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Bars and nightlife in San Luis Obispo

Top bars

Asian Restaurant
“Voted best restaurant in SLO! Enjoy delicious tapas and world famous wine with creekside views. Located in the iconic Cigar Factory building in downtown SLO, Novo’s bar, lounge offers award wining innovative cuisine. Tandoori chicken and Novo lettuce wraps are our favorites! ”
  • 77 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
“The best tri tip sandwiches on the Central Coast! They also have "large" baskets of fries that can feed 3-4 people. BBQ chicken, great salads, brews, and great prices.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Bar
“Same owner as Novo, similar ambience and outdoor seating. Excellent food with more of a Latin flair.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Best place for drinks and apps in SLO County. Craft cocktails, unique mixes and tasty bites. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Bar
“This is a restaurant and brewery and they often have live bands. Very fun atmosphere!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
“Love their menu and prices. Great for tasting a bit of everything or sharing. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
“This place is amazing for food, drinks, and nightlife. Sit in the back patio area. Great happy hour...”
  • 23 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“ Great food, bar, night scene. Close to Bubblegum Alley. Open until 11 pm.”
  • 11 locals recommend

Nightclubs

Asian Restaurant
“Voted best restaurant in SLO! Enjoy delicious tapas and world famous wine with creekside views. Located in the iconic Cigar Factory building in downtown SLO, Novo’s bar, lounge offers award wining innovative cuisine. Tandoori chicken and Novo lettuce wraps are our favorites! ”
  • 77 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“ Great food, bar, night scene. Close to Bubblegum Alley. Open until 11 pm.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Wine Bar
“Luis Wine Bar is a quiet and friendly wine bar in downtown SLO with a wide variety of wines and beers from all over the world.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Foremost (www.foremostwineco.com) is also located downtown on Higuera. It is a new wine tasting lounge, wine shop and very nice restaurant. I recommended this spot to some folks and they said it was the best meal they have experienced. The chef is a French lady who is considered our best local chef.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very fun place to eat and drink! Moderately priced. Great dancing!! Check to see what dancing night it is. Some western, some rock, etc. Fun! Maybe $5 to get it past 7pm.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Night Club
  • 1 local recommends
Night Club
“This is a dive bar. Serious drinkers and pool players only :) Nice people. Worth checking out.”
  • 1 local recommends