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“Perfection” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Good Life

The Good Life
1672 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463 (Formerly Tastes Of The Valleys)
(805) 688-7111
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Reading, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Perfection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Stopped into this place for a quick pre-dinner drink, ended up staying for 3. Stuck to the beer rather than wine and the selection was fantastic. Had a few very tasty (and very strong!) local brews which were a great change from what we are used to getting in Britain. Everyone in the bar were incredibly friendly, from the other patrons to the woman behind the bar (can't remember her name, must have been that double IPA!). the fire was going and you just can't beat the atmosphere in this place.

If you love good beer, don't miss this place.

Visited November 2013
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English first
Garden Grove, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A-Mazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Owned by a local couple, this wine bar is open late and has comfy couches by a fireplace for you to relax on. The wife does a great job explaining origins of each wine you try. We loved this place so much, we came back both nights we were in town! I ended up buying two bottles of wine from here. Wish we lived close enough to stop by all the time!

Visited August 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great little spot!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

This is a great little spot that usually has some live entertainment of sorts. Stumbled upon this little gem and its lovely owners on Friday night after dinner around the corner. With it being our first time to the area they recommended a few wineries we should check out and a map - and off we went! Great local beer selection as well, and the wines of course. They had a few great Ports :)

Visited August 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Wine and cheese and music”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We stopped in over Memorial Day weekend for a glass or two of wine, craft beer and a snack. Wonderful ambience, cool people, nice owners. Solvang is full of tasting rooms and bars. This is a classy step above.

Visited May 2013
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Solvang, California
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“Stopped for a taste; stayed for the evening.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

We planned to visit several wine bars/tasting rooms. Our first stop: The Good Life. Between the atmosphere, the amazing wine selection and the delicious meat & cheese plates - we knew it couldn't get any better than this so we just stayed. The next day we did tour around to the other tasting bars in Solvang and still found that The Good Life was the best. Went back our second night there and enjoyed live music and more good wine & company. Highly recommend.

Visited May 2013
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