Hot spots in Calistoga to enjoy live music while you sip and dine

Calistoga is well known for its spas, hot springs, top-notch food, shopping, and wine. But over the summer, it’s also a great place to listen to a variety of live music while enjoying snacks and meals, wine, and other libations. Several tasting rooms, restaurants and bars will feature live musicians – from folk to jazz, especially on the weekends. Stop by one of these venues and take a listen.

Buster’s BBQ on Foothill Boulevard has a long-standing tradition of offering tasty, hearty southern-style barbecue, from ribs to hot links. The casual eatery also has a shaded patio in the back with live jazz and blues every Sunday afternoon from 3 pm-6 pm with a changing schedule of talented performers. Buster’s BBQ, 1207 Foothill Blvd. Calistoga, (707) 942-605,

Cami Art + Wine is a unique mix of art gallery and tasting room that features live music every Saturday and Sunday afternoon from 3 pm-5 pm. The current musician is a St. Helena local who has been playing guitar since 8th grade, for 22 years. Stop by and listen to his acoustic stylings and incredible voice. Cami Art + Wine, 1333B Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga, (707) 709-6889,

Calistoga Inn Restaurant & Brewery, with its cozy interior and spacious patio along the river, is the perfect place to listen to live jazz and blues from 6 pm-9 pm daily (unless it’s raining.) Calistoga Inn, 1250 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga, 707-942-4101,

Fleetwood at the Calistoga Motor Lodge has a social hour, with small bites and drink specials from 4 pm-6 pm, Monday-Thursday, and the restaurant has live music on the patio Thursdays from 5 pm-7 pm. Fleetwood, 1880 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga, (707) 709-4410,

Hydro Bar & Grill is a longtime Calistoga favorite. This casual eatery and bar features live jazz and swing by the Tritones every Sunday evening from 6 pm- 9 pm. Hydro Bar & Grill, 1403 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga, (707) 942-9777,

Lincoln Avenue Brewery, known around town as “the LAB” offers a huge variety of beers on tap, wine, bar bites, and meals. Their beer garden is frequently home to local bands and other musicians; check the website for upcoming events. Lincoln Avenue Brewery, 1473 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga, (707) 403-5028,

Pacifico Restaurante Mexicante offers delicious, traditional Mexican dishes. Stay and enjoy live music on the weekends starting at 5:30 pm on Fridays with steel drums and an acoustic guitar player on Saturdays. A live DJ adds to the lively scene on Friday nights, beginning at 10 pm. Pacifico Restaurante Mexicante, 1237 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga, (707) 942-4400,

Picayune Wine Tasting & Mercantile is a shop filled with unique collectibles, wine-related merchandise, and clothing. It is also a tasting room with live music every Friday evening from 6 pm-8 pm. Picayune Wine Tasting & Mercantile, 1329 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga, (707) 341-3410,

Romeo Vineyards & Cellars has a lovely, intimate courtyard offering live music with a tasting or wine by the glass or bottle on Fridays from 4 pm-6 pm. Romeo Vineyards & Cellars, 1224 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga, (707) 341-2497,

Sam’s Social Club at the Indian Springs resort has a wonderful Sunday brunch that features a live musician – often a vocalist – from 10am-pm on their outdoor dining terrace. Sam’s Social Club, 1712 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga, (707) 942-4969,