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Old Cayucos Tavern & Card Room

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Address: 130 N Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA 93430-1602
Phone Number:
+1 805-995-3209
10:00 - 02:00
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Old timey saloon

Had a great time at a saloon that has been there since 1906. The bartender was friendly and the place looks like you just stepped into the early 1900's. Billiards and card room... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peter L
Huntington Beach
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Huntington Beach
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had a great time at a saloon that has been there since 1906. The bartender was friendly and the place looks like you just stepped into the early 1900's. Billiards and card room in the back and original wood work from floor to ceiling. Worth the stop.

Thank Peter L
Fountain Valley, California
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After having tacos from Ruddell's across the street and accompanying them with a beer from Skipper's on their FREEZING patio (not a fan...see review), we headed across the street to warm up at this totally cool, old school bar/saloon with dollar bills stapled to the ceiling. It was St. Paddy's day, after all so we asked if the bartender could... More 

Thank Sue C
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

If you want to know one of the last real saloon from west you must to go in this local. All installations remember all of you see in the movies! Also the smell too. Take a seat in the bar and enjoy a tap beer.

Thank Douglas P
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 November 2016 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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131 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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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354 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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 

Thank Adam M
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Reviewed 9 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.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Clovis, California
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27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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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