Napa After Dark – New Night Life Downtown

The Napa Downtown of yesteryear was a sleepy little place where the sidewalks seemingly rolled up by 6pm And on weekends almost nobody would be found downtown. Visitors would skate right on by up valley to Yountville, St. Helena or Calistoga for the spas and resorts.

The last few years have brought a lot of change to Downtown Napa with the additions of Andaz and many new dining choices. The much anticipated Archer Hotel both enhanced the skyline and brought a new fervor to downtown. Charlie Palmer Steak has created a vibrant culinary addition to Napa that further cements our position as the food & wine capital.

Night Times Comes Alive

Not long ago the only late night options downtown were Downtown Joe’s and Henry’s Bar – both still active and local favorites. But if they didn’t pique your interest there were no other options. Here are a few recent additions to the night time fervor that should appeal to many palettes:

Sky & Vine Rooftop Bar

The new rooftop bar on the sixth floor of the newly opened Archer Hotel on First St. With full 360º views of the surrounding hills, and a highflying tastes of Charlie Palmer’s bar bites, go for the “Reverse Happy Hour”!

Items of Note: “Really big games” (Corn Hole, Jenga, Connect Four), Lobster Corn Dogs

Tips: 1. Bottomless mimosa/Bloody Mary’s (2hrs. all u care to drink) with either charcuterie tray or fresh hot beignets. 2. Happy Hour at the bar, then take drinks up to the rooftop. 3. “Reverse Happy Hour” 9p – close.

Ca’Momi’ Osteria Live!

Ca’ Momi Osteria Live! converts the normally bustling restaurant into a Speakeasy in downtown Napa. Bringing live local acts and DJs to you every Friday & Saturday night, 10pm to close. Every first and third Friday is “La Notte Latina” – a community-wide Latin dance party featuring salsa, cumbia and merengue traditions. To keep your energy up, enjoy their signature, authentic Neopolitan-style wood-fired oven pizzas and traditional dishes highlighting specific regions of Italian flavors.

Morimoto Napa

Of his 13 restaurants around the world, this one is Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s (of FoodTV’s Iron Chef fame) favorite. And after 10:00pm on Fridays and Saturdays, it is transformed into a modern day Studio 54 with stellar light show and thumping disco. The drinks as with his food are elevated to art status. So bring your dancing shoes and your fireproof AMEX card.

Napkins Nights

Bringing the feel of Las Vegas to Napa, Napkins Nights is the entertainment site for Napkins Bar + Grill. Featured DJs every Friday and Saturday nite. Bottle service available.  10pm to 1:30am. Late night menu includes their signature Napkins Wings with citrus habanero glaze, grilled lamb sliders, and “Shrimp Deviche” – house-made shrimp-avocado ceviche with spiced fried yuca chips.

Napa Noodles Dance Party

Napa Noodles brings Pacific Rim flavors using Napa Valley ingredients with house-made noodles, slow-roasted meats, and asian-inspired dishes. And on Friday & Saturday nights, they kick the tables back and turn up the tunes for a late night dance party, 10p-1:30am

Eiko’s Modern Japanese Cuisine

Eiko’s has been a local’s favorite Sushi Bar for years. And has settled in downtown, staying open all through the rebuild of the Napa Town Center. It is known for its excellent Japanese cuisine and “nitro ice cream pops” made at your table. Fridays Eiko’s turns into a vibrant night spot from 10pm – 1:30am.

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