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Funk Zone Hotel | Santa Barbara

Hotel Californian is the front door to a Funk Zone adventure

Located between the Pacific Ocean and Highway 101, Santa Barbara's Funk Zone is the favorite spot for locals and visitors alike. What used to be a warehouse district has transformed into an enclave of wine tasting rooms, boutiques, cafés, and bohemian restaurants. Explore the city's hottest district from our Funk Zone Santa Barbara hotel, littered with graffiti murals and signature art pieces or experience the iconic Urban Wine Trail. The Funk Zone surrounds Hotel Californian to the North and West, providing the perfect opportunity to ditch the car and wander through this exciting neighborhood.

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At Hotel Californian

"The best part of the Hotel Californian isn't its proximity (a thirty-second walk) to the Santa Barbara beach. But that's a good one... The best part is the Funk Zone. And it's one block from Hotel Californian."

- John Wogan, goop.com

Santa Barbara Visitor Center

Santa Barbara Visitor Center
1 Garden St. | 1 min. walk 

Great for first-time visitors and Santa Barbara veterans alike, the newly opened Visitor Center is the perfect place to get an overview of all there is to do in the American Riviera. Come by to pick up a map and gain local intel of Santa Barbara and the surrounding area.

Isla Boutique at Hotel Californian

Isla Boutique
Mason Building | 1 min. walk

Isla is a lifestyle boutique curated by Maris Collective that resists definition and unapologetically rejects the status quo. Explore an exclusive collection of one-of-a-kind clothing, jewelry, art and home décor sourced from Santa Barbara and Montecito. Browse luxury apparel and accessories from renowned designers including Stuart Weitzman, James Perse, Figue and Nick Fouquet.

J. Wilkes Wine Tasting Room

J. Wilkes Wines
35 State St. Ste B | 1 min. walk 

Located in the Californian Building, J. Wilkes newly opened wine tasting room highlights their blends from Santa Barbara County and Paso Robles Highlands, with a focus on their home AVA: The Santa Maria Valley. Taste their preeminent products of Santa Barbara County winemaking.

Margerum Wine Tasting Room

Margerum Wine Company
19 East Mason St. | 1 min. walk 

Located just steps from the entrance to Hotel Californian, Margerum Wine Tasting Room offers an array of handcrafted wines with only the highest quality grapes that are exclusive to the Santa Barbara area. This upscale, inviting tasting room is led by Doug Margerum, a true iconoclast of Santa Barbara who has been involved in the Santa Barbara food and wine scene for over 35 years. This is the perfect starting point for your Funk Zone adventure.

Melville Winery Tasting Room

Melville Winery
120 State St. Ste C | 1 min. walk 

Located in the State Building, Melville Winery Tasting Room offers some of the best Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah the Santa Ynez Valley has to offer. Melville thoughtfully considers every aspect of viticulture, allowing the local soil, fruit and unique climate to produce world-class wines on a 120-acre estate. For over three decades Melville has produced award-winning cold-climate wines that reflect the unique terroir of this iconic region. Stop by and taste for yourself.

Finney's Crafthouse

Finney's Crafthouse & Kitchen
35 State St. Ste A | 1 min. walk

Located in the Californian Building, this family owned and operated American Tavern offers 30 local craft draft brews, in addition to a lengthy list of handcrafted cocktails. This gastropub also offers a wide selection of sharable appetizers, gourmet salads, pizzas, burgers, and more.

McConnell's Fine Ice Creams

McConnell's Fine Ice Creams
120 State St. Ste B | 1 min. walk

A Central Coast institution, McConnell’s has been producing the finest ice creams entirely from scratch right here in Santa Barbara since 1949. Taste signature flavors that feature locally-sourced produce and dairy from California’s happiest cows, as well as a variety of dairy-free options.

Funk Zone Hot Spots

"Hotel Californian is just a block from the buzzy, 12-square-block neighborhood and its 50-plus tasting rooms, breweries, art galleries and restaurants."

- Jen Murphy, Luxury Life Magazine

SB Wine Collective

Santa Barbara Wine Collective
131 Anacapa St., Ste C | 3 min. walk 

Highlights the unique terroir of Santa Barbara County, showcasing a wide variety of local, family-owned wineries that have produced the area’s best wines for generations, including eclectic blends of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Bordeaux.

Municipal Wine Makers

Municipal Winemakers
28 Ancapa St. | 1 min. walk

Explore this chic, upscale tasting room in the heart of the Funk Zone, featuring a selection of handmade wines with different blends of grapes from carefully selected vineyards. With a variety of Grenache, Syrah and Riesling wines, including blends from the local Potek and Fox Family Vineyards, you’ll feel like a true Santa Barbara local by the end of your visit.

Lama Dog Tap Room

Lama Dog Tap Room + Bottle Shop
116 Santa Barbara St. | 6 min. walk 

A Funk Zone institution, Lama Dog showcases the best of California’s craft beverage scene, with 24 seasonally rotating craft beers and wines on tap. Their bottle shop is also a must-stop for craft beer fanatics, offering a nearly endless supply of world-class beverages for enjoyment off-premises in the comfort of your home (or Hotel Californian guestroom).

Test Pilot

Test Pilot
211 Helena Ave. | 3 min. walk 

Craving a handcrafted cocktail tiki-style? Transport yourself to the tropics at Test pilot, featuring a wide variety of exotic cocktails at this tiki-style watering hole. Whether you are seeking a traditional Mai Tai, or a more adventurous Brass Monkey cocktail with amaro meletti, orange cordial, grapefruit, orgeat, lime, bitters, and a pint of beer, Test Pilot is your go-to spot for out-of-the-box cocktails.

Kunin Wines

Kunin Wines Tasting Room
Anacapa St. | 2 min. walk

Whether you stumble upon this tasting room on a marathon tour of Santa Barbara’s historic Urban Wine Trail or you’ve made the more intentional decision to stop by for a sip, Seth Kunin’s superb Syrah, Zinfandel, Viognier and small batch Rhone and Loire Valley wines may convince you to leave with a case.

Culter's Artisan Spirits

Cutler's Artisan Spirits
137 Anacapa St. Suite D | 3 min. walk 

Santa Barbara's first distillery, Culter’s produces top-quality spirits, including a New-Western style gin that features locally grown California citrus delicately paired with elderflower, jasmine and cardamom. Experience a modern take on traditional liqueurs, whiskeys, vodkas and gin as you make your way through the heart of Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone, or hit the bottle of 33 Bourbon Whiskey in your guestroom minibar.

Fig Mountain Brewery

Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
173 Anacapa St., Suite F | 3 min. walk

Born in the Santa Ynez Valley, this Central Coast craft brewery’s satellite tasting room and open-air beer garden in the heart of the Funk Zone is a social hub for beer and sun enthusiasts alike.

Pearl Social

Pearl Social
131 Anacapa St. | 3 min. walk

If you’re in the mood for craft cocktails and live music in a social atmosphere, look no further than Pearl Social. An ode to city’s rich history, this cocktail bar is quickly becoming the center of local Santa Barbara nightlife.

The Lark

The Lark
131 Anacapa St. | 3 min. walk

Named for the overnight Southern Pacific Railroad train that served Santa Barbara through the mid-century, this Funk Zone institution celebrates the culinary bounty of the Central Coast with an air of California Causal sophistication.

Mony's Tacos

Mony's Tacos
217 Anacapa St. | 4 min. walk

Your go-to Funk Zone spot for some of the best tacos in town. The options are endless, with a one-of-a-kind salsa bar featuring unique flavors such as pistachio salsa, peanut salsa, and mango salsa. All of your favorite tacos are at Mony’s, including some of the best fish tacos in Santa Barbara county.

Loquita

Loquita
202 State Street | 3 min. walk

Enjoy farm-fresh Spanish tapas with handcrafted cocktails in this cozy eatery and outside patio. Featuring Spanish wines and local wood-fired grilled seafood, Loquita evokes the natural flavor of Santa Barbara, mirroring its Spanish influences.

Lucky Penny

Lucky Penny
127 Anacapa St. | 3 min. walk

Featuring wood-fired artisan pizzas and a selection of ice-cold beverages (Frosé), this is the perfect pit-stop for your Funk Zone excursion.

The Blue Door

The Blue Door
4 E. Yanonali St. | 3 min. walk

This upscale Funk Zone antique store is teeming with three stories of vintage mid-century modern furniture and classic American artifacts. You won’t find any junk in this funk; all items are authentic and well-preserved. Be prepared to hold yourself back from filling your home with these classic treasures.

Sirena Boutique

Sirena
116 E. Yanonali St., Suite E1 | 4 min. walk 

A women’s clothing boutique that is quintessentially Santa Barbaran. Owned and curated by two local women, Sirena has created a “fresh, approachable, and fun” shopping experience that will inspire self-confidence and push the limits of your style, just a touch.

Channel Island Surfboards

Channel Islands Surfboards
36 Anacapa St. | 2 min. walk

Need the perfect board to drop into renowned Santa Barbara surf? Want to take home some classic Californian surf wear? Channel Islands Surfboards is a world-famous designer and manufacturer—and a Santa Barbara icon since 1969—complete with friendly and approachable staff that will help determine which board is perfect for you. For the pros: check out their website to build a custom board prior to your arrival.

Raoul Textiles

Raoul Textiles
136 State St. | 1 min. walk

Founded in 1981, Raoul Textiles has gained recognition worldwide for its signature vibrant colors and innovative designs. Located a stone’s throw from the hotel, founder and designer Sally McQuillan’s Funk Zone outpost showcases a mind-numbing array of woven fabrics from Belgium, Scotland, and France.

Wineries

Area 5.1 Winery
Purveyor of unique blends and distinctive varietals

Corks n' Crowns
Casual tasting room offering fine wine and craft beer flights

DV8 Cellars
Boutique winery specializing in Rhone varietals

Fox Wine Co. and Blair Fox Cellars
Funk Zone mainstay located in the heart of the Waterline industrial warehouse

Lafond Winery & Vineyards
One of Santa Barbara’s oldest operating and most iconic wineries

Oreana Winery
Dedicated to showcasing the Central Coast’s seemingly endless variety of wines

Pali Wine Company
Maker of single-vineyard and West Coast AVA-specific varietals

Paradise Springs Winery
The country’s first bi-coastal winery, with outposts in the Funk Zone and Clifton, VA


Riverbench Santa Barbara
Producer of Santa Maria Valley wines from a single vineyard

Santa Barbara Winery
Beloved Funk Zone winery since 1962

The Valley Project
Winemaker showcasing the five AVAs of Santa Barbara

 

Bars & Breweries

Brass Bear Brewing & Bistro
Rotating tap beer house serving American bites

Captain Fatty's
Goleta-based microbrewery co-tenant’s with Mexican street food hot-spot Corazon Cocina

Seven Bar and Kitchen
Hip cocktail bar serving contemporary American fare in an art-filled brick & stone-walled space

Topa Topa Brewing Company
Tap room for this Ventura-based brewery that welcomes dogs on the patio


Restaurants & Cafes

Dart Coffee Roasters
Located within the trendy Tyger Tyger restaurant, this specialty coffee roaster offers the highest quality espresso drinks, coffees, and teas

Helena Avenue Bakery
A Funk Zone staple, this maker of artisan house-baked breads and pastries is a social hub for locals and Funk Zone visitors alike

Shalhoob's Funk Zone Patio
Santa Barbara’s premier meat company, serving up made delicious snacks, sandwiches, BBQ, craft beer and more on their open-air patio just outside the main cutting room

Tyger Tyger
Hip local spot for southeast Asian cuisine in casual counter-service


Shops

Loveworn
Funk Zone vintage clothing store offering unique and throwback items, denim, art, and accessories

SeaVees
Flagship store for an iconic California cool manufacturer of timeless vulcanized sneakers

ShineUP
Funk Zone men's clothing store offering denim, boots, watches, and accessories all geared towards style and functionality

Sirena
Boutique clothing and accessory store that focuses on Central Coast lifestyle goods, located above Pali Wine and The Valley Project

The Shopkeepers
Funk Zone clothing and home accessories store that also features an impressive selection of imported beer

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Santa Barbara

Urban Wine Trail

"The Martyn Lawrence Bullard-designed gem is in the heart of the city's urban wine trail, where you can spend an evening swinging from one tasting room to the next mapping out the wineries you'd like to hit on your way north."

- Phoebe Neuman, Robb Report

Urban Wine Trail Map

Wineries & Tasting Rooms in Santa Barbara

 

The Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail offers the opportunity to learn about and taste the the many different varieties and styles crafted from the region's premier vineyards. Thirty-one wineries now make up the renowned trail, numbered in the order they joined. Hotel Californian is centrally located to begin your journey on the trail. The map here shows just the wineries in the Funk Zone, surrounding the hotel. Click below to learn more about the Urban Wine Trail and see a full list of the wineries.

  1. Urban Wine Trail Website

More to Explore in the American Riviera

Wineries

Au Bon Climat
World-famous maker of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

Barden  
Dedicated to expressing the unique terroir of the Santa Rita Hills AVA

Cebada Wine
One-of-a-kind varietals sourced from the Forbidden Fruit Orchards in the Santa Ynez Valley

Deep Sea Tasting Room
Conway Family Wines’ outpost perched upon Stearns Wharf

Grassini Family Vineyards
High-quality producer of Happy Canyon estate-grown varietals

Happy Canyon Vineyard
Premium producer of estate-grown red and white wine blends

Jaffurs Wine Cellars
Downtown Santa Barbara maker of fine Rhone Style wines through a New World lens


Potek Winery
Central Coast wines that express the unique terroir of individual vineyards

Sanguis Wines
Dedicated purveyor of extraordinary wines located in a converted warehouse just steps from the Funk Zone

Sanford Winery
With over 40 years of history, this iconic vineyard has set the standard for producing fine Santa Barbara wines and is home to oldest Pinot Noir vines in the county

Whitcraft Winery
Laid-back tasting room with over 30 years of history producing handcrafted Santa Barbara wines

 

Bars & Breweries

Third Window Brewing
Unique in-house and guest taps and locals wines, serving wood-fired sourdough bread and pizzas

Modern Times Academy of Recreational Sciences
Santa Barbara outpost with over 30 taps, large outdoor patio, and all-vegan cuisine


Bars & Clubs 

EOS Lounge
Nightclub and lounge with frequent DJs featuring 3 bars, 2 dance floors, an outdoor patio, and VIP service

The Glass House
Creative cocktail bar offering cozy and outdoor seating

The Good Lion
Contemporary cocktail bar featuring weekly rotating cocktail menu that highlights the Central Coast's finest fruits, herbs, spices, and produce

Lab Social
Speakeasy hidden inside a coffee house offering unique and tasty cocktails in an intimate setting

The Press Room
English-themed pub serving cocktails, beer, wine, and classic bar bites

Shaker Mill
Lower State Street cocktail staple, inspired by the Golden Age of Cuban cocktails and al fresco drinking


Restaurants

Bettina
Neighborhood restaurant serving Neapolitan-style pizza

Brophy Bros
Locally caught seafood in hip, harborside location

Enterprise Fish Co.
Santa Barbara mainstay seafood eatery serving fresh, wild caught, and sustainable fish for over 40 years

La Super-Rica Taqueria
Julia Child's favorite taqueria

Lilly's Taqueria
Counter service Mexican eatery offering street tacos with gourmet ingredients

Santo Mezcal
Hip, lively Mexican spot offering a seafood-centric menu

Cafes

Cajé Coffee Roasters
Hip craft coffee shop with ample outdoor seating

Dune Coffee Roasters
Home to several US finalist barista competitors, Dune is committed to sourcing the world’s finest direct trade coffees

Handlebar Coffee
With multiple locations throughout the city (and proudly brewed at Goat Tree!), this cycle-centric roastery is the pillar of the Santa Barbara craft coffee scene


Galleries

Glenn Dallas Gallery
Gallery featuring contemporary art and global crafts, with regular events/exhibitions and pieces for sale

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara
Premier Central Coast contemporary art institution featuring a diverse array of world-class artists. MCASB offers free admission, with 8 - 10 exhibitions and over 30 special events each year

Santa Barbara Fine Art Gallery
Located in Santa Barbara's Historic Art District, this gallery celebrates the spirit of Santa Barbara through the eyes of local artists, showing off this city's rich art scene

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Comprised of 27,000 works of art spanning 5,000 years, this museum features an impressive selection of classical antiquities, masterpieces of French Impressionism, prominent Latin American works, and promotes exhibitions that travel across the Americas and Europe

Sullivan Goss - An American Gallery
Fine art gallery with focus on American art from 1850 to present, mounting about 20 exhibitions each year and actively engaged in buying and selling

Waterhouse Gallery
Located in a picturesque courtyard in the heart of Santa Barbara's Cultural Arts District, the gallery features some of the finest painters by nationally known artists from the Western States

10 West Gallery
Artist-owned contemporary fine art gallery in the Cultural Arts District that features works that complement modern architectural and interior design, with works for sale and a new exhibit each month


Shops

Diani Boutique / Living
Luxury lifestyle company that embodies inspiration, community, and experience through the curation of clothing, home decor, and wellness products

Italian Pottery Outlet
Large ceramic shop offering fine imported Italian pottery and volcanic tables at reasonable prices

Jake & Jones
Upscale boutique primarily curating clothing for women and high-end clothing for kids

The Mill
Restored from the original 1904 building, The Mill is Santa Barbara's local artisan marketplace that manufactures and sells products on site, featuring Potek Winery and tasting bar, Third Window craft brewery and tap room, and event center--as well as design companies Becker Studios, Pelago, and AB Design Studio

Plum Goods
Homegoods, clothing, and jewelry store that offers organic, fair trade, sustainable, and US made Central Coast inspired products

Warbler Records
Iconic Santa Barbara record store selling new and used vinyl, CDs, cassettes, and turntables, as well as handmade ceramics, letterpress calendars and cards, textiles, lamps, books, and glassware--all handpicked for quality and craftmanship by the owners


Venues/Theatres

Arlington Theatre
Historic mission-style first-run film and concert venue

Granada Theatre
Santa Barbara’s premier performing arts venue

Lobero Theatre
Founded in 1873 and rebuilt in 1924, this Santa Barbara gem is the oldest continuously operating theatre in California

Santa Barbara Bowl
At approximately a quarter of the size of its iconic Hollywood Hills relative to the south, uniquely intimate events at the Santa Barbara Bowl are not to be missed

MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation
Family-friendly, state-of-the-art facility dedicated to encouraging innovation through hands-on experimentation and analysis

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