Here’s our guide to the best places to stop for a drink in Downtown Stockton.
If you’ve been paying attention to the bar scene in the heart of Downtown Stockton, you’ve probably noticed how much it’s been growing. If you’re looking for a spot to meet a blind date, or just need a new watering hole, here’s a list of downtown bars to check out. This impressive selection of delicious beers, signature cocktails, and wines from around the globe may give you even more reason to say “it’s 5 o’clock somewhere” here in Stockton.
Cast Iron Trading Company offers a rotating craft beer selection and wine, as well live music on Friday and Saturday evenings. Featuring local Stockton beers, nearby regional favorites and other selections from around the state, Cast Iron has a lager, ale, stout or cider for every taste. If you’re hungry, pub-inspired dishes includes braised pulled pork sliders, mini grilled-four-cheese sliders, and tacos, among others.
114 N San Joaquin St Stockton, CA 95202, (209) 227-8585
For a more “hidden” hangout experience, check out the Deliberation Room. Walking into this bar feels like you are stepping into the bygone era of the 20s! The entrance is so unassuming, you would expect to give a password in order to be allowed in. With a great selection of bourbon and whiskeys, live music on the weekends, and weekly comedy shows during the summer, you know this is the place to be! It’s the perfect hideaway. You’ll also find delicious made-to-order tacos, flatbreads, and paninis — open for lunch and dinner!
19 N California St, Stockton, CA 95202, (209) 910-9477
Stockton’s first "pour-your-own-beer" bar is found in Downtown Stockton, nestled in between the Regal Movie Cineplex and Moo Moo’s Burger Barn. Choose a variety of beers on tap from Port City Sports Bar & Grill throughout the bar and pay by the ounce. Complete with flat screen televisions for the sports fan and an outdoor patio. Port City also offers bartenders onsite, who will serve cocktails, shots, and of course, plenty of tasty food!
222 N El Dorado St, Stockton, CA 95202, (209) 948-4005
A few more for good measure (non-alcoholic) :
Red’s 13 South is known for their organic and fair trade coffee beans, this hole in the wall (almost literally) offers a quaint and cozy atmosphere. Feeling adventurous? Try the Mexican Mocha! Open Monday - Friday. 13 S San Joaquin St, Stockton, CA 95202, (209) 751-9000
Robeks Fresh Juices & Smoothies, situated in Janet Leigh Plaza next to Regal Movie Cineplex, offers a variety of good-for-you smoothies and juices using fresh fruits, vegetables, and natural ingredients. Open seven days a week. 222 N El Dorado St Ste B2, Stockton, CA 95202, (209) 242-0203
Trail Coffee Roasters, tucked on California and Main Street, is a little oasis in the middle of Downtown Stockton. If you haven’t tried a fresh cold brew or hand-poured coffee — you’re missin’ out! Open Monday - Friday. 501 E Main Street, Stockton, CA 95202, (209) 603-8292.
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