Published on 27-09-2023
Don Eats! Late Nights

When making a trip to wine country, the main goal of most is to experience the wine and food this area is famous for. But there’s more … lots more. After the sun sets and you’ve had a memorable dinner, get ready for some late-night fun. Here are some thoughts for extending your wine country day into late night, or the wee hours of the morning.


Don Eats! Ace & Vine

Ace and Vine  |  Napa
Located on the Napa River, Ace and Vine is a premier gaming and dining destination. Play a variety of card games, such as three-card poker, Baccarat, California Blackjack, and others. Open 24/7, fun and action is non-stop. Grab a late-night dinner or snack at the newly opened American gastropub, The Lincoln Napa. Play, eat, and sip back in a welcoming locale anytime day or night. Come visit while in Napa and try your hand at “lady luck.”


Don Eats! The Fink

The Fink  |  Napa
The Fink, recently opened at the Napa River Inn, is a cocktail lover’s dream. Owner Judd Finkelstein (of Judd’s Hill Winery) has upped the cocktail game! You find world-class wines in Napa, so why not world-class cocktails? Here, cocktails and decor reflect the history of the original boathouse once a part of the Historic Napa Mill. Try a house cocktail, such as the  Scotch Cobbler, or a Fog Cutter from the LA to the Bay selection, or get adventurous with an Old Cuban from Gotham City. Should you be in the mood for a little side snack, there is a secret food menu (shhhh!), just ask your server. This is truly “a neighborhood bar for the world traveler.”


Don Eats! The Haven

The Haven  |  Napa
The Haven Cocktail Lounge at The CIA at Copia is a brand-new secret getaway in Napa’s Oxbow District. Kick back, and get ready for a new Napa adventure, as you enter the bar via a secret passage! Savor creative cocktails like The Ritz, Bourbon Milk Punch, or Chicago Fizz, accompanied by small bites, prepared over the CIA’s live fire. Among the menu choices are charbroiled oysters, grilled anchovy toast, and other bites. Blend it all together enjoying an eclectic mix of global music, including Euro, Afro Pop, new jazz, and Latin. The Haven is certain to be an instant destination. Open 8pm-midnight, Friday and Saturday.


Don Eats! The Haven

JaM Cellars  |  Napa
JaM Cellars is eclectic, fun, hopping, and all about wine and music! Plan late night to jam at JaM Cellars in Downtown Napa, in their wine and music studio. Open seven days a week, (with nightly music Thursday-Saturday), this is quite the wine and music JaM session, rocking downtown Napa. Sip, enjoy small bites, and kick back to the “music-driven wine vibe.” And for more music, JaM sponsors the JaM Cellars Ballroom where shows and concerts play in the old Napa Opera House, (now known as Blue Note Napa).


Don Eats! The Beacon

The Beacon  |  Sonoma
The Beacon Cocktail Bar, inspired by the Roaring ’20s and age of the speakeasy, is a “go to” destination cocktail lounge. Put on your finest when you go for a late-night beverage at this intimate and classy retreat. Explore creative signature cocktails like Mother Teresa and Duck a l’orange, or a classic martini, negroni, or margarita. Choose from an assortment of top-drawer beers, wines, and spirits, accompanied by a select assortment of bar snacks. Open Wednesday through Sunday until 10pm, Friday and Saturday until 11pm. This is the place to extend your wine country day with your special someone or close friends, in a relaxed, chic, and intimate atmosphere.


Dn Eats! Dukes Spirited Cocktails

Duke’s Spirited Cocktails  |  Healdsburg
Dukes Spirited Cocktails is the place to go in Healdsburg when the ‘spirits’ move you! Since 1933 creative, enticing cocktails have been served from this historic building. Revitalized in 2016, Duke’s is a well-known watering hole for locals and visitors alike.
As Duke’s states about ingredients, they use: “If we can make it or grow it ourselves, we will. If we can’t we will make sure it is the best we can buy.”   Come visit and enjoy a Cucumber Cooler, Fool’s Paradise, Hot Boi Summer, or any of a variety of creative signature cocktails, including wine, and beer offerings.
Open Monday-Wednesday, 4-11pm, Thursday 4pm-Midnight,
Friday, 4pm-2am, Saturday noon-2am & Sunday noon-midnight. Cheers to late nights at Duke’s.


Don Eats! Graton Casino

Graton Casino  |  Rohnert Park
Graton Casino is Sonoma County’s entertainment destination. Whether you go for the food, drinks, games of chance or just to unwind after a day of wine tasting and dining, Graton Casino is open for your enjoyment 24 hours a day. Enjoy your choice of adult beverages at The Sky, a magnificent 360-degree bar in the center of the casino, open until 2am. Check out the live entertainment events, savor a delectable meal in one of the several specialty restaurants, and of course, try your hand at any of a variety of card and table games, and slots of course! There is no reason to end your wine country day early…. visit Graton Casino for action, food, wine, entertainment, and relaxation. Late night, any night!


Don Eats! Murphy's Irish Pub

Murphy’s Irish Pub  |  Sonoma
Murphy’s  is the place to go for drinks, food, music, fun, games, and meeting new people! Irish-owned, the pub features a variety of adult beverages, specializing of course in Irish-themed drinks, with specials such as Irish Coffee, Guinness, or Jameson whiskey. The seasonally changing menu offers traditional Irish pub fare, plus creative food with a twist, such as Irish nachos. Enjoy live music every night (except family game night on Tuesday); voted “best place to listen to live music” by Sonoma’s People’s Choice Awards. Come drink, eat, party, and enjoy game night, trivia night (longest running Trivia Night North of the Golden Gate Bridge – 29 years), or maybe try your version of “When Irish Eyes are Smiling,” during open-mic night. Murphy’s is open Sunday-Thursday until 11pm, and Friday/Saturday until ‘last call’ (about 1:30am), the kitchen closes earlier. Get your Irish on at Murphy’s!


Don Eats! River Rock

River Rock Casino  |  Geyserville
River Rock Casino in Geyserville welcomes you 24/7! Late night or early morning, come join the fun. Whether you are looking for a variety of games of chance and slots, live entertainment, and resident DJs on Friday and Saturday nights (8:15 pm-12:15 am) or looking to enjoy good food (such as a seafood buffet or prime rib night), there is ALWAYS something going on so you can “rock out” at River Rock!



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