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Best Bars For Cornhole In The North Bay

June 5, 2014 5:00 AM

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Celebrity Cornhole Challenge (credit: Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Celebrity Cornhole Challenge (credit: Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

169923192 Best Bars For Cornhole In The North Bay(credit: Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

In a follow-up from CBS’s recent topic: North Bay Bars with the Best Arcade Games, CBS SF will now show you a few places that offer the game of cornhole – where contestants have fun lobbing bags full of beans into holes cut out of boards. The game of cornhole is growing increasingly popular on the West Coast, moving from where it originated in the South. There’s even an American Cornhole Association. Visit this site to learn more tips and helpful tricks to the game. Mark our words, this game is growing in popularity by the day, and will probably start showing up in nearby neighborhood yards for fun and backyard play. Here are a few bars in the North Bay that offer cornhole play.

 Best Bars For Cornhole In The North Bay

Whiskey Tip Patio (credit: Kelly Gullo)


Whiskey Tip
1910 Sebastopol Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
(707) 843-5535
www.whiskeytipsr.com

With a place that offers the best bourbon, bbq and parties around town – it’s a sure thing that everything else within this place is quite spectacular – even right down to the cornhole games. The WT has three cornhole games out back, which offers an enormous patio, picnic tables and an area to play these games. On colder nights, the bar throws out heaters so players can keep having fun into the wee hours. “I’m contemplating starting a tournament this summer as well (two-person teams, winner takes all w/ a cash prize),” says the owner. Whiskey Tip is a family-owned neighborhood bar and is, of course, widely known for its whiskeys, namely, the Apple Moonshine. Along with cornhole games, patrons can play table shuffleboard and beer pong.

bellavineyards Best Bars For Cornhole In The North Bay

Bella Vinyards Cornhole (credit: Kelly Gullo)


Bella Vineyards & Wine Caves
9711 W. Dry Creek Road
Healdsburg, CA 95448
(707) 473-9171
www.bellawinery.com

Not only can you taste a great wine within a wine cave, but you can also take a gander at the outdoor areas of this vineyard, where incredible views and rolling hills outline the backdrop of your virtual playground. Wine tasting, hula hooping and the fantastically fun game of cornhole are available to guests as they enjoy the vineyard. The “Bella Barrel Toss” – as this vineyard has aptly named its version of cornhole – is played every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Guests can enjoy tossing beanbags into the wood that has been shaped into wine barrels. This kid-friendly place is a great way to enjoy a relaxing day of wine and good times with friends and family and is a great location for picnics, birthday parties and other outdoor family events.

Hagafen Cellars
4160 Silverado Trail
Napa, CA 94558
(707) 252-0781
www.hagafen.com

Hagafen Cellars is widely known for its intimate tasting rooms, excellent wines (served at The White House) and laid-back environment, but the best-kept secret is the back patio area. This intimate setting in the back is adorned with outdoor tables, seating, cute kid tables and cornhole. To play, you’ll get bags to toss onto a two-by-four-foot raised platform, with a six-inch hole cut nine inches from the top. The goal is to get the bags into the hole. Whichever teams reaches 21 first, wins. Tours for this winery are by appointment only and are conducted daily at 11 a.m., except Saturdays and holidays.

Larson Family Winery
23355 Millerick Road
Sonoma, CA 95476
(707) 938-3031
www.larsonfamilywinery.com

This kid (and pet) friendly winery is your one-stop shop for great outdoor entertainment. Larson Family Winery offers a place to pack a picnic lunch (outside food is welcomed), grab a bottle of wine from the vineyard’s store and play a game of cornhole, bocce ball, horseshoes or ladderball. There is also a huge field for free play as well as plenty of wonderful outdoor seating for all of your cornhole spectators. This is a favorite place of many to come and enjoy a family-centered good time outdoors in Sonoma. The staff is super sweet and friendly. You’ll feel right at home at Larson Family Winery.

Carneros Brewing Company
22985 Burndale Road
Sonoma, CA 95476
(707) 938-1880
www.carnerosbrews.com

Enjoy a game of cornhole while you sip down some of the Carneros Brewing Company’s handcrafted beers. Owned by five Ceja brothers (world-class brewery artisans) who put all of their passion into brewing a distinctive flavor with all of their beer, this microbrewery is a favorite among many of its patrons. But, this excellent beer is not all they do that is great and awesome. The Brewery also offers outdoor and picturesque scenery within its natural beer garden, complete with weeping willows, gorgeous ponds, a Victorian windmill, a live hop trellis and cornhole.

Frog’s Leap Winery
8815 Conn Creek Road
Rutherford, CA 94573
(707) 963-4704
www.frogsleap.com

This place is your perfect escape from the everyday. The beautiful and relaxed atmosphere is prime for a day of tasting and exploring and just simply enjoying a great game of cornhole. The property is all natural, LEED certified and simply stunning to take in. The down-to-earth staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and will help you enjoy yourself while lounging around the beautiful property. The cornhole boards are out back, along with some Adirondack chairs to rest your weary bones after a long day of wine touring.

Kelly Gullo is a freelance writer in San Francisco, CA. Kellys topics are about music and nightlife. Kelly has also written a variety of articles on health and dieting and topics related to the environment. Kelly has a degree in journalism and public relations from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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