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Top 6 Nightlife Spots in Wander Anchor Bay

Use this nightlife guide for the best spots during your next vacation to Wander Anchor Bay!

Codeth Cameron
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Top 6 Nightlife Spots in Wander Anchor Bay

There are just about 500 residents in the Anchor Bay area, so the big city revelry isn’t characteristic of this Mendocino county community.

But there’s certainly much more to enjoy at night than just the sound of the crashing waves below the cliffs of your Wander vacation home . So here’s your guide to a “wander-ful” night out in Anchor Bay, California!

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You’re on vacation, so happy hour is anytime you say it’s so. While at Wander Anchor Bay, say “bottoms up” at any of these local spots!

Sign of the Whale

  • Distance from Wander Anchor Bay: 11 miles (15 minutes)

  • Address: 194 Main St, Point Arena, CA 95468 

  • Hours: 2PM to 10 PM (Wed-Sat); 2PM to 5PM (Mon & Tues)

  • Contact Number: (707) 882-2259

If you needed a sign to visit a local dive bar, then this is it! Sign of the Whale is an Anchor Bay hole in the wall pub that serves up arguably the best whiskey sour in town.

The expertise of the bartender married with the warmth of the locals guarantee this spot as a must-stop the next time you’re vacationing at Wander Anchor Bay.

Cove Azul Bar & Grill

  • Distance from Wander Anchor Bay: 3.1 miles (4 minutes)

  • Address: Cypress Village, 39102 Ocean Dr, Gualala, CA 95445

  • Hours: 11:30 AM to 9 PM

  • Contact Number: 1 707-884-1835

Cove Azul Bar & Grill is known for serving up a mean seafood dish. But on top of that, they have an entire bar where you can choose among beers, wines, and specialty cocktails that you can enjoy a sip of either indoors or outdoors.

I suggest getting to Cove Azul right before the sun goes down so that you can catch an awesome view of the California sunset right from the patio.

I must warn you though, if your knees are a little sensitive to stairs, maybe check out one of the other spots in this guide as Cove Azul Bar & Grill sits on the second floor of the building.

Restaurants

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A restaurant a day makes for a great stay at Wander Anchor Bay! Check out this list of restaurants that will make your visit to Gualala that much more enjoyable.

Anchor Bay Thai Kitchen

  • Distance from Wander Anchor Bay: 3.1 miles (4 minutes)

  • Address: Cypress Village, 39102 Ocean Dr, Gualala, CA 95445

  • Hours: 4PM to 7PM (Tues-Sun)

  • Contact Number: (707) 884-4141

  • Website: https://anchorbaythai.com/

For those nights where you crave international cuisine, Anchor Bay Thai Kitchen has you covered! Their dishes are all made fresh from locally sourced ingredients; all their wines and all but one beer are locally produced; and their gelato and sorbetto are, you guessed it, locally produced!

Apart from, and possibly because of their philosophy of “fresh is best”, Anchor Bay Thai Kitchen boasts some of the best food in town.

Vue Coastal Kitchen

  • Distance from Wander Anchor Bay: 3.3 miles (5 minutes)

  • Address: 39300 S, CA-1, Gualala, CA 95445

  • Hours: 5PM to 9PM (Wed-Sun)

  • Contact Number: (707) 884-9180

  • Website: https://www.thehotelbreakers.com/menu

Good food and great “vues” are what you can expect when you dine at Vue Coastal Kitchen. As a coastal spot, you expect a restaurant to be great at seafood, and Vue Kitchen absolutely meets those expectations.

Because of this, it’s recommended that you visit near the beginning of opening hours (around 5PM) or if you're a party of 6 or more, make reservations to secure the best seats in the house. 

For readers who are wondering which seats are the best, just know that no matter where you sit at  Vue Coastal Kitchen, you get to watch the sun set or see the whales splash along the beautiful expanse of the California coastline.

St. Orres

  • Distance from Wander Anchor Bay: 0.9 miles (2 minutes)

  • Address: 36601 CA-1, Gualala, CA 95445

  • Hours: 5PM to 9PM (Thurs-Sun)

  • Contact Number: (707) 884-3335

  • Website: http://www.saintorres.com/dining.htm

At St. Orres, you’ll experience what it means to truly eat with all five senses. The elegant ambiance is only matched by the equally elevated meals you’ll indulge in.

You can count on every meal to be made fresh and from locally grown ingredients from the land and the surrounding waters. When it comes to fine dining in Gualala, St. Orres is a top contender, so you’ll have to make reservations to be a part of this tantalizing “North Coast Cuisine” experience.

Mariachi’s

  • Distance from Wander Anchor Bay: 0.5 miles (1 minute)

  • Address: 36601 CA-1, Gualala, CA 95445

  • Hours: 11AM to 8PM (Wed-Mon)

  • Contact Number: (707) 884-1735

From the outside, it’s easy to assume that there isn’t much going on, but once you open that door, a burst of personality emerges from all corners of Mariachi’s. There is a pretty cozy vibe that you’ll enjoy on a night when you just want to let go and be you.

It’s a great spot for the kiddos and the portions are a decent size. So for those times when you and the family want to have a chill night out, you can drive just a minute from your Wander vacation home.

Alternatively, take a 9-minute walk under the stars to the restaurant in preparation for the hefty meals ahead. With so much to enjoy off the menu though, I can’t guarantee that it will take the same 9 minutes to get back to your Wander home.

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