15 Places to Enjoy Nightlife in Santa Rosa

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At night, most of Sonoma Wine Country breweries, restaurants and lounges turn into live music venues and dance clubs. You can listen, dance or groove to the beats of the clubs all over the county and we can warmly recommend some of the best places to visit.

1. Stout Brothers Irish Pub & Restaurant

Stout’s offers you a typical American Irish pub where you can enjoy fine food and great drinks. At nights it turns into a dance club with a DJ, live music or karaoke and the atmosphere is pretty good. You shouldn’t look for a place to sit, because when the music is on, they take everything away, even chairs and tables!  The beer selection is wide and although it can get a bit busy and noisy, the staff check up on you all the time. If you choose to come on Tuesdays, you can enjoy karaoke nights; and on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays they have guest musicians and bands with live music.

Information

  • Name: Stout Brothers Pub & Restaurant
  • Address: 527 4th St, Santa Rosa, CA
  • Hours: 11:30 am – 11:00 pm

2. Russian River Brewing Company

This is definitely one of the best and most popular places to go to. Along with serving some of the best selection of beers, tasty pizza and Buffalo wings RRBC pub is also well known for having live music performances on weekend nights. The pub supports local music bands and you can enjoy their live shows for free. The atmosphere is fun and the music is usually loud. If you don’t mind the crowd, join it and enjoy the music and some of the finest beers in the world.

Information

  • Name: Russian River Brewing Company
  • Address: 724 4th St, Santa Rosa, CA
  • Hours: 11:00 am – 12:00 am
  • Takes Reservations: No
  • Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
  • Parking: Street
  • Website: russianriverbrewing.com

3. La Rosa Tequileria & Grille

Many people thing that this is the best dance and music place in Santa Rosa. The lighting is great and the audio system is really good, too. The staff is amazing and you will certainly not be disappointed if you come for clubbing here. Come to La Rosa and experience the great vibes. And if you get tired of the crowd and noise, you can always get out into the rooftop patio and enjoy a cocktail or beer. They have a great tequila selection, good beer and wine.

Information

  • Name: La Rosa Tequileria & Grille
  • Address: 500 4th St, Santa Rosa, CA
  • Hours: 11:30 am – 1:30 am
  • Takes Reservations: Yes
  • Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
  • Website: larosasantarosa.com

4. Live Musicians Co-Op

This event center is extremely popular and it keeps the nightlife and live music in Santa Rosa going. People from different places come here to enjoy and have fun every week. The staff is great and friendly, and the atmosphere is wonderful. The place offers a recording studio, rehearsal and performance areas perfect for bands and musicians. Something cool is happening here all the time – music, dance, theater groups, various events. There is always something for all ages.

Information

  • Name: Live Musicians Co-op
  • Address: 925 Piner Rd and 915b Piner Rd, Santa Rosa, CA
  • Hours: 2:00 am – 11:00 pm
  • Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
  • Website: livemusicianscoop.com

5. Sweet Spot Pub & Grill

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Sweet Spot Pub is located in the very center of Santa Rosa. It is a great and cozy place with nice bartenders and great music. It is quite small, but the atmosphere is very warm and friendly. The pub offers quite a good menu and fine beers from the local breweries and the place is packed at weekends when live music is on.

Information

  • Name: Sweet Spot Pub & Grill
  • Address: 619 4th Street Santa Rosa, CA
  • Hours: 2:00 pm – 1:00 am
  • Takes Reservations: No
  • Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
  • Website: sweetspotpub.com

6. Flamingo – The Lounge

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The place is very pleasant. It offers a variety of beers and appetizers overlooking the big pool, and there is regular entertainment. At night the place turns into a bar with live music featuring salsa groups, ballroom dance bands, local artists playing original music or a bossa nova music night and even more. Most guests are usually all dressed up for the evening in this retro lounge. On Sundays, Flamingo also offers salsa lessons and dancing, and supports local bands who have their performances on Thursdays.

Information

  • Name: Flamingo – The Lounge
  • Address: 2777 4th St, Santa Rosa, CA
  • Hours: 3:00 pm – 1:30 am
  • Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

7. Whiskey Tip

The place has a small bar area but it stretches to an open section with tables around the pool, and has a huge outdoor patio with a cool decor – the lighting up in the trees. The place delivers really good stuff – fine cocktails, nice bar food, billiards, sports on TVs and live music at weekends. It also hosts private events and organizes some of the greatest parties in the area. Come on a Friday or Saturday night and enjoy – lights, music, drinks and fun.

Information

  • Name: Whiskey Tip
  • Address: 1910 Sebastopol Road Santa Rosa, CA 95407
  • Hours: 12:00 pm – 2:00 am
  • Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
  • Parking: Private Lot

8. Sprenger’s Tap Room

Amazing tap house offering a great selection of local beers located in downtown part of the city and close to shopping and event centers. You should definitely stop here and have a beer or burger! With 40 beer on tap, you will certainly find the one you will enjoy. The place offers various live music on Wednesdays when you can listen to a regular performer – Sonoma County Blues Society – and on Saturday nights.

Information

  • Name: Sprenger’s Tap Room
  • Address: 446 B Street Santa Rosa, CA 95401
  • Hours: 11:30 am – 12:00 am
  • Takes Reservations: No
  • Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
  • Website:sprengerstaproom.com

9. 440 Club

This is one of the good dive bars which attract mostly local people and offers strong drinks at the lower prices. The service here is great and it makes you feel comfortable. The bar tenders are exceptionally friendly. The atmosphere here is quite nice, and if you visit the bar from Monday to Thursday it is relatively peaceful. On Fridays or Saturdays the jukebox is in use all the time and the small dance floor usually has some people dancing.

Information

  • Name: 440 Club
  • Address: 434 College Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
  • Hours: 8:00 am – 2:00 am
  • Takes Reservations: No
  • Accepts Credit Cards: No

10. Wagon Wheel Saloon

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If you want a strong drink with classic rock-n-roll music, this is definitely the right bar for you. It is large inside and offers various amenities: five pool tables, shuffleboard, pin ball, TVs, real fireplace and a jukebox. The place is really friendly and offers a variety of beers to choose from and at reasonable prices. A typical local dive bar. On the event nights it can get quite busy.

Information

  • Name: Wagon Wheel Saloon
  • Address: 3320 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
  • Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
  • Parking: Private Lot

11. Jackson’s Bar and Oven

In the Historic Railroad Square there is a pretty nice and ideal place for you offering great atmosphere with great food and wonderful innovative cocktails with witty names. If you prefer wine, you can choose one from their impressive selection, or try some of the very respectable beers. You can enjoy casually sipping the drink during the day and good vibes in the evening when it gets less chic and a bit loud, but is still one of the best picks for Friday nights with attentive and quick staff.

Information

  • Name: Jackson’s Bar & Oven
  • Address:  135 4th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
  • Hours: 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
  • Takes Reservations: Yes
  • Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
  • Website: jacksonsbarandoven.com

12. Jack and Tony’s Restaurant and Whisky Bar

Whiskey lovers should visit this place offering the largest Whiskey selection in the city. There are hundreds of types from those traditional ones to more daring Japanese or Canadian. For those who prefer other drinks the place offers a list of the awarded cocktails and great food, too. If you choose to go to a place with reasonable prices, good service and comfortable environment end enjoy the night with good music, then J&T is a perfect place for you!

Information

  • Name: Jack & Tony’s Restaurant and Whisky Bar
  • Address: 115 4th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
  • Hours: 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
  • Takes Reservations: Yes
  • Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
  • Website: jackandtonys.com

13. The Toad in the Hole Pub

If you look for great and true reasonably priced English food and good local craft beers and wines together with good relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff, come to this typical English pub. You will enjoy excellent meal even late at night. Friday nights are reserved for great free live music, and if you happen to come on weekend night, you can enjoy the performance of some of the artists on Sunday evening music events.

Information

  • Name: The Toad in the Hole Pub
  • Address: 116 5th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
  • Hours: 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
  • Takes Reservations: Yes
  • Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
  • Website: thetoadpub.com

14. Walter Hansel Wine & Bistro

Come with your friends and enjoy the wonderful experience in this fine place featuring French cuisine, outstanding selection of wines, some of the best from Wine Country. Just choose the best pairing for a delicious perfectly served meal. The service is always helpful, attentive and charming. The place prides great atmosphere with beautiful live music at night. You will surely love everything about it!

Information

  • Name: Walter Hansel Wine & Bistro
  • Address: 3535, Guerneville Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
  • Hours: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Website: walterhanselbistro.com

15. Gary’s at the Belvedere Bar & Grill

Come and enjoy the great vibe and awesome atmosphere, you’ll love it! The place offers a great outdoor patio, pool tables and a juke box. Perfect for spending the night hanging out with your friends, playing some pool and just chilling out. It is pretty cozy and always busy. If you like Irish whiskey you should definitely visit this great place, you might happen to come when a traditional bagpiper from Ireland performs here. The bar also offers huge beer selection and for more sophisticated guests there are some affordable cocktails.

Information

  • Name: Gary’s at the Belvedere Bar & Grill
  • Address: 727 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
  • Hours: 11:00 am – 2:00 am
  • Takes Reservations: No
  • Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

The nightlife in Santa Rosa is mostly fine company and wonderful eats and drinks, so you actually get what you make of it. Friends, food and spirits keep you busy enough wherever you decide to go and the city is full of beautiful and affordable places, just pick one.

Have a good trip and travel!

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