Paso Robles is located on the Central Coast of California, almost exactly midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco and 30 minutes from the Pacific coast.
Brimming with good taste yet always down to earth, Paso Robles is rich in history against a backdrop of vineyards, olive orchards, farms, and ranches that inspire its local culture. Paso is as warm and vibrant as its residents, and its welcoming attitude and reputation as one of California's unique, easily accessible gems is shared in many media accolades. Take a tour of everything Paso has to offer. We hope you stay awhile.
For everything 'wine' realted, please visit pasowine.com.
Paso Robles does have quite a few public transportation options. Uber and Lyft would be at the top of the list.
There is a BUS transit in Paso Robles (Paso Express). They provide a low-cost transit service throughout Paso Robles.
If you are looking to do winery tours, there are many tour companies to choose from. A few of the popular ones are:
Uncorked Wine Tours: (805) 459-4500
Grapeline Wine Tours: (805) 325-0059
The Wine Line: (805) 928-1879
The Wine Wrangler: (866) 238-6400
Paso Robles has a TON of amazing restaurants to choose from. They are all amazing so it's so hard to choose where to go! Depending on what you are in the mood for, here are some of my go-to places:
Atmosphere/Full bar with great food:
Fish Gaucho: Corner of 13th and Park. Lively Mexican cantina w/ craft cocktails & tequila bar ($$$)
Taste Eatery: Park Square. Great drinks, great food ($$)
Pappy McGregor's: On Pine St. Great Irish Pub with good and and full bar ($$)
Street Side Ale House: 843 12th St. Good American food menu and full bar w/ many beers on tap ($$)
Blast & Brew: 803 13th St. Beer and wine Taphouse, American eatery ($$)
Farm to table/Local fare:
Thomas Hill Organics: 1313 Park St. Alternating fresh garden menu w/ regional wines ($$$)
The Hatch Rotisserie & Bar: 835 13th St. Modern Southern Flare ($$$)
Odyssey World Cafe: 1214 Pine St. Patio serving (great lunch spot) ($)
Buona Tavola: 943 Spring St. Casually elegant Italian eatery ($$-$$$)
Il Cortile Ristorante: 608 12th St. Homemade pasta w/ contemporary Italian cuisine ($$-$$$)
Yanagi Sushi & Grill: 1221 Park St. Japanese fare w/ fire Teppanyaki grill ($$)
Samurai Sushi: Located next to Smart and Final just down Red River at Golden Hill (walking distance) ($$)
Cowgirl Cafe: 1316 Pine St. Best breakfast in town!!! Western-themed eatery ($$)
Vic's Cafe: 841 13th St. Classic American comfort food ($)
Joe's Place: 305 Spring St. Popular spot serving hearty eats (Breakfast & Lunch) ($$)
Closest & Favorite Local Wineries
Steinbeck Vineyards: Family owned, specializing in Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, and Petite Sirah wines. Approx. 15 mins off Union Road.
Brochelle Vineyards: Tuley Rd #130. Boutique tasting room approx. 2 miles off Union Road.
Croad Vineyards: West side Hwy 46 near Vineyard Drive. New Zealand "KIWI" influence. Approx. 15 mins
Justin Wine: West side Hwy 46 near Vineyard Drive. Specializing in Bordeaux-style varieties, combined with traditional winemaking practices. Approx. 20 mins
Vina Robles, Robert Hall Winery, Mitchella Vineyard: All around the same location. 3800 Mill Rd. 3.5 miles.
Eberle Winery: 3810 E Highway 46, 3.8 miles
Tobin James: 8950 Union Rd. Super fun atmosphere. 9 miles.
Oso Libre: Located on the West side of Hwy 46 and is home to some of the purest reds and grass fed beef. Must stop! Take Hwy 46 West (Hearst Castle) and exit on Vineyard Drive ~ 5 miles.
Opolo: West side treasure just before Oso Libre's tasting rooms. They serve brick oven pizzas to help wash down that tasty wine. Off Vineyard Drive ~4 miles.
Local Breweries - Craft Beers
Barrelhouse Brewing Co. Brewery: Live Music, Good People, Good Times, Great Beer
Firestone Walker Brewing: Brewery and Taproom Eatery, California's fourth largest craft brewery
The Pour House: Live Music and Events, Premier craft brewery house with 27 rotating craft beer taps
Santa Maria Brewing Co: In house micro brews, downtown
California Coast Beer Company: Craft beers, events schedule, live music, shaded patio/deck w/ games
The Backyard: Family-friendly outdoor beer garden downtown, food served