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The 10 Best Bars In Fresno, California

Martini| © Tom Hilton/Flickr
Martini| © Tom Hilton/Flickr
Fresno’s bar scene is an eclectic mix of dive bars and pool halls, with a few wine tasting bars and trendy lounges. We encourage you to check out a few of these spots in Fresno to get a sense of the local community. Read ahead for the 10 best bars in Fresno, California.

Spokeasy Public House

Bar, Pub Grub
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Calling all craft beer aficionados, Spokeasy Public House will be your favorite bar in Fresno. The space may be small, but it’s fairly laid back and not often crowded. The bartender has an amazing handle on the craft beer scene and can give you a great recommendation suited to your tastes. There is a street fighter game in the back as well as a few boardgames if you’d like a bit of diversion while you sip on craft beer.
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The Bar

Bar, Pub Grub
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Pouring wine
Pouring wine | © Joã André O. Dias/Flickr
With a meta name like The Bar, you’re sure to assume that this place is filled with pretentious hipsters, but you would be quite incorrect. The Bar is a dive in most respects, save for the creative cocktails on the menu. During the earlier hours you can enjoy a game of pool, but later in the night, The Bar hosts DJs and most of the patrons get up to dance.
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The Tasting Room

Bar, Wine Bar, German, Australian, Chilean, Argentina, $$$
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Another aptly named bar, The Tasting Room is a wine bar with a menu updated weekly. While Fresno is quite close to California’s wine country, The Tasting Room features wines from all over the world, including Australia, Germany, Chile, Argentina, and many more. We recommend you order a tasting flight: choose from several different wines and try them all for a great price.
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Hook & Ladder Lounge

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Pub Grub
For a stiff drink at a good price, head to Hook & Ladder Lounge. Hook & Ladder is a local favorite, likely due to the great service and the fair prices. The bar does have a dive vibe, so we recommend it for a casual hangout with friends rather than a date spot or a place to bring the parents.
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The Standard Restaurant And Lounge

Restaurant, American, $$$
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If you’ve been looking for a fancy cocktail lounge, then look no farther than The Standard. The Standard oozes class, and has a killer martini list and an outdoor patio with firepits. Our favorites are the Pom Pom (pomegranate martini) and the One Night Stand (pineapple martini). If you like a cigar with your martini, check out the cigar room in the Standard, you can enjoy a number of fines cigars with your drink.
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Bloo Hookah Lounge

Bloo Hookah Lounge doesn’t serve any alcohol, so you may want to stop by one of these other fine bars before heading over. However, even if you don’t like Hookah you will probably enjoy Bloo, due to its super chill vibe and its awesome incorporation of light effects in the hookah service. All of the hookahs have a neon light underneath them, creating a lava lamp effect.

Address and Phone Number: 1141 N Van Ness Ave, Fresno, CA 93728 (559) 898-2566