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Music & Nightlife

Sonoma County after sunset offers live music venues, dance clubs, hip lounges, artisan cocktail bars, and comfy pubs. See how life opens up as you line dance, salsa, or groove through the county’s towns and villages. For more inspiration, check our Arts & Culture and Performing Arts pages.

December 2020 Update: During the current COVID-19 pandemic, many Sonoma County activities are still available and ready for you to enjoy.  However, certain indoor activities and large gatherings such as nightlife and live music as well as performing arts are temporarily restricted or unavailable. See What's Open. Sonoma County Tourism is encouraging everyone to follow public health authorities’ recommendations  and to review the Safe Travels Promise as a way to keep our community and visitors safe.

View Sonoma County's Health & Safety Protocols

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Mario & John's Tavern Photo
428 E. D St., Petaluma, CA 94952

Mario and John’s has been a lively gathering place since 1946. We proudly serve an extensive selection of spirits, beers, classic cocktails, and seasonal house creations.

Sonoma Speakeasy and American Music Hall Photo
452 First Street E., Suite G Sonoma, CA 95476

"The Best Little Live Music Venue in the North Bay!" Known for our upbeat, fun live bands, busy dance floor and large beer, cider and wine selection. We are the hottest shot for in the North Bay for…

Jerry Knights River Theater Photo
16135 Main St., Guerneville, CA 95446

Jerry Knights Historic River Theater is located in Guerneville California 70 miles North of San Francisco. The Theater was built in the spring of 1947, originally as a movie theater, however it has…

Starling Bar Sonoma Photo
19380 Highway 12, Sonoma, CA 95476

A casual, friendly, neighborhood bar in downtown Sonoma. The Starling Bar is one of Sonoma’s hidden gems where locals and tourist gather to share classic cocktails and craft beers, graciously served…

Coyote Sonoma Photo
44 F Mill St., Healdsburg, CA 95448

Located in the Mill District of Downtown Healdsburg, just of the roundabout. 11 craft beers, 1 local cider, 1 kombucha and 2 wines all on tap. PLUS lots of wine by the glass and bottle too! A meeting…

Elephant in the Room Photo
177A Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg, CA 95448

KC Mosso has been a barman and musician/promoter in Sonoma County for the past 25 years. Paul Stokeld opened the Toad in the Hole Pub in Santa Rosa in 2008. They joined forces in 2018 to bring the…