Looking for a night out on the town? San Luis Obispo’s Downtown has you covered with a full lineup of bars, cafés, and lounges - along Higuera and its side streets. Centralized on the main drag, visitors can begin their night at a wine bar and hop to a lounge or pub as the evening progresses. Whether you enjoy live acoustic music at an outdoor setting like Luna Red or the flashing lights and DJ scene of MoTav, visitors are bound to have an amazing time.
San Luis Obispo nightlife also offers exceptional evening events such as Art After Dark and Concerts in the Plaza, which reveal the true culture of SLO. Every first Friday of the month, Art After Dark takes place in Downtown San Luis Obispo as an evening of art, community, and culture. Art After Dark is a free, self-guided tour of galleries and non-traditional art venues showcasing the work of local, visual, literary and performing artists. With wine and appetizers served at various venues, people can appreciate the local talent and nightlife while strolling throughout SLO. Additionally, Concerts in the Plaza occurs on Friday nights at Mission Plaza from June until September. Free and undoubtedly fun, Concerts in the Plaza features musical genres across the spectrum from reggae to rock. With the option to bring in your own food and purchase drinks inside, you can set up a picnic in the plaza and appreciate the sound of local musicians. Explore San Luis Obispo nightlife at establishment listed below.