Starling Bar Sonoma

The Starling is a friendly neighborhood bar featuring craft cocktails, Sonoma wines and local beers. Our drinks feature the bounty of local farms.

A casual, friendly, neighborhood bar in downtown Sonoma. The Starling Bar is one of Sonoma’s hidden gems where locals and tourist gather to share classic cocktails and craft beers, graciously served by the most knowledgeable and charming bartenders in of all Sonoma County.

First Thursday Open Mic Night is back! See you all Thursday starting at 8pm! Hosted by Randall Burrows.

Strawberries are back! You know what that means! Happy Hour DOD is the Black Pepper Strawberry Margarita. (3 to 7pm)

Happy 4/20! Starling Bar has a secret Cannabis Cocktail menu with Happy Hour pricing untitled 8pm tonight!

Live Band Karaoke starts at 7:30pm tonight. Come be part of the best monthly music event in Sonoma. Hosted by John W Arntz, Randall Burrows and the Starling House Band.

Yes! Starling will be participating in the 4/20 festivities. This Friday we will have a cannabis cocktail happy hour from 3 to 8pm.

Our Second Anniversary Week is loaded with events.

Live Band Karaoke happens on Thursday. Although it looks like we already have a full line-up, there are always a couple spots open for last-minute singers (though early arrival is encouraged). Your host, Randall Burrows, will get things rolling at 7:30.

This Friday, 4/20, we have an extended, and very, Happy Hour with secret cannabis cocktails (3-8pm). See tomorrow’s post for a sneak peak...

Yesterday, the Starling celebrated two years in existence. Thank you Sonoma, and all those who make the drive to Sonoma to enjoy the Starling’s cocktails, music and food. Thank you to our great staff who has helped make Starling Bar the success it is: Dickie, Sara, Audrey. And thanks to the great musicians who’ve crammed onto the tiny stage and played for all of us...we love and support you!

TBT: Who remembers the early days of the Starling? Our slow-but-steady transition continues as we get ready to celebrate two years in business. Please join us for music (DJ Lady Char and Latin funksters Loco Tranquilo), food (our famous pimento cheese is threatening to make an appearance) and, of course, some iconic house-specialty drinks...4 To 9:30pm. Come on by so we can say thanks to those of you who have supported us through the early days...!

Get ready for a party at Starling Bar...Sunday, April 15th marks our Second Anniversary. Our favorite DJ, Lady Char, opens with sets from 4:00 til 6:00, followed by Oakland band Loco Tranquilo. Groove to their Latin funk sound from 7PM til 9; no cover.

Holiday Road by Songwriter Scott Wilcox

It is Starling Bar’s pleasure to present to you the two-time Bob Dylan Songwriting award-winner Scott Wilcox. Scott is on his West and Midwest tour and we can't wait... Wednesday the 11th, starting at 7:30. .

Holiday Road is an acoustic Americana country and blues song about a collection of folks in the Midwest who live on Holiday Rd. They would rather have an ATV...

Music starts tonight at 8pm, and as always, no cover.

It’s back! First Thursday Open Mic Night, hosted by Randall Burrows. Music starts at 8pm

Great show last night! A big thank you to the guys from True Loves. Amazing talent! We look forward to having them back.

Band is getting ready for tonight!

True Loves

Starling is launching the beginning of its spring and summer music line up this Saturday with the True Loves from Seattle. It’s a free concert and it starts at 8pm.

Ready? The True Loves are back at it! We'll be at the Nectar Lounge, Thursday 10.6.16, with Skerik's Bandalabra. See you there!

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Big free concert this coming Saturday night at Starling Bar!
Music starts at 8pm!

It’s Friday!

True Loves

Have you saved the date? True Loves comes to the Starling Saturday night, March 31st. This is a free concert. True loves is going to blow your mind!

In case you missed it, here are snippets from our Pre-Album Release Show at Tractor Tavern, video courtesy of Gabe Jackson. Hope you enjoy! Again thanks for your love and support!

Elizabeth and Sara are taking your vinyl request tonight! Drink of the Day is a Pineapple Ricky. Happy Hour 3 To 7.

Late night munchies til 2am tonight and every night! Drink of the Day is the Pisco Sour!

After waiting patiently one month, Live Band Karaoke is back! Tonight at 7:30 Starling’s most popular event begins. Come early, get your favorite cocktail and a seat! Hosted by Randall Burrows and John John W Arntz

We are happy to announce that Audry will soon graduate from bar-back to bartender. We are very proud of her hard work. Now we have the task of finding the next person in line to fill her shoes! All interested persons please stop by and leave your resume. We are looking for a fast, self-motivated person who enjoys late night shifts. Must be a people person who can multi task.

Feels like a night for a warm drink and a game! Toddy Tuesday!

Third Thursday is this week! That means it’s Live Band Karaoke hosted by Randall Burrows and John W Arntz. Be part of one the fastest growing nights in Sonoma! Thursday night starting at 7:30pm.

Guess who is running the show tonight!

Friday’s gig at Starling has been postponed. DJ John Lee lost his brother and is taking the time to heal. We wish him and his family the best in this difficult time. Starling will still be rockin the tunes and busting out the typical fun filled happy hour and late night vibe!

Two questions to our Starling patrons: First, can you think of any place north of San Fransisco that has an amaro list like The Starling? Second, can you pick out the new cocktails on our menu? Come on in and give us your thoughts and answers, and remember that Happy Hour runs from 3 to 7 Monday thru Friday.

Starling Bar Music line up for tonight and tomorrow; Open Mic Night tonight at 8 hosted by Randall Burrows. John Paul Hodge Friday night 8 To 11pm

Vinyl Mondays, Happy Hour (3 To 7) and today’s DoD, The Kiwi Rita, all wrapped together...

Yes! There is live music this Thursday night! Open Mic Night starts at 8pm. Let Randall Burrows know you want on the list!

Tonight at the Starling Bar: Bumblin’ Bones

"Peel Them Apart" by The Bumblin' Bones

Bumblin’ Bones plays at the Starling, Friday February 23 at 8pm.

the debut single from "Let's Go Explorin'...With Fire!!!" 'Peel Them Apart' by The Bumblin' Bones North Bay Indie Rock and Roll Lyrics: Take all your fingers...

For our Drink of the Day and Happy Hour special, we’re featuring one of the classic cocktails from Charles H. Baker, author/imbiber/good friend of Hemingway. Stop by the Starling and celebrate Prez. Day with a ‘Remember The Main...’

Starling Bar rolls out a new Happy Hour Cocktail Menu today! Stop in early before Live Band Karaoke and see the changes! Happy hour 3 to 7. Live Band Karaoke starts at 7:30.

Lots of live music! Gypsy Jazz tonight 6 To 9. Live Band Karaoke Tomorrow 7:30 To 10pm, hosted by Randall Burrows and John W Arntz.

Music, Happy Hour and Valentines Day! Gypsy Jazz with Isaac Carter and team, Happy Hour 3 To 7.

Today is the last day to book your table for The Starling Bar Valentines Day Moroccan 3 Course Pop-up. 707-938-7442

It’s a busy week full of music at the Starling Bar...First up, bluegrass shredders The Howell Mountain Boys; Valentine’s Day brings gypsy jazz with Isaac Carter; Third Thursday is Live Band Karaoke!, and Bumblin’ Bones finish it out with noisy guitar coolness. Whew!

Randall Burrows, John W Arntz,

Live music returns to the Starling this Saturday night, February 10th, featuring The Howell Mountain Boys, 8pm til late. See our website for more music

It’s flippen gorgeous today! We are bringing back Tiki-Tuesday for happy hour today (3 to 7). See you on the patio!

Starling just added Gypsy Jazz to the Valentine’s Day Pop-Up. Call to get your table! 707-938-7442

Today is the Starling Staff Party. We will open tonight at 7pm.

Spring Fever is here at the Starling. It’s a perfect day for a Picon Biere, today’s Drink of The Day. (Apologies to our friends who live in colder climes; we’re not trying to rub it in)

After taking January off, First Thursday Open Mic Night returns. The stage is ready and so are we, so we’ll see you at the Starling tonight between 8 and 10...

The Starling Bar is hosting its 2nd Annual Valentine’s Day Pop-Up (Wednesday, February 14th). This year we’re going Moroccan, with a bountiful three-course menu by lauded Wine Country chef Richard Visconte. As with last year, we’re aiming for a fun, non-traditional evening that’s casual and social — definitely not for lovers only...Two seatings, by reservation only. Bar seats available as well; call for details: 707-938-7442.

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19380 Hwy 12
Sonoma, CA

Opening Hours

Monday 15:00 - 02:00
Tuesday 15:00 - 02:00
Wednesday 15:00 - 02:00
Thursday 15:00 - 02:00
Friday 14:00 - 02:00
Saturday 14:00 - 02:00
Sunday 14:00 - 02:00
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