Winstons Beach Club

A slice of history in the midst of Ocean Beach, Winstons dates back to 1986 and retains that wonderful sense of all things hippie. That means Dead tributes and jam bands and reggae groups and such, but some fairly hefty national blues-rock acts have rolled through there as well, including Lucky Peterson, Poppa Chubby, Jimmy Thackeray, and the late Bugs Henderson. Steel Pulse and Slightly Stoopid have been there, and ’80s favorites the Blitz Brothers chose the Winstons stage for their first reunion. Massive improvement: the west wall now opens out onto the sidewalk. You get daylight, ocean air, and no shortage of people-watching.

Upcoming Events

  • Wise Monkey Orchestra

    Friday, January 19, 9:00 p.m.

  • Band of Gringos

    Saturday, January 20, 9:00 p.m.

  • Wine & Canvas Painting Class: Wind 'n' Sea La Jolla

    Monday, January 22, 6:00 p.m.

  • Electric Waste Band

    Monday, January 22, 9:00 p.m.

  • Cherry Road

    Tuesday, January 23, 8:00 p.m.

  • Bodhi Rock and Gentle Giants

    Wednesday, January 24, 9:00 p.m.

  • Kung Fu

    Thursday, January 25, 9:00 p.m.

  • New Kingston

    Friday, January 26, 8:00 p.m.

  • Joe Marcinek and the Moves Collective

    Saturday, January 27, 9:00 p.m.

  • Electric Waste Band

    Monday, January 29, 9:00 p.m.

  • A Little Louder and Drinkin' For Jesus

    Tuesday, January 30, 9:00 p.m.

  • Club Kingston: Synrgy, DJ Carlos Culture

    Wednesday, January 31, 9:00 p.m.

  • Electric Waste Band

    Monday, February 5, 9:00 p.m.

  • OB Mardi Gras Party

    Saturday, February 10, 4:00 p.m.

  • O.B. Mardi Graz

    Saturday, February 10, 4:00 p.m.

  • Electric Waste Band

    Monday, February 12, 9:00 p.m.

  • C-Money & the Players Inc.

    Thursday, February 15, 9:00 p.m.

  • GrooveSession

    Saturday, February 17, 9:00 p.m.

  • Electric Waste Band

    Monday, February 19, 9:00 p.m.

  • Sure Fire Soul Ensemble and Euphoria Brass Band

    Wednesday, February 21, 8:00 p.m.

  • DJ Williams Projekt and Agent 22

    Friday, February 23, 8:00 p.m.

  • Electric Waste Band

    Monday, February 26, 9:00 p.m.

Happy Hours

Day Special
Monday 1-8pm: $3 wells.
Tuesday 1-8pm: $3 wells.
Wednesday 1-8pm: $3 wells.
Thursday 1-8pm: $3 wells.
Friday 1-8pm: $3 wells.
Saturday 1-8pm: $3 wells.


Day Hours
Sunday 1 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Monday 1 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Tuesday 1 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Wednesday 1 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Thursday 1 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Friday 1 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Saturday 1 p.m. to 2 a.m.

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Winstons is the best bar in town for live music! The sound system kicks ass!!

I totally agree with 1redhead. As a musician who has played just about everywhere, Winston's is one of the best venues of it's size around, & by far the best in OB. Come on by this Thursday, July 2nd to kick off your 4th of July weekend with a blast, when my band "That'70s Rock Show" jams out the best rock songs from that golden era. NO COVER!!! Show starts @ 9:30pm & rocks all night long. Hope to see you there!

I used to love going to Winstons during off times during the day. I would sit around, listen to the piped in blues and rock and roll, toss back a few Coronas and read the paper. But lately, I guess Winstons only opens for the evening bands. Too bad. I miss the old days.

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