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Top 10 Things To Do In Bakersfield, California At Night

Louise
Published Oct 26, 2017

Bakersfield is a city in California and is known for its music. It is also the birthplace of an electric guitar-driven country music subgenre, called Bakersfield Sound. Visitors are drawn to this place for its live entertainment and its accompanied eateries and restaurants.

Bakersfield comes alive at night, offering visitors with all kinds of entertainment choices. You can dine, dance, relax and have a good sip of beer. Here are the top 10 things to do and places to go, at night, when you visit Bakersfield.

1. Club Odyssey

Club Odyssey is one of the top choices of places to hang out, at night, in Bakersfield. Here, you can expect lively Latin music and dance on Thursdays. Fridays and Saturdays feature other kinds of live music and performances. This club is high energy and attracts a diverse crowd. They even offer dance classes, for the aspring dancers.

Club Odyssey

Address: 3100 Camino Del Rio Ct Bakersfield, CA 93308

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2. Trout’s & the Blackboard Stages

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Trout’s & the Blackboard Stages offers two dance floors and dancehalls for various interests. You can go here for line dancing, karaoke, live shows or just any dancing.

It’s also a historical club, where Buck Owens practiced and mastered his musical skills and it is a pioneer in the Bakersfield dance club scene, with its blend of karaoke, dance and live shows. Every evening, there is something for everyone.

Trout’s & the Blackboard Stages

Address: 805 N Chester Ave Bakersfield, CA 93308

Website: Trout’s & the Blackboard Stages

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3. Buck Owen’s Crystal Palace

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This nightspot offers a unique blend of live music and restaurant, in Bakersfield. It is also the place where Buck Owens worked and performed before he passed away. It has maintained its high standard since it first opened and you will find many guitars, clothing and different mementos of his performances all over the venue. This is a must-visit place for any night you are in Bakersfield.

Buck Owen’s Crystal Palace

Address: 2800 Buck Owens Blvd, Bakersfield

Website: Buck Owen’s Crystal Palace

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4. The Nile Bar and Nightclub

Converted from the historic Nile theatre, the Nile Nightclub is a multilevel club, well suited to those looking for a party. You can dance your heart out on the dance floor, accompanied with the flashing lights and lively beats at this hip dance club. There are also two spacious bars and bottle service.

The Nile Bar and Nightclub

Address: 14 Monterey St, Bakersfield, CA 93305

Website: The Nile Bar and Nightclub

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5. Cielo 9 Bar

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Cielo 9 Bar offers music, drinks and live entertainment for those 21 and above. If you fancy having a night out, after 9 pm, this is one of the top destinations for you. Cumbia, Salsa and bachata music begins at 9 pm and keeps going until 1 am. There is no food here, but you can grab some tacos at the outside stall.

Cielo 9 Bar

Address: 4208 Rosedale Hwy Bakersfield, CA 93308

Website: Cielo 9 Bar

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6. Riley’s Tavern


Riley’s Tavern serves unique cocktails and craft beer at their bars. Their Cactus Cooler shots are incredibly good and sweet. You can try out the others from the menu to amuse yourself. There are also two bars and two dance floors for guests’ enjoyment. Look out for their specials, during the week and enjoy their relaxing and casual atmosphere.

Riley’s Tavern

Address: 1523 19th St, Bakersfield, CA 93301

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7. Rabobank Arena, Theater and Convention Center

If dancing and cocktail aren’t for you, you might want to go out for a concert at night, or one of the evening shows at the Rabobank Arena, Theater and Convention Center. This grand venue can seat up to 10,000 and here, you can check out Bakersfield’s very own Broadway shows, their symphony orchestra and other community concerts. Check the website for an updated schedule of events.

Rabobank Arena, Theater and Convention Center

Address: 2001 H St Bakersfield, California

Website: Rabobank Arena, Theater and Convention Center

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8. The Majestic Fox Theater

The Majectic Fox Theater is another place for concerts and live entertainment events. The Pretenders, Carols Mencia, and John Prince are some of the names you can expect in their performance schedule. Check out their website for the latest updates. Besides concerts, they show foreign films, every Friday evening.

The Majestic Fox Theater

Address: 2001 H Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301

Website: The Majestic Fox Theater

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9. Firestone Grill

Located in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo, the Firestone Grill is suitable for families of all sizes, for an enjoyable night out. Since 1995, they have been serving their world-famous Tri-tip, BBQ and burgers, at the best possible prices. You may order other standard drinks and dishes from their menu while enjoying games and shows on the TV screens inside the bar and eatery.

Firestone Grill

Address: 3501 California Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93309

Website: Firestone Grill

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10. Red Grill Onions Mexican Cafe and Bar

Are you a Mexican food lover? If you are, you must visit Red Grill Onions Mexican Cafe and Bar. This café and bar can be a good place for dining with family, too. Their outstanding beverages and Mexican cuisine keep their loyal customers coming back for more and they are a great place to stop for an enjoyable night of food.

Red Grill Onions Mexican Cafe and Bar

Address: 1804 Chester Ave Bakersfield, CA 93301

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Dine, dance and be delighted at night, in Bakersfield

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There are no restrictions when it comes to what you can do at night in Bakersfield. Head to their bars and pubs to appreciate how the Bakersfield Sound came about. The town’s history is part of the fascination and you can get a feel for it, as you go from place to place. Spend the night out the Bakersfield way, you are sure to be amazed.

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