San Gregorio General Store

entertainment-nightlife / Other

Lonely Planet review

For a flashback to the Old West, turn inland on Rte 84, and go 1 mile to the San Gregorio General Store on Stage Rd – watch carefully or you’ll miss it. It’s a classic old emporium catering to local farmers and ranchers, who drink booze at the counter. They’ll stare when you walk in, but endure their glances to peruse cowboy hats, flannel shirts, crockery, woodstoves, odd books and sewing notions. It’s also the local post office. The best reason to come is for local bluegrass and folk; call ahead for the schedule. (For food, head to Pescadero, below.)