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1127 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3551
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Paso Robles, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Glad they were open late but.... Couple things they really need to fix: Need local and Mexican beers, on tap please, I was served a CAN. Eeww! No chilled glass, when I asked for one she told me they don't have any chilled glasses....? I asked for water, the glass she brings has room temp city water (yuk) and the... More 

Thank s2r2015
Los Angeles
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After checking out sunset at the beach at Montana de Oro, we were ready to experience true SLO! Not sure how we found Sidecar (perhaps it was brief mention in a NY Times article about where to go in SLO), but we're glad we came. Like other reviewers, we agree 100% the cocktails are terrific and the menu was inventive... More 

Thank Peque
San Luis Obispo, California
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Crazy Fun! Wonderful cocktails mixed by young and inventive staff that will challenge your taste buds and re-think the way you define your favorite cocktail. The menu is changed seasonally and the vibe is electric and just simply good energy!

Thank slambslo
Elk Grove, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Obviously Sidecar's focus is their cocktails. The cocktail menu was literally a book, the drinks were extremely inventive and interesting -- I had a Ya Thai-ness (which incorporated coconut and chili-infused rum, yellow curry, and half and half) -- and have honestly been craving this beverage for a couple of days now! Our appetizer was fantastic, we had their tater... More 

Thank TheRealDrDee
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93 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

This is a busy place so be prepared to wait a little for a table. We had the chicken pot pies which were really great. The menu is very interesting and quite unusual. A good experience.

Thank preic
Fresno, California
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137 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

There was a long wait to get in as it was a Saturday night but they called our cell phone when our table was ready so we could walk around while we waited. When seated, we were served water and beverages quickly. The menu items were inventive and unique. We went for the small plates. There were 4 of us... More 

Thank Cathy C
Huntington Beach
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Came into town after a long drive and after reading the reviews was hoping for a relaxing dinner with my son before our college visit. This was anything but. After we were seated, our waiter, JP walked past us several times without acknowledging us until I flagged him down. We ordered an appetizer and a drink. The duck fat fries... More 

Thank hbtravels
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

Sidecar has it figured out. Drink menu is very unique and delicious. Full spectrum of infusions and classic cocktails. Food menu is simple, affordable, and fresh. Very happy, second time visiting and wasn't let down what soever.

Thank Steve S
San Luis Obispo, California
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

This is San Luis Obispo's premier Cocktail bar. The gentleman who run this bar are passionate about quality craft cocktails and ingredients. They know there spirits and can mix with the best bartenders in the land

Thank Matt C
Los Angeles, California
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95 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

My wife and I love spending "date" night here. (Brunch is excellent as well.) Delicious food, interesting and creative drink menu, and the ideally interesting and laid back atmosphere. Highly recommended.

Thank KamranNezami

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1127 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3551
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?