What is The Carrisa?

The Carrisa building is home to The Whiskey Lounge, a craft kitchen & jazz lounge specializing in specialty cocktails, a curated menu of sharable plates, and live music every weekend.

he Carrisa is available for rent as a unique downtown private event venue. Open late with flexible indoor and outdoor creekside spaces. available for weddings, receptions, afterparties, corporate events and more.

The namesake Carrisa building was constructed in 1905 in the heart of San Luis Obispo’s bustling Higuera Street. It’s historic brick walls and timeless interior serves as the perfect setting for all gatherings.

Is the Carrisa open to the public?

The Whiskey Lounge is open every weekend, serving craft cocktails and shareables! Visit 4-10pm Fridays and Saturdays, or join us for brunch every Sunday from 10-3pm.

Do I need to book a tour to see the venue?

Yes, we offer tours by appointment and would love to show you around! Please follow the Contact Us link and complete the form to get the conversation started.

What is the guest capacity at The Carrisa?

The Carrisa can comfortably accommodate approximately 125 guests for a seated meal or 200 guests standing. Every event is unique and there is so much opportunity to be creative with floorplans and layouts- let’s talk about your event’s needs and how we can make magic happen!

What are the operating hours?

We have the pleasure of being able to start a corporate meeting nice and early in the morning as well as end a dance party as late as 2am!

What is the alcohol policy?

The Carrisa is proud to operate in partnership with SLO Brew and Rod & Hammer SLO Stills. We offer bar tabs as part of every booking and take care of stocking and staffing our beautiful bar for your event. Inquire through the Contact Us link to learn more.

Am I required to have an event coordinator?

We require a day-or event coordinator for any wedding or reception held on property.

Can I bring in my own decorations?

Yes please! Your selected vendors and set up need to be approved by our venue manager. Please visit theweddingstandard.com for our list of preferred vendors.

Where do guests park? Is there a parking fee?

Given the central location in Downtown SLO, there is no on-site parking available. There are metered spaces and garages nearby. We suggest everyone rideshare!

Is there security required for the event?

We require and provide “door hosts” for all late night events. Based on the needs/timing/guest count of your event, the venue manager will determine what will be best to secure the property for your party.

Do you offer catering?

We are a full-service restaurant and bar and offer exclusive catering to any private event booked.

How do I book The Carrisa for a private event?

Please contact us with any questions or booking inquires.