Sometimes a small, intimate live concert is just the perfect way to spend an evening—and it’s even better when you’ve got delicious beverages and treats within reach! When you’re in the mood for some live music, there’s no need to head to a huge concert hall thanks to our many coffee shops, bistros, and taprooms that regularly host local musicians.
Here are just a few of the places on Whidbey Island that frequently host live music. Be sure to get out your calendar in case a few upcoming shows strike a chord!
Located at: 1341 SW Barlow St, Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Menu: Stop by for craft beers, craft soda, and locally sourced ciders and wine.
Events: Follow Wicked Teuton Brewing Company on Facebook so you can easily RSVP to events. In addition to live music, they also frequently host “paint & sip” nights.
Tip: They even have a special homebrew section that has everything you need to start brewing at home!
Located at: 91 NE Midway Blvd. Oak Harbor 98277
Menu: Hot grilled sandwiches, wraps, greens, smoothies, espresso beverages and more are all on the fantastic menu at Rock Island.
Tip: In addition to live music, Rock Island occasionally hosts other types of events like holiday bingo nights.
Located at: 103 S Main St, Coupeville, WA 98239, United States
Menu: Beer enthusiasts are in for a treat! Find a current list of beers on tap at Penn Cove Taproom here. They’ve also got a delicious menu featuring items like nachos, hot dogs, paninis, soft pretzels, cheese plates, and more.
Tip: Happy Hour is 3-5pm every day! Get $1 of all craft beers. (Also, be sure to follow them on Facebook for Happy Hour specials and special happenings like Taco Tuesdays!) The taproom also has 2 big screen TVs and people love to gather and watch whatever game is on that day.
Located at: 5511 S Freeland Ave, Freeland, WA 98249
Menu: Sip on wine in the tasting room, or enjoy a full lunch or dinner in the bistro. Find example menu items here.
Events: You’ll find a list of Blooms’ live music events on their Facebook where you can easily RSVP or click “Interested” to get reminders!
Tip: Every 2nd Thursday there’s an open mic night if you’ve been wanting to try out your tunes on an audience.
Located at: Located at 204 1st St. Langley, WA 98260
Menu: Enjoy a wine tasting or sip by the glass. Appetizers and chocolates are also available.
Events: See the long list of upcoming events at Ott & Murphy over on their Facebook events page!
Tip: Beautiful waterfront views are aplenty here, and comfy chairs and couches make it easy to kick back and relax while you sip on wine and listen to music.
Located at: 1953 Newman Rd, Freeland, WA 98249
Menu: Davor Dancing Fish wines as you enjoy live tunes!
Tip: They also host the occasional cooking class where you can learn to make things like pasta, phyllo, croquembouche, etc.!