Ventura Music Scene

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Cafe FioreCafé Fiore
66 South California Street
(805) 653-1266

If you stick around long enough after your meal,  the Ventura music scene sometimes comes to you. Café Fiore serves up live music and Top-40 in the fireplace lounge and tree house lounge in the rear. The small lounge up front makes it a tight dancing spot but the atmosphere is fun & low-key. Private cabana-style seating in the tree house lounge is roomier but still cozy. And there’s more dance space to bust-a-move. By the way, the martinis here are delicious. Music: weekend nights. No cover charge.  Click here for this week's music calendar at Café Fiore.

bombayBombay Bar & Grill
143 S California St
(805) 643-4404

One of the oldest member's of the Ventura music scene, Bombay has a unique multiple personality - Top 40 cover band playing up front (most weekend nights), sports broadcasting on the TVs above the bar, and a “Vegas” like lounge with DJ spinning House in the back.  Bombay also hosts the RAW Artists Awards for local artists. Open 7 days till 2:00am. Cover charge $8.00 per person Fri & Sat nights only. Click here for this week's music calendar at Bombay.

El Rey CantinaEl Rey Cantina
294 East Main Street
(805) 653-1111

El Rey gives tribute “the King” with pictures on the wall. The Jukebox plays good tunes (yet oddly enough we have yet to hear Elvis music playing on it). But more importantly, this cozy little bar serves up yummy Mexican tapas and killer margaritas. El Rey gets high marks for fun atmosphere, good food (somewhat pricey) and signature cocktails. The place is usually packed on weekend nights and SRO. DJ on the weekends, after 10pm. Mon thru Sun 11:30am thru 1:30am. No cover charge.

Star LoungeStar Lounge
343 East Main Street
(805) 648-4709

This former "dive bar" has become much more appealing since the entrance got a complete facelift with attractive store front windows that open the place up. Still, it remains a down home bar where the drinks aren’t over priced and the cover band plays good music. If you just want to kick back, shoot some pool and chug a few beers, this is the ticket.

Gigi's Coctail LoungeGiGi's Cocktail Lounge
2493 Grand Avenue
(805) 642-2411

An all around neighborhood bar with a great night life! GiGi's brings a fun crowd and emits a warm and comfortable ambiance that adults of all ages can enjoy.  Though there is never a cover charge, you'll find some of the best local bands playing there every Friday and Saturday night with new bands coming on the scene regularly.  There's also a great Karaoke sound system and the best Karaoke host, Steve Luke. Karaoke is every Sunday night from 7pm - midnight. For even more fun, there are two pool tables and a state-of-the art jukebox with nearly every song accessible.  Click here for this week's music calendar at GiGi's.

Candlelight Kitchen & BarThe Tavern
211 E Santa Clara St
(805) 643-3264

Located at historic Landmark 78, the atmosphere in the Tavern is casual, fun and a little off the wall (in a good way).  Doors open at 4pm for dinner and the club opens every Fri & Sat at 10pm, with plenty of room for dancing and lounging. The DJ plays Classic Rock, 80's, 90's, Top 40's.  "Honky Tonk Tuesdays" Country Night, Live Country Band every Tue, "Blues Jam Band" Blues Night every Wed. No cover charge. Click here for this week's music calendar at The Tavern.

Historic FactHistoric Fact: The two-story Victorian home was built between 1912 and 1914 and designated as historical Landmark 78 in 1991. It is rumored to be haunted by a young Victorian woman.

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