Always a great place to eat and a great, albeit short, roughly 45 minutes, ride from San Luis Obispo. The Pozo Saloon was established in 1858. It was Ynocente Garcia that originally established the Rancho San Jose which included today's Pozo. When in 1878 gold was discovered in La Panza and Pozo grew into the hub of the area. Back then there were three saloons, general stores, two hotels and all the amenities of a small town. Today all that stands are the few homes and ranches and of course the Pozo Saloon offering up some fine food, and on the weekends fine entertainment. Willie Nelson, Dwight amenities, Snoop Dogg and this August 21st Trace Adkins will be there. Now it gets a might warm there in the summer as you can see from the photo below; but the beer is cold and the food is great!
So how do you get there? Pozo is about a 40 minute ride from San Luis Obispo. Where is San Luis Obispo? Half way between Los Angeles and San Francisco on the Central Coast - 202 miles north of LA. From SLO take highway 101 north to Highway 58 pass through the small town of Santa Margarita and on to Pozo.
Some good twisties and sweepers on the way
between Santa Margarita and Pozo.
Scenes along the way: above the Mission in San Luis Obispo and below Hwy 58 on the way to Pozo
The early years in downtown Pozo
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