Clif Family Winery is a family owned vineyard which offers up excellent wine tastings with artisan food pairings. Known mainly for their Clif Bar, an energy snack popular among cyclists, one can sample some of their best vintages such as Estate Zinfandel, Grenache, and of course, Cabernet Sauvignon, which is their specialty. Enjoy a glass with some spectacular views of the verdant vineyards when you visit here.
Located near the Lakeville Highway, at first glance Ernie's Bar appears to be no more than a defunct auto/garage shop with a vintage Chrysler sticking out its front. Once inside, it is a cool dive bar that attracts a lot of bikers making rest-stops from the highway. The selection of beers is rumored to be exceptional for wallet-friendly prices and Ernie's is considerate enough to offer a shuttle-service to its patrons to avoid any DUIs. Sit out on the patio and have a cold one as you talk shop with bikers.
People who have lived in the wine country long enough know that there is only one place to be after a hard day's work -the Green Door. With a relaxed atmosphere that permeates every nook and corner of this laid-back dive bar, don't be surprised if you find yourself refusing to leave. Cheap alcohol is abundant here, but that's not what patrons come in here for. Possibly one of the only bars in California to find a loophole in the state's smoking laws, this dive allows indoor smoking. Grab yourself a seat, light up and start conversations with random strangers. They all do.
One of the more cleaner dive and sports bars in the Napa County, the Stone's Sports Bar & Lounge is located in a strip-mall location. It breaks the clutter with its flat-screen television screens and friendly service. Head over to the bar and chat up with Chris the bartender, who is known to make a rocking Bloody Mary. If you are feeling peckish, check with Stone's and they might let you order pizza from a nearby pizza place and eat at the bar.
As an ode to Sonoma's tourism past which featured eons of inns, the El Verano Inn is a local sports bar with a difference. The difference being, it also hosts a ton of entertainment nights ranging from decadent lingerie shows, pole dancing lessons, karaoke, game events and live bands. Existing since 1887, the El Verano Inn is flocked by both locals and tourists who have heard of this neighborhood gem and wish to immerse themselves in some local fun. For some nosh, vacillate between the bar and the taco food truck which makes a stop at the parking lot on weekends.
Nothing better than a restaurant with farmhouse setting that offers local cuisine. At Glen Ellen Star, the wood-fired oven can make the food taste even better without hampering the freshness of the vegetables or meat. Try it. Even though it is small, the restaurant is capable of handling busy weekend crowds that reserve their tables. The restaurant offers its services and customized menus for catering and private dining to make an occasion even more special.
Billco's Billiards and Darts is known for offering an extensive beverage list with over 60 beers on tap and 120 bottled varieties to choose from. You can enjoy a game of billiards with your friends at this pub or practice your aim with the dart boards, Billco's Billiards and Darts doesn't have a single dull moment. After an exciting game of billiards, you can devour the scrumptious American delicacies offered at this pub. Check their happy hours or live music performances, ladies nights and other such exciting events and be sure of not missing out on all the fun.