Beer, wine, pizza, coffee, and tea. What more do you need? Check out these lesser known destinations in Tuolumne County that are seriously trending.
The Armory is making waves in California’s Gold Country. Enjoy an afternoon or evening at Sonora's hottest new spot featuring a lush beer garden, private dining, event center, elevated cocktail bar, and upscale, perfectly-executed menu.
Picture this: You’re walking through a lush garden nursery, sipping on a coconut milk lavender latte, and there’s a big comfy hammock with your name on it. This beautiful day dream is a reality at Mountain Sage Cafe and Nursery. It’s a unique shop that showcases local art, merchandise, plants and amazing coffee. Blend in with the locals in this down to earth spot on Main Street in Groveland, order a drink of choice, and hang around for awhile in their laid back "Hammock Garden."
Indulge your senses at the beer scene in Downtown Sonora. Stop into the Sonora Tap Room where you’ll find craft beer on constant rotation. Sip suds in this hidden gem along this historic side street. Like what you taste? Get yourself a six-pack of that authentic beer, because they might not carry it again.
Located in historic Jamestown in a building over 120 years old, The Service Station is a locals' favorite dining spot that has "friendly ghosts" who are periodically heard talking & laughing. Besides a delicious, fresh menu, The Service Station offers local wines, 20 craft beers on tap. There is a Beer Garden out back that is kid and dog friendly.
Looking for a post-weekend detox? Step foot in Amala Detox & Tea Lounge, a small-town spa in Downtown Sonora, and get treatments your city friends won’t believe. Sip on one of their specialty teas and browse their menu of unique services. A local favorite option is their Ionic Foot Soak that will pull toxins out of your body straight through your feet. Sit back, relax, and watch the water transform before your eyes. After your soak, get a full toxicity reading from one of the friendly and knowledgeable staff members.
A once thriving nursery turned wine tasting venue? Yes please. Soak up the woodland fairy vibes with a glass (or two) of rose at Inner Sanctum Cellars: Columbia Basecamp. With cornhole and cheese boards, this place is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow in Gold Country. Stop by on a Friday night for their weekly Bonfire Fridays complete with twinkle lights, inviting fire pits, and live music.
Stop into Provisions, The Groveland Hotel’s newest addition that showcases local wines, authentic craft beer, prosecco on draft, and delicious charcuterie boards. Did we mention the prosecco on draft? Anyway, this incredibly restored adobe room originates back to the 1800s and captures the ambiance of the old west as well as the adventurous Yosemite roots of the Groveland community. Don’t miss their midweek live music fun every Thursday night in the summer.
The oldest bar in Historic Downtown Sonora is alive and well, pouring up stiff drinks and making a statement as the newest up and coming hangout spot. Locally owned and operated, Servente's is known for their welcoming atmosphere for beer drinkers and wine tasters alike. Shop their front market area that showcases eclectic homeware finds of old and new, the perfect combination to describe this old bar shining a new light on this Gold Country town.
Newly opened for summer operations such as disc golf and hiking, Dodge Ridge Mountain Resort is serving up food too at Base Camp Bar+Grill+Games. Pull up an Adirondack chair on the creek-side sundeck at the 6,600 foot elevation and enjoy the cool breeze beautiful views, good conversation, and food.
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