Santa Barbara Bar Voted Best Bar 5 Years In A Row

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 19th, 2013 – SANTA BARBARA, CA – West beach Santa Barbara bar “The Neighborhood Bar” recently won the best Santa Barbara Bar as voted by the people in the Independent Magazine.  The Hood has  won the SB Readers’ Poll award five years in a row for best bar in Santa Barbara in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013.

If you’re a Santa Barbara local, you’ve probably heard of The Neighborhood Bar located on west beach at the corner of Bath and Montecito St. Known for its laid back atmosphere, you will find the best Santa Barbara nightlife at “The Hood.”

“When you think about it, there really aren’t a lot of big neighborhood bars,” said David Burkholder, who is currently beefing up his own through expansion and new construction. “They usually are very small with a small clique of people who go to them. Where we are and what we do makes everybody feel like this is their neighborhood bar. And some of the reasoning behind this was actually on purpose.  From the start, we were going to be unlike any other place. This award helps us feel like we’re doing the right thing.”

The Neighborhood Bar has something for everyone. It’s a favorite hangout spot among locals because of the close proximity to the beach, cheap drinks and casual environment. Tourists on Yelp and Trip Advisor report The Hood as one of the best people watching spots on west beach. You may see anything from stumbling old locals and hippies, to young girls and frat guys. The hood has a diverse crowd, from singles, couples, small groups, business owners to back hoe drivers, 21st birthday gatherings to softball pre and post game party people.

“We would like to thank our loyal hood fans for voting The Neighborhood Bar the best Santa Barbara Bar in the Independent Newspaper five years in a row.  We work hard to give the people what they want, and this kind of recognition is greatly appreciated by each of our hard working bar tenders and cooks.  We know that we would never have come this far without the support of our loyal hood fans,” said David Burkholder, owner.

About The Hood: Affordable, yet respectable Santa Barbara restaurants are not easy to find. The Neighborhood Bar is one of the best restaurants Santa Barbara has to offer. You’ll enjoy excellent food for an amazing price served up by the helpful and friendly staff. Visit the site at and join the Facebook page at


The Neighborhood Bar
235 West Montecito Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 963-7600

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