Nightlife in Santa Maria

Food and Drinks or a Beer Tasting for Two or Four at Santa Maria Brewing Co. (Up to 46% Off).

Santa Maria Brewing Co

Santa Maria

Try a few of the brewery’s most popular drinks before deciding on a pint to savor

$25 $15

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$35 for a Deluxe Wine Tasting Package for Two at Monarch Grove Winery ($70 Value)

Monarch Grove Winery

Grover Beach

Visitors sample local wines in a bright and sunny tasting room, and can take home a bottle of their favorite vintage

$70 $35

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Wine or Beer Tasting for Two or Four, or $29 for $50 Worth of Cheese and Drinks at Viking Garden Cellars

Viking Garden Cellars

Solvang

In a comfortable and laid-back wine lounge, visitors sample vintages from local wineries, craft beers, ciders, gourmet sodas, and more

$24 $13

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Case of Red, White, or Mixed Wine with Custom Label at Avant Tapas & Wine (Up to 49% Off)

Avant Tapas & Wine

Buellton

Choose one out of 18 personalized labels to be applied to your full case of wine; 10% off tapas meal

$216 $115

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Tasting for Two with Glasses and a Bottle of Wine at Malibu Family Wines Tasting Room in Los Olivos (Up to 47% Off)

Malibu Family Wines

Los Olivos

A 90-acre winery producing nine varietals, including Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon; taste five wines at the Los Olivos tasting room

$66 $35

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Cheese at D'Anbino Vineyards & Cellars (Up to 55% Off)

D'Anbino Vineyards & Cellars

El Paso de Robles (Paso Robles)

Tasters can imbibe half-ounce samples of the seven wines and pair them with cheese

$20 $10

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Standup for Two or Four at Comedy Hideaway on Thursdays and Saturdays (Up to 52% Off)

Comedy Hideaway

Multiple Locations

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Producer Andrey Belikov often stars in these weekly shows that may feature nationally touring comedians

$30 $15

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$289 for a Three-Day Trip to Las Vegas from Expedition America ($400 Value). 20 Dates Available.

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Multiple Locations

Las Vegas trip includes tour of the Strip, VIP nightclub access on Friday and Saturday nights and a daytime party, and a stop at the outlets

$400 $289

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Panaro Brothers Winery (50% Off)

Panaro Brothers Winery

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

Panaro family, now in fifth generation of winemaking, draws on rich history as they transform grapes into single-varietal and blended wines

$66 $33

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$15 for Two Glasses of Wine and One Cold Brie Cheese Plate at Barrel 33 ($27 Value)

Barrel 33

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

Rich slices of brie accompany carefully curated sips of wine

$27 $15

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Wine to Take Home at Casa Barranca Winery Tasting Room (Up to 54% Off)

Casa Barranca Winery Tasting Room

Ojai

Flight of Old World–style wines made from organic grapes served in remodeled tasting room adorned with murals of the local wine region

$70 $35

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Wine Flight with Cheese and Hummus Plate, and Glass of Wine for Two or Four at Gone West Cellars (51% Off)

Gone West Cellars

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

Guests sample wines from Ventura County and the surrounding area; bar boasts friendly communal tables and Western flair

$55.50 $27

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Oil City Comedy at Rocket Shop Cafe on the Last Saturday of Each Month at 7:30 p.m. Through April 25 (Up to 50% Off)

Oil City Comedy Jam

Rocket Shop Cafe

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Monthly showcase of locally harvested comics

$10 $5

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$11 for $20 Worth of Beer and Cocktails at Sports & Spirits

Sports & Spirits

Amberton

Beer and cocktails served in a festive sports bar with flat screen televisions darts, billiards, and live music

$20 $10

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Kabir Singh Stand-Up Show for Two at Shamrock's Irish Pub on February 5 at 7 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Kabir Singh Stand-Up

Shamrock's Irish Pub

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Comedian seen on Starz, MTV, The BBC Comedy Night, and Comedy Central unpacks a fast-paced set

$30 $15

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with 55% Off Additional Wine Purchase at San Vicente Cellars in Camarillo (Up to 55% Off)

San Vicente Cellars

Camarillo

Artisanal winery introduces guests to samples that may include Syrah blends, Viognier, and Tannat

$20 $10

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Wine and Artisan-Chocolate Pairing for Two or Four at Millésimé Cellars (50% Off)

Millésimé Cellars

Camarillo

As winemakers explain the wine-making process from grape to glass, guests pair five wines with chocolates inside a barrel room and cellar

$48 $24

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The snug's the thing, at least according to Rooney's owners Tim and Jane. A good Irish pub contains plenty of snugs—cozy little nooks, typically tucked near the fireplace—where "conversations flow and revolutions ferment" around a table topped with pints. Most importantly, snugs grant an atmosphere of intimacy even when the place is packed, much like the honeymoon suite found inside most clown cars.

Rooney's snugs hold to the traditions of Eire's famed watering holes, but Tim and Jane have crossbred those traditions with central California culture, most notably in Chef Anthony Endy's hearty gastropub cuisine. This melding of old and new has snagged the attention of the Santa Ynez Valley Journal, which in 2012 named Rooney's Irish Pub the best Orcutt restaurant. The menu's most popular dish, "The Lost" shepherd's pie, exemplifies the blend by replacing ground beef with Guinness-braised Angus short ribs. Similarly, old sod standbys such as Guinness and Harp pour out of taps next to Rooney's own microbrews, such as the Bonny Blond Ale and the Irish Ambush IPA.

Rooney's has established some of its own traditions as well. The trivia-night league convenes on Wednesdays for no-holds-barred fact downs. Each Friday, Chef Anthony stacks california red oak into a 10-foot smoker to slow cook brisket, ribs, and whole hogs—some of which are locally raised on grains recycled from the microbrewery. The staff dishes out the meat to pub patrons on Smokin' Saturday, and also uses it for catering events or parties of up to 100 guests in the banquet room. Smokin' Saturday devotees can nurse their heads the morning after with "Bloody Sunday" brunch, where they get to doctor up their own cures at an award-winning bloody mary bar.

241 S Broadway St
Orcutt,
CA
US

Committed to providing fresh pours, the winetenders of Gather Wine Bar uncork only 25 to 35 of their carefully curated central-coast wines each week. Knowledgeable staff can recommend a bottle for customers to pair with charcuterie plates, flatbread pizzas, and gourmet pub snacks such as bacon-wrapped dates. Alternatively, themed wine flights can provide a cross section of a single varietal or eclectic tastes from an array of vines. Live music acts and singles events create an upbeat atmosphere on many nights, and catered parties can gather small groups around a fire pit or feed 100 or more people with unlimited appetizers from the bar.

122 E Branch St
Arroyo Grande,
CA
US

Sort This Out Cellars combines the wine selection of a boutique specialty store with the aesthetic of a Vegas diner in the 1950s. Chrome and red stools line up at the bar, and sleek vinyl loveseats are juxtaposed against wine barrels in the lounge. The winery’s aesthetic was inspired by a 1961 Rat Pack photo that recalled times of unapologetic fast living, glamour, and gambling. Because the founders wanted to avoid the sleepy, pastoral vibe of most wineries and all roadside hay-petting zoos, they embraced the rockabilly aesthetic to ensure that their digs were as exciting as their customers and wines.

Those small-batch wines are created from grapes purchased from Californian vineyards and crushed by Sort This Out’s proprietor. “This means,” a writer for Wine Country This Week noted, “he can search the state for the best grapes to crush, or in some cases the best juice from another winery to purchase, and then finish it into his own wine.” The aesthetics surrounding the wine are also important. Mid-century gentlemen’s playing cards inspired a line of bottles with pin-ups on the label matched to flavors within. Other elixirs borrow their names from poker and Vegas table games, hinting at inventive combinations of pinot grigio, viognier, and sauvignon blanc grapes. Some evenings, toasting glasses punctuate the sounds of live music. True to form, the guest bands play oldies and rockabilly tunes.

1636 Copenhagen Dr
Solvang,
CA
US

Guests to Sevtap Winery's newly expanded tasting room are greeted by the creator of these handcrafted, small-batch wines before delving into five handpicked samples of the Bordeaux variety. Both vino veterans and novices will enjoy the intimacy of the boutique-like space, including the chalkboard walls, where sippers may illustrate their newfound love of cabernet or merlot, or compose a practice break-up letter to a long-distance sommelier. On weekends, live music entertains eardrums while taste buds languor in fermented luxury, and all tasting pairs leave with their very own bottle of Serendipity sauvignon blanc 2010 to continue their wine-soaked sojourn in the comfort of their own home or the nearest public library with a BYOB policy.

1576 Copenhagen Dr
Solvang,
CA
US

Viking Garden Restaurant is right at home in historical Copenhagen Square, part of Solvang, a Danish-American colony founded more than 100 years ago. Beneath the eatery's crosshatched roof and stork's nest, cooks craft Danish classics such as Norwegian salmon smothered with lemon-dill hollandaise. They even lend Danish flavors to American favorites, such as beef burgers crowned with Danish blue cheese. Before they whip up these entrees, however, Viking Garden's cooks create Danish-inspired breakfasts with everything from kielbasa-filled omelets to Danish-style hotcakes. Imported and domestic pours from an extensive beer list can complement any of Viking Garden's hearty feasts.

446 Alisal Rd
Solvang,
CA
US

Wandering Dog Wine Bar curates a collection of brews and vintages sourced locally and from around the world, dispensing them by the glass or flight along with light, savory pairings. Visitors choose from a selection of nearly 50 wines available by the glass each day, sizing up their distinctive aromas, colors, and hair-dying capabilities in varied tasting flights. Beers hailing from Germany, Belgium, and England politely doff their caps and dispense their amber insides for beer-sampling sessions. Light plates of cheese, chocolate, and antipasto complement the flavor profiles of each taste and prepare palates for their next adventure.

1539 Mission Drive
Solvang,
CA
US