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Best craft cocktails in Paso Robles 


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Paso Robles craft cocktails

–Are you searching for some of the best craft cocktails in Paso Robles? Well, look no further because the staff at the Paso Robles Daily News has compiled a list of some of the best places to grab a drink in Paso Robles. Check out our list below, click on the title of each restaurant to visit their website.

Eleven Twenty Two

Eleven Twenty-Two is a true “speakeasy” like the ones of yesteryear. To enter the lounge push the button at the door, and a host will greet you. The cocktail lounge was named one of the best speakeasy bars on the planet by Venue Report magazine. Hours are 7 p.m. to Midnight on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. On Friday and Saturday, hours are 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. The lounge is closed Monday, excepting Spirit Society events. Located in downtown Paso Robles at 1122 Railroad Street, directly behind Pappy McGregor’s, enter from the back alley.

The Hatch 

The Hatch rotisserie and bar offers creative cocktails as well as beer and red and white wine on tap. Try delicious creations such as their Sweater Weather, which has bourbon, chai, carrot, coconut cream, cardamom, nutmeg, or enjoy a classic drink such as My Grandpa’s Old Fashioned or a classic Manhattan. Open Sunday–Wednesday 4:30–9 p.m., Thursday 4:30–10 p.m., and Friday–Saturday 4:30–11 p.m. Located downtown at 835 13th Street.

Fish Gaucho 

Fish Gaucho made our list for best Mexican food, but they also offer a full and diverse Tequila bar. Try a tequila flight or a craft margarita. They also offer a happy hour Monday through Friday from 3-6 p.m., and late night from 9 p.m. to close. The owners of Fish Gaucho also own Eleven Twenty Two and Pappy McGregors. Their high-quality ingredients and attention to detail are prevalent throughout all three establishments. Dinner served nightly at 3 p.m., kitchen closes at 9 p.m. Sunday – Thursday 10 p.m. Friday & Saturday. Cocktail service continues until 11 p.m. Sunday – Thursday, and midnight on Friday and Saturday. Located at 1244 Park St., in Paso Robles.

La Coschea 

La Coschea, Spanish for “The Harvest” centers on the cuisine of Spain and South America, and also features a craft cocktail menu designed to make use of garden-fresh ingredients and locally-sourced artisanal spirits wherever possible. (Note: Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays until the end of February.) Open Wednesday and Thursday from 11 .m. to 2:30, happy hour 2:30-6 p.m., dinner 5 – 10:30 p.m., Friday lunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., mid-day menu and happy hour from 2:30 to 6 p.m. and dinner 5 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Saturday lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., mid-day menu and happy hour from 2:30-6 p.m., dinner from 5 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., and Sundays brunch from 11 p.m. to 3 p.m., mid-day menu and happy hour from 2:30-6 p.m., and dinner at 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Located at 835 12th Street, Suite A, in Paso Robles.

Calwise Spirits 

Calwise Spirits Distillpub is the only distillery on the Central Coast with a full bar and restaurant, serving up amazing craft cocktails. Enjoy a tasting flight, or make a section from their seasonal cocktail menu, which features their spirits, house-made syrups made from seasonal harvests, and freshly squeezed juices. Open Thursday and Friday 4-9 p.m., Saturday 12-9 p.m. and Sunday 12-6 p.m. Located at 3340 Ramada Dr suite b, in Paso Robles.

Pappy McGregors

Pappy McGregors is a local favorite and great choice for anyone looking for dancing and drinks in Paso Robles on the weekend. They have a full bar with seasonal cocktails, as well as ciders and local wines and beers. They also offer a delicious menu of pub-food, that may surpass your culinary expectations in this fun and casual Irish bar. The open Monday-Friday at 11 and Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. They serve food every night until 9 p.m., bar open late 7 days a week! Located at 1122 Pine Street in Paso Robles.

Pine Street Saloon 

Pine Street, the best dive-bar in Paso Robles is housed in one of the city’s oldest buildings and has a great casual, country feel. But beware: the Saloon is rumored to be haunted, and was even the subject of an episode of the Travel Channel’s hit show, The Dead Files. They have great live music, two pool tables, an outdoor smoking lounge, and special events and a full bar. Open Monday-Friday 11 a.m.–1:30 a.m., Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Located at 1234 Pine Street in the historic downtown district of Paso Robles.

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Editor’s note: The Best of Paso Robles is a special section of the Paso Robles Daily News. This article recommends the best craft cocktails in Paso Robles and surrounding areas that our writers and editors recommend. If you would like to suggest a local business for consideration on the Best of Paso Robles series, click here to contact the Paso Robles Daily News, or call Access Publishing at (805) 226-9890.





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