Explore a seemingly endless variety of dining, drinking, and shopping treasures at The Barlow culinary and arts center in Sebastopol. Premium businesses hurried to lease space after this $23.5 million, 220,000-square-foot project debuted in the fall of 2012, and now the property features many of Sonoma County’s best restaurants, wineries, distilleries, breweries, art galleries, and boutiques.
The sprawling campus of industrial chic barn buildings glistens in the sun. Most of the time, the glass roll-up garage doors that act as walls are open, inviting in fresh breezes and strolling customers. The 12.5 landscaped acres are lush, and brilliant with greens, reds, yellows, oranges, and blues. The colors spread across lawns, neighborhood parks, pathways, raised garden beds, and a full culinary garden (in fact, most of the landscaping is edible, harvested for the kitchens of Barlow restaurants).
It’s all pretty impressive for what used to be an old apple processing facility on the eastern edge of downtown Sebastopol. And there’s always something new happening in this hip community gathering spot.
For a list of shops, boutiques, breweries, wineries and galleries.