Puffer’s of Pismo

After discovering just how cool the the wine and entertainment offerings are at Puffer’s of Pismo, we’re huge fans.


The charming Charlie Puffer, owner and operator of Puffer’s of Pismo. 


We only recently met the charming Charlie Puffer, who runs his excellent wine bar and provides live music almost daily. Not only that, he brings in very talented musicians to play, and there’s no cover charge. Charlie just wants you come in and join him for some fun and adult beverages. His regular customers have also told me he’s a very good cook. I didn’t have a chance to order any as he wasn’t cooking on the days I visited. I’m sure I’ll have the opportunity as we plan to visit much more often.

After doubling the space of his lounge, Charlie Puffer recently remodeling his cozy lounge, making it better than ever. I wrote about it in my From the Vine wine column on Sunday, Jan. 28, and I can’t believe I forgot to include one very important note–there’s no cover charge!

I’ve never seen that before in my long career in restaurants and bars, most entertainment venues charge for live music,  occasionally giving free nights. That’s not good enough for Charlie, he’s got your back. Not only that, you’ll find he’s very friendly and great fun to chat with.


Read my article about it in the Santa Maria Times and Lompoc Record published yesterday. Just click on this free link:



My second visit to Puffer’s of Pismo with Charlie Puffer and Susan Mercer, author of “A Graceful Goodbye.”

You can find his contact info and learn much more about Charlie on his webpage at www.puffersofpismo.com.


Side Effects performs every Wednesday night at Puffer’s in Pismo, playing a nostalgic mix of great songs, and often make it even more fun by providing theme nights.


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