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Although it is not as large as the neighboring city of Concord, Walnut Creek serves as a hub for the neighboring cities within central Contra Costa County. Check out these ten great bars in Walnut Creek and have a fun night out with friends.
Although Spoontonic Lounge can be hard to find, local residents agree that it’s definitely worth a visit. There are DJs, dancing, and stiff drinks. Grab your friends and come in costume for special themed nights. You can also strike a pose in the old school photo booth, or play some pinball.
Spoontonic Lounge, 2580 N Main St, Walnut Creek, CA, USA +1 925 977 1888
Va De Vi
With a name that translates to ‘It’s all about wine,’ Va De Vi offers bold tastes which encourage diners to explore the large international wine list. Many wines are offered by the glass. In addition, there are pre-arranged flights to allow diners to compare different wines and discover new favorites.
Va De Vi, 1511 Mt Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA, USA +1 925 979 0100
Masses Sports Bar & Grill
A large establishment in Walnut Creek, Masses Sports Bar & Grill offers something for everyone to enjoy. The bar features 12 pool tables, ping pong & foosball, 30 flat screen TVs, 24 beers on tap, 30+ bottled beers, private VIP & meeting rooms, free WiFi, live entertainment & dancing, an indoor bocce ball court, a shuffleboard table, and much more.
Masses Sports Bar & Grill, 2721 N Main St, Walnut Creek, CA, USA +1 925 256 7665
Crogan’s Sports Bar & Grill
If you are a sports fan looking for a night out, then visit Crogan’s Sports Bar & Grill. On Monday nights, Crogan’s offers $2 beers. There is karaoke on Tuesday evenings. On Wednesday nights, there is a poker table. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings feature DJs and dancing, and on Sunday, there’s a guitarist.
Crogan’s Sports Bar & Grill, 1387 Locust St, Walnut Creek, CA, USA +1 925 933 7800
Dan’s Irish Sports Bar
A lovely neighborhood pub, Dan’s Irish Sports Bar turns into an intimate venue for live music on weekend nights. Overall, it is a great place to hang out with friends, catch the game, or enjoy some great live music. In addition, the bar features two pool tables, a rocking juke box, and a great outdoor patio. Take note: happy hour is 4-6pm with draft beer specials.
Dan’s Irish Sports Bar, 1524 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek, CA, USA +1 925 932 1331
Walnut Creek’s oldest sports bar, Stadium Pub is the place for sports enthusiasts looking for a drink to enjoy while watching a game. The pub claims that its customers experience the best sports viewing the East Bay has to offer, with MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, College Football, NCAA hoops, rugby, soccer, and UFC Fights. Quite a lot, right? Stadium Pub also has outdoor seating, a full menu, a full bar, 23 draft beers, and great Belgian beers.
Stadium Pub, 1420 Lincoln Ave, Walnut Creek, CA, USA +1 925 256 7302
Residual Sugar Wine Bar
Recently named Diablo Magazine’s Best of the East Bay for the fifth year in a row, Residual Sugar Wine Bar is well known place in Walnut Creek. Enjoy the daily happy hour specials, available until 6pm. Choose from bubbles, white wines, red wines, and beer-on-tap selections. Options include Totus Tuus Cava, 2012 Pratsch, 2013 Vinos Jeromín, and Uinta Brewing Company’s Baba.
Residual Sugar Wine Bar, 1684 Locust St, Walnut Creek, CA, USA +1 925 891 4465
Described by locals as ‘laid-back and stylishly casual,’ Corners Tavern combines soulful American food with a collection of craft beers, artisan cocktails, and distinctive wines. With its special weekday happy hour and weekend brunch, this restaurant is a great place if you’re looking to grab a quick bite with friends or just enjoy yourself during a fun night in the city.
Corners Tavern, 1342 Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek, CA, USA +1 925 948 8711
Sunol Ridge Restaurant & Bar
Sunol Ridge Restaurant & Bar takes its spirit from its ranch roots. Guests select from the widest variety of craft beers and wines from the region and enjoy traditional American cuisine around a fire pit, a private table, or at the bar.
Sunol Ridge, 1388 Locust St, Walnut Creek, CA, USA +1 925 278 1948
La Fogata Mexican Bar & Grill
La Fogata Mexican Bar and Grill offers both happy hour drink specials and happy hour menu specials. While watching your favorite team on one of the six widescreen televisions, try a La Fogata Original Margarita. Or, opt for draft Mexican beer (Pacífico Negra Modelo and Modelo Especial), nachos deluxe, or corn quesadilla.
La Fogata Mexican Bar & Grill, 1315 N Main St, Walnut Creek, CA, USA +1 925 934 8121