Baja Sharkeez

525 State St, Santa Barbara
805-403-0214

Since 1993, Baja Sharkeez has earned its reputation as one of the most successful group of restaurant and bar concepts in Southern California with locations in Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, and Santa Barbara. Baja Sharkeez is an ongoing testament to the quintessential SoCal lifestyle: great food and drinks at an exceptional value in a laid back and festive atmosphere where customers can cheer on their favorite sports teams or sit mesmerized by surf videos playing on various screens. In the evening, the lights lower and the DJ music begins, turning Baja Sharkeez into the go-to spot for fun-seekers looking for a great night on the town. Baja Sharkeez Santa Barbara now offers a full service restaurant experience on their new State Street patio.

The Good Lion

1212 State St, Santa Barbara
805-845-8754

The Good Lion is a contemporary Santa Barbara cocktail bar. Our intimate space's design is inspired by the 'American Riviera', city of Santa Barbara as well as coastal South-West Europe and Mediterranean Africa. Reflective of its place as one of the country's finest agricultural producers, the beverage program features a weekly rotating cocktail menu featuring the Central Coast's finest fruits, herbs, spices, and produce. We also feature a small list of California craft beers and local natural wines. We are thrilled to be the first craft cocktail bar on the Central Coast to be a certified Green Business by the California Green Business Program. Keep in touch to see updates and examples of our sustainable practices!


The James Joyce

513 State St, Santa Barbara
805-962-2688

The James Joyce is a popular authentic Irish Bar in downtown Santa Barbara catering to a good local following of all ages and tourists alike since 1996. The James Joyce offers live music most nights with pool, darts , complimentary peanuts, and a fireplace. During COVID-19 all activiy takes place on their spacious new State Street patio. At the James Joyce, you are welcome to come for a pint to enjoy the atmosphere and great live music six days a week. They have a juke box with over 30,000 song selection.

Joe's Cafe

536 State St, Santa Barbara
805-966-4638
Category: American

Joe’s Cafe is an acclaimed American steakhouse and upbeat bar that’s been the centerpiece of Santa Barbara’s dining, drinking, and socializing since 1928. Our commitment to offering great meals, stiff cocktails, and a friendly ambiance has made Joe’s Cafe a downtown destination for generations of locals and visitors alike. Renowned for serving up a great evening out, Joe’s Cafe transforms seamlessly from a neighborhood restaurant to a lively bar as the evening progresses. Many visitors start and end their night at Joe’s Cafe. Our menu is hand crafted, modern American favorites in generous portions. Diners can find everything from prime steaks and chops, savory lamb shank, market fresh seafood and vegetables, classic sandwiches, pastas, daily soups, burgers, vegetarian entrees, and salads. On weekends, Joe’s Cafe buzzes as people flock to our extensive breakfast menu that offers something for everyone. Joe’s Cafe is tended by a welcoming and accommodating staff – some of whom have worked for us for 40 years. The experience we’ve gleaned as the oldest restaurant in Santa Barbara ensures you receive our trademark excellence. For decades, Joe’s Cafe has been lauded for our award-winning cocktails – sweeping the “stiffest drinks” category year after year.

Old Kings Road

532 1/2 State St, Santa Barbara
805-884-4085

Old Kings Road is a nice change from the craze of the downtown nightlife. It's a dimly-lit true dive of a bar with great music, billiards, and a great selection of beer on tap, and the decor is quite festive. The staff are friendly and attentive. There is little doubt that Old Kings Road has put together a winning team who feel like family The cast and crew of this British pub are all delightful. For those just passing through, the drinks and service are on point, the vibe is comfortable and homey, and the price is right. Old Kings Road is not pretentious at all. It's a Santa Barbara staple.

O'Malley's

523 State St, Santa Barbara
805-564-8904

O'Malley's Santa Barbara is a sports bar located in the heart of the downtown corridor. With 25+ screens available, you're to always have a seat with a great view of your favorite team. The bar gained national fame when basketball star Michael Jordan started pouring drinks at O'Malley's when he was in town for his basketball camp. In addition to the bar you can enjoy cocktails upstairs, or enjoy a cold beer in the back or both on the new State Street front patio. O’Malley’s has always offered a little bit for everyone.

The Red Piano

519 State St, Santa Barbara
805-358-1439

The Red Piano is an intimate live music venue in beautiful downtown Santa Barbara. Due to COVID-19 we have partnered with our neighbor, Patxi’s Pizza, and are serving lunch and dinner daily 7 days a week. We have two beautiful outdoor patios for you to enjoy. We remain a 21+ venue due. There is a high-energy, all-request piano show Tuesday through Sunday that runs from mid-afternoon until close. Mondays, we open the doors in the early evening offering the best blues bands on the Central Coast.

The Sportsman

1226 State St, Santa Barbara
805-564-4411

There are a few dive bars in downtown Santa Barbara, hidden between upscale Italian bistros and fusion sushi outlets and among them The Sportsman generates some seriously good vibes. It doesn't fit all the dive criteria: the floors are clean, it smells good and the interior is free of dusty health hazards from a bygone era. But it still manages to deliver on warmth and heart. Often referred to as Santa Barbara's oldest dive bar, for decades The Sportsman has served as primarily a locals-only liquor hangout. Serving a range of tasty food and drink, The Sportsman in Santa Barbara will have you thinking about seconds (or thirds). Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal - this restaurant offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond.

Wildcat Lounge

15 W. Ortega St, Santa Barbara
805-962-7970

Santa Barbara's premier bohemian nightclub featuring top DJ's and boasting an eclectic mix of drinks, music and dancing. Lounge culture lives large at this fabulous club, which sports plenty of red vinyl, leopard prints, and quirky accents. A main bar, a patio bar, and a smaller "beauty" bar make sure drinks are accessible, and great lights, sound, and go-go dancers guarantee that the dance floor is packed. A hip, younger crowd frequents the Wildcat Lounge, and every night, something's happening. Music ranges from old school to hip-hop, house, alternative, and rock. Terrific happy hour and fantastic cocktails too.