6770 McKinley Street
Photo by Rachel Weill, AFAR Media
The BarlowSebastopol’s answer to the Napa’s Oxbow Market is The Barlow, a hip and upscale outdoor mall featuring a variety of epicurean hot spots, shops, tasting rooms, and galleries. Once an apple-processing facility, the 18 industrial buildings that make up the destination were renovated in the early part of this decade. Today, perhaps the most famous tenants are Kosta Browne, a cult winery that has its production and hospitality operations on-site, and Zazu, the award-winning pork-obsessed restaurant from Food Network star Duskie Estes. Also worth visiting: the the Guayaki Yerba Mate Café, Spirit Works Distillery, Woodfour Brewing Co., Taylor Maid Organic Coffee, and the tasting lounge for MacPhail Wines. Because there are so many possibilities, the best way to approach the Barlow is to spend a full day walking from stop to stop. Pro tips: There’s live music every Saturday afternoon at Crooked Goat Brewing, and Sebastopol’s legendary ice cream shop, Screamin’ Mimi’s, is just one block to the west.