How to Do SLO: Nightlife

San Luis Obispo is widely known for year-round sunshine and serene surroundings, but that’s only half of the story. Each night, locals, students, and out-of-towners converge to create a uniquely fun and friendly nightlife scene. Don’t sleep on SLO when the sun goes down! Check out SLO’s growing list of weekly nightlife happenings:

Monday

Bang the Drum Brewery: Open Mic Night
Sign-up sheet goes out at 7 p.m.
Open Mic starts at 7:30 p.m.

Buffalo Pub and Grill: Trivia Night
Starts at 7:30 p.m.

Frog and Peach Pub: Toan’s Open Jam (Open Mic Night)
9 p.m. – Midnight

Mother’s Tavern: Karaoke Night
10 p.m. – Close

Frog and Peach Pub in Downtown SLO
Frog and Peach Pub

Tuesday

Frog and Peach PubPint Night; purchase a pint glass for $5 or bring your own for $3 off all beer.
9 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Milestone Tavern: Trivia Night
8 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Mother’s Tavern: Pint Night; bring your own pint glass for $3 off draft beers and well drinks.
10 p.m. – Close

SLO Brew: Pint Night; bring your own pint glass for $2-$3 Beers.
6 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Woodstock’s Pizza: Pint Night; half-priced featured brews.
8 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Woodstock's Pizza SLO Pint Night
Woodstock’s Pizza

Wednesday

Bang the Drum Brewery: Trivia Night with Craft Beer and Prizes
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Buffalo Pub and Grill: Open Mic Night
Open Mic sign up at 7:30 p.m.
Open Mic from 8 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

The Graduate: “Turn Up Wednesdays” College Night
Free Entry Before 11 p.m.

Libertine: “Wax Wednesday!” Vinyl DJ with food and drink specials
6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Woodstock’s Pizza: Trivia Night with prizes for the top 3 teams.
Sign up via their weekly Facebook post that goes live every Wednesday at 12 p.m.
Starts at 9 p.m.

Thursday

Bang the Drum Brewery: Comedy Night
Open Mic sign up at 7 p.m.
Open Mic starts at 7:30 p.m.
Showcase starts at 8:30 p.m.

The Graduate: Cal Poly Line Dancing Lessons/Country Night
Lessons start at 8 p.m.
Country Night starts at 9 p.m.
(Cover: $10 for 18-20, $5 for 21+)

Mother’s Tavern: 2 for 1 Drinks & Live DJ Night
10 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Mo Tav in Downtown SLO
Mother’s Tavern | Photo // @dr_revv

Friday

Frog and Peach Pub: Reggae Fridays
10 p.m. – 12 a.m.

The Graduate: “Noche Caliente” Latin Music Night
Starts at 8 p.m.
(Cover: $10 for 18-20, $5 for 21+)

Luna Red: Live Music
10 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Mother’s Tavern: Live Music/ DJ Dance Party
6:30 p.m. – Close

Novo: 726 Late Night Drinks, Dancing, and Friends
Starts at 10 p.m.

Santa Maria Brewing Co. SLO Taproom: Free Music Friday
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Luna Red Drinks by the Fire
Luna Red

Saturday

The Graduate:

  • “Big Chill” Dance Hits from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s & 90’s
    (1st Saturday of the Month)
  • Cuesta College Line Dancing Lessons/Country Night
    (All other Saturdays of the Month)
    Lessons start at 8 p.m.
    Music starts at 9 p.m.
    (Cover: $10 for 18-20, $5 for 21)

Luna Red: Live Music
10 p.m. – Midnight

Mother’s Tavern: DJ Dance Party
10 p.m. – Close

Novo: 726 Late Night Drinks, Dancing, and Friends
Starts at 10 p.m.

Sunday

Bang the Drum Brewery: “Serenade Sunday” Acoustic Artists
Starts at 4:30 p.m.

Frog and Peach Pub: “Night Church” with Cloudship
Last Sunday of the Month, 10 p.m. – Midnight

Mother’s Tavern: Karaoke Night
10 p.m. – Close

In addition to these weekly SLO Happenings, concert venues like SLO Brew and the Fremont Theater continuously host world-class performances as well as local favorites. If you and your crew are ready to get the night started a little earlier, you won’t be disappointed by SLO’s extensive happy hour selection. Between the breweries, restaurants, clubs and bars in SLO, any given night of the week can be an evening to remember. Have a drink, bust a move, and enjoy some late-night fun in SLO.

 

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