A bartender mixes a cocktail at the Geyserville Gun Club, Sonoma County
Enjoy a classic cocktail at the Geyserville Gun Club Bar & Lounge

Top Nightlife Spots in Sonoma County

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Whether you want to dance the night away, kick back and listen to live music, enjoy a dinner show, or simply be part of a lively crowd, there's a unique variety of choices for nightlife in Sonoma County.

Here are some great spots to check out. Call ahead or visit each location's website for details about live music performances, dance club nights, and special events. 

Brewsters Beer Garden, Petaluma

A band plays on the outdoor patio at Brewsters Beer Garden, Petaluma
Brewsters Beer Garden

In addition to local craft beers paired with barbecue-inspired fare, this outdoor dining and beer garden experience offers live music Thursday to Saturday nights, and Sunday afternoons. Thursdays are Bluegrass & Bourbon Nights. With more than 350 outdoor seats, Brewsters is best in the warm weather that summer and fall bring.

Open Tuesday-Friday 11:30 a.m.-close, Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.-close (closing times vary), and closed Mondays; 707-981-8330. 

Duke's Spirited Cocktails, Healdsburg

The bartenders mix gorgeous drinks at Duke's Spirited Cocktails, Healdsburg
Duke's Spirited Cocktails

It's not often that you find an upscale cocktail bar that also knows how to party, which is why we love Duke's Spirited Cocktails in the Historic plaza of downtown Healdsburg. Duke's has some amazing craft cocktails to order, with almost all liquors and bitters being made from local Sonoma County products, and even ingredients made from their own gardens. Their slogan is "When it comes to the products we use behind the bar - If we can make it or grow it ourselves, we will. If we can't, we will make sure it is the best we can buy." 

Open Monday-Thursday 4 p.m.-12 a.m., Friday 4 p.m.-2 p.m., Saturday 2 p.m.-2 a.m., and Sunday 2 p.m.-12 a.m.; 707-431-1060.

Geyserville Gun Club Bar & Lounge, Geyserville

A bartender shakes a cocktail at the Geyserville Gun Club Bar & Lounge, Sonoma County
Geyserville Gun Club Bar & Lounge

Located in the heart of Geyserville in the historic Odd Fellows Building. The G.G.C. offers classic cocktails in a casual atmosphere. Their menu focuses on fresh fish Crudos, Latin & Asian street food and delicious bar bites. The Geyserville Gun club also has live music to enjoy every Saturday night.

Open Sunday-Thursday noon-10:30 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, noon-12:30 a.m.; 707-814-0036.

Graton Resort & Casino, Rohnert Park

The modern entrance to the Graton Resort & Casino, Rohnert Park
Graton Resort & Casino

This full-amenity gaming resort offers specialty drinks in three settings - the G sports bar with more than 42 flat screen TVs; the 8, a VIP lounge providing a semi-private and elegant atmosphere in the high-limit area; and the Sky, with a 360-degree, diamond-shaped center bar. Dining choices include casual dining in four restaurants, and a food court with seven eateries.

Open 24 hours; 707-588-7100.

Hopmonk Tavern in Sebastopol and Sonoma

The outdoor fire pit glows on the patio at HopMonk Tavern Sonoma
HopMonk Tavern Sonoma

With a total of three locations in the North Bay, this small local brewery chain boasts two of its sites in Sonoma County. Hopmonk occupies a rustic 105-year-old stone and timber building in Sebastopol, and a private home built in 1888 in Sonoma. Both sites offer a beer garden, live music (sometimes indoors, sometimes outdoors), and moderately priced menus that offer traditional and innovative pairings of beer and food. See their live music schedule for Sebastopol and Sonoma.  

Opens daily at 11:30 a.m. (closing times vary); Sebastopol 707-829-7300 and Sonoma 707-935-9100.

Jamison's Roaring Donkey, Petaluma 

Better known as the 'Roaring Donkey,' this unique little bar in downtown Petaluma it has it all. A great cocktail menu (including a full separate menu of over 10 different Moscow Mules), game nights with trivia, live music with open mic nights, and a DIY Bloody Mary BUFFET every Sunday morning. You can also throw some darts or play some pool while you're here, and it's very easy to stay all night without leaving!

Open Monday-Saturday 2  p.m.-2 a.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-2 a.m.; 707-772-5478.

Mystic Theater and McNears Saloon & Dining House

Guests enjoy drinks at the bar at McNear's Saloon & Dining House, Petaluma
McNear's Saloon & Dining House

The stated goal of these two locally owned businesses is to provide a meeting, entertainment, and eating spot for the enjoyment of locals and fun-loving visitors. They are two of many companies housed in this 1911 building. The saloon is a live music concert venue with a full bar, presenting an eclectic variety of sounds, including all types of rock, funk, blues, roots, reggae, ska, Western swing, and more. The restaurant features traditional but innovative  American cuisine, with dishes like pork lovers' mac 'n cheese, BBQ tri-tip, and the Moroccan-spiced brick chicken fettuccine. See the current music lineup for the Mystic Theater here.

Restaurant open Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-1:30 a.m. and Sunday 9 a.m.-1:30 a.m.; 707-765-2121. Theater open for shows and events; 707-775-6048. 

Tradewinds, Cotati

Enjoy jazz, blues, funk, soul, and more at this small bar in Cotati. There's live music almost every night, and you can dance to a DJ on Thursday evenings. Amenities include pool tables, a juke box, craft beers, and outdoor patio seating.

Open Monday-Friday 5 p.m.-1:59 a.m., Saturday 1 p.m.-1:59 a.m., and Sunday 10 a.m.1:59 a.m.; 707-795-7878. 

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