Historic Cattlemen's Lounge
Looking for something to quench your thirst and wet your whistle?
Located upstairs, inside the Paso Robles Inn, is the historic Cattlemen's Lounge. Come up and enjoy some local flavor and historic culture. Featuring a full bar, a happy hour Monday through Friday from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm, live entertainment on the weekends, and four television screens.
Daily SpecialsMonday: Industry night. Show your business card and receive 20% off entire bill. 6-9pm
Tuesday: Tacos, Tequila & Tunes. 5-9pm
Wednesday: Extended happy hour 3-10pm
Friday & Saturday: Live entertainment 9:30-11:30pm
Sunday: $6 Bloody Mary's 10am-5pm
Take a step back in time and indulge in the history of the Inn over a signature cocktail, created by our very own mixologist, Danielle Zeidler.
Our signature drinks are all based on the history of the Inn. With names like Barbary Coast, Marilyn's Kiss, and The Dirty James, each one comes with its own recipe and story. Our mixologist developed these drinks that would help tell the story of the Inn's rich history. It's just one more way to share the stories of some of the characters that have played a role in making this hotel historic over the years.
One of the featured drinks is The Dirty James. It features vodka along with local distillery RE:FINED gin with olive juice shaken and served in a chilled martini glass with a bleu cheese stuffed olive garnish. The menu cautions, "Careful, it can rob you of your sense!' The menu tells the history of the drink:
1868 – Two infamous outlaws, Frank and Jesse James, were busy robbing trains and getting themselves on the “Most Wanted” list. Then Jesse got shot and his lung wasn’t healing properly. In the spring of 1868, the duo headed to California to “cool off” and give Jesse a chance to heal. Frank made the overland journey by train and stage. Jesse, too weak for the overland journey, took a steam around the horn to San Francisco, and then traveled by stage to San Luis Obispo County where they sought refuge with their uncle. The hot springs in Paso Robles helped Jesse heal from his gunshot wounds and he and his brother were soon restless. The very next summer, their uncle bought them steamship tickets back to New York after they had worn out their welcome.
Other drinks include a nod to the hotel’s founders, a ghost, Marilyn Monroe, John Wayne, and a famous pianist, all characters in the long history of the Inn.
Visit the Cattleman's Lounge to learn about Paso Robles history and experience its culture first hand.