Pozo Saloon is located about 40-45 minutes by car from downtown San Luis Obispo. This saloon is located in the thriving metropolis of Pozo – at last count population 52. The town’s population wasn’t always this low – gold was discovered in the late 1870’s in La Panza (east of Pozo) and the population of the town had swelled to over 850 by 1882. The saloon is a historic landmark dating from 1858; the building is a fine example of old ‘western’ architecture. The Pozo Saloon reopened in 1967.
Throw back a cool drink in their bar on a hot summer day. Or hang out on their deck in the back. Outdoor events including concerts are sometimes held in their “back yard” (usually on the weekends). We once saw Willie Nelson perform here – the outdoor concerts feature the small stage and a large grassy field where the audience sits. Other well-known performers have included Snoop Dogg and Lynyrd Skynyrd among others.
More recently the Pozo Saloon has another hospitality neighbor – the Vintage Cowboy Winery operates a tasting room next door, open only on the weekends. Visit their website for much more information including menus, directions or to receive their email newsletter: www.pozosaloon.com – Phone (805) 438-4225