinot noir—both feature 15+ wineries and 40+ wines to sample

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During the California Beer & Wine Festival, Yuba City's Plumas street explodes with a swirling supernova of fermented hops and grapes. Your taste-bud tickling tour begins when you check in starting at noon. Your drinking expedition begins at 1 p.m. and continues through 5 p.m. with an innumerable number of gulps, sips, and slurps along the way. Ales and stouts from Full Sail and Lagunitas will do-si-do across your palate with one another before blushing wines by Barefoot and Chateau Diana promenade under your nose with genuine country flair. Live music by Chris Gardner Band and Whiskey Savage adds aural ambiance to your drinking decathlon and will keep your head clear enough to discern wheats from white zinfandels from your car's plastic jug of engine-coolant.

741 Plumas Street
Yuba City,
CA
US

Auburn Alehouse's menu features hearty burgers, and crowd-pleasing appetizers alongside award-winning brews handcrafted in small, fresh batches using a traditional 10-barrel system. After savoring a pitcher of American Pale Ale ($15.25), hops-seekers can toast beloved bards with bawdy haikus and pints of Old Town Brown, a complex potion descended from English mild ale and crystal malts ($4.25). Guests may then top off their guzzle tanks with pints of Gold Country pilsner, which took a bronze medal at the 2010 Great American Beer Festival before sweeping the Olympic lager-luge finals ($4.25).

289 Washington St
Auburn,
CA
US

At Dingus McGee's, you can play nine holes of golf, and then refuel with a half-pound burger and fries or Cajun-style crawfish etouffee. Their Creole-inspired menu offers up much more than your average club house grill. Diners can dig into alligator nuggets, house-smoked prime rib, and cedar-plank salmon imported from Vancouver Island. The vegetarian-friendly Cajun nut burger is made in-house with seasoned grains and nuts, and much of the restaurant's produce is grown in the on-site garden.

The restaurant is set in Auburn's peaceful green hills, but inside the atmosphere is always lively. Sports games play out on big screen TVs, and on select nights, live music fills the room. Diners can sip the house brewed beer or Dingus McGee's daunting Cajun Bloody Mary—which comes garnished with andouille sausage, jumbo shrimp, and a whole crawdad.

14500 Musso Rd
Auburn,
CA
US

At Valencia Club, the menu—which includes everything from specialty wings to tacos and chili-mac ‘n’ cheese––serves as an added bonus to the convivial atmosphere. A sprawling patio, two bars, horseshoe pits, pool tables, and a dance floor make for memorable evenings and Odyssian trips to and from the bathroom. Local bands on Fridays, country tunes on Saturdays, and DJ-spun beats on the patio on Fridays and Saturdays underscore the lively atmosphere. Valencia Club even holds line-dancing lessons every Saturday night, hosted by a local radio DJ.

2162 Taylor Rd
Penryn,
CA
US

Pause Lounge & Kitchen urges diners to take a break from sprinting after fast food by slipping inside its elegant eatery and enjoying a luxuriously chewable selection of contemporary chow and beverages. Start off by noshing on a pile of beer-battered asparagus flanked by a dedicated entourage of lemon aioli ($4), then proceed to chat with pals about baseball scores and solutions to the Entscheidungsproblem over a helping of crispy monterey calamari ($10) washed down with Terra Alpina pinot grigio ($8/glass) or a mug of Pause’s house-brewed ale ($3). While using one hand to grip a glass of basil-mint or thyme-lime lemonade ($4), guests can order the other to fork-feed them dainty bites of hanger steak ($20). The dangerous twists and turns of a busy day slowly fade into a liquefied rollycoaster as the palate draws a bath of zesty Bridgetown daiquiri spiked with rum, apricot liqueur, lime, and bitters ($9). For dessert, tickle the tongue’s sweet spot with a plate of chocolate-chip cookies and a chaser of milk ($6).

1465 Eureka Rd
Roseville,
CA
US

La Huaca Restaurant's chefs prepare elegant presentations of Peruvian cuisine in a sleek space outfitted with imaginative decor. Waiters hustle dishes of citrus-infused ceviche made with fresh fish, shrimp, or octopus past shelves of glass jugs filled with rainbow-hued liquid, and carry glasses of Peruvian wine to tables set along a wall of knotted ropes. The pachamanca tres carnes pairs a medley of slow-cooked chicken, beef, and pork with Andean tubers and a Peruvian corn cake, and the lomo saltado seasons pieces of filet mignon with a sauce made from pisco, a South American brandy made with grapes too bold to become mere jelly. The smooth-tasting liqueur also makes its way into the dessert menu and steeps into the rich layers of the tres leches sponge cake.

9213 Sierra College Blvd, Ste 140
Roseville,
CA
US