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

  • !Mayday!, Demrick, Van Brando

    Friday, September 22, 9:30 p.m.

  • Wine & Canvas: Fiesta Island

    Monday, September 25, 6:00 p.m.

  • Electric Waste Band

    Monday, September 25, 9:00 p.m.

  • Tropidelic

    Thursday, September 28, 8:00 p.m.

  • Stone Horse

    Saturday, September 30, 5:00 p.m.

  • The Ghost of Paul Revere and John Stickley Trio

    Thursday, October 5, 8:00 p.m.

  • Strange Crew

    Saturday, October 7, 1:30 p.m.

  • Trouble in the Streets

    Friday, October 13, 8:00 p.m.

  • Dubbest

    Wednesday, October 18, 8:00 p.m.

  • Polyrhythmics

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

Happy Hours

Day Special
Monday 1-5pm: $3 wells.
Tuesday 1-5pm: $3 wells.
Wednesday 1-5pm: $3 wells.
Thursday 1-5pm: $3 wells.
Friday 1-5pm: $3 wells.
Saturday 1-5pm: $3 wells.


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