Are you a night owl that is looking for something to do around town? Here's a list of places in and around Ventura County that have things to do during nighttime hours, including live music, concerts, dancing, darts, comedy, trivia and other activities scheduled on a regular basis.
This compilation includes restaurants as well as some bars. TVs are great, but don't count as "something to do" for the purposes of this compilation.
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(Information is subject to change at any time, so be sure to contact the business to confirm.)
Conejo Valley (Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Westlake Village)
- The Alamo Bar & Grill at 2311 Borchard Road, Newbury Park has karaoke on Fri nights starting at 9:30pm and periodic live music. 805.498.3115
- Aldabella Custom Crush Winery at 31111 Via Colinas in Westlake Village hosts live music on Saturday nights and two Friday nights each month. 818.991.9463
- Aroha New Zealand Cuisine and Bar at 30990 Russell Ranch Road, Westlake Village hosts live music on various nights of the week. www.aroharestaurant.com/livemusic
- Azar's Sports Bar at 2215 Michael Drive, Newbury Park has Tues/Sun night karaoke and live music on Fri/Sat nights. 805.498.2365
- Bellini Osteria at 951 S. Westlake Blvd, Westlake Village offers live music certain nights of the week. 805.497.8482
- Bogies at the Westlake Village Inn at 32001 Agoura Road, Westlake Village is a bar/nightclub with live jazz on Tues nights and Salsa lessons and dancing on Wed nights and live music on Thu/Fri/Sun nights 818.889.2394
- Borderline Bar and Grill at 99 Rolling Oaks Drive, Thousand Oaks has nightly entertainment including country nights, west coast swing, salsa nights, comedy, etc. 805.446.4435
- Brendan's Irish Pub and Restaurant is located at the Palm Garden Hotel in Newbury Park, with two pool tables, a 26-foot shuffle board and three dart boards. 805.498.5050
- Cisco's Westlake Village (805.778.1191) hosts trivia night on Tues nights while Cisco's Thousand Oaks (805.493.0533) hosts trivia on Wed nights.
- Crown and Anchor at 2891 E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks offers Quiz Night on Mondays and darts in the bar. 805.497.0070
- Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. at The Shoppes at Westlake (30770 Russell Ranch Road, Westlake Village) offers Singer/Songwriters Acoustic Wednesdays
- Jeanette's Edelweiss at 2160 Newbury Road in Newbury Park features polka party bandon Fri/Sat nights from 6:30-9:30. 805.498.7300
- Paul Martin's American Grill at The Promenade at Westlake has informed as they will have Live Music Thursdays 6:30pm-9:30pm through July 2016 805.373.9300
- Public School 805 at The Promenade at Westlake has a single dartboard, helping it make this illustrious list! Cool place. 805.379.3909
- Sunset Terrace Restaurant and Lounge at Janss Marketplace has live music, DJ, dancing, two pool tables, darts, shuffleboard and more. 805.497.4847
- The Dudes' Brewing Company at Janss Marketplace offers Trivia Thursdays, Acoustic Fridays and monthly comedy shows.
- The Tipsy Goat at 159 E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Thousand Oaks has karaoke on Monday nights, trivia on Tuesdays, pool tables, a dartboard, ping pong, shuffleboard, video games and live music many Fri/Sat nights. 805.494.9996
- Tuscany Il Ristorante at 968 S. Westlake Boulevard, Suite 4 in Westlake Village features live music on Sundays. 805.495.2768
- Westlake Brewing Company at 31111 Via Colinas #200, Westlake Village offers live music Fri/Sat nights. 818.851.9052
- Zin Bistro Americana at 32131 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village (The Landing) offers live jazz on Wed nights and on certain other nights. 818.865.0095
Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Malibu
- Brendan's Irish Pub and Restaurant at 30315 Canwood Street in Agoura Hills has an outdoor patio, 12 HD televisions and two dart boards.
- The Canyon at Whizins Marketplace in Agoura Hills is a hotspot for live music of all types, from orignal rock bands to cover bands, tribute bands, comedy and more. 888.645.5006
- Twisted Oak Tavern at 30105 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills offers live jazz, blues and other music. 818.735.0091
- Ladyface Alehouse & Brasserie at 29281 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills offers live jazz, blues and other acoustic music on some Fri/Sat nights. 818.477.4566
- Prime Steakhouse at 29020 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills has live music three to four nights a week, including "Frank Sinatra" Tuesdays. 805.652.1055
- Sagebrush Cantina at 23527 Calabasas Road hosts live music Thursday through Sunday nights, plus Paint Night on Tuesdays and poker league on Thursdays. 818.222.6062
- Tavern 101 at 28434 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills features live music on Friday/Saturday nights. 818.991.2772
- Taverna Tony in the Malibu Country Mart, 23410 Civic Center Way, has live music 7 nights a week and belly dancing. 310.317.9667
- Treehouse Tavern 29008 Agoura Road in Agoura Hills hosts live music on Friday/Saturday nights. 818.865.3700
- Amigo's Surf Cantina at 546 E. Main Street in Ventura offers live music 7 nights a week. 805.874.2232
- Anacapa Brewing Company at 472 E. Main Street in Ventura has a trivia night every Wed. 805.643.2337
- The Bench Warmer at 1855 E. Main Street in Ventura is a bar with a pool table and 5 dart boards. 805.643.4303
- Billy O's at 2819 E. Main Street in Ventura has karaoke and live music 805.652.0327
- Bombay Bar & Grill, located at 143 S. California Street in Ventura has live music, trivia nights and more. 805.643.4404.
- The Copa Cubana at Ventura Harbor Village offers live music a number of nights each week 805.642.9463
- Discovery Ventura at 1888 E. Thompson Blvd offers bowling, billiards and shuffleboard games as well as periodic live music, comedy and more 805.856.2695
- 805 Bar & Grilled Cheese is located at Ventura Harbor Village and offers trivia on Tues nights, live music on Fri/Sat nights. 805.642.9463
- The Garage is a dive bar located at 1091 Scandia Avenue, Ventura. 805.814.2234
- Golden China Restaurant at 760 S. Seaward Ave (at the 101 freeway) has karaoke 7 nights a week from 9pm to 1:30am
- Grapes and Hops at 454 E. Main Street in Ventura offers up Thurs night trivia from 7-9pm and live music on most Fri/Sat nights. 805.641.0053
- The Greek at the Harbor at Ventura Harbor Village offers belly dancing starting at 7:30pm on Fri/Sat nights. 805.650.5350
- Hong Kong Inn, 435 E. Thompson St, Ventura has live music on designated nights www.hihatentertainment.com.
- Keynote Lounge at 10245 Telephone Road in Ventura is a bar with live music on Fri/Sat nights, karaoke Tues/Wed nights and more. 805.647.9390
- O'Leary's Side Bar at 6555 Telephone Road, Suite 7 in Ventura has a pool table, shuffleboard, air hockey, dart board machine, karaoke and live music. 805.644.4619
- Paddy's Ventura at 2 W. Main St, Ventura is a LGBT owned/operated nightclub bar offering pool, darts, karaoke and more. 805.652.1071
- Prime Steakhouse at 2009 E. Thompson Blvd, Ventura has live music three to four nights a week, including "Frank Sinatra" Tuesdays. 805.652.1055
- Rookees Sports Bar & Lounge at 419 E. Main Street in Ventura has a DJ and live music and certain nights of the week. 805.648.6862
- Saloon BBQ Co. at 456 E. Main St in Ventura has live music. 805.667.8550
- Squashed Grapes is a winery and jazz club with a full menu at 2351 E. Main Street in Ventura, offering live jazz Tues through Sun nights. 805.643.7300
- The Tavern at 211 E. Santa Clara St in Ventura offers up live music on Fri/Sat nights. 805.643.3264
- Victoria Pub & Grill at 1413 Victoria Avenue, Suite F, Ventura has pool tables and darts on hand. 805.650.0060
- The Wine Rack at 14 S. California Street in Ventura has live music on Fri/Sat nights from 8-11pm, Mon classic movie nights and comedy on some Thurs nights. 805.653.9463
Simi Valley/Moorpark/Heritage Valley (Fillmore, Santa Paula)
- Arena Sports Grill at the Grand Vista Hotel, 999 Enchanted Way, Simi Valley has live music, dancing, pool tables, dartboards, video games, 20 TVs and more. 805.583.2000
- Butera's Billiards at 476 West Los Angeles Avenue in Moorpark has pool tables, dart boards and Wed night karaoke. 805.523.3088
- The Chop Shop Bar & Grill at 4351 Valley Fair, Simi Valley has open mic night on Mondays and live music of various types Tuesday through Saturday. 805.581.6021
- Chuy's Mesquite Broiler at 5840 E. Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley has trivia night on Wed nights 805.520.7424
- Lucky Fool's Pub at 75 E. High Street in Moorpark offers Sunday night trivia games, a pool table and dart board. 805.532.1500
- Enzo's Italian Restaurant at the historic Glen Tavern Inn at 134 N. Mill St, Santa Paula offers up live entertainment on weekends. 805.933.5550
- Garman's Restaurant & Irish Pub at 932 E. Main Street in Santa Paula has trivia nights on Tuesday nights as well as darts and pool tables. 805.933.4600
- The Golden Nugget Pub and Tavern at 4435 Cochran St, Simi Valley indicates it is the oldest bar in Simi, established in 1964. Three dart boards on hand! 805.583.9715
- McGregor's Craft Beer & Wine at 144 W. Los Angeles Ave. #105 in Moorpark has live music and comedy on Thursday nights
- Rock & Roll Pizza at 13816 Princeton Avenue, Moorpark has entertainment 7 nights a week, including bands, open mic on Thurs nights and more. 805.530.7135
Other West Ventura County (Camarillo, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Ojai)
- Brendan's Irish Pub and Restaurant in Camarillo has two dart boards and a 16-foot shuffle board for you fun seekers. 805.383.4100
- Chuy's Mesquite Broiler at 311 Carmen Drive in Camarillo has trivia night on Wed nights 805.445.9444
- Copper Blues Rock Pub & Kitchen at The Collection at RiverPark in Oxnard opened in September 2016, with live music on Saturday nights and more. 805.457.5551
- Corner Pocket Billiards on 7th & A Street in Oxnard is a billiards, arcade, lounge, restaurant and sports bar for the whole family. 805.844.7266
- Daryl's Couch at 795 Camarillo Springs Road in Camarillo serves up over 30 craft beers and has a pool table on hand. 805.389.8947
- The El Rey Cantina at 2302 Ventura Blvd, Camarillo has Sat night country nights (including 2-step and line dancing) and other activities 805.484.4433
- La Dolce Vita Ristorante at 740 S. B Street in Oxnard offers live music and karaoke. 805.486.6878
- The Lookout Bar & Grill at Channel Islands Harbor (2800 Harbor Blvd, Oxnard) offers Tuesday night trivia and live music on Thursday and Sunday nights. 805.985.9300
- The Ojai Deer Lodge at 2261 Maricopa Highway showcases live local entertainers up to 5 nights a week. 805.646.4256
- Pirates Grub n Grog at 450 S. Victoria Avenue in Oxnard offers live music on weekends, Thurs salsa dance nights and video gaming.
- Q Club Oxnard at 2362 N. Oxnard Blvd is a sports lounge with numerous billiard tables, games, DJ and more 805.278.1231
- RELM Camarillo Wine & Beer Bistro at 2390 Las Posas Road (at Arneill) offers live music on Friday/Saturday nights. 805.991.7356
- Ric's Restaurant at 2500 Las Posas Road, Camarillo offers live music on Friday nights from 8:30-11:30PM 805.389.9919
- Safire American Bistro at 4850 Verdugo Road in Camarillo hosts live jazz and pianists on most Friday/Saturday nights. 805.389.1227
- Sam's Saloon at 3129 Saviers Road in Oxnard is a cash only bar with live music on weekends, pool tables and dart boards.
- The Shores Bar and Grill at 1031 S. Harbor Blvd in Oxnard has karaoke on Thursday and Saturday nights starting at 8:30pm. 805.984.5533
- Topa Mountain Winery at 821 W. Ojai Avenue offers live music every Saturday/Sunday from 2-4 PM. www.topamountainwinery.com/topa-events 805.640.1190
- The Vine at 308 E. Ojai Avenue offers live music Wednesday thru Sunday from 8-10 PM www.facebook.com/The-Vine-1471139523136821 805.646.1555
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- Season Ticket at 5710 E. Los Angeles Ave, Simi Valley closed in May 2016
- Galletto Bar and Grill at the Westlake Plaza has closed.
- W2O Rooftop Lounge at Watermark on Main, 598 E. Main St, Ventura closed 10/4/16.
- The Napa Tavern in Thousand Oaks closed its doors on 2/23/16
- The Whale's Tail at 3950 Bluefin Circle in Oxnard closed its doors in 2016
- Padri Martini Bar at 29008 Agoura Road in Agoura Hills closed in later 2016 and re-opened as Treehouse Tavern.