Explore Santa Barbara
Type: Bar, Local Picks, Lounge
Looking for somewhere to whet your whistle in Goleta? Fire up your GPS and map your way to The Imperial - a swanky bar tucked away in a nondescript parking lot. Step through the rather ordinary front... Read More
Looking for somewhere to whet your whistle in Goleta? Fire up your GPS and map your way to The Imperial - a swanky bar tucked away in a nondescript parking lot. Step through the rather ordinary front door to be transported to another time, a time when bars were clean, attractive and TV-free. There's a good selection of whiskeys here, as well as a specialty cocktail menu that includes such favorites as cucumber margaritas and marmalade sours. The Imperial is owned and operated by the same fabulous lady that owns the Mercury Lounge beer and wine bar down the street. Plenty of parking out front, but we advise you to take a cab so you can have more than one delicious cocktail!
320 S Kellogg
Goleta, CA 93117
- Best for Goleta's Best Bars Because: The chicest secret bar in all of Goleta. For imbibers who are in the know.
- Best for Bars Because: Arguably the most secret, hard-to-find bar on this list. If you can locate it, you're in for a treat.
- Recommended as Best Nightlife Because: Hard to find and even harder not to fall in love with, The Imperial is a bar with velveteen charms and strong cocktails.