Nightlife in Napa Valley
Collected by Courtney Humiston , AFAR Local Expert
Napa Valley is full of small towns that can seem a little sleepy after the sun goes down, but if you're in the mood to catch a show, hear some music, play a game of pool, or see a movie, we've rounded up some nighttime entertainment ideas, including more than one place to get a burger until midnight.
1350 3rd St, Napa, CA 94559, USA
Originally built as a movie theater in 1937, the Uptown Theatre in Downtown Napa once attracted stars like Clark Gable and Marion Davies, both on the screen and in the seats. Today, it is arguably the best place to see live music in Napa Valley....
610 Main St, Napa, CA 94559, USA
When the famous Japanese chef Masaharu Morimoto opened a branch of his eponymous restaurant in downtown Napa it was definitely a game changer for the dining scene, bringing a bit of Vegas-style flash to wine country. To be safe, make a reservation...
1205 Main St, St Helena, CA 94574, USA
Thursday night karaoke at Ana's Cantina in St. Helena is something you should seek out, depending on your definition of a good time and tolerance for a wide range of amateur music talent. Popular with the CIA students (aspiring chefs from the...
1365 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga, CA 94515, USA
"Up the road but down to earth," says the billboard on Highway 29, attempting to coax visitors to push through St. Helena's quaint downtown and onward to Calistoga. The northernmost town in Napa Valley, it is the last to be what you might call...
100 California Dr, Yountville, CA 94599, USA
The Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater has finally hit its stride. One of its biggest challenges is the very thing that sets it apart from other performance venues in Napa Valley: it is huge. It is now home for Symphony Napa...
1030 Main St, Napa, CA 94559, USA
The building that now houses the Blue Note Napa has had a number of iterations over the years, most notably more than a century of life as the Napa Valley Opera House. Today the Blue Note occupies only the first floor; the club cultivates an...
6534 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599, USA
Some say that Keller’s second restaurant in Yountville is even better than his flagship, the French Laundry. The rest of us may never know. But Bouchon is open until midnight seven days a week, and you can grab a seat at the bar without a...
1001 2nd St, Napa, CA 94559, USA
Napkins Bar and Grill is a full-service restaurant serving solid fare such as queso fundido, baby back ribs, and Niman Ranch hamburgers. But on Friday and Saturday nights, the bar is the closest downtown Napa gets to a nightclub, with...
1340 Main St, St Helena, CA 94574, USA
Cameo Cinema, a one-screen theater on St. Helena’s Main Street, has been showing movies almost continuously since 1913. Today, the meticulously maintained theater (complete with red velvet chairs and house-made popcorn) screens everything from...