Are you looking to support local businesses on Small Business Saturday? These businesses help our community thrive! From creating jobs to sponsoring schools and non-profits, small businesses do a lot to help our city. Show your support for small businesses by checking out these cool local stops in San Luis Obispo!


1. Old San Luis BBQ

The old west meets San Luis Obispo – if you’re looking for mouth-watering, toe-tapping barbeque, Old San Luis BBQ is the place to go! A favorite among BBQ enthusiasts is their tri-tip that’s hand-trimmed, certified Angus beef, grilled over a red oak BBQ. It’s the perfect fuel for shopping on Small Business Saturday if you ask us! If tri-tip is not your thing, they offer plenty of other options ranging from Santa Maria style BBQ to chicken, or linguica sandwiches. Trust us; you’ll want to come hungry here!

Address:  670 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo
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2. Black Sheep Bar & Grill

Day or night, Black Sheep Bar & Grill is serving up delicious cocktails and meals (our favorite is their drool-worthy Mac And Cheese). Speaking of their Mac And Cheese, did you know it’s won multiple awards? In fact, this entree is so sought-after that they have an entire section of their menu dedicated to it! They were also voted numerous times as the Best Bar in San Luis Obispo. So after a long day of shopping on Small Business Saturday, you can kick up your feet and relax in this casual, friendly bar.

Address: 1117 Chorro St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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3. Luna Red

Located next to the Mission Plaza, Luna Red is the perfect lunch/dinner stop to relax and listen to the gurgles of the creek. For flavorful entrees and an award-winning wine list, you won’t want to miss them on Small Business Saturday! We also recommend checking them out for Taco & Tiki Tuesday, when you can enjoy specials on their crunchy, delicious tacos and tiki cocktails. They also offer happy hour deals from Sunday – Thursday, 3 – 6 PM.

Address: 1023 Chorro St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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4. Novo Restaurant & Lounge

If you’re looking for some of the freshest, locally sourced meals around, you won’t have to go far. Novo Restaurant & Lounge prides itself in sourcing its ingredients from local farmers. That means when you support them during Small Business Saturday, you’re also supporting the local farmers in our community. Talk about a win-win! They offer various sharing plates from Calamari to Pork Carnitas Sopes; just thinking about their dinners has our stomach growling.

Address: 726 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo
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5. House Of Bagels

Nothing quite hits the spot like a hot, fresh bagel. So, before you kick off your shopping for Small Business Saturday, you’ll want to visit the House of Bagels. They bake fresh bagels daily using a traditional process and ingredients. Did we mention they have an incredible amount of options for bagels and cream cheese? They also offer a variety of sandwich options if you’re looking for something more for brunch.

Address: 158 A Higuera St, San Luis Obispo
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6. Woodstock Pizza

Woodstocks Pizza – also known as Mustang party headquarters, is a perfect stop guaranteed for a fun time and delicious pizza! Ranked #1 among independent pizzerias nationwide, they make their dough in-house daily and source local ingredients. In addition, this local stop prides itself in hiring local students from Cal Poly, and they even offer an employee stock ownership plan. Now that’s something to cheers to on Small Business Saturday!

Address: 1000 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo
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Safe Transportation As You Support Local Bars & Restaurants

We like supporting local places as much as you do! As a small business ourselves, we take extra care in ensuring our community has safe and reliable transportation. We’re here to help you get home safely (and to and from stops) after a day of supporting local wineries, distilleries, breweries, bars, and more for Small Business Saturday. Book a phone consultation to talk about fully customizable transportation, or email, or fill out the form below for a free transportation quote. 

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