Ventura County has never been known to have a great number of dance clubs or late night venues. However in recent years downtown Ventura has seen a significant increase in nightlife attractions that vary from lounges and dives to wine bars and music venues. Some bars boast stunning ocean views while others create just the right venue for an atmosphere of dancing, drinking and socializing.
Brew pubs such as Barrelhouse 101 or Dargan's are the perfect locations to grab a beer with friends and catch a sporting event on television, while spots such as The Tavern, Bombay Bar & Grill or the It's All Good Bar bring people together with live music, DJs and dance floors.
Owing to Ventura's casual downtown scene, its not surprising to see people in shorts, tank tops or flip flops at any of these venues. Comfort is the name of the game when you go out for night of fun in a beach town like Ventura. Even catching a show at The Majestic Ventura Theater will not require dressy attire, although you won't stand out (in a bad way) if you do decide to get gussied up.
Most clubs and bars close by 2 a.m., but since many are so close together, it's easy to see the sights and have a fulfilling night of fun.