Cool Down with a Drink and a View in Napa

Summer is here with longer days and warmer temperatures making it the perfect time to enjoy a cocktail along the Napa River. The 55-mile-long river snakes its way through Napa providing an ideal backdrop for a refreshing drink. Make sure one of these riverside establishments are on your list for your next Napa visit.

  • Angèle – Classically French and romantic, Angele is a bright, refined bistro and bar. Enjoy French inspired cocktails such as a French Margarita or an Angele Spritz on the restaurant’s riverside terrace.


  • Stone Brewing – Grab a craft brew at Stone Brewing, which is located in 10,000 square-foot riverfront building. With two stories of indoor and outdoor seating overlooking the river, there is plenty of space to kick back with a cold one.


  • ALBA at the River Terrace Inn – How about some live music, fireside seating and views of the river? Add in a craft cocktail from a skilled mixologist or a glass of Napa’s finest wine and you pretty much have a dream evening.


  • Basalt – Right in the heart of the riverfront, Basalt brings together the flavors and traditions of Mexican and Spanish cooking to create a new interpretation of California Cuisine. Even better, the cocktail menu will not disappoint! From classic to creative, there’s a cocktail for every taste, as well as an extensive wine and beer list.


  • Napa General Store – The Napa General store is casual, laid back, charming, and a wonderful place to taste some wine while you relax near the river. The store’s wine bar pours up to 20 different wines daily, and even has a blind wine tasting menu. If you’re hungry, you’re in for a treat with Napa General Store’s fantastic brunch and lunch menus!


  • Riverhouse by Bespoke Collection – Wine tasting while taking in views of the water? Yes, please. Riverhouse by Bespoke is solely a wine tasting room, pouring some of the best local vintages from Blackbird Vineyards and AERENA Wines. Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are recommended.


Spend an afternoon along the river next time you’re in Napa to soak in the beautiful views, abundant shopping, culinary creations, and refreshing beverages. Book your visit now!