General Information for Sonoma
What is your address?
Sonoma, CA 95476.
See map and more info.
Is there free parking?
We have lots of free parking in our private parking lot as well as street parking.
Should we make reservations?
We strongly recommend reservations on the weekends. You can call the restaurant directly at 707-935-9100 or you may make a reservation through Yelp.
When is last call?
It varies. Since we are located in a neighborhood a couple of blocks from the Plaza, we tend to mellow out earlier than the bars downtown. Give us a call! 707-935-9100
What types of identification do you accept?
We accept only valid identifications with a photo and a physical description. Temporary driver’s licenses are not valid.
Do you offer non-alcoholic beverages for designated drivers?
Let your server know that you’re the designated driver for the evening and we’ll serve you NA drinks like coffee and sodas for free. We applaud responsible consumption of alcohol. Know your limit!
What type of credit cards do you accept?
Visa, MasterCard, American Express & Discover
Do you accept personal checks?
Can I bring my dog?
Your well-trained dog is welcome with us. Please follow these common sense guidelines. Dogs are welcome in the beer garden only and common areas only, service dogs excepted. No dogs on tables. Dogs must be on a leash. Please clean up after your animal and be aware that we generally have lots of kids in the beer garden.
Do you have space for private functions?
Absolutely! Check out the PLAN EVENTS section of this website for galleries and a contact form.
Is there a designated smoking area?
Please step outside of the beer garden for a smoke outside our Beer Garden gates in either our parking lot or on Broadway. We do allow smoking in the Beer Garden later in the evening, when the restaurant is closed.
What happens when I leave my credit credit card?
If we find it we’ll hold it for you in the office (it happens all the time).
Yes, both the Tavern and the Beer Garden have free Wifi. We have electrical plugs in booths #20 and #21–great for a working laptop lunch.
Are there any local hotels you’d recommend?
29 E. MacArthur Street
Sonoma, CA 95442
Inn at Sonoma
Sonoma, 95476 CA
Best Western Sonoma Valley Inn
550 2nd Street, West
Sonoma, CA 95476
Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn + Spa
100 Boyes Blvd.
Sonoma, CA 95476
Cab companies you’d recommend?
You bet! We strongly encourage our guests to drink responsibly! Our staff will gladly call a taxi for you at anytime. And remember, let our staff know if you are the Designated Driver for during your visit. Designated drivers receive non-alcoholic drinks (coffee, tea, soda, juice) on the house!
Vern’s Cab 707-938-8885
Scotty’s Cab 707-996-8294
When are you open?
We are open every day of the year except Thanksgiving and Christmas. We close after lunch on Christmas Eve.
We open at 11:30 daily and serve food until 9pm Sunday thru Thursday, and until 10pm Friday and Saturday.
Do you have an open mic?
Yes! Open Mic is hosted every Wednesday night by our own Matt Piazza. This is a great night to hear free, great quality, local music and entertainment. Check it out. You might be amazed!
Where is the open mic held?
On our Tavern Stage in the Music Room.
How do I sign up?
Sign ups are at 7:00 in the Music Room. Be there on time or even early, there is usually a line.
What time does it start?
How late does it go?
How many people usually sign up?
20 or so.
How long do I get to play?
2 songs or 10 minutes, which ever comes first. If you play 2 songs that are 3 minutes long then you have used your time. If you play one song that is 10 minutes long, it better be good.
How do I become a featured act?
Every week there is a featured act which is selected by the host. This performer gets 20 minutes during prime time to shine.
Can anybody play?
Yes. All kinds of people show up, from first timers to old pros.
Can I be the host?
No! That job belongs to Matt Piazza. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do I have to play music?
Absolutely not! We have had comedians, jugglers, poets, beat boxers and even hula hoopers. We only ask that you keep your clothes on…well most of you anyway…
I have a cd that I want to sing to, do you have a cd player?
No, but if you bring your iPod we can run it through the PA.
Do I have to bring microphones or anything like that?
Nope, we have it all covered. We have a professional venue with all the bells and whistles.
Do you have a piano?
Can playing the open mic lead to a gig at hopmonk?
It most certainly can! We are always looking for good musicians to play in our beer garden, and even pull the occasional opener from the open mic. Some open mic’ers have even booked to play shows.
Is the beer garden a paying gig?
Why yes it is!
Who does the booking for the beer garden?
KC Turner; email@example.com
Do you have to be 21 to attend?
No and Yes. This is one of the few all age’s evenings we welcome, but only until 10 pm, when we ask the kids to go home. We are all about giving everyone a chance to perform and hone their skills.
Can I bring my cockatiel?
Can it sing?
Can my band play?
You bet. However remember this is an open mic and there isn’t a long time to set up and break down. We recommend that folks, especially drummers, bring the minimum amount of gear to get the job done.
Can I buy the host a beer?
Sure, Matt likes beer.
Can we eat in the music room?
Food service in the Session Room is only available on select nights/events. Please see host or Bartender to see if food is being offered.
Is it ok to take photographs of the shows?
No problem, just don’t use flash please. We’d love to have you post your pics on our Facebook page.
May I record the show? Audio/video
Not without the permission of the artist and/or Hopmonk Tavern.
Can I get weekly email blast – how do I sign up for it?
Absolutely. Enter your email address in the upper right JOIN area of this site.
What time are your shows?
Friday 5-7pm Beer Garden Stage
Friday / Sat 9-11pm Indoor Tavern Stage
Sat / Sun 1-3 Beer Garden Stage
I hear you guys party like rock stars and have ruined the village with your noise making, is that true?
No! We have only three performances a week in our garden. Two in the middle of the day on busy weekends and one pre-dinner set on Fridays. These are amplified acoustic with no electric guitars, no electric base, no drums or horns.
Is there a fee for the music?
No, all beer garden music and Tavern music is free in Sonoma. This is a great way to see some select, up and coming singer songwriters. They have a tip jar of course and really like to see it fill up.
Who do I contact if I want to play music in sonoma?
KC Turner books all music for Sonoma. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org, or head over to BAND BOOKINGS and complete the information request.