Get to Know The Barlow Culinary and Arts Center


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Get to Know The Barlow Culinary and Arts Center

Explore a seemingly endless variety of dining, drinking, and shopping treasures at The Barlow, a 12.5-acre culinary and arts center in Sebastopol. Premium businesses hurried to lease space after this $23.5 million, 220,000-square-foot project debuted in the fall of 2012, and now the property features many of Sonoma County's best restaurants, wineries, distilleries, art galleries, and boutiques.

The sprawling campus of industrial chic barn buildings glistens in the sun. Most of the time, the glass roll-up garage doors that act as walls are open, inviting in fresh breezes and strolling customers. The 12.5 landscaped acres are lush, and brilliant with greens, reds, yellows, oranges, and blues. The colors spread across lawns, neighborhood parks, pathways, raised garden beds, and a full culinary garden (in fact, most of the landscaping is edible, harvested for the kitchens of Barlow restaurants).

It's all pretty impressive for what used to be an old apple processing facility on the eastern edge of downtown Sebastopol. And there's always something new happening in this hip community gathering spot. 

The Barlow

The 'Don't Miss' Barlow Stores

  • Barrio Fresca Cocina Mexicana: Chef Carlos Rosas of Barrio Marin (catering and farmers markets) serves comtemporary Mexican-style street food with a gourmet twist. The healthy, handcrafted dishes are made with organic seasonal ingredients. A special Barrio menu is also served at Crooked Goat Brewing.
  • California Sister Floral: Any-occasion floral delivery throughout Sonoma County; specializing in weddings and events. Floral and plant-based gifts, supplies, handmade items from local artists, and locally grown flowers. 
  • Community Market: Non-profit, worker-run, natural food grocery store specializing in all-natural and organics. On-site deli and wine bar.
  • Crooked Goat Brewing: Serving 14 beers on tap. Specializing in innovative beers with a distinctive western Sonoma County style; the eats menu includes food from several local sources. 
  • Elsie Green:. This small, sustainable, family-run company travels to the world finding beatuiful, mostly vintage things for the home. 
  • Gallery 300: Presenting traditional, modern, and functional art by local painters, a milner, and other artisans. The casual setting includes two on-site studios. 
  • Lori Austin Gallery: Featuring contemporary fine art by Bay Area and national artists, as well as a premiere collection of contemporary Shona sculpture from Zimbabwe. 


  • The Nectary: The uber juice bar, showcasing 100% organic fresh cold-pressed juices, superfood and green smoothies, probiotic beverages like fruit and herb based kefir and kombucha, and seasonal inspired quaffs of all kinds.
  • Pax Wines: Offering seasonal wine tasting flights of current releases as well as wines by the glass or bottle, on tap, and growlers to go.
  • Spirit Works Distillery: Artisan microdistillery for handcrafted gins and whiskey. On-site distillery and tasting room.
  • Taylor Lane Organic Coffee: Organic coffees and teas, baked goods.
  • Two Dog Night Creamery: Organic gelato-style ice cream using local organic ingredients; flavors change seasonally, with vegan options available. 
  • William Cofield Cheesemakers: Proper British-style cheese. Watch how it's made from start to finish, from the milk vats operating onsite to the aging room, packaging, and shipping. 
  • Woodfour Brewing Co.: Micro-brewpub and sophisticated small plates restaurant. On-site brewery.

For more details, check The Barlow's directories for shops and food & drink
The Barlow, 200 Morris St., Sebastopol