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.
Twin Oaks Roadhouse was established as a roadhouse bar in 1924. Today it also serves food and hosts live music regularly. Their menu includes the usual fare of burgers, sandwiches and soups. These include dishes like Oaks Melt Burger, Kiss Me Burger, Twin Oaks Pork Sandwich and Calamari Sandwich. Complement your meal with beer, wine or cocktails. Some of their previous listings are The Dixie Giants, Levi Lloyd and Johnny Tsunami. Let your inner singer come out during Thursday karaoke nights.
Nestled in a corner of Lapplaza Park, Spancky's Bar should be your choice if you prefer to savor your drinks while swaying to a few catchy tunes. The interiors are divey, featuring tall wooden barstools, dim lighting and a small stage where local musicians put on a show for the guests. Comedy nights are held on Sundays.
If you are in a mood to frequent a vibrant dive bar, head to Gestalt Haus on Bolinas Road. A German-themed bistro, it features a casual setting, ideal to guzzle your favorite ales and savor delectable sausages. It offers an impressive selection of nearly 30 on-tap ales. On a Monday night, you can also catch a movie or a league game on the big-screen TVs. Bikers and hikers looking for a friendly spot to rest can also hop in here, since it has a separate wall for bike parking.
This dive bar has been around for more than five decades albeit with different names. Nu Rays might be few among the few dive bars left in the city and is a must visit in the Ferry Street Crawl. From tap beers to microbrews, cocktails and other liquors, take your pick and tipple during happy hours. Karaoke nights, live music, open mics and lotto days make this place always buzzing. Drop in to unwind and enjoy the chilled-out ambiance.
Packed with excitement throughout the day, Whiskey Lane never disappoints those looking for a fun-filled time. A warm, lively atmosphere greets you as you enter this bar while the buzzing voices of excited people assures you an enjoyable time. Well stacked with exquisite alcohols, you are guaranteed to be served with a glass of pure delight which will have you calling for another round before the last sip. Expect to make new friends at this bar and join the excitement of sharing drinks with people who you've probably never seen before. Adding to the fun are regular theme nights and bunch of other activities that draw in huge crowds.