Although most people come to Arroyo Grande for daytime activities like wine tasting, shopping and hitting the lake, this small town keeps the hospitality going even after sunset. Almost any night of the week, find live music and a seat at the bar where friendly Arroyo Grande bartenders greet you with a warm smile. Spend relaxed evenings with wine on an outdoor patio, enjoy a few pints with friends at a local brewery or chat over bar snacks and bingo. Come along as we share the buzz on where you can experience live music, games and plenty of libations.
Cocktails and Karaoke
Established in 1933, Bill’s Place is longtime locals favorite along the Central Coast. Part Irish pub, part karaoke bar, it’s the spot where bachelorette parties, whiskey drinking cowboys and town folks collide most weekends. Located in the heart of Arroyo Grande’s Village, grab the mic and unleash your inner rockstar during a karaoke session or jump in on a game of pool before the bar gets too lively. Bill’s Place is one of the only spots in Arroyo Grande that guarantees late night fun!
Photo Credit: Bill’s Place
Blast 825 Brewery
Blues, Rock and Craft Beer
“Don’t do normal. Have a blast!” is their motto. And how could you not? At Blast 825 Brewery, the perfect blend of craft beers and live music awaits. This venue offers an impressive selection of handcrafted brews that cater to all tastes. Pair your pint with delicious eats from their diverse menu, with pub mac & cheese choices and other essentials like shareable desserts and a Plain Jane/picky-eater section, and immerse yourself in the energetic atmosphere as musicians hit the mic. From blues to rock and everything in between, the live music at Blast 825 Brewery will have you tapping your feet and feeling the rhythm of Arroyo Grande.
Branch Street Deli and Pizzeria
Live Music on the Patio
If you’re craving a casual, chef-driven meal that will leave you satisfied, look no further than Branch Street Deli and Pizzeria. With a kitchen led by Chef Michael Goodloe, this delightful eatery serves up dishes that cater to all tastes. From artisan pizzas to sandwiches and salads, their menu is a treat for foodies with a selection of beer and wine to pair. Appreciate your meal on the outdoor, umbrella-lined patio, where local bands take the stage most Fridays and weekends, providing a fun soundtrack to your dining experience.
Humdinger Brewing Company
Trivia, Bingo, Comedy and Hops
Humdinger Brewing Company brews with passion and expertise right onsite with a rotating selection of craft beers (and even a few hard seltzer’s) to choose from. With its wide range of events, including trivia nights, themed bingo, comedy shows, deejays, and live music performances, there’s always something exciting happening here. Partake in evening activities and throw back a few pints along with some tasty upscale pub fare. Humdinger is the perfect spot to socialize, have a laugh, and enjoy the talents of musicians and amateur comedians.
Humdinger Brewing Company
Mason Bar and Kitchen
Plates and Libations
Mason Bar and Kitchen is a must-visit spot for those seeking a refined, country-chic drinking and dining experience. There’s a reason locals have voted this spot the “Best South County Bar Eight Years in a Row.” Step into this stylish establishment and prepare to be delighted by their extensive selection of craft and barrel-aged cocktails. From classic concoctions to innovative creations, their skilled mixologists are dedicated to crafting premium libations that satisfy even the most discerning palates. Pair your drink with their dinner menu, featuring dishes made with locally sourced ingredients. Whether you’re a cocktail enthusiast or a culinary connoisseur, Mason Bar and Kitchen promises a pretty awesome evening.
Mason Bar and Kitchen
Rooster Creek Tavern
Craft Cocktails and Culinary Delights
Situated near the creek and Arroyo Grande’s rooster flock, Rooster Creek Tavern is a fitting name for this local fave, and proudly stands as a full-service restaurant with a modern bar. Explore their well-curated drink menu, featuring an impressive selection of beers, wines and spirits. For sports enthusiasts, the bar offers happy hour with flat-screen televisions streaming live games. Take pleasure in the warm and welcoming atmosphere as you indulge in your preferred beverage (maybe accompanied by some cheesy Rooster Nachos or Tavern Meatballs), whether you’re in the company of family, friends or fellow adventurers.
Photo Credit: Rooster Creek Tavern
Games, Wines and Tunes at Timbre
With winemakers inspired by the universal color of music, their winemaking endeavors echo the symphony of flavors and textures found in each glass they pour. Timbre Winery (pronounced TAM·ber or TIM·ber) takes pride in crafting terroir-driven wines using sustainable practices from grapes sourced from Bien Nacido, Presqu’ile and Riverbench Vineyards. When you visit the Timbre Winery tasting room in the Village, not only can you taste their delicious wines but most likely there’s game night festivities happening out back facilitated by friendly tasting room staff. (Let’s just say there might be some red solo cups involved or a mean battle of trivia unfolding.) If you’re in town on the right evening, be sure to grab a glass and catch performances by talented musicians during their “Tunes at Timbre” event.
Disclaimer: Please note that event schedules and offerings may vary, so it’s always a good idea to check the respective business websites or social media pages for the latest information.