Night Life



Arcata Playhouse

1251 9th Street, Arcata, CA 95521
The Arcata Playhouse is a community arts center that presents live theater, music, variety arts, and films. The 150 seat venue is regularly used by a diverse collection of community organizations and individuals, and hosts youth workshops, a teen program, a family performance series as well as an Artists-in-Schools Program.

(707) 822-1575
Arcata Theatre Lounge

1036 G Street, Arcata, CA 95521
The Arcata Theatre Lounge is a 1938 Art Deco cinema that has been reborn as an entertainment venue. Classic movies are featured on Wednesdays and Sundays, with many local, regional, and national touring acts filling the calendar. Full bar.

(707) 613-3030
Blondies Food and Drink

420 E California Ave, Arcata, CA 95521 near Cal Poly Humboldt
Blondies Food & Drink is your neighborhood cafub, cafe + pub since 2009 proudly serving our niche community at the corner of LK Wood and California Ave with a mission is to provide fresh, healthy food to our community and bring people together in a positive space. Thirsty? We have 16 taps serving specialty beers, kombucha and cider. In our cold cases we have over 350 varieties of beer.We also serve fresh local coffee, cold brew and espresso. Hungry? We can satisfy your breakfast, lunch and dinner needs. As long as your dinner needs might be sandwiches or special tater tot combos. Why would you want anything else?

(707) 822-3453
Hatchet House Throwing Club

737 G Street, Arcata, CA 95521
Hatchet House Throwing Club is Humboldt’s only indoor axe throwing venue and much more. We offer an all ages venue to experience something new, play games and connect with your inner lumberjack. Reservations recommended but not required. Book online at our website!

(707) 630-5203
Humbrews / Humboldt Brews

856 10th Street, Arcata, CA 95521
Humboldt Brews in downtown Arcata, CA is a full family restaurant, brewpub, a full bar, and nightclub/banquet room with life music and entertainment. Our bar & eatery feature a rotating selection of local brews on tap & pub fare, including vegetarian items.

(707) 826-2739
Minor Theatre

1001 H Street, Arcata, CA 95521
The Minor Theatre has remained a pillar of the Arcata community for over a century. It  is the second oldest movie theater in the United States to be built for that purpose and was the first building in Humboldt County to be built as a “true movie theatre.” In 2016 it reopened under independent ownership in 2016 and is a great place to enjoy locally sourced food and drink, spacious seating, and top-of-the-line projectors and audio.

(707) 822-3456
North Story Wines

955 I Street, Arcata, CA 95521
North Story Wines produces wines from meticulously farmed vineyards in Mendocino and Humboldt County. If you find yourself visiting Wrangletown Cider, you’ll find these wines offered in the same tasting room in Arcata. North Story Wines is also locally available at local specialty markets, restaurants and bottle shops.

(707) 508-5175
Richard’s Goat Tavern and Tea Room

401 I St Arcata, CA 95521
House infused cocktails, craft beers, local wines, fine imported teas, and Humboldt-made savory and sweet snacks, in Arcata, California, at the edge of the world renowned Arcata Marsh wildlife sanctuary. Plus live events at our venue and single-screen movie theatre The Miniplex!

(707) 630-5000
The Griffin

937 10th Street, Arcata, CA 95521
The Griffin is a celebration of the well-crafted cocktail. Be it expertly shaken or stirred, we are a place for the meeting of the minds over spirits. Our success is measured by the delight of our customers and by inspiring the continuing dedication of thriving employees.

(707) 825-1755
The Jam

915 H Street, Arcata CA 95521 on the Arcata Plaza
The Jam is Humboldt County’s oldest live music venue. We offer a diverse music lineups, art, events, great drinks and food. Enjoy the many shows that we have to offer for you, friends, and family. Menu includes pizza, burgers, sandwiches, salads, jambalaya, shrimp & grits, and chicken fried steak along with great appetizers such as tater tots, fries, sweet potato fries, calamari, mac & cheese wedges and more!

(707) 822-5266
The Miniplex

900 Samoa Blvd, Arcata, CA 95521
THE MINIPLEX is a locally owned venue and single-screen theatre dedicated to bringing the latest diverse, award-winning independent films and documentaries, as well as big-city touring acts, to small-town Humboldt County! Tucked within Richard’s Goat Tavern & Tea Room.