With a couple TVs, an incredible selection of drinks, movie nights, board games, and a cool atmosphere, Das Bierhaus is the perfect place to hang out with friends or even make new ones! The owner is a beer enthusiast – she home-brews and she is a member of the local home-brew club. She and the bartenders know a lot about beers and breweries, and love to share their knowledge. If you want snacks to go with your drinks, though, you’ll have to bring them yourself.
Address & telephone number: 619 E Olive Ave, Fresno, CA, USA, +1 559 917 2739
At The Break Room, the largest pool hall in Fresno, not only can you play endless games of pool with your friends, but you also have access to a huge selection of beers and great food. There is even a jukebox so you can play your favorite songs. They have weekly specials like a Ladies Night, when all women can play billiards for free, and a day when all members of the military get a free table for themselves and their friends. There are also tournaments held every so often, in which the winning team can win thousands of dollars.
Address & telephone number: 4113 W Swift Ave, Fresno, CA, USA, +1 559 276 9000
Next door to the Italian restaurant Frankie 568 sits Bourbon & Taps, a classy establishment with a cool atmosphere, friendly staff, and over 100 bourbons at a great price. Most people love to order food from next door and bring it over to the bar to enjoy with their drinks. A popular choice is the New Fashioned, an updated and lighter version of the Old Fashioned. The owner can sometimes be seen around the bar, and he really cares about customer satisfaction as well as supporting local businesses and artists.
Address & telephone number: 572 E Olive Ave, Fresno, CA, USA, +1 559 907 2962
In the Mural Arts District of Fresno, Fulton 55 hosts live music and entertainment provided by local and touring acts, where visitors can get up close and personal with the artists while enjoying cocktails from the bars. Each month, they hold an art hop event, where they feature art from a local artist with a DJ and no cover fee before 9pm. They also have a Motown night, comedy events, and “industry night” every Sunday with a variety of drink specials. Friday and Saturday nights usually have the most live bands performing.
Address & telephone number: 875 Divisadero St, Fresno, CA, USA, +1 559 412 7400