HAPPY HOUR & DAY-DRINKING MEAN VACATION DAY--OR HOOKY--OR FRIDAY...
Any of these joints nail the experience.
Barndiva (and Gallery Bar & Bistro, next door)
A swanky spot with beautiful, skillfully prepared food and a lot of attitude. Get the goat cheese balls. Their cocktails are great. Their studio next door is even swankier and more spacious.
Sexy, moody cocktail lounge. Looks like something out of a different era.
Very small, incredibly delicious bites from their kitchen. Perfect way to start or end your evening.
Great spot for a date.
Bravas Bar de Tapas
Love gin? Love hand-crafted cocktails? Need a light snack? This place is perfect.
Beautiful day? Head to their outside bar in the backyard. Game you want to watch? The outside bar has TV! Cold out? Belly up to their indoor bar by a cozy fireplace. This place plays a lot of doo-wop music. It's my only complaint. I hate doo-wop. Can be a literal buzz kill. But I stomach it when the group I'm with wants to go here.
Very cool, hipster spot. Hand-crafted cocktails, Italian and some local wines and bocce! Great place to spend your afternoon or after dinner.
Do you appreciate a PROPER cocktail? Go here. These guys are so amazing. They have an outdoor bar too for when the weather is nice. And you can order small bites if you're hungry. Hands down, my favorite spot in town.
Duke's Spirited Cocktails
Want to watch a game or people watch on the plaza?
Batch cocktails, lively atmosphere.
Lo & Behold
This beautiful new space just opened by a couple beautiful ladies.
Incredible, craft cocktails meets gorgeous comfort food. Open all day and late. You must go here.
Get the fried chicken.
214 Healdsburg Ave • Healdsburg, CA
Not in Town
The Bar @ The Dry Creek General Store
In the center of Dry Creek Valley sits one of the quaintest places...you'd think you're on an old movie set. The Dry Creek General Store is now owned by Gallo but they preserved the look, feel and quality of the original space. The Bar, connected to the store, is the original dive bar of the Valley. Stiff drinks, cheap snacks abound but expect craft beers and solid wine on tap (Yes, wine. On tap.) You can also create a charcuterie spread from the deli next door and enjoy it and some cocktails out front...
Geyserville Gun Club Bar & Lounge
Okay. This place is awesome. It just opened February of 2016 and it's hard to imagine the Geyserville strip before it was there. It might look like a dive bar but it's just a facade. Craft cocktails, beer and a simple wine list of local favorites are on the menu. Hungry? They've got snacks. This grosses me out but it's a beloved treat to so many people I call my friends...so I'll give you a heads up: They have cold pizza on the menu. They have MUCH better stuff too, so check it out.