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If the song "I Love the Nightlife" applies to you, then Santa Barbara is your kind of place. No matter what your mood or occasion, you'll find the perfect hot spot here. Looking for a romantic place to sip a glass of Santa Ynez Valley pinot? Got it. A lively brewpub to quaff a cold locally crafted microbrew? Got it. A sports bar to catch the game with fellow fans? Got it. From bustling Irish pubs, buzzing sports and beach bars, to mellow music venues and, sophisticated cocktail lounges, you'll find the area packed with welcoming watering holes.

And it couldn't be easier to hit the town--many of the bars, lounges and music clubs are clustered along downtown's lower State Street, within easy walking distance of each other. The sizzle continues up State Street and on nearby side streets with a slew of go-to bars and restaurants with happening bar scenes. Look for happy hour specials, pool tables and theme nights, such as karaoke to recharge your inner American Idol. If it's live music you're craving, check out the schedules of some of the bars and lounges listed below or peruse the calendar of upcoming live music events in Santa Barbara--whether you're a fan of folk, rock, country, indie, Irish or pop, you'll find your music mojo here.

If you're going for glitz and glamour, hit upscale restaurants and posh hotel bars. Take a sip of a sublime new trend: bartenders stock up on local produce at farmers' markets to create innovative culinary cocktails, shaking and stirring fresh fruits and herbs into divine drinks. Wherever you go, celebrate your time in paradise and drink a toast to Santa Barbara...Cheers!

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Blush Restaurant and Lounge
  • 630 State Street
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: 805-957-1300

Blush Restaurant + Lounge combines refined social dining with a contemporary atmosphere that transcends from day-and night while keeping its local roots. Nestled in the heart of downtown Santa ...MORE

Cadiz Tapas & Lounge
  • 509 State Street
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: (805) 770-2760

       ABOUT CADIZ ~ Italian, Spanish, and California Inspired Cuisine ~ ...MORE

Crocodile Restaurant and Bar at the Lemon Tree Inn
  • 2819 State Street
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93105
  • Information: (805) 687-6444

The Crocodile Restaurant and Bar has just announced it's new Menus and Decor. The Restaurant Decor is Modern Italian, also reflected in our new menus. Our new cuisine features authentic Italian Dishes ...MORE

Sandbar
  • 514 State Street
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: (805) 966-1388

We have combined the finest regionally influenced homestyle Mexican cooking with only the best and freshest ingredients available bringing back the best of Sonora style Mexican food. Our open air ...MORE

SOhO Restaurant and Music Club
  • 1221 State Street, Ste 205
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: 805.962.7776

We proudly provide Santa Barbara with quality live music seven days a week combined with fabulous California cuisine. On most of our musical events, there will be a cover charge (cash at the door); on ...MORE

Baja Sharkeez Santa Barbara
  • 525 State Street
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: 805-963-9680
Don Q Billards
  • 1128 Chapala St.
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: 805-966-0915
Elsie's
  • 114 W. De la Guerra
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: 805-963-4503
Harry's Plaza Cafe
  • 3313-B State Street
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: 805-687-2800
Joe's Cafe
  • 536 State St.
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: 805-966-4638
Old Kings Road
  • 532 1/2 State St.
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: 805-884-4085
Press Room
  • 15 E. Ortega St.
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: 805-963-8121
Roy Restaurant
  • 7 West Carillo Street
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: 805.966.5636
Savoy Burlesque Bar
  • 409 State Street
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: (805) 957-4111
Stateside Restaurant and Lounge
  • 1114 State Street
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: (805) 564-1000
The Green Room
  • 435 State St.
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: 805-963-1786
The James Joyce
  • 513 State St.
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: 805-962-2688
The Wildcat Lounge
  • 15 W. Ortega St.
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Information: 805-962-7970
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