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Best bars in San Luis Obispo

Asian Restaurant
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“One of my favorites - fresh, delicious, local foods - try their salmon bisque or lettuce wraps. Lovely patio next to San Luis Creek. ”
76local recommendations
BBQ Joint
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“Try the tri tip sandwich and the ABC burger although everything I’ve ordered has always been good.”
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“Same owner as Novo, similar ambience and outdoor seating. Excellent food with more of a Latin flair.”
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“This is a restaurant and brewery and they often have live bands. Very fun atmosphere!”
21local recommendations
Cocktail Bar
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“Sidecar is another favorite for rich filling foods and very unique cocktails with some harder to find liquors and tinctures. Also great for brunch. They do not accept reservations. ”
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“Glass doors open to sidewalk dining at this place serving specialities from Italy's Pugliese region. One of SLO's favorite restaurants. It's one of those places, you need to try if you love Italian!”
21local recommendations
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“Love their menu and prices. Great for tasting a bit of everything or sharing. ”
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“Hidden Gem in San Luis Obispo. Relaxed atmosphere. Trivia night on Wednesday, and Comedy Nights on Thursdays. ”
11local recommendations
Burger Joint
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“The food is so good!! I like everything that they serve with a milkshake or a cocktails”
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“Busy bar with live music. Can get crowded. Lots of other places around it if you wish to bar hop in downtown like The Library, and SLO Brew.”
6local recommendations
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“Another young professionals bar. Usually the college kids don't venture off of Higuera, so this is a great spot. No loud dance music. Tables and another bar in the back. Great food as well. I recommend the Beef Mac n' Cheese.”
5local recommendations
Steakhouse
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“Ranch-style cooking, including oak-pit BBQ steaks & ribs, served in a colorful, relaxed setting.”
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“Another favorite spot. This wine bar has the best of central coast wines and beyond. Great gourmet pizza's too. The vibe and decor is awesome.”
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“Great craft brewery always something new to try! Options to book events and brew your own beer there with friends or just stop in for a couple pints or a sampler platter!”
7local recommendations
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“Foremost (www.foremostwineco.com) is also located downtown on Higuera. It is a new wine tasting lounge, wine shop and very nice restaurant. I recommended this spot to some folks and they said it was the best meal they have experienced. The chef is a French lady who is considered our best local chef.”
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Pizza Place
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“Tasty food (including build your own pizza), live music, and self-service beer/wine taps in Downtown SLO!”
7local recommendations