If you find yourself in Sonoma looking for the perfect place to grab a quick cocktail or to celebrate an evening with friends or family, here are my top picks for cocktails in Downtown Sonoma, CA. These are places that I adore for their variety of flavors, exquisite choice in cocktails, and overall ambiance. If you’re looking for some great places to grab a bite or explore wineries and tasting rooms, check out my blog posts here: Downtown Sonoma Dining Guide & Best Wineries & Tasting Rooms in Downtown Sonoma.
El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen
Nestled in the heart of Sonoma’s historic downtown square, El Dorado Kitchen offers a California-inspired cuisine made with the freshest farm and ranch-raised ingredients. Guests can enjoy their meal in the main dining room, front corner cafe, on the tree-lined outdoor patio, at the cozy bar, or in the private dining room. This is the perfect spot to grab a drink and spend time with friends & family. 405 1st St W, Sonoma, CA 95476
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Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa
Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa has two bars that offer a fantastic dining experience and delicious drinks. 38° North Wine Bar is Wine Country’s hottest lounge that has a sleek design and a minimalist aesthetic of mission-style architecture. The Water Tower Bar is located by the main pool and offers dozens of regional craft beers and locally sourced specialty cocktails. Alfresco pool lounge dining and private cabana rentals provide everything you need for the perfect day in the California sun! Read more about my lovely visit here! 100 Boyes Blvd, Sonoma, CA 95476
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Taub Family Outpost
Taub Family Outpost is a great place to check out before a day of wine tasting or roaming the streets of the Historic Sonoma Plaza. They offer a variety of sandwiches, tinned specialty foods, and other seasonal offerings. Specifically, their cocktail bar has a rotating selection of classic craft cocktails that are lovely to enjoy. Here you get a restaurant, market and cafe all in one atmosphere. 497 1st St W, Sonoma, CA 95476
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The Bar at MacArthur Place
Located in the heart of Sonoma, The Bar at MacArthur Place features meticulously rendered American cocktails, an assortment of craft beers, and a simple, high-quality menu. To go along with the lovely drinks, their menu features classic bar bites & burgers as well as fresh Mediterranean dips and small plates. It’s an easy place to gather with friends at the start of the evening, or for a quiet, late-night drink. 29 E MacArthur St, Sonoma, CA 95476
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The Fairmont Mission Inn & Spa: Sante Restaurant
Another MUST visit in Sonoma is The Fairmont Mission Inn & Spa’s Sante Restaurant. They have beautiful craft cocktails you don’t want to miss! The Fairmont Mission Inn & Spa is truly heaven. Read about my magical stay at the hotel here and my Spa day here.
The Girl & The Fig
The Girl & The Fig founded by Chef & Owner Sondra Bernstein who you can read about in my Interview with Chef Sondra Bernstein here features a wonderful antique bar with French aperitifs, unique and traditional cocktails, an award-winning wine list, cheese & charcuterie platters, and outdoor garden patio seating. They have an extensive wine list with whites, reds, and rosé along with a variety of cocktails, sorbet sippers, and non-alcoholic beverages. 110 W Spain St, Sonoma, CA 95476
Wit & Wisdom
Wit and Wisdom offers American comfort food and a robust wine list. The restaurant features regional California cuisine cooked on a hearth oven for a perfect experience for any time of day. It’s the ideal dining experience for visitors and locals who are looking for a different type of tasting room in wine country or to experience the best cocktails. The restaurant also features an outdoor terrace offering al fresco dining and a bocce ball court. This is hands down one of my favorite NEW hotspots in downtown Sonoma from the adored Chef Michael Mina & team. Check them out for their inventive and delicious cocktails and spectacular food! 1325 Broadway, Sonoma, CA 95476
Read all about Wit & Wisdom here and see how my fabulous visits have been!
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