I've lived in Walnut Creek for years, but last month was my first introduction to nightlife in downtown Walnut Creek. Spoontonic is different from the rest of the pubs, clubs, and bars lining Locust Street- it's a bit hidden (behind Saroor on North Main), the crowd is more chill, the decor is less trendy and hip. This place actually reminded me of some of the bars in the Mission district of San Francisco, where you get a diverse mix of people, from hipsters to yuppie types. Quite unlike what I expected from the bars in Walnut Creek I try and avoid!
Spoontonic not too loud so you can carry on a conversation, the bartendenders are friendly, and there is plenty of seating room. Great jukebox and nice drinks as well.