For a taste of local nightlife that's a bit more refined than the downtown college scene, head to the Merc in nearby Goleta. Tucked in a strip mall next to an auto body shop and looking more like a blank storefront than a bar, the spot is the definition of a hidden gem. Find a wide selection of wine and beers on tap, from IPAs to Belgian brews, and a calm, laidback atmosphere perfect for conversation with friends or a date. Settle in on one of the leather couches and enjoy the free bowls of popcorn served with drinks. Special events like live music shows from local bands, free pool nights or L'Eighties Nights (with drink specials for girls and plenty of '80s attire) add to the lounge's quirky charm.
|Venue name:||Mercury Lounge|
5871 Hollister Ave
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 5pm-2am; Sat-Sun 7pm-2am|
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