Exploring Paso Robles at Night: Best Things to Do After Wineries Close in 2024

By | Wine Writer
Last Updated: February 13, 2024
family enjoying a wonderful evening in Paso Robles

Editor’s Note: At Winetraveler, we’re always going beyond the vine. In this travel guide, learn about some of our favorite experiences and things to do in Paso Robles after dark this year. Plus, our top recommended vineyard resort to use as a home base while visiting this vibrant region.

Paso Robles, situated within the serene expanse of California’s Central Coast, is renowned for its exceptional wineries and stunning vineyard views. Yet, the attraction of this destination evolves dramatically as day turns to night. Beyond the vineyards’ daytime charm, Paso Robles transforms, unveiling an evening persona that captivates visitors with its distinct vibrancy. As the wineries wind down, the town’s true spirit emerges, inviting explorers to discover its after-dark offerings. From culinary delights to cultural treasures, Paso Robles at night reveals a multifaceted appeal, promising experiences that resonate long after sunset.

From eclectic eateries to cultural hotspots, we uncover five unforgettable experiences that await you in Paso Robles long after the last cork has been popped. After all, this charming town thrives in the twilight hours, too, and promises an evening filled with excitement and discovery.

Top Things to Do in Paso Robles at Night

Libretto Jazz Club

1242 Park Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446

Libretto Jazz Club Steinway Grand Piano
Image courtesy Libretto Jazz Club, Paso Robles.

In the heart of Paso Robles, Libretto is an intimate live performance concert venue considered by many as one of the go-to music spots on the California coast. “Paso Robles has been put on the map with world class wines, Michelin star restaurants and now Grammy award winning musicians at Libretto,” remarks Corey Jordan, Co-Founder and Co-Owner. The centerpiece of the venue is a 2012 Steinway & Sons Model D, a 9’ full concert grand that has been regarded by its players as one of the best pianos in the world. Jordan continues. “Being a kid from Paso Robles, this is the type of experience I moved away to find – the Opera in Paris or the Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, for example. Those experiences have now been brought back home to Paso Robles in a very unique and intimate way. Libretto is a representation of the continued progress Paso Robles is making in the cultural arts and captures the integrity of this community while presenting world class experiences every weekend.”

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California Coast Beer Company

1346 Railroad St, Paso Robles, CA 93446

Why should someone stop by Cal Coast Brewing after a day of wine tasting? Rich Clayton, owner of Cal Coast, explains. “It’s bigger than beer. Cal Coast Beer Company is a place where everyone in your party will find something they enjoy. We restored a 1950’s auto garage just blocks from the famous downtown Paso Robles Park. Here you will find craft beer, cocktails, local wines, wood fired BBQ and live entertainment weekly. We have 3 separate buildings that offer three distinct vibes on our Cal Coast Campus. The brewhouse holds our production facility and is home to beer club parties, Nashville concerts and community fundraisers. The Den (a play on a bear den and the den from the 1970’s), our 70’s inspired lounge, hosts bingo nights, trivia, live music duos and themed parties. Patina, our event space, hosts private parties and ticketed events like dueling pianos, live athletic events and comedy shows.  Our vibe, live entertainment, expansive outdoor area and proximity to the downtown park make Cal Coast Beer a must stop when the wineries close.” Or even before.

Eleven Twenty-Two Speakeasy & Cocktail Lounge

1122 Pine St, Paso Robles, CA 93446

Eleven Twenty-Two Speakeasy & Cocktail Lounge in Paso Robles
A fantastic after-dark experience, stop by Eleven Twenty-Two in Paso. Image courtesy Eleven Twenty-Two.

A throwback to the speakeasy days of Paso Robles is Eleven Twenty-Two Cocktail Lounge with a Great Gatsby vibe of the 1930s. The speakeasy is tucked alongside the back patio of Pappy McGregor’s, a casual eatery, on 13th Street. Once inside Pappy’s, guests must walk through the restaurant, exit out the rear patio, turn left, and press the doorbell only once. Wait for a hostess to answer the door to admit you to this intimate, exclusive lounge and enjoy. Stephanie Barker, local resident, can’t wait to return. “We stood in line and the hostess let only a small number of people inside, so the lounge is very exclusive with only 30 guests. Music was played, the lighting was dim and conversation was hushed. Waiters stopped by our booth with a glass cart of cocktails and took our drink order. The room is intimate so the bar is close and we could see the bartender make unique cocktails with shakers, torches and interesting ingredients. This is a real find right here in Paso Robles,” Barker added.

Sensorio Paso Robles

4380 CA-46, Paso Robles, CA 93446

Sensorio light experience in Paso Robles after dark
Image courtesy courtesy Sensorio Paso Robles.

Light at Sensorio offers a walk-through sensory experience within acres and acres of vineyards and brilliant views like no other. It features four light installations by internationally acclaimed artist Bruce Munro. Field of Light is a multi-acre walking experience that recently expanded to more than 100,000 stemmed spheres lit by fiber optics, “illuminating the landscape in subtle blooms of color” that reflect the gently rolling landscape. Light Towers installation is a celebration of Paso Robles’ wine country and features 69 towers of more than 17,000 wine bottles illuminated with glowing fiber optics moving to music. Gone Fishing and Fireflies, the newest exhibits, are found in a small valley next to Light Towers. Solar powered, they “invite visitors to engage with the landscape and environment through an ethereal light based and sculptural experience.” It’s no surprise that The New York Times deemed Light at Sensorio as #6 in their list of “52 Places to Visit in 2020.”


Guided Paso Robles sidecar tour
Explore both wine country and after-dark hotspots via sidecar with Third Wheel Tours in Paso Robles. Image courtesy Third Wheel Tours.

Discover Paso Robles like never before with Third Wheel Tours. Dive into the heart of wine country with a guided sidecar adventure, perfect for both locals and tourists. Experience the enchanting Sensorio Lights, explore the culinary and wine gems of Tin City and Market Walk, and uncover the unique charm of this quaint town. This family-friendly tour caters to all, offering a rich blend of history, culture, and the best views Paso Robles has to offer. Ready for an unforgettable journey? Book your spot now!

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Wondering Where to Stay in Paso Robles for an Upscale and Conveniently-Located Experience?

Allegretto Vineyard Resort recommended hotel in Paso Robles
Image courtesy Allegretto Vineyard Resort.

Relax in the lap of luxury and book a stay at Allegretto Vineyard Resort, a short 10 minute drive from downtown Paso Robles. This 20 acre resort is a true getaway with Tuscan-inspired architecture, museum-worthy artwork and dream-inducing rooms in which to rest after a day in wine country. Cello Ristorante & Bar focuses on a menu using locally farmed and foraged ingredients, the Spa Allegretto offers an array of services, and a stroll through the picturesque Allegretto vineyard ensures a relaxing experience. Doug Ayres, Owner, states, “People come to Allegretto and have a sense of awe, of being centered and and of feeling nourished. It’s a place to relax, de-stress, and stay in tune with their inner being.” Dine at Cello, have a drink at the bar, enjoy a tasting at the Allegretto Wines Tasting Room, relax in chairs on the piazza, stay warm by the two large fireplaces or outside firepits, and stroll the zen-like paths. “We have guests who come back over and over again,” shared Ayers.

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