November & December 2017 Sonoma County Nightlife Picks
Sonoma County may be best known for daytime activities like wine tasting and world-class restaurants, but after the sun goes down, Sonoma County nightlife takes over. From Santa Rosa’s exploding craft beer scene To Healdsburg’s late-night eats and Petaluma’s music scene, travelers have choices in what they can do after dark.
With weekly open mics, karaoke, dancing, trivia, stand-up, and live jam sessions, something is going on every night. Below are some ideas for late night fun in Sonoma County this November and December.
Top Hits in Sonoma County:
Thursday, Nov. 9
When the world's first and ONLY Heavy Metal mariachi band comes to Sonoma County, it is definitely a reason to get excited. The convergence of hard rock covers like Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train” and Guns N' Roses’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine” with traditional mariachi music — and a great attitude thrown in — will get attendees singing at the top of their lungs. Get tickets online.
Saturday, Nov. 18
The SOFA District just south of Courthouse Square and the Santa Rosa Plaza is an artsy community, known for community cafes, art galleries, and their annual WinterBlast street party. The open studio event features the SOFA Parade (yes, a parade of actual couches), street performers, live music, fire dancers, and more. The event is free and family friendly. Get more details on our Calendar of Events.
Mind Reader Allen Gittelson
Friday, Dec. 15 & Saturday, Dec. 16
Professorial hypnotist and mind reader Allen Gittelson astonishes audiences with his live stage show. He is playing at The Laugh Cellar in Rincon Valley for two nights this December. The first night, Friday, Dec. 15 is a Ladies Only event perfect for a fun girl's night out. Saturday night, all are invited. Tickets online.
More late-night fun in Sonoma County:
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.
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% of the bar proceeds every “Give-Back Tuesday,” with money going to a different Sonoma County charity each week. Details on Facebook.
The Toad in the Hole in Railroad Square of Santa Rosa hosts Darts Night on the last Wednesday of the month and Quiz Night on the first Wednesday of the month. Every Tuesday, they host Toad’s Wild Ride, featuring a new craft brewery each week. Details online.
Pro Tip: Make 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. For more details about the Sonoma County scene, check out the Best Nightlife in Sonoma County if You’re 20-Something.