Discounts are a dime a dozen these days, often just to get a nickel back. To rise above that pack, the Santa Barbara Passport is making their deal book about community and opportunity as much as saving cash. “We do lots of giveaways and launch parties with alcohol distributors or breweries,” explained Passport rep Jane Pimcomrie. So for $20, you get discounts at 28 bars — from Alcazar to Whiskey Richards, Goleta to Carpinteria — but will also join a group of like-minded fun seekers.
The Passport idea began in Boulder, Colorado, then headed both east (Brooklyn) and west (L.A.), before launching a Santa Barbara Passport that runs until Labor Day. “Each passport is very curated to the city itself,” said Pimcomrie. “It’s all about what people would love in town.”