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Santa Barbara nightclubs & bars. Its a mixed bag; mostly clustered downtown on State Street, and on the side streets 1 block East or West.
So when it's time to groove, lounge watch or just get sloshed - take your pick ... there's something for pretty much everyone, and they are in no particular order.
434 State, 805-962-5516
A small lounge club with Asian decor, and a back patio that has most of the seating. Fri & Sat late night is when it’s happening. Bottle service available. Once inside, the man to know is Travis.
Cooney's Nightclub, 500 Anacapa St. 2 pool tables, currently plays standard Hip Hop, with reggae on Tuesdays.
Couchez, 214 State St, the hot new place in town. Beds for lounging, premium restaurant and bottle service, as well as incredible food that features modern French cuisine with a twist. The lounge also provides an outside smoking patio and dance floors.
The two main live music clubs are: SOhO, 1221 State St, a full service restaurant and venue at the top end of the dowtown map, with music 7 nights.
And Velvet Jones, 423 State St, at the bottom end of downtown, catering to a harder sound with a loungier club atmosphere, also has DJs.
Tonic Nightclub, 634 State St. DJs playing mainly standard hip-hop and stuff you’ll hear elsewhere. Big, light and airy, with a really great back patio ad one of the better sound systems. The better end of the college crowd plus the better dressed young revellers. The new Sunday Session is a hot destination.
Sandbar, 514 State St. . DJs playing mainly standard hip-hop and stuff you’ll hear elsewhere. Reggae on Tuesdays, college crowd. State St patio.
Green Room, 435 State St. More of a small bar with very loud DJs than a club. No patio for the smokers.
Sharkeez, 416 State St. Intentional visual & sensory overload, Cheap grub, tons of screens, young crowd, college evening nightclub [chain]
Madisons, 536 State. State St patio. DJs playing mainly standard hip-hop and stuff you’ll hear elsewhere, lots of food & drink specials, college-ish night crowd. [chain]
Study Hall 519 State. Loud, college, scruffy.
O’Malleys, 523 State. Sporty, DJs on the weekend, upstairs lounge you may miss if you don't know about it. Back patio.
Q's, 409 State St
Hotel Andalucia rooftop bar, 31 West Carrillo, valet parking, spectacular views, pool [for guests only], heaters!
SB Brewing Company, 501 State St
Rubys 734 State
Elsie’s 117 W. De La Guerra
Wildcat, 15 W. Ortega
Mels, 6 W. De La Guerra St
Joes 525 State St
Blue Agave, 20 E. Cota St
Zelo, 630 State St
Sportsman, 20 W. Figueroa
Roy Restaurant & Bar, 7 W. Carrillo St
James Joyce, 513 State St
Dargans, 18 E. Ortega St
Press Room, 15 E. Ortega St
Old Kings Road, 532 State St
Brewhouse, 229 W. Montecito St
The Neighborhood, 235 W. Montecito St
Spearmint Rhino Adult Cabaret
22 E Montecito Street. Only nude club in SB. No liquor. No class. Truly not up to the usual Spearmint Rhino standards.
Rockstar Cab 451.9999. The best way to navigate Santa Barbara, drunk or sober. Leopard carpet, great music, and if you’re lucky you’ll get James, the owner, driving you.
There's also news of a multi-million dollar jazz club & venue that's going to be being built into the Anacota Building on Anacapa & Cota Streets.