8 Cocktail Bars in Sonoma County You’ll Never Forget
Across the country, Sonoma County is well known—and well-loved—for its wine. And while we certainly recommend visiting a few of what we would consider the best wineries in the region, there are also some incredible cocktail bars to explore in the area.
Whether you’re in the mood for spirits topped with frothy egg whites or something a little more “old-fashioned,” we’ve compiled our list of the top eight cocktail bars you must try in Sonoma County.
The 8 Best Places to Find Cocktails in Sonoma
Take a break from the vino and visit these local restaurants and bars to quench your thirst for spirits. From speakeasy-inspired lounges to vibrant garden patios, below are our top picks for where you’ll find the best cocktails in the county.
Cocktail Bars in Rohnert Park
If you’re looking for a cocktail spot close to SOMO Village, look no further than Sky at Graton Casino. This luxuriously designed bar is situated right under an incredible skylight and allows its patrons to oversee all the action on the casino floor.
Signature cocktail: Classic Martini—official ingredients unknown
Address: 288 Golf Course Drive West, Rohnert Park CA, 94928
Cocktail Bars in Santa Rosa
A lively tavern located in the city of Santa Rosa that offers beautifully crafted cocktails. Take a seat right up at the bar, wait for a spot in the lounge, or opt for a more formal experience in the secluded dining room.
Signature cocktail: Shiso Pretty—a vodka-based drink with spiced pear, shiso drinking vinegar, and lime
Address: 1055 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa CA, 95404
Located in central Santa Rosa, Perch and Plow provides patrons with views of the city’s historic Courthouse Square. If you feel like having an innovative cocktail experience, this is the place for you. Order one of their many unique libations or, if you can’t choose just one, opt for the Cocktail Flight to share.
Signature cocktail: Kentucky Smoked Sour—made with rye whiskey, lemon juice, and hickory chip smoke
Address: 90 Old Courthouse Square, Santa Rosa CA, 95404
Cocktail Bars in Sebastopol
4. Fern Bar
Inspired by nature and picturesque gardens, Fern Bar comes by its name honestly. Plants—ferns included, of course—hang from the walls and ceiling, and the interior has been decorated with a somewhat subtle fern-print wallpaper. Cocktail lovers will be impressed with the fresh produce that’s incorporated into the bar’s concoctions, sourced straight from the owners’ nearby Two Belly Acre farm.
Signature cocktail: Fern Bargarita—a twist on a classic margarita with tequila, mezcal, tamarind, contratto, lemon, orange, and cinnamon
Address: 6780 Depot Street, # 120, Sebastopol CA, 95472
5. Third Pig
Self-proclaimed as Sebastopol’s newest craft cocktail lounge, Third Pig is a quirky bar filled with decor that sources its inspiration from The Three Little Pigs fable. Here, you’ll find drinks that offer both delightful spirits and entertaining laughs.
Signature cocktail: Piggy Punch—rum, Swedish Punsch liqueur, chicha morada, lime, and cardamom bitters, served in a tiki-inspired, upside-down porcelain pig
Address: 116 S Main Street, Sebastopol CA, 95472
Cocktail Bars in Healdsburg
It’s all right there in the name. Head to Duke’s if you’re in the mood for some spirited cocktails in a historic Prohibition-inspired lounge. Since 1933, this bright and upscale bar has been offering drinks made with local spirits, herbs, flowers, and fruit. Need we say more?
Signature cocktail: Duke’s HH Old Fashioned—official ingredients unknown
Address: 111 Plaza Street, Healdsburg CA, 95448
Cocktail Bars in Graton
If you have yet to venture to Graton, this beautiful area of Sonoma County can be found between Occidental, Sebastopol, and Santa Rosa. Once there, make a stop at Underwood Bar and Bistro for cocktails in a hip, speakeasy-style location that began as an apple cannery center.
Signature cocktail: Graton Sunrise—blending citrus vodka, sweet and sour, and Campari in a sugar-rimmed glass
Address: 9113 Graton Road, Graton CA, 95444
Cocktail Bars in Sonoma
Starling Bar Sonoma is for you if you’re looking for a modern take on the classic Californian roadhouse. located in the heart of downtown Sonoma, this is an establishment that’s casual and friendly, with delicious cocktails that will seem both new and all too familiar.
Signature cocktail: Bark Up The Strong Tree—concocted with Thai tea, cream, coconut, pisco, and brown sugar
Address: 19380 Highway 12, Sonoma CA, 95476
With plenty of unique, modern, and nostalgic options to choose from, you’re sure to find a cocktail bar in Sonoma County that you’ll never forget.
For more dining suggestions in the area, we recommend taking a look at these 24 Must-Try Restaurants for Every Palette in Sonoma County and 10 Local Craft Breweries and Brewpubs You’ll Love.
If you’re interested in living in a place that fuses the best of city living with the country lifestyle and all the amazing things that Sonoma County has to offer, we invite you to visit SOMO Village. To learn more, download our residential project brief or get in touch with us today.