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the best bar
in san luis obispo county

to meet old friends and make new ones!


Comfort Food and Cocktails

Open daily at 11am
Happy Hour 3-6 Monday thru Friday

Place your pickup orders online

or call directly at 805-544-7433


About Us

Day or night, a visit to Black Sheep Bar & Grill is guaranteed to be a great experience where the real European pub atmosphere and decor are refashioned here in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo. We offer inviting booths, an elegant handcrafted bar, brick walls with warm, carved wood accents, a fireplace and an open patio, where you can enjoy flavorful lunch, dinner, or cocktails every day of the year.

Established in 2005, Black Sheep has received multiple awards for its Mac and Cheese, and been acclaimed as serving the best bar food in the entire San Luis Obispo County. Voted THE Best Bar in San Luis Obispo for the past several years, Black Sheep Bar & Grill has become one of the unavoidable landmarks of the central coast where you’re always welcome to come in.


Our casual atmosphere, friendly staff, beautiful decor, savory food and cocktails, are just what you need to feel empowered to go tackle the world again. Please come see for yourself what the fuss is all about ... and become part of the ever growing Black Sheep family!

“Life is beautiful
not because of the things we see or do. Life is beautiful because of the people we meet.”

Simon Sinek


Why Black Sheep?

"If you haven't experienced why Black Sheep has been named best bar in San Luis Obispo County year after year, perhaps it's time to get off that privately reserved, perfectly contoured bar stool at the same ol' watering hole, and go give it a try. Do keep this in mind: Your experience will depend on when you go. That's because the Sheep has successfully drawn a wide range of regulars and weekend revelers alike. 

They have a great weekday crowd that comes in after the 9-to-5 grind (or for lunch just to make it through). For those seeking the occasional drink with co-workers, you'll find a hospitable happy hour (and delicious food when you realize you're drinking on an empty stomach). And it's the hip place to be for the college and young-professional crowd to bask in the attractiveness of the vine-lined, smoke-free brick patio. Stop in to see why the Sheep has perfected its role as a neighborhood pub."


By Jono Kinkade (New Times Magazine)

Private Dining
People don't meet people by accident,
They cross paths for a reason.

Zoe and Peter met at Black Sheep 9 years ago.

 They have 3 beautiful daughters together.




In addition to being a great place to meet people, Black Sheep is also renowned for their friendly staff, their Famous Mac and Cheese, Guinness Burgers, and Killer Nachos - just to name a few. In fact, they have been awarded the "Best Mac & Cheese in SLO County," and have also been voted the "Best Bar in SLO County" for eight years. 


Nicole - Bar Queen - won “Best Beverage Slinger” of SLO County 2017-2019

Events & Specials

At Black Sheep, we host music events and offer special menus on holidays. Be sure to check out our calendar of events page and keep up with all of our events and specials.

Happy Hour

3pm to 6pm Monday - Friday

$2 off Draft Beers, Well Drinks, Wine-by-the-glass, and Specialty Cocktails

Wine Down Wednesday

$2 off Wine. All Day. All Night


Arturo - King of the Kitchen


Contact Us

Black Sheep Bar & Grill

1117 Chorro Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Downtown between Higuera St. and Marsh St.

Dine-in, Takeout, Curbside Pickup Available

Open 11am to 12am Sun-Wed, 11am to 1am Thu, Fri, Sat.

Kitchen closes at 10pm

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