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.
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.
Blue Note Napa is an upscale jazz club and a classy gourmet restaurant combined, occupying the first level of the iconic Napa Valley Opera House in Napa County, California. Offering the most exclusive jazz music experience with famous local and international artists from around the world performing on-stage, this jazz club features an eclectic ambiance and offers delicious gourmet delights that is sure to ignite your senses. Founded in 1981 by noted jazz music admirer, Danny Bensusan, Blue Note Nappa has established itself overtime as one of the finest contemporary venues in the country for contemporary jazz music.
Ristorante Allegria is a restaurant that serves Italian food with a dash of California in it. A lunch and dinner destination, Ristorante Allegria hosts live music nights on Mondays and Wednesdays and offers an extensive list of wines that perfectly complement the food. Along with a full bar, the restaurant also has a store where patrons can pick from the Allegria merchandise.
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.
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.
Serving traditional Italian dishes prepared only from fresh, locally sourced, organic ingredients, don’t be surprised if the delectable meals served at Ca’ Momi Osteria tantalize your taste buds. Feast on sumptuous dishes such as the Lasagne Alla Bolognese, Filetto Alla Tartara (Piemonte) or Insalata Bianca which are popular local favorites. However, if you are in the mood for pizza, you can opt for the Pancetta Pizza which is sure to please your palate. Pair the meals with one of the wines from their well-curated selection or you are also free to bring your own. The best time to visit this authentic Italian restaurant is on Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays when bands often belt out upbeat live music.
This popular local hangout in the heart of downtown serves a vast selection of American cuisine. The cavernous dining area has lots of legroom but can get noisy during the busy lunch hour. The menu features traditional breakfast entrees, an extensive variety of sandwiches, burgers, pizzas and salads for lunch, and seafood, ribs and steaks for dinner. A special kid's menu has four selections including beverage and dessert. There is a good selection of microbrews, including a black lager. Enjoy live music Thursday through Saturday nights (no cover), and karaoke Sunday night.