The Legendary Maverick Saloon

From Left, bartender Valerie Lesher shares a laugh with tourists Oscar Alcaraz and Krista Vernon at the maverick. Many visitors to the Maverick write notes on a dollar bill and affix it to the ceiling.

From rowdy bar to concert venue to unlikely wedding chapel, the Maverick Saloon serves Santa Ynez in a variety of colorful guises. Perched at the east end of town, this neighborhood hangout with the rough-hewn facade welcomes imbibers with the lively spirit of a Wild West watering hole. “We’re the only bar in town,” declares [...]