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Old Cayucos Tavern & Card Room

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Address: 130 N Ocean Ave., Cayucos, CA 93430
Phone Number: +1 805-995-3209
10:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 02:00

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Friendly bar

Stopped on the way back to motel for a nightcap after dinner, service was friendly and quick. Watch what you do with the matchbooks, our 15 year old found the homonyms a little... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 October 2016
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great dinner across the street. Feeling great and decided to get a nightcap. The bar had a few customers. The bartender was busy placing a dollar bill on the ceiling. She was standing on a chair with a pool stick. I stood close because of my safety concerns. I mentioned my concern for her safety and she said... More 

Thank Rosa R
London, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Stopped on the way back to motel for a nightcap after dinner, service was friendly and quick. Watch what you do with the matchbooks, our 15 year old found the homonyms a little too amusing ;-)

Thank SFKAT3
Carlsbad, California
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327 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for a couple of drinks on a Saturday night as part of a bachelor party. I loved this place. Unpretentious, lively, friendly, crowded place that made me think of heartland America. I wanted to stay longer but we still had lots of ground to cover, and if we got comfortable we probably would have closed the place down.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Old tavern was a lot of fun, I have gone twice and both times we had an amazing time. people in cayucos are really nice and friendly.

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Clovis, California
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Friendly little bar with a great atmosphere. Great, old-timey feel to the place. The decor is right out of the Old West. The bar tender (on shift 09-05-16 @ 5pm) was super nice, friendly and welcoming. Close to the beach.

Thank schweer1
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Nicely located downtown, this little bar tavern, call it as you like, is a blast! You can either play pool or drink a fresh beer at the counter! The staff is welcoming and the music was great (a lot of oldies though)

Thank Fabien D
Ocean Springs MS USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

if you are lucky Jeremy is tending bar. Personable, tourist guide and damn good at his craft. If extra lucky then Cayucos own "Norm" aka Bruce awaits you at the bar - follow his suggestions fellow touristas it's well worth it. We avoided this place at first due to poor reviews on TA our primary source of legitimacy. Hopefully this... More 

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Grass Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

This is the best bar on the central coast hands down. The old western saloon theme is not a theme it's reality. Saddle up and head in, bring cash it's all they take.

Thank James E
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

We couldn't get a drink to save our lives. It was a holiday weekend, they made sure we didn't feel welcomed. We happened to play a round of pool and left. The drinks were to strong and gross! Never again. The fact that we weren't locals and our skin color wasn't light enough didn't fair well in this saloon or... More 

Thank Irene U
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

We saw that the reviews for this place were a little mixed. After dinner at Schooners though we thought we would still check this out for a nightcap. The place was pretty much dead bar a few locals and some people playing shuffleboard. We ordered our respective night cps and prepared to leave thereafter. And then the Shuffleboard crew slowly... More 

Thank Kevin H

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