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!

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Whiskey Flat Days are a blizzard-y memory, and we are back to our usual hijinx this week with all new Menu Specials, Flight Sheets, and Good Times! Scroll down for details…


Chicken Corn Chowder w/Potatoes & Green Onions (Gluten-Free)!

Cuban 3-Bean Salad w/ Pinto, Garbanzo & Black Beans, Pickles, Red Bell Peppers, Tomatoes, Celery and Cuban Spices (Veggie & Gluten-Free)!

Mediterranean Flatbread w/House-Made Hummus, Veggies & Feta Cheese (Veggie)!

Bacon Whiskey Sliders w/Wagyu Beef Patties, Smoked Gouda, Bacon Whiskey Sauce & Swet & Tangy Slaw!

And Cindy Hood has made something special in honor of the Oscars this weekend: Rolling out the Red Velvet Cake w/Champagne Cream Cheese Frosting!

Have you tried our New Entrees yet? Well come on in and give ’em a whirl! We have something to make everyone’s taste buds happy: Caprese Stuffed Portabello Mushroom, Grilled Chicken w/Dijon Veloute Sauce, Steak w/Chimichurri Sauce, and Scallops w/Herb Butter & Bacon, all served with your choice of Garlic Smashed Potatoes, Italian Herb Rice, or our House-Made Fries AND Cup of Soup or House Salad!


This week we have the Claiborne & Churchill Dry Riesling, Desparada Sauvignon Blanc and NEW Stephen Ross Chardonnay on the White Flight!

On the Red Flight, we are serving up the NEW Stephen Ross “Bee Sweet Vineyard” Grenache, McPrice Myers “High on the Hog” Syrah and NEW Donati Family “The Immigrant” Red Blend!

The Winter Chill will be frosty this week, so we will still feature our MULLED WINE for Tiki Time!

For craft brews, we have two GREAT CHANGE BREWING beers on Tap: “Dankman” Imperial Red Ale and “Pearla Negra” Stout from local brewmaster, Kyle Smith!!!


We are pleased as punch to welcome in local favorite ANDREW DONALD KARLE for the first time to our humble Lounge for Live Music Thursday at 6pm!

Friday is Date Night at the Starlite, so come in, eat, drink and get $`1 off your shared dessert! Ooh, la la!

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

We are rolling out the red carpet for our Oscar Night Party on Sunday, complete with red carpet critiques and swell SWAG for Oscar ballot winners!