Looking for a quiet getaway? If you’re itching to travel, but want to avoid the crowds, set your GPS to Lompoc, California. You’ll find plenty of things to do to fill your days – and still maintain a safe distance from others. A stay in Lompoc is all about finding simple, relaxing things to do like grabbing a beer.
Whether you’re on the hunt for a new craft brew or simply want to enjoy the fresh air in an outdoor dining area while watching the game with a cold one in hand, here are the best places to do so in Lompoc:
If you’re looking for a good selection of beers and some local company, head to Jasper’s Saloon on H Street. The bar’s roots stem back to 1933 when a business man named Jasper Wygal opened it and poured residents a stiff drink. While the bar has changed locations and owners, drinks are still flowing at this self-described dive bar in Lompoc.
The bar has several pools tables, a dart board, an outdoor seating area, and an eclectic mix of hometown memorabilia on the walls and ceilings. Everything from a surfboard and farm equipment to musical instruments and a stoplight provide a unique atmosphere.
Old Town Kitchen & Bar
If you’re looking for a good steak and a beer, Old Town Kitchen & Bar is your spot. The restaurant is open for outdoor dining amid the pandemic, and offers curbside pickup and delivery.
The restaurant focuses on steaks and other comfort food, like burgers, mac and cheese, and pasta. The wine and beer selection pairs well with all of its homemade dishes.
This combination diner-and-bar has an old-school vibe inside, a few TVs for ambiance, and good service.
The larger-than-normal portions keep both locals and visitors coming back for more.
Tap and Cork
Tap and Cork, located inside Vandenberg Village, is known for its laidback atmosphere, cold beer, and iconic tri-tip sandwich. You’ll find sports on the TVs, a pool table and a foosball table, along with live music on certain nights. Customers rave about the service too.
For visitors looking for a quick bite and a beer, check out Hangar 7. This quaint restaurant on Ocean Avenue offers wood-fire bites, beer, and local wine. Neapolitan Pizzas are the crowd favorite, but the charcuterie plate and the Caesar salad won’t disappoint either.
Live entertainment happens nightly and there are several games to choose from so you can sip your beer and challenge friends to a round of Cards Against Humanity.
Whether you’re grabbing a beer or touring Old Town, there are plenty of things to do in Lompoc. Before you leave for your vacay, be sure to download the visitors guide so you can get the most out of your trip.
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