Our Downtown > your Downtown
It's not a secret that there's not much to do in Bakersfield. So where do you go in town for your thrills and/or to drown your sorrows? Downtown. If you're worried about not fitting in, don't fret, there's something for everyone. There’s Sandrini's, Bakersfield’s version of Cheers -- a bar with a family feel to it, where everyone knows your name. It hosts local bands, Tuesday trivia, an extensive around-the-world beer selection, and top-notch Italian food. And then there’s The Mint, which’s almost a metaphor of Bakersfield -- it’s grimy, it’s urine soaked, and there’s an impending sense of danger, yet somehow this charming dive bar contains every walk of life. Whether you're gay, transgender, a punk, a skater, a gangster, or a biker -- all are welcomed at what’s honestly the best bar in town -- maybe the best bar in any town. There are stiff, cheap drinks, and the conversations are always interesting.