Arts & Entertainment

Date Night in Santa Barbara

Looking for a fun evening out in Santa Barbara, but feeling overwhelmed with all of the wonderful venue options?! We recently went on a lovely date to Santa Barbara and thought we would share it with you!

The night started at The Good Lion, a contemporary cocktail bar. It has an intimate interior and an incredible menu of cocktails to choose from. “Reflective of its place as one of the country’s finest agricultural producers, the beverage program features a weekly rotating cocktail menu featuring the Central Coast’s finest fruits, herbs, spices, and produce.” They also have a small selection of California craft beers and wines.

The Good Lion, Santa Barbara

She had: All That Razz – vodka, jasmine tea, blanc vermouth, raspberry, ginger

He had: Bourbon & Brandy Old Fashioned – bourbon, armagnac, px sherry, house bitters blend

Address:

1212 State Street

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

805-845-8754

@thegoodlionbar

Jane, Santa Barbara

After our cocktails we walked to Jane for dinner, and what a delight that was! Our server was friendly and very knowledgeable of the menu. The atmosphere was cozy and romantic. Our date unfolded as follows:

Bottle of sparkling wine.

Maschio Sparkling Rose, Treviso, Italy

Shared appetizer.

1/2 DOZEN BROILED OYSTERS

Italian Parsley, Garlic Butter

& Parmesan Crust

Homemade Potato Chips 

Dinner.

He had: GRILLED FILET MIGNON 

Oyster Mushrooms & Herb Cream

Seasonal Vegetables & Potatoes 

She had: GRILLED SALMON ON CEDAR

Mango Relish & Citrus Sauce

Seasonal Vegetables & Potatoes 

Shared Dessert.

STRAWBERRY SWIRL

Raspberry Sauce & Fresh Whipped Cream

WOW. Everything was impeccable! We will be back!

Address:

1311 State Street 

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Arlington Theatre, Santa Barbara

Our evening was building up to a comedy show at The Arlington Theatre! “The historic Arlington Theatre, built in the mission revival style and beautifully restored, seats over 2,000. Its atmospheric interior contains faux-Spanish villas and a ceiling filled with twinkling stars.” It was beautiful! The theater has an array of shows regularly, and is most notable for being the home of the annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival. It is the largest movie theater and principal performing arts venue in Santa Barbara.

Address:

1317 State Street

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

With everything within walking distance, this night truly could not have been more perfect!

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