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

  • Electric Waste Band

    Monday, November 20, 9:00 p.m.

  • Chi Club

    Tuesday, November 21, 8:00 p.m.

  • Ghost Party

    Saturday, November 25, 5:00 p.m.

  • Wine & Canvas Painting Class: Ocean Beach Sunset

    Monday, November 27, 6:00 p.m.

  • Electric Waste Band

    Monday, November 27, 9:00 p.m.

  • Flobots and Bang Data

    Friday, December 1, 8:00 p.m.

  • Polyrhythmics

    Saturday, December 2, 8:00 p.m.

  • Jumbotron and Parker Edison

    Saturday, December 16, 2:00 p.m.

  • Miss Demeanor

    Sunday, December 17, 5:00 p.m.

  • The Innocent Bystanders

    Sunday, January 14, 6:00 p.m.

  • Cherry Road

    Tuesday, January 23, 8:00 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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