January & February Sonoma County Nightlife Picks
Farm-to-table eats and a plethora of wine varieties at tasting rooms across the county may be what brings visitors to wine country, but the nightlife here in Sonoma County keeps people having fun after dark.
Karaoke with girlfriends, stand-up comedy, and open-mic nights mean that you never know what to expect when you head out for the night.
Top Hits in Sonoma County:
Stand Up Sonoma Comedy Benefit
Thursday, Jan. 4
This once-in-a-lifetime night of comedy relief will feature Joel McHale, Nick Kroll, Nikki Glaser, Kyle Kinane, Chris Porter, and Chris D'Elia performing onstage. Local singer and funny guy Pat Jordan will be hosting.
All proceeds go to the Sonoma Pride Fundraiser at The King Ridge Foundation, directly helping those affected by the October wildfires. Tickets will sell out fast, so grab them on the Luther Burbank Center’s website.
North Bay Fire Relief Fundraiser
Monday, Jan. 17
Monday night is Paint Nite at Sally Tomatoes in SOMO Village. On Jan. 17 they are hosting a special fundraising night where guests will be painting the Round Barn that burnt down in the Sonoma wildfires in October 2017.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the RCU Community Fund. Tickets are limited, so grab them online.
Pliny the Younger Release
Feb. 2 - 15
It’s Pliny Time again in the craft beer world. Pliny the Younger, a Triple IPA named one of the best craft beers in the world, is released the first Friday of February and is available for just two weeks, Feb. 2-15, 2018.
This award-winning brew is not bottled, so the only source available is in downtown Santa Rosa. Enjoy connecting with new friends in line — the wait time can be up to five hours. This is a bucket list experience for any craft beer lover.
An Evening with Michael Pollan
Tuesday, Feb. 8
Author Michael Pollan is an influential voice in America’s food fight over obesity, nutrition, and diabetes. His Netflix series, Cooked, will make viewers want to get their hands dirty in the kitchen. Sonoma County is a foodie community, so make sure to grab a reservation at one of the top Sonoma County restaurants before the show. Learn more on Facebook.
Pro Tip: Be sure to download Uber or Lyft, or find the number of a local taxi, before you head out for the night. Stay safe out there, Sonoma County! Need a place to stay? Check out our list of hotels and lodging in Wine Country.
Tickets to see legendary comedian Jerry Seinfeld just went on sale for two shows on March 2 at the Luther Burbank Center, so grab your tickets right away if you want to see his stand-up routine live (instead of on Seinfeld reruns).
More late-night fun in Sonoma County:
Twin Oaks in Penngrove hosts Karaoke every Wednesday night. Get details online.
Wildflowers Saloon in Healdsburg hosts Karaoke every Thursday night. Details online.
BREW Coffee and Beer Bar in downtown Santa Rosa hosts Karaoke every Saturday night. Details on their Facebook page.
The Tipsy Taco & Cantina in Santa Rosa hosts Karaoke every Monday night. Details on Facebook.
Quincy's Pub & Cafe in Rohnert Park hosts Karaoke every Tuesday and Saturday night. Details online.
Ray’s Delicatessen & Tavern in Petaluma hosts Open Mic Night every Wednesday night. Details online.
Hopmonk Sonoma hosts Open Mic Night every Wednesday night. Details online.
Hopmonk Sebastopol hosts Open Mic Night every Tuesday night in their tavern. More details on their website.
BREW Coffee and Beer Bar in downtown Santa Rosa hosts Open Mic Night every Tuesday night. Details on their Facebook page.
Twin Oaks in Penngrove hosts their own Open Mic Night every Tuesday night. Get details online.
The Flamingo Hotel in Santa Rosa hosts Salsa & Bachata Dancing every Thursday and Sunday night, and West Coast Swing Dancing on Tuesdays. On weekends, they have live bands and dancing in the Flamingo Lounge. Details online.
Twin Oaks hosts Country Line Dancing on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. Get details online.
The Laugh Cellar in Santa Rosa hosts JUST DANCE every 4th Friday at the wine country comedy club. Details online.
Lucky Star in Sebastopol hosts Funk Night on the last Saturday of every month.
Rainbow Cattle Company in downtown Guerneville becomes a dance party every Saturday night. They also donate 10 percent of the bar proceeds every “Give-Back Tuesday,” with money going to a different Sonoma County charity each week. Details on Facebook.
Bergamot Alley in Healdsburg hosts a Trivia Night once a month (among other kooky movie nights, live music, restaurant pop-ups, brunches, and dancing). Details on their website.
Murphy’s Irish Pub on the Sonoma Square hosts Trivia Night every Wednesday. Details online.
Sonoma Cider in Healdsburg hosts Trivia Night every Wednesday in their taproom. Details on their Facebook page.
The Toad in the Hole in Railroad Square in Santa Rosa hosts Darts Night on the last Wednesday of the month and Quiz Night on the first Wednesday of the month. Details online (also every Tuesday they host Toad’s Wild Ride, featuring a new craft brewery each week).
Sally Tomatoes in Rohnert Park hosts comedy nights on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Details on their Facebook page.
The Laugh Celler - The Wine Country Comedy Club hosts standup, comedy karaoke nights and more. Get access to all their shows online.
Double Decker Lanes in Rohnert Park hosts standup comedy every second Tuesday of the month in their lounge. Learn more on their website.