Nightlife attractions in Redlands, California, include unique eateries and breweries, often complemented with outdoor seating and live music. Visitors can stay in a hotel in downtown Redlands so they can walk to nearby restaurants and attractions or stroll around nearby parks and shopping streets.

  1. Attend a Concert at the Redlands Bowl

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Redlands visitors will undoubtedly spend much of their days enjoying the sunny climate and picturesque scenery, but the open-air activities don’t have to end after sundown. Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival events are scheduled on Tuesday and Friday evenings from June through August. Admission is first-come, first-served and is free, though donations are accepted. Events start at 8 p.m.

Performances include symphony orchestras, operas, ballets, and folkloric dances. Disney’s ‘’Beauty and the Beast: The Broadway Musical,” debuts July 26, with the finale on July 29. The last event of the summer, on Aug. 17, includes a fireworks show.

  1. Walk Through Market Night Downtown

If you’re in downtown Redlands on a Thursday evening, head over to Market Night Downtown. From 6-9 p.m., you can amble along the brick-paved streets and visit up to 150 food and crafts booths, sampling international artisan dishes and shopping for souvenirs. Live music, lights strung on trees, and special activities like face painting, magician performances, and horse-and-carriage rides punctuate the night with excitement.

  1. Go to Brewcakes Dessert Gastropub

Brewcakes Dessert Gastropub lives up to its name with a large selection of microbrews that you can enjoy alongside unique food and dessert concoctions. Classics like beer-battered fish are accompanied by original inventions such as beer mac and cheese, beer-brined hot dogs, parmesan cheese beer bread, beer batter funnel cakes, and stout brownies. Even among the condiments and sauces, you’ll find flavors like mango-hard cider mustard and beer reduction syrup.

Make it an event by attending trivia night, hosted on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-9:30 p.m., or going out for the live music on Saturday nights from 6-9 p.m. Go on a “Steal the Glass” day, when you can buy the beer of the day with an unusual beer glass you can take home as a souvenir.

  1. Hang Out at Escape Craft Brewery

Escape Craft Brewery is a local brewery and tasting room with an enjoyable ambiance for social gatherings. It also welcomes dogs. The brewery offers six beer flavors year-round and rotates seasonal beers. It has high ceilings, ample space, indoor and outdoor seating, and tastefully eccentric decor with creative furniture. The decorations are travel-inspired, featuring an airplane seating section, antique suitcases, destination paraphernalia, and a huge globe. It’s a fun place to hosts events like art classes and food-themed parties.

If you plan to fill your Redlands vacation itinerary with fun city nightlife activities, you can stay downtown and walk to sites of interest, such as an open-air concert and the downtown market. Foodies and craft beer connoisseurs can try an extraordinary beer-inspired dessert at Brewcakes Dessert Gastropub and refresh their palate at Escape Craft Brewery.