Napa Valley Nightlife: Where to Have Some Fun

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The Napa Valley is known mostly for its daytime activities, consisting of visiting wineries and vineyards to take tours and taste delicious vintages, as well as the beautiful sights to be seen while hiking and on bike tours. Being a town of fancy beverages you might assume that downtown Napa has a decent nightlife, and we’d like to confirm that yes, The Napa Valley nightlife is quite entertaining after a late afternoon siesta. Shower up and head out on the town for delicious food, beverages and even music and dancing. There’s no shortage of great things to do when that sun goes down on Napa.

Here are some of the best places to check out when you’re looking for some lively Napa Valley nightlife, and they’re located in downtown Napa, just blocks from Churchill Manor.

  • The Napa Valley Wine Train often has great evening outings that include themed dinners and a leisurely ride through wine country at dusk. Some of the fun upcoming events are Murder Mystery Dinner Theater, featuring a show about the rebirth of San Francisco after the earthquake and fire of 1915. Another upcoming event is the Moonlight Escape featuring a five-course dinner with wine pairings and an 180-degree view of Napa Valley.
  • Empire’s new Bubble Bar is a great place in downtown Napa to indulge in some delicious Asian fusion food and listen to their live pianist every Friday and Saturday night. If you’re looking for a low-key night out in Napa, this is a great way to do it.
  • City Winery is located at the historic Napa Valley Opera House and offers not only delicious food and wines, but also nightly events ranging from Vintner Vinyl to Trivia Night. Their unique menu borrows from various Mediterranean cuisines and is the perfect spot if you’re looking for dinner and a show.
  • The Uptown Theatre is perhaps the most renown and historic spot to experience Napa Valley nightlife, known for featuring world class acts like the upcoming performers Ani DiFranco and Drive-By Truckers. Once Northern California’s most famous movie theatre, it has been the center of entertainment in downtown Napa for nearly a century offering a beautiful art deco venue.
  • Catch a show at the memorable Deco Lounge at Capp Heritage Vineyards tasting room in downtown Napa. Their lounge is one of the most comfortable places to take in the Napa Valley nightlife with deep leather chairs, a fireplace and an extensive tasting bar with all your favorite Capp wines.

Whether you’re looking for a proper bar, a concert, maybe even an opera or just a quiet dinner with some charming live music, you’ll find it all among the Napa Valley nightlife options. If you’re more of a festival party type, don’t forget the upcoming BottleRock Festival, happening May 29th through the 31st in downtown Napa. This music festival featuring great headliners, and a myriad of local food and drink options will be a true party all weekend long, including after hours parties and a full town.