Planning an event?
Looking for a location to hold a staff party, corporate event, bachelor or bachelorette party, wedding welcome reception, rehearsal dinner, class reunion, family gathering, birthday celebration or to host a party for some other special occasion? There isn’t a better place to throw a party than in The Backyard! Ample seating and gathering spaces are suitable for large and small gatherings and are available for reserve. Make your reservation now using our self-service online reservation system or fill out this form. Feel free to contact us at email@example.com with any questions. View our rules and general information.
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Tables – Main Patio
CAPACITY: 8 PEOPLE
A large outdoor patio area with retractable awnings provides shade during the day and views of the sky at night. The space is surrounded by misters to keep you cool, while four giant gas heaters provide warmth.
Traditional German beer garden tables and benches seat 6-8 adults comfortably.
CAPACITY: 40-50 PEOPLE
The Lawn is a semi-private fenced-in area featuring artificial grass, with surrounding bamboo providing additional privacy.
Five traditional German beer garden tables and benches each seat 6-8 adults comfortably. Bar stools around the perimeter provide additional seating for 12 more guests. The Lawn is a favorite space for families with young children and those seeking a little more privacy.
Note: there are no heaters or misters in the Lawn. Propane heaters may be rented in advance. Inquire for details.
CAPACITY: 16 PEOPLE
A shipping container with windows and rollup doors provides an indoor seating area with misters and fans to keep you cool when it’s hot, and heaters to keep you warm when it’s not.
There are two traditional German beer garden tables and benches, each seats 6-8 adults comfortably. A big-screen TV provides access to your favorite sporting events.
CAPACITY: 6 PEOPLE
Seasonal availability. Stay cozy, warm, and dry with the wintergarden cover during the cold months. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
CAPACITY: 8 PEOPLE
There are two (2) porches available, each featuring comfortable outdoor patio furniture with seating for up to 8 people under a covered cabana with misters and a fire pit table.
CAPACITY: 8 PEOPLE
There are two (2) fire pits available, each surrounded by old-school folding lawn chairs with seating for up to 8 people.
Garage + Fire Pits
CAPACITY: 40 PEOPLE
Enjoy exclusive access to the Garage and both Fire Pits. See individual descriptions for details.
Porches + Fire Pits
CAPACITY: 40 PEOPLE
Enjoy exclusive access to both Porches and both Fire Pits. See individual descriptions for details.
Garage + Porches + Fire Pits
CAPACITY: 50-60 PEOPLE
Enjoy exclusive access to the Garage, both Porches, and both Fire Pits. See individual descriptions for details.
This is a perfect space for your next celebration or special event! It provides fun, flexible seating options and the entire area can be roped off to ensure privacy for you and your guests.
Lawn + Garage + Porches + Fire Pits
CAPACITY: 110 PEOPLE
Enjoy exclusive access to the Lawn, Garage, both Fire Pits, and both Porches. See individual descriptions for details.
This is a perfect space for larger groups. It provides fun, flexible seating options with plenty of space to spread out and ensures privacy for you and your guests.
CAPACITY: 50-100 PEOPLE
The Side Yard is an open-air space situated between the Main Patio and 13th Street. The area can be roped off and signage posted to ensure privacy for you and your guests.
Up to nine traditional German beer garden tables and benches each seat 6-8 adults comfortably. Bar stools along the 13th street fence line provide seating for up to 20 guests, with patio furniture & lawn chairs providing seating for up to 20 more.
*Note: there are a few umbrellas, but no heaters, shade structures or misters in the Side Yard. Propane heaters may be rented in advance. Inquire for details.
The Whole Backyard
CAPACITY: 325+ PEOPLE
The Backyard may be reserved for larger private gatherings. The venue would be closed to the general public, providing exclusive access to all of our facilities including the Garage, Fire Pits and Porches, as well as all outdoor seating, restrooms, and game areas. Catering is provided through our onsite restaurant. Blackout dates and certain restrictions apply. Make your special event truly memorable by renting one of the most unique spaces in SLO County. Inquire now for pricing and more information.
Also, be sure to inquire about each of the following:
Extended Hours – keep the party going by extending your reservation past our normal business hours.
Wedding “After Party” – Many of the wedding venues shut down at 10pm. Continue the party afterward at The Backyard!
Post-wedding “send-off” brunch – your last chance to see friends and loved ones before everyone departs.
All of our seating is available on a first come, first served basis and you are welcome to walk in and sit anywhere you would like (no reservation fee required). However, some areas can be reserved in advance and we recommend reservations for larger groups, special events, and for those looking to sit in a specific spot (especially during weekends). If you see a reserved sign, be sure to check the reservation start time as you are welcome to enjoy the space until then.
Reservations start and end on the even hours (i.e., 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm). You can book any of the available spaces in advance for a Reservation Fee for 2 hours, Half Day (4 hours) or Full Day (8 hours). Availability of Half Day and Full Day reservation options is dependent on the start time.
If there is a reservation immediately prior to yours, that group will be required to vacate the area by their reservation end time. We appreciate your patience and understanding as it may take a few minutes for our staff to get the space cleared, cleaned, and ready for your party. Similarly, if there is a reservation immediately following yours, then your party will be required to vacate the area by your reservation end time. If nobody has reserved the space after you, you are welcome to stay there as long as you like (until we close).
A large party set up and cleaning fee may be charged if capacity limits are exceeded, or for multiple bookings that are available as a “package” but that are booked separately.
Events such as Game Nights, Tap Takeovers, DJ’s and Live Music are regularly scheduled at The Backyard, and may be taking place during your reservation time. Check out our events calendar and inquire for the most up-to-date information.
Review our rules and general information for restrictions about bringing outside food and decorations.
Jockey Box Rental
Rent our stainless steel two-tap Jockey Box for your special event. Allows you to provide two different beer options for your guests.
Comes with everything you need except CO2 and the beer. If you don’t have your own CO2 cylinder, we can add one to the rental for an additional $25. Large plastic buckets for icing kegs are also available for an additional $25.
May be subject to additional deposit fees (refundable). All items must be picked up and dropped off at The Backyard.