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DOWNTOWN SANTA BARBARA WINE & TRAVEL GUIDE

Downtown Santa Barbara is truly the heart of this beautiful city. It’s Spanish Colonial style architecture is defined by red tile roofs, white stucco walls, decorative wrought iron, colorful decorative tiles and lush landscaping. Santa Barbara’s main thoroughfare is State Street. It begins at the historical Stearns Wharf in the Pacific Ocean and stretches all the way past the Funk Zone and through downtown and uptown.  

Downtown Santa Barbara is a vibrant city core with 5 historical theaters,  9 museums, 9 winery tasting rooms, and countless shops, restaurants and bars.

The following is a categorized list of where to Stay, Drink, Eat and Play all within the downtown district.

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WHERE TO

STAY ~ DRINK ~ DINE ~ PLAY

IN DOWNTOWN

SANTA BARBARA, CA

 

STAY

HOTELS

Kimpton Canary Hotel
Palihouse Hotel
Santa Barbara Hotel
Holiday Inn Express
Haley Hotel
The Upham Hotel
Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages
Simpson House Inn
La Quinta By Wyndham
Presidio Motel
De La Vina Inn
The Secret Garden Inn
Bath Street Inn

VACATION RENTALS

DRINK

WINERIES

Au Bon Climat
Cebada Wine Tasting Room
Frequency Wines
Grassini Family Vineyards
Happy Canyon Vineyard
Jamie Slone Wines
Sevtap Winery
Silver Wines
Barbieri and Kempe Wines

WINERY TASTING ROOM + FULL FOOD MENU

Sevtap Winery

23 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara, CA

805-679-5657

WINERY TASTING ROOM + LITE BITES

Sevtap Winery

23 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara, CA

805-679-5657

BREWERIES, TAP ROOMS & GARDENS

The Cruisery
M. Special
Night Lizard
Institution Ale
Draughtsmen Aleworks
Santa Barbara Brewhouse
The Garden
Modern Times Academy of Recreational Sciences

BREWERIES, TAP ROOMS & GARDENS + FULL MENU KITCHEN

The Cruisery

501 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA

805-729-3553

M. Special

634 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA

805-968-6500

[email protected]

The Garden

38 W Victoria St #101

Santa Barbara, CA

805-770-

Located in Santa Barbara Public Market

Draughtsmen Aleworks + Hook and Press Donuts + Buena Onda Empanadas

1131 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA

805-259-4356

Located in Mosaic Locale

Santa Barbara Brewhouse
Modern Times Academy of Recreational Sciences

418 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA

805-566-9194

[email protected]

Hours: 

Fri, Sat 12-9

Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun 12-8

Mon, Tues Closed

COCKTAILS

The Pickle Room
The Good Lion
Milk & Honey
The Bobcat Room
O'Malleys Bar
Shaker Mill

418 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA

[email protected]

Hours:

Daily 11-1

Thu – Sat 21+ after 10pm

About:

A Lower State Street neighborhood cocktail bar and eatery inspired by the fusion of the Golden Age of Cuban cocktails and al fresco drinking. We are honored to share our location with our good friends at Cubaneo and Modern Times Beer.   – Shaker Mill

 

SPIRITS

COFFEE

Caje'
Dune Coffee Roasters
Handlebar Coffee Roasters
Hustle & Grind Coffee Company
Lighthouse Coffee
Good Cup
SADE Turkish Coffee and Baklava
Santa Barbara Roasting Compay

EAT

BREAKFAST & LUNCH ONLY

Lilac Patisserie

1017 State St, Santa Barbara, CA

805-845-7400

[email protected]

breakfast 8am – 2pm

lunch 11am – 2pm

A dedicated gluten free bakery and cafe’

Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Cakes – including Wedding Cakes

Lilac Pâtisserie is a dedicated gluten free bakery and café located in beautiful downtown Santa Barbara, California. Husband and wife duo, Gillian and Alam Muralles, have worked for years in some of the most well-known bakeries in Southern California and are delighted to bring their beautiful and delicious gluten free cakes, baked goods, and entrées to downtown Santa Barbara. A diagnosed Celiac, Gillian’s focus as a pastry chef has always been gluten free baking as well as unbelievable custom cake decorating. Alam has worked his way up the kitchen ranks to become an expert when it comes to operating a bakery. After years of carefully developing their gluten free recipes to meet their exacting standards and honing their pastry and decorating skills, together they are delighted to have the opportunity to serve you the finest gluten free fare that Santa Barbara has to offer. – Lilac Patisserie

D'Angelo Bakery

25 W Gutierrez St, Santa Barbara, CA

805-962-5466

Mon – Sun 7 am – 2 pm

D’Angelo Bakery is the kind of place locals love and visitors are overjoyed to find. Choose a table indoors or out and enjoy freshly baked European-style breads and pastries, great breakfasts and lunches, and strong Italian coffee. You will, without a doubt, fall in love with this local decadence. – D’Angelo Bakery

Renaud's Patisserie & Bistro

Arlington Plaza

1324 State Street, Suite N
Santa Barbara, CA

(805) 892-2800

Mon t- Sat 7am – 4pm

Sun 7am – 3pm

Breakfast, Lunch, Pastries, Croissants, Cakes, Tarts, Eclairs, and more!

A taste of Paris…Without the trip to France!

Renaud’s Patisserie & Bistro was founded in Santa Barbara, California in 2008 by Renaud Gonthier and Nicole Black. After several years of evolution and a growing partnership with Gelson’s Markets, Renaud’s Patisserie is The Destination in Southern Califonia for quality French Pastries, Croissants, Cakes, Tarts, Eclairs, and more!

 

 

ALL DAY CAFE’

Savoy Cafe & Deli

DINNER ONLY 

Bouchon
Jane
Finch & Fork
Wine Cask Restaurant
Opal
The Black Sheep
Barbareno
Trattoria Vittoria

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Zaytoon
Petros
Arigato Sushi
Mollie's
Casa Blanca Restaurant & Cantina
The Palace Grill
Bibi Ji

BAKERIES

Lilac Patisserie
Renaud's Patisserie & Bistro
D'Angelo Bakery
Andersen's Danish Bakery & Restaurant

1106 State St, Santa Barbara, CA

Crushcakes Cupcakery

1315 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA

ICE CREAM SHOPS

McConnell's Fine Ice Cream

SANDWICHES & SALADS

Pickles & Swiss
Norton's Pastrami & Deli
Three Pickles Subs and Sandwiches
Panino
Tino's Italian Grocery
South Coast Deli

BURGERS

BBQ

SEAFOOD

CALIFORNIAN CUISINE

Barbareno

ASIAN – SUSHI

Arigato Sushi

SPANISH TAPAS

MEXICAN

Carlitos Cafe' y Cantina
Los Arroyos Downtown Mexican Restaurant
Corazon Cocina
La Playa Azul Cafe
Rudy's Mexican Restaurant Presidio
El Paseo Restaurant
Sandbar
Casa Blanca Restaurant & Cantina
Lilly's Taqueria

ITALIAN

Pascucci
Mizza Artisan Pizza & Italian Cuisine
Olio e Limone Ristorante
Chase Restaurant
Ca'Dario Santa Barbara
Trattoria Vittoria
California Pasta
Mollie's
Opal
Oppi'z Bistro and Natural Pizza
Persona Pizzeria
Uncle Rocco's Famous NY Pizza

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Patxi's Pizza
Joe's Cafe
Barb's Pies
Villa Wine Bar and Kitchen

PLAY

SHOPPING

MUSEUMS

ARTS

BIKE, ELECTRIC BIKE, SURREY,  MOKE, BUGGIE, ROLLER BLADE BOOGIE BOARD, UMBRELLA & CHAIR SET RENTALS

SURF LESSONS

GUIDED EXCURSIONS

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