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.

Starling added a few new cocktails to the cocktail list: come check out the hemp infused Humboldt Grass-Hopper.

Starling calendar notes: First Thursday Open Mic Night is taking a break in January so no Open Mic tomorrow. We do have Live Band Karaoke Thursday January 18th. Starling is firing up its music calendar with some great bands this winter. Plan on some fun nights at Starling.

Happy New Years everyone! Sleep in! And then head into Starling for a little of the hair of the dog, our hotdog and your choice of vinyl!

For last-minute planners, we have a table that opened up for our New Year's Eve SushiNoma Pop-Up at the 8:00 seating. Call the Starling @ 707-938-7442 after 3:00 today...

Once again, the Starling rocks out on New Year's Eve! Music by Sonoma Sound Syndicate starts just past 2017 away and help usher in a happier 2018...

Music at Starling tonight starting at 10pm. Ryan Tatarian Duo.

Our New Year's Eve plans start with a Sushinoma Pop-up. To make a reservation (required), call us at 707-938-7442. There will also be killer live music to dance to by Sonoma Sound Syndicate.

Happy holidays from Fred, Elizabeth and Anthony. Thank you to our staff and to the people who have lent their warm support to the Starling over this most tumultuous of years -- we hope to see all our Starling flock during the course of the Holidays!

Yes! Starling is Open today 5 to 10pm. Come in and have some Eggnog, hangout with Elizabeth and get a gift certificate for the stockings.

You are all invited to tonight’s holiday party starting at 7:30. Starling House Band lights up the stage with our monthly Live Band Karaoke.

6 days left before Christmas. Forget shopping, get a cocktail and get your people a Starling gift certificate for Christmas!

This Saturday Starling Bar is having a party to raise money for Fire Relief victims. Please join us all tips and proceeds go to Undocu and #Sonoma Strong. 5 To 8pm

This Saturday, the Starling will have a party for local fire victims. All profits and tips will go to fire relief. Join us 5 to 8pm Saturday December 16th, and thanks to all for the support. Special thanks go to DJ Lady Char and Asim Bhansari for hosting this event.

We thought a Bourbon Milk Punch would be fitting for today’s Drink of the Day. This is a classic New Orleans cocktail, and is a great drink to enjoy during the holidays. It tastes just as good up here, so why not have one in Sonoma during the Starling’s happy hour (3 - 7)?

It's time to book the Starling New Year's Eve Bash! Sushinoma will be rolling; the Sonoma Sound Syndicate will be rocking. Sushi pop-up: 2 seatings. Call for pricing, info @ 707-938-7442. Live music starts at 10:00. Get your table booked now!

It’s First Thursday Open Mic Night, from 8 To 10pm. Come out, play or listen to the talent, and have one of our great Hot Toddies.

For you music lovers Starling has 2 events coming up! This Thursday is Open Mic Night 7 To 10. December 21st is Live Band Karaoke 7:30 To 10:30.

Happy Repeal Day! Starling is extending Happy hour till 9pm tonight! Celebrate with us! Games and prizes!

Bring on your Prohibition knowledge Tuesday December 5th for Starling Bar’s Repeal Party! Games, prizes and happy hour till 9pm. Sponsored by Redemption! See calendar for this weeks events:

Cocktails and Muffulettas!

Looking for Prohibition Trivia fans to come play and celebrate this Tuesday at Starling Bar’s Repeal Party! Prizes and drinks!

It’s official! Starling Bar and Sushinoma are teaming up on New Year’s Eve for a pop-up. Come on out for dinner, live music, and, of course, great cocktails. We’ll be taking reservations beginning Monday, December 4th. 707-938-7442

2 fun events on the calendar this week: DJ Cal this Wednesday will be mixing for our first Way-back Wednesday. Then, December 5th we celebrate the end of Prohibition with The Redemption Repeal Party. Extended happy hour and Prohibition Trivia! Win prizes!

It’s a neighborhood bar! You bet we’re open on Thanksgiving. 8pm to 2am

Feeling really thankful for everything that comes our way! Fall flavors are here. Just picked in the orchard behind the Starling Bar. This fruit will be in next batch of the bourbon cobbler! See you at happy hour 3 To 7

Starling will be Open on Thanksgiving! Plan on working a cocktail and some games into your Thanksgiving tradition at Starling Bar! Special hours 8pm to 2am

Feels like that kinda day! Drink of the Day: Keep me Good till Midnight. A great Starling coffee cocktail with Nocino whip.

Serving cocktails dnd munchies till 2am!

Live Band Karaoke tonight at Starling Bar! Start warming up those vocal cords! Music starts at 7:30pm

We are very excited about our first Live Band Karaoke this Thursday starting at 7:30. We hope many vocalist will come and sing with Starling’s own House Band.

Repeal Day Party set for December 5th starting at 7pm. Sponsored by Redemption

Make sure you are following Starling Bar Sonoma on Facebook or checking our calendar on our webpage. Live Band Karaoke and repeal Day party!

Has everyone gotten his/her reservations for Thursday’s 5 course Korean Pop-up? Call Starling Bar 707-938-7442

Music at Starling Tonight! 8 To 10pm

Happy Hour 3 To 7. Drink of the Day: Colada Morada
Halloween has come and gone, but Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) is upon us. For many, this is more important than Halloween could ever be. In honor of the day we are bringing back the Colada Morada, a drink consumed at every graveyard in Ecuador as people remember their loved ones that have passed on but have not been forgotten. In Ecuador, Dia de los Muertos is a very special day. As you approach any given Ecuadorian cemetery on this day, the feeling of celebration and festivity fills the air. The entrance of the cemetery will be lined with food and beverage vendors. Flowers are everywhere and children are playing games under tents as their parents bring food to be enjoyed at the grave-site for their deceased loved ones. Most importantly, a plate and a drink will be provided for the dead. The Colad Morada is a mix of berries, pineapple, purple corn, and herbs. The mix of ingredients is then served hot with or without alcohol. Come in and enjoy the Colada Morada and be part of remembering what the Day of the Dead is really about!

Recipe for the Colada Morada:

(recipe makes a pitcher)

1/2 -1 cup purple corn flour or corn starch
2 cups blackberries
2.5 cups blueberries
2 cups strawberries, sliced
1 small pineapple, peeled & diced
5 cinnamon sticks
1 ishpingo herb (similar in flavor to cloves, found in Ecuador)
4 whole cloves (clavor de olor)
5 allspice berries (pimienta dulce)
2.5 cups panela or brown sugar
A few lemon verbena leaves
A few lemongrass leaves
3 liters of water
Add 2 oz of rum to each 3 oz serving.

We finally made it to November! Let’s get together for First Thursday Open Mic Night! Tomorrow 8 To 10

Ok let’s put the kids to bed and get a drink! Happy Halloween!

Did you know Starling Bar has its own house band? Yes and we are kicking it off with Live Band karaoke! November 16

Vinyl Mondays paired with today’s happy hour (pisco sour) Drink of the Day! Let’s get this week started right!
3 To 7.

Starling Bar Korean Pop-up November 9th. Get your reservation before it sells out! 707- 938-7442 Chef Michael Siegel

The Gold Souls take the Starling Stage at 8pm tonight!

The Gold Souls

Very excited about this band! No cover! Music starts at 7 Thursday 9/26

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We have shows on our calendar so mark yours and come see us this spring in Sacramento:

March 25th at Fox and Goose
April 15th at Shine Coffee
April 25th at Dive Bar
May 6th at the California Honey Festival in Woodland

Be sure to follow us for more details coming soon :)

Here we are at a house party back in December playing "Time You Admit." Thanks Akoni Berman for the awesome video!!

Hot Toddy Tuesday is here! Every Tuesday we warm you up with warm cocktails. Try our apple peach bourbon toddy, Irish Coffee or our famous Keep Me Good Til Midnight.

This #SonomaStrong shot has raised over $500 for the Fire Relief Fund! Stop by for one! It's whiskey-spice with Grenache and Hibiscus.

Today and tonight the Starling is feeding you. We are raising money for #SonomaStrong -- all money raised will go to our local Rotary Club to help families who lost their homes. Come one, come all, for house-smoked pulled pork shoulder, smoked chicken salad, amazing By The Bucket Slaw...$10 donation. Thanks to our South Bay friend Mike Rodgers who made the food, and the drive up, to help chip in to our collective cause.

Remember that awesome 5 course Korean Pop-up Starling was going to have and then the fire came? It's Back on November 9th! Call and make your reservations 707-938-7442 Michael Siegel

Slowly we make our way to normalcy. As we do we say goodbye to the strawberry season. Today's happy hour (3 to 7) DOD is the Watmaugh Margarita. Enjoy the last batch of strawberries harvested before the fire!

Like everyone else, the Starling is doing its part to help out. We have power, wifi, food and $5 #SonomaStrong Shots. All proceeds go to #SonomaStrong!

Fred is opening the bar at 11:30 today for your wifi, power and gathering needs!

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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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