Why Kaplan English students love Santa Barbara nightlife

Known as the American Riviera, our English school in Santa Barbara has a stylish celebrity hideaway with a chic nightlife scene to match. Of course that’s not all it is. A true Californian city, Santa Barbara also has an easygoing side and some of the USA’s best hidden nightlife gems.

The Neighbourhood bar and grill is perhaps Santa Barbara’s most well-loved laid-back local hotspot. Here, not only can you enjoy your music of choice on the internet jukebox and tasty US dishes, but also a huge variety of games, from pool and ping pong to arcade favourites.

Sharkeez Mexican restaurant and bar doesn’t have the same traditional American feel, but is just as inviting, with its comfy bench seating and cabana style bar. Bring your new friends from Kaplan’s Santa Barbara English school here and you’ll enjoy screenings of all the biggest sporting events and an extensive menu of spicy cuisine.

At the other end of the scale, French bistro, Café Luck, with its classic 19th Century décor and refined menu, is sure to attract Santa Barbara’s most elegant clientele. Blush restaurant is another Santa Barbara high society meeting place, offering contemporary American cuisine in a softly lit, polished setting. There’s a fun side to this dignified eatery too, with items on the menu like the delicious Kahlua milk and cookies, bringing an adult edge to a childhood favourite.

The fashionable Wildcat lounge also offers playful yet sophisticated treats, with its mouth-watering range of themed cocktails, like the Liquid Kitty or colourful Radioactive Cat. This thriving nightclub is the perfect place to come to dance till dawn after a day studying English at Kaplan’s Santa Barbara school, featuring live bands and top dance DJs. The Eos Lounge also boasts an inventive cocktail list, including the mysteriously named Shaman’s Journey, plus a sleek modern design, free shisha smoking blends and weekly salsa nights.

With something to suit everyone from the celebrity elite to students on a budget, Santa Barbara nightlife won’t fail to please.

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