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Where to Get Country On California’s Central Coast

Going Country on the Coast

The Central Coast is known for its breathtaking beaches, beautiful bluffs and salty seas, but something that’s often overlooked is the thriving cowboy culture that makes the area so unique. Whether you prefer to ride the waves on a surfboard or through the trails on a horse, the Central Coast has something for all tastes. Today, though, we’re going to focus specifically on the best places to embrace your inner cowboy or cowgirl.

Cattleman’s Lounge

(c) Paso Robles Inn


Grab a friend, throw on your favorite ten-gallon hat and enjoy a drink in the historic Cattlemen’s Lounge at the Paso Robles Inn. Get a taste for the local flavor with one of the signature cocktails inspired by legends like John Wayne or Jesse and Frank James or head on a Tuesday to enjoy the Taco & Tequila special for a real cowboy kick.

The Graduate Nightclub

(c) The Graduate Nightclub


Kick up your boots every Thursday (and most Saturday) nights at The Graduate Nightclub. Their notoriously popular country nights feature a variety of country music genres and dances. You’ll swing, spin and shuffle around the room to some of the best country hits! No dancing experience? Don’t worry, they offer lessons for those who are new to line and swing dancing.

Avila Valley Barn

(c) the simple Rae


What better way to embrace the country culture than in a barn? Come buy fresh produce or eat a scrumptious treat on a haystack at Avila Valley Barn’s tucked away location. Feed and interact with their array of barnyard animals or enjoy a short hayride through the grounds, either way, you’ll feel totally in touch with simpler times. After a fun day of activities at the barn, relax just steps from the beach at Avila Lighthouse Suites.

Madonna Inn

(c) Boots and Brews Music Festival


If you’re in search of good food and music, look no further than the Boots & Brews Country Music Festival. This event on Sept. 28, 2019, is all about celebrating friends, boots, beer and of course great country music! Bring a beach blanket and enjoy the great line-up, while snacking on food from some of the tastiest spots on the Central Coast. Sounds like a brew-tiful time to us!

McClintock’s Saloon & Dining House

(c) F. McClintock’s


Located just off Highway 101 in Shell Beach, F. McClintock’s offers authentic ranch-style food and slow-cooked barbeque, will leave any cowboy’s mouthwatering. Their genuine Southern hospitality and beautiful ocean views create a fun environment for the whole family. If you need accommodations for your country crew, Pismo Lighthouse Suites is just down the road and offers gorgeous views as well!

Whether you own ten pairs of boots, or none, a ten-gallon hat or a snapback, we promise you’ll love all these coastal country activities. Yee Haw!

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