If you're visiting Goleta, there's a good chance that you are on a business trip or spending time with relatives. Either way, you'll probably want a drink! Instead of traveling all the way to downtown Santa Barbara in search of adult libations, save on cab far by staying local. Goleta has plenty of welcoming watering holes... you just have to know where to look.
For elegant cocktails in a swanky, Mad Men-esque atmosphere, head to the Imperial. This almost completely hidden gem of a cocktail bar is like something from another era. Settle into a velvet couch and sip on a sazerac in the company of fellow libation enthusiasts.
If you're looking for something a little more casual - and possibly a little sudsier - head out to M. Special Brewing Company for delicious locally brewed beers, food trucks and love music. Or if dive bars are your thing, you won't want to miss the Break Time. It's a great place to place pool and shoot the you-know-what with their beloved bartenders.
Whichever destination you choose, you won't be disappointed if you stick to the Goleta bars on this list!