Drinking at the best bars in Fresno is going to be covered in full detail as this post goes along. Some may be searching for a tall glass of beer, a shot of vodka, to save money on liquor during local drink special times, or maybe to sing karaoke and either way we will get you sorted out.
We will kick this baby off with the best wine and cocktail bars in Fresno. Breweries and sports bars where you can watch the big game or maybe play some pool or throw some darts will get our second section.
The best drink specials at bars near you with cheaper alcohol will come next before we pivot to bars with trivia, quiz, and/or game nights in your area. Bars for dancing, karaoke, and to listen to live music will garner our final section.
Expect to find a local bar map with all these spots pinned on it so you can have a better feel for what venues are closest to your current area at the moment. This region is one that we have written about many times in the past if you are interested in reading more.
Cocktail & Wine Bars
The best cocktail and wine bars in Fresno might just be:
- Modernist Craft Cocktail Bar at 719 Fulton St
- Lucy’s Lounge at 733 E Olive Ave
- The Standard at 9455 N Fort Washington Rd
- The Library at Detention at 750 E Olive Ave
Lucy’s Lounge offers an upmarket atmosphere while serving craft cocktails, wine, and beer with live music seven days a week and an all-day happy hour on Monday.
The Standard has alcoholic drink specials in your area on Thursday and Friday from 4pm to 6pm and offers a great selection of wine, martinis, cocktails, cigars, and whiskeys.
The Library at Detention creates unique local cocktails using high-end spirits, fresh ingredients, and homemade mixers but it is important to note that reservations are necessary and nice attire is required.
Fresno Breweries & Sports Bars
Watch the big game with your friends and sample new flavors of beers at the best breweries and sports bars in your area:
- Tioga Sequoia Brewing at 745 Fulton St
- Full Circle Brewing at 620 F St
- Tower Sports Club at 1294 Wishon Ave
- Press Box Sports Grill at 6022 N Figarden Dr
Monthly events at Tioga-Sequoi Brewing Company provide live music, art displays, and food trucks. They also have a local beer garden that is open for on-site bottle, keg, and growler consumption during regular office hours.
Full Circle is a craft brewery near you with a large production capacity that also provides a selection of wine and mead as well as artisan beer and live music.
Tower is a great sports bar in Fresno with many TV’s, liqueurs, Checkers, pool tables, darts and Connect Four.
Press Box Sports Grill shows every NFL game on 42 screens plus they have raffles with fantastic prizes during the games and drink specials starting at 2pm Monday through Friday.
Local Drink Specials
Save some money buying cheaper alcohol at these bars with drink specials near you:
- Yard House at 90 El Camino
- Lincoln Pub at 609 E Olive Ave #A
- Mad Duck at 3085 E Campus Pointe Dr
Yard House is another good Fresno sports bar that serves over 100 beers on tap and has beer tastings along with a variety of cuisines with a concentration on fusion cuisine and craft beer. They are a good place to buy cheaper alcoholic drinks in your area during their happy hours from 3pm to 6pm Monday through Friday
Pub Lincoln has a fantastic selection of craft cocktails, beers, wines, and snacks. The drink specials run from 3pm to 6pm Monday through Friday and 9pm to 10pm on weekends.
Mad Duck Craft is a small-batch brewery focusing on farm-to-table cuisine and craft beer that provides daily drink promos from 2pm to 6pm.
Trivia, Quiz, & Game Nights
There are plenty of bars with local trivia, quiz, and game nights:
- Other Bar at 6493 N Blackstone Ave
- Dave & Buster’s at 212 E River Park Cir
The Other Bar offers large televisions for watching sports, games to play, and local bar karaoke. You can eat, drink, play games, and watch sports at Dave & Buster’s.
They have hundreds of the newest arcade games along with a premium bar that serves innovative cocktails, an outstanding wine list, and more than 20 beers. You can also visit them to drink cheaper near you during their half-price cocktail happy hour every Friday from 10pm till closing.
Don’t forget about Tower Sports Club who offers many bar games too.
Dance, Karaoke, & Live Music
These bars are great for dancing, live music, and karaoke:
- Next Bar at 4231 E Shields Ave
- Tap & Cellar at 317 W Bedford Ave #101
- Lancer’s Bar at 5627 E Kings Canyon Rd #108
- Vibez at 724 E Olive Ave
The Next Bar offers many options and unique specialties like bar games, live music, dancing, sports, cocktails, strong liquors, wines, and beers and is open from 7am to 2am daily.
Some of the best craft beers near you are served at Tap and Cellar including Alvarado St Brewing Co, Humble Sea Brewing Co, Moonraker, and many others. They have televisions to show sports plus amazing live music every Friday and Saturday at 8pm.
Lancer’s Pub is a bar and grill known for its collections, auctions, and golf games that is open from 10am to 10pm Monday through Sunday.
Vibez is open from Monday through Thursday providing meal specials to pair with your cocktails and regularly hosting wonderful events such as Drag Brunch and DJ’s.
Remember that The Other Bar has bar karaoke in your area too.
We also have written posts on:
- Bars With Live Music & Karaoke In Bakersfield
- Bars With Live Music & Karaoke In Stockton & Modesto
- Bars With Live Music & Karaoke In Sacramento
- Bars With Live Music & Karaoke In Los Angeles
Have Fun Drinking At The Best Bars In Fresno
Now that you have read all of that you should have a much better understanding of what is available in your area. There are plenty of local wine and cocktail bars, breweries to watch sports at, places with good drink specials to save money, trivia, quiz, and game nights, as well as bars to listen to live music, dance, and sing karaoke near you.
If you notice us listing any venues that are no longer open or just think we got something wrong please tell us in the comments so this page stays as up to date as possible. Now go have fun drinking at the best bars in Fresno.