Nightlife in Ventura

50% Off Wine Tasting

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$54 $27

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

Half Off Wine-Tasting Meal at Gone West Cellars

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$48 $24

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

Up to 60% Off “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” Ballet

Oxnard Performing Arts Center

$25 $10

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Professional production of the classic tale of a young woman hiding from an evil queen and the seven dwarfs who take her in

Up to 55% Off Wine Tasting

Camarillo

$20 $10

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

State Street Ballet – Up to $11 Off "Carmen"

Granada Theatre

$31 $20

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Adaptation of George Bizet's romantic masterpiece sees the seductress Carmen tempt the soldier Don José with original choreography

Up to 57% Off a Wine Tasting for Two or Four

Westlake Village

$64 $29

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Winery produces three unique blends of red wine each year

Up to 52% Off Wine Tasting and Bottle of Wine

Agoura Hills-Malibu

$52 $25

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Sample four wines from local Saddlerock or Semler wineries in souvenir glasses and share one bottle of your favorite vintage

38% Off Food and Hookah at Shisha Cafe Lounge

Encino

$40 $25

Guests relax on throw pillows in lantern-lit lounge while enjoying Mediterranean food complemented by an array of hookah flavors

Up to 57% Off Movie and Concessions for Two or Four

Multiple Locations

$37 $18

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Historic cinemas screen festival hits and revivals; upcoming shows include Raging Bull, Jaws, and The Shining

52% Off Tastings and Small Plates at Wine Expo 

Mid-City

$25 $12

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Wine shop and restaurant stocks shelves with varietals from around globe, and pleases palates with cheeses, meats, small plates, and flights

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At Java Joe's, guests sip freshly made coffee drinks and graze baked goods, rummage through a collection of eclectic clothing and merchandise, and tap toes to live tunes. Baristas blend aromatic shots of espresso with frothy milk riddled with chocolaty notes to create a 16- or 20-ounce café mocha ($3.85–$4.25). Utilitarian cups of joe ($1.95 for 16 oz.; $2.25 for 20 oz.) fill mugs for on-the-go sippers and bulk beans ($13.95/lb.) allow customers to bring robust flavors and caffeine-jolts home. Pluck a pastry from a bakery filled with treats, such as scones ($2.45), chocolate-filled croissants ($2.95), and cheesecakes ($3.75) that quench food cravings and hush grumbling tummies like a swallowed Paul Simon 8-track.

2950 Johnson Dr
Ventura,
CA
US

Five Yelpers give Venture Harbor Comedy Club, formerly named Comedy Esquire, an average rating of 4.5 stars:

1559 Spinnaker Dr
Ventura,
CA
US

As Renaissance's resident nail artist, Lori Gonzales wields thoroughly sanitized equipment to trim nails and dress them up in flattering coats of color. Feet ease into a tub padded with disposable liners as they undergo a toe-coddling pedicure, and fingertips receive similarly luxurious treatment above sea level as Lori deftly swabs nails with eye-grabbing shades of polish. Because she emphasizes safety through sterility, Lori employs mostly single-use tools.

53 S California St
Ventura,
CA
US

Eight Yelpers give Andres Wine and Tapas Bar a four-star average:

1575 Spinnaker Dr
Ventura,
CA
US

A frequent finalist for Best Comedy Club according to Ventura County Reporter's readers, Ventura Improv Company offers the only improv comedy in Ventura and has been eliciting chortles and guffaws with family-friendly farce for the past 21 years. The VIC's veteran comedic combatants perform unscripted comedy through scenes, games, and music created on the spot. The VIC performs shows such as Spontaneous Broadway, a full-length musical whose plot is conceived through audience suggestions, and TheatreSports Team Match, a two-team battle where competitors perform a challenge set by the host.

34 N Palm St
Ventura,
CA
US

From the ivy-covered outside in, Barrel 33 cultivates a cozy bar atmosphere conducive to long conversations and savored sips of wine. Their wine cellar, kept at a constant 56 degrees, hosts dozens of domestic and international red and white wines by the bottle. Reds include a hefty selection of cabernet sauvignon and pinot noir from Sonoma and Santa Barbara. French champagne, sparkling wine, and chardonnay from Napa and the Russian River valley, on the other hand, dominate the selection of whites. To accompany the wine, Barrel 33’s kitchen assembles plates of olives, duck pate, brie with Grand Marnier strawberry sauce, or crisp thin-crust pizzas.

Red walls stretch around the interior of the wine bar, complementing both the stone-topped bar and the dappled tulip lights hanging over it. Tall chairs with carved arms and plush crimson cushions sit at attention at the counter. Outside in the enclosed wine garden, palm fronds reach up to the strings of fairy lights stretched across the patio. A wood fire crackles in a fireplace made from the same chunky boulders as the building’s exterior, sending light flickering over wicker chairs and the glass tables’ ornate legs, which were donated by the late glass man, who lived in a glass house but never threw stones.

308 E Ojai Ave
Ojai,
CA
US