In the beginning, we wanted to create a place completely unique to the Kern River Valley, a restaurant and wine bar that offered accessible, affordable, amazing wines in a warm, inviting place to enjoy them.
It’s four years later, and we have accomplished that goal, as well as introducing an alternative style of cuisine to the usual steak houses or diners commonly seen in our area, including gourmet, vegetarian and vegan dining options.   We have also become one of the premiere entertainment locations in the Valley, providing a distinctive, intimate, fun and welcoming atmosphere in which both entertainers and customers revel. We have a stellar, well-earned, “five star” reputation, we hold ourselves to high standards, and we plan to continue that tradition of giving consistently high quality food and drink with excellent service to all our customers.
Come to the Starlite Lounge Restaurant and Wine Bar for exceptional fine wine and dining in a friendly, casual atmosphere.


Our January Radio Promo is here!  It’s really here!

(If it doesn’t play automatically, click “Download File” on the upper left corner of your screen.)

And don’t forget to listen to it play on both 102.5FM and 104.5FM right here in the Kern River Valley!

If you like our radio spots, you’ll LOVE our new Youtube video, where we take the mystery out of tasting wine.

Click Here and remember to give us a thumbs up!

upcoming events


We’re BAAAACK! Did ya miss us? Well then you’d better hustle your booties on into the Starlite this week and with some big ol’ Wino Hugs and Smooches and see all the new stuff we’ve got just for you!
Scroll down for the goodies and fun times in store for you this week (drum roll, please)….


Curried Apple Carrot Soup topped w/Coconut Creme Fraiche (Veggie & Gluten-Free)!

Gwyneth Paltrow’s “Clean Eating” Kale & Sweet Potato Salad w/Pepitas, Sunflower Seeds, Garlic/Ginger/Miso Dressing and topped w/Goat Cheese Crumbles (Veggie & Gluten-Free)!

Procuitto, Arugula & Apple Flatbread w/Honey Mustard Sauce & Mozzarella Cheese!

French Onion Sliders w/Wagyu Beef Patties, Caramelized Onions, Garlic Aioli, Parmesan, Lettuce & Tomato!

And Fresh-Baked Cookies for Dessert!


On the White Flight this week we have Groundwork Grenache Blanc, Desparada Sauvignon Blanc and we just got some more Mighty Yee Tempranillo Rose, so you bet your sweet bippy that’s on there too!

For the Red Flight, we have the Mighty Yee Mourvedre, Grey Wolf Zinfandel and yup, Daou Pessimist Red Blend is back and on the flight this week!

The Winter Chill is definitely afoot, so we will still feature our MULLED WINE for Tiki Time!

For craft brews, we have the Citra Simcoe IPA from Lengthwise and Firestone 805 ON TAP!


LISA SKRABAR is over the flu, so assuming she can make it through the nasty weather from Ridgecres, she will be here to sing and play just for lil’ ol’ us on Live Music Thursday at 6pm!

Come in for DATE NIGHT on Friday for the best Kern Valley Fine Wine and Dining in a Casual and Friendly Atmosphere!

CABARET SOIREE is the most fun you’ll have on a Saturday Night, from 6:30pm till we close the Lounge down!

LEESA CIZMAR will be back for our first KERN VALLEY PAINT & SIP NIGHT of 2019! Channel your inner Bob Ross with us from 5 to 7pm as Leesa guides you every step of the way. Just $40 gives you a glass of wine and lets you walk away with your own masterpiece on canvas! Seats are limited, so please call us or come in ASAP to get your spot!

Remember, you can read all about our happenings here on our Events page or by checking out our Facebook Page!