Local Dish: A Chic Update at the Goodland

The Outpost at the Goodland dining room, courtesy photo.

The Outpost at the Goodland dining room, courtesy photo.

By Leslie Dinaberg

Keeping the carefree, casual vibe intact, Goleta’s Outpost Restaurant and Goodbar at the Goodland recently updated their digs to brighten up the space, making the chic, California-themed Kimpton hot spot even cooler. Sunny new yellow tones in the dining room and a removable roof addition over the outdoor seating make it feel like summer year-round at the Outpost. The excellent fare includes easily shared plates like fried brussels sprouts with yellow curry, and roasted seabass lettuce cups, as well as larger entrees like the juicy strip steak, tasty salmon or hearty lamb burger.  

Sunset at the patio at the Goodbar at the Goodland, courtesy photo.

Sunset at the patio at the Goodbar at the Goodland, courtesy photo.

Right across the lobby, the Goodbar’s spaciously redesigned patio is a great stop to watch the sun set as you sip from its excellent crafted cocktail menu. Creative libations like the Aviation Gin-based “Park Your Car Don’t Drive” and “Who’s Your Daddy?”—made with Del Maguey Vida Mezcal—share the spotlight with a nice variety of spirits (tasting flights are available too) and a fine array of local wines and beers. 

Outpost at the Goodland, Goodbar at the Goodland, 5650 Calle Real, Goleta, outpostsb.com.

Originally published in Santa Barbara Seasons on March 2, 2019.

The patio at the Goodbar at the Goodland, courtesy photo.

The patio at the Goodbar at the Goodland, courtesy photo.

Cocktail Corner: Goodbar Grooviness

The Goodbar, courtesy photo.

The Goodbar, courtesy photo.

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg

Goodbar, the Goodland Hotel’s super cool lounge, is shaking things this spring.  Here’s what they have going on:

Spirited Flight Night Mondays

Branch out of your comfort zone and try something new! Guests get 20% off all flights on Monday nights. Try the Numero Uno featuring Partida Blanco, Herradura Reposado, and El Tesoro Anejo, or The Connoisseur with Pierre‎ Ferrand 1840, Park VS,  and Remy VSOP.

Weekly Good Hour

Every Monday – Friday from 4 – 7 p.m., snag discounts on small bites, like Charred Shishito Peppers or Chicken Wings, and beverage offerings like the House Margarita, Daiquiri and Bee’s Knees for $7. Happy Hour is also available at Outpost.

Trivia Night Wednesdays

Bring out your A game every Wednesday during Trivia Night. The lounge’s billiards table and backgammon boards will also be available for those looking to get in the game. Trivia starts at 7 p.m.

Blur The Line Thursdays

Grab a cocktail from the bar and listen to a variety of live musicians on the verge of greatness. Music starts at 7 p.m.

Industry Night Sundays

Every Sunday from 5 p.m. to close, all industry patrons can enjoy 20% off their bill with business card. And there’s also yummy Sunday Ramen Night at Outpost.

Goodbar at the Goodland is located at 5650 Calle Real, Goleta, www.outpostsb.com. Cheers!

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Leslie Dinaberg

When she’s not busy working as the editor of Santa Barbara SEASONS, Cocktail Corner author Leslie Dinaberg writes magazine articles, newspaper columns and grocery lists. When it comes to cocktails, Leslie considers herself a “goal-oriented drinker.”

Originally published in Santa Barbara Seasons Magazine on April 1, 2016.