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A Date Night in Pismo Beach and Where We Went

Posted by San Luis Obispo Mom on Monday, September 19, 2022 Under: Restaurants

I had a very memorable date night with my husband earlier this month in Pismo Beach. I'm still thinking about it. We made the most of our rare night out as we found reliable childcare for that night and went to three different places on Price St, which is 2 blocks parallel from the Pismo Beach Pier.

First Date Stop: Tastes of the Valleys Review

There is a wine bar in Pismo Beach that we had heard about but never visited before named Tastes of the Valleys. It stays open until 7PM on Saturdays so we decided to visit this place first around 5:30PM. They offer tastings every day and my husband had tried to get a reservation ahead of time but they don't take reservations. When we got there, there was only one other party that was doing a tasting there. We sat at the bar and looked at the walls and interesting signs about wines and winemaking and felt right at home. It's a very casual tasting room and I felt comfortable right away. Lined up at the bar are bottles of what the tastings were included for that night. It was about a handful of tastings for $20. There was only one staff member there and she was very knowledgeable and we watched her walk back and forth to serve us and the other party. She was a rockstar. We didn't want to buy any of the bottles and just came in for the tasting so we left after our tastings and walked across the street to check out Sans Liege Wines on a whim. Tastes of the Valleys address: 911 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449

Update on Tastes of the Valleys: We came back a couple of weeks later to re-visit Tastes of the Valleys and there were two staff members there. It was quite busy so it was definitely helpful to have more than one employee there. However, there was also a non-staff lady sitting at the bar, who was not drinking any wine and was very talkative so if you're looking to have an intimate conversation with your lover there, you might not be able to, depending on who is also there at the tasting room. My impression is she is there quite often as the DD.

Second Stop: Sans Liege Wines Review

Sans Liege Wines is the only winery-owned tasting room in Pismo Beach. It was just down the street from La Bodega Tapas, where we were planning on having dinner so it was so convenient that we decided to stop in around 6PM and shared one tasting. Sans Liege is a small tasting room with a sleek and posh design. The outdoor entrance is painted in black and the inside has a large bar with seats along the window and the a larger seating area in the back. There is also a back patio. I thought to myself that this would be a great place to bring friends as it's just steps to many wonderful restaurants that Pismo Beach has to offer. On Saturdays, Sans Liege Wines Tasting Room here in Pismo Beach doesn't close until 8PM. See a list of wineries and tasting rooms that we've visited in San Luis Obispo (SLO) County. Sans Liege Wines address: 870 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449

Last Stop: La Bodega Tapas Review

After sharing a tasting at Sans Liege Wines, we walked down the street to our final destination around 6:30PM for dinner: La Bodega Tapas. We had always driven by La Bodega Tapas but had never tried their food. It sounded fancy and expensive and it was! We shared an order of empanadas, paella and cioppino. They all tasted fantastic and we didn't have any room for dessert after our meal. I wish we did because I could imagine how wonderful their desserts would be. I love the high ceilings of the place, the excellent service and the proximity to many cool places close to La Bodega Tapas. It was definitely a romantic date night and as we walked outside, it started to sprinkle. It rarely rains in Pismo Beach and San Luis Obispo County so it was a nice refreshing close to our night. La Bodega Tapas address: 790 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449

More About Pismo Beach:

The 3 places we've visited above during our date night are 2 blocks from the ocean and Pismo Beach Pier. If you'd like to see reviews of Pismo State Beach Restaurants that I've blogged about that are less than 2 blocks from the ocean, read reviews for the following places: I've taken many pictures of the beaches in San Luis Obispo County, including our famous Pismo Beach on my blog. Click here to see all of my pictures of the beaches here.

I've also posted my pictures and videos of the beaches of Pismo State Beach, which encompasses: Pismo Beach, Grover Beach and Oceano via instagram. See my instagram for pictures and videos of Pismo Beach.

See other restaurants that I highly recommend in Pismo Beach and San Luis Obispo County by visiting the Restaurants Page of my blog.

Suggested Free Thing To Do: Walk through the neon-lit St. Jude's Pedestrian Tunnel at night. See my IG Video reel of my walk though this tunnel in Pismo Beach

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Tags: date night pismo beach  sans liege review  tastes of the valleys review  pismo beach  la bodega pismo review  restaurants in pismo beach  romantic night in pismo beach  wineries  date night ideas in slo  san luis obispo beach 

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