Explore Santa Barbara
Type: Bar, Local Picks, Lounge
Looking for somewhere to wet your whistle in Goleta? Fire up your favorite map app and chart a path to The Imperial - a sophisticated bar tucked away in a nondescript parking lot. Step through the... Read More
Looking for somewhere to wet your whistle in Goleta? Fire up your favorite map app and chart a path to The Imperial - a sophisticated 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 ranges from margaritas to sours. A large outdoor patio has a tropical lounge vibe. 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 Nightlife, Goleta's Best Bars, Bars: "Not sure what you're in the mood for? Tell the bartenders what booze you like, and they'll craft you something special on the spot."
- 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.
- 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.