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


Happy ValenWINE’s Day! We will be CLOSED to the public for our special, sold out, “That’s Amore” Dinner Event. If you bought tickets, we will see you between 6:00 and 6:30pm so we can start serving as close to 6:30 as possible. See you soon!

We will reopen tomorrow at 4pm to serve up this week’s Marvelous Menu Specials, Wonderful Wine Flights, and present MARCELLA playing our Lounge from 6 to 8pm!


It’s Whiskey Flat Weekend, so things will be a little topsy turvy this weekend. But we’ll still have the best durn food and hooch in town! Scroll down for details….


Chuck Wagon Chili – it’s a classic Ground Chuck and Bean Chili topped w/ Cheddar Cheese, Sour Cream and Green Onion!

Ranch Potato Salad – w/ our House-made Ranch Dressing instead of Mayo, topped w/Bacon Crumbles and Green Onions (Gluten-Free, and Veggie if you leave off the Bacon)!

Mojo Citrus Pulled Pork Tacos w/Corn Tortillas & Creamy Lime Cilantro Slaw (Gluten-Free)!

Jalapeno Turkey Melt Sliders w/Monterey Jack, Garlic Aioli and Tomato!

Flourless Chocolate Cake w/Whipped Cream (Gluten-Free)!

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!


We’ve got the Longoria Albarino, Grassini Sauvignon Blanc and the NEW 2018 Tlo Rose on the White Flight this week!

On the Red Flight, we have the Fiddletown Barbera, NEW Mettler Old Vine Zinfandel and NEW Vina Robles Petite Sirah!

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

For craft brews, we have the Firestone 805 and… drum roll, please… GREAT CHANGE BREWING’s “DANKMAN” Imperial Red Ale from local brewmaster, Kyle Smith!!! We sold out of the Day Ride IPA in only 3 days, so don’t miss out on this one!


We are CLOSED to the public on Thursday for our annual That’s Amore Valentine Dinner! We are currently SOLD OUT for this event, but we are starting a wait list, so let us know if you want to sign up by calling 760-376-1895!

We are kicking off Whiskey Flat Weekend with special music from MARCELLA, coming all the way from Temecula to play and sing her heart out for us from 6 to 8pm!

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

Fun & Games Sunday is a great way to wind down after a jam-packed Whiskey Flat Weekend, with Classic Board and Card Games, Grown-Up Coloring Books, and fantastic food and drink!