From the funky decor to the laid back atmosphere, the Raconteur Room is that perfect local bar where you can have some great beer and wine, listen to some incredible live music, and “probably have a good time”.
ABOUT THE BAR
The Raconteur Room in Atascadero serves primarily beer and wine, so don’t stop by looking for a fancy mixed drink. Owners Tyler and Shannon Clark have instead curated an ever-changing list of their favorite beers and wines, more often than not crafted by people they love. Most beers are also on tap, but they do include a select few bottles and cans of some of the best brews around.
Live music is also just about as important to the Raconteur Room as the beer and wine selection, and Tyler and Shannon see this as another way to support the community and people they love. Bands and artists grace the small stage at the back of the bar typically twice a week, and sometimes we’re lucky to get four nights in a row of great music to go with some great beer.
We visited the Raconteur Room a few months after it opened in Atascadero, and immediately knew we were going to love it there. On the surface it was a cool, funky bar with teal walls and a great vibe, but the longer we stayed the more details we discovered and knew this place was something special.
The records on the wall were the perfect example; the covers could have been any random assortment from the dollar bin at the record store, but it turns out there were some fantastic albums up there (it also helps when you’re friends with the record store owner next door!).
And that was just the tip of the iceberg when it came to how deep the music theme ran throughout the bar: the menus all come in old record albums; there are records all over the floors in the bathroom; and if there isn’t live music you can find Tyler spinning his favorite records behind the bar. The rest of the decor is just as fun and funky, like the bartop that is covered in pennies and the screaming Kim Kardashian coasters the drinks are served on.
After 15 years in the craft beer and restaurant industry, Tyler and Shannon Clark were in search of a new adventure…and found it in the Raconteur Room.
Owners Tyler and Shannon Clark grew up in SLO County, and have always had a deep love and commitment to their community and hometowns. It was here, after all, that they decided to open their first brewery and restaurant, and where they spent the next 15 years refining their craft.
In 2019 Tyler and Shannon were in search of a new adventure though, and found themselves opening the Raconteur Room in Atascadero. After months of work renovating the bar, it finally opened that summer to a roaring success.
Locals and tourists alike rave about the laid back vibe, great beer and wine selection, and funky decor. Most nights you’ll find the bar packed with friends and family just hanging out, or waiting for the live music to begin.
Overall you won’t be disappointed with a visit to the Raconteur Room, and in Tyler and Shannon’s words, you’ll “probably have a good time”.
5840 Traffic Way
Atascadero, CA 93422
- From Highway 101 North, take exit 220A for Traffic Way. At the offramp turn right onto Traffic Way, and the Raconteur Room will be .1 miles up the road on the left.
- From Highway 101 South, take exit 220A for Traffic Way. At the offramp turn left onto Traffic Way, and the Raconteur Room will be .2 miles up the road on the left.
The Raconteur Room does not have dedicated parking, but there is ample street parking nearby.
CONTACT & SOCIAL
Hours of Operation:
|3:30 p.m. – 9:00 p .m.
|3:30 p.m. – 9:00 p .m.
|3:30 p.m. – 10:00 p .m.
|3:30 p.m. – 11:00 p .m.
|12:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
|12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.