When it comes to relatively rural Napa Valley, the town of Napa is considered the “big city” – so it’s no surprise that the area’s best nightlife can be found here. Whether you’re looking for some late-night jazz or just want to find high-energy vibe, you needn’t travel far. Here are five venues that keep the night going long after sundown.
Blue Note Napa. This hot spot is part of an international chain that originated with the famed jazz club in New York. It features headliners like David Sanborn and Kenny G as well as more local talent. And its restaurant serves top-flight food, from bar bites to full dinners.
Mercantile Social Terrace. Hidden on the enclosed roof of the Andaz Napa Hotel, this is a terrific spot for a small group or twosome. Rocking chairs surround the fire pit, and the bar serves curated wines and seasonal cocktails along with healthy light bites and savory comfort foods. Mercantile Social Terrace closes at 10 p.m. nightly, but the indoor bar stays open until midnight during the week and Sunday, and until 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Bounty Hunter. If it’s BBQ and comfort food you’re looking for, backed by a lineup of more than 400 premium wines by the bottle and 40 wines by-the-glass, look no further than this place. It’s just added a long list of spirits, as well, featuring more than 40 American whiskeys available by the glass or for purchase. Bounty Hunter is open 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. on weekends.
Cadet Wine Bar. One of Napa’s newest and hippest hang-outs, Cadet serves California wines, rare Champagnes, and even beer in a can as well as beautifully crafted charcuterie boards and other small bites. Once a week it hosts a party featuring a guest bartender – usually a local winemaker, brewer, or chef.n Cadet is open Monday - Thursday from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. and Friday and Saturday from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Sky & Vine Rooftop Bar at the Archer Hotel Napa. Still relatively new to Napa, Sky & Vine has created a go-to spot for locals and tourists alike. With an impressive view of the town of Napa, exemplary bar bites, fire pits, and a reverse Happy Hour from 9 p.m to close Sunday through Thursday, a night at this hotspot is sure to please. Sky & Vine is open Sunday - Thursday 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 3 p.m. - Midnight.
Need more ideas? Check out Basalt, Carpe Diem, Miminashi, Ca’Momi, Napkins Bar & Grill and a great brand-new spot: Gran Electrica.