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, or enjoy a dinner show, there's a wide 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, special events, and social distancing protocols. 

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.

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 on Healdsburg's downtown plaza. With a music mix of the '90s through today, you're bound to hear your song, and the bartenders will always welcome you with a twinkle in their eyes. 

Duke's amazing craft cocktails often include Sonoma County-made  liquors and bitters, as well as ingredients harvested from their own garden. 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's the best we can buy." 

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 and seasonal cocktails in a casual, quirky-Western atmosphere. Their hearty bar menu focuses on Latin and Asian street food, as well as fresh fish crudos. Every Saturday night, the "Gun Club" screens movies like Top Gun and The Godfather  (without sound) and features live music by local artists.

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. Casual dining is offered in four restaurants, and there's also a food court with seven eateries.

Hopmonk Tavern, Sebastopol and Sonoma

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

Two of this this small local brewery chain's three locations are set in Sonoma County. In Sebastopol, Hopmonk occupies a rustic 105-year-old stone and timber building, and in Sonoma, it's in a formerly private home built in 1888. Both sites offer a beer garden, live music, and moderately priced menus that offer traditional and innovative pairings of beer and food. See their live music schedule for Hopmonk Sebastopol and Hopmonk Sonoma.  

Jamison's Roaring Donkey, Petaluma 

Better known as the "Roaring Donkey," this unique little bar in downtown Petaluma has it all: a great cocktail menu (including 10 different versions of a Moscow Mule); trivia and open mic nights; live music; and a DIY Bloody Mary buffet (yes, that's right) 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!

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

Housed together in a charming 1911 building, these two locally owned businesses provide a meeting, eating, and entertainment spot for the enjoyment of locals and fun-loving visitors. The theater/saloon is a live music concert venue with a full bar, presenting an eclectic variety of sounds from rock to funk, blues, roots, reggae, ska, and Western swing. The restaurant features traditional but innovative American cuisine, with dishes like a pork lover's mac 'n cheese, BBQ tri-tip, and chicken fettuccine. See the current music lineup for the Mystic Theater.

Tradewinds, Cotati

Enjoy jazz, blues, funk, soul, and more at this small bar in Cotati, which features live music almost every night. You can dance to a DJ on Thursday evenings, and enjoy amenities like pool tables, a juke box, craft beers, and outdoor patio seating.

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