The Best After Work Bars in Fresno

The bar scene in Fresno offers a diverse selection of stylish lounges, wine bars, sports bars, and dive bars that are favorite spots to hang out with friends after work. Here are some of the best bars Fresno has to offer. Enjoy!

Vino & Friends Bistro

If you love wine and like to sample different vintages, head over to Vino & Friends. The bar has a homey, relaxing atmosphere and various pour sizes so you can try different wines. Most of the wines are California vintages, but they have an excellent selection. Vino & Friends is on 1560 E Champlain Drive, Fresno, CA (559) 434-1771


Elliott’s has the reputation as one of the best local bars in the city. It’s a friendly place with a pool hall, a full bar with an excellent selection of wines, and happy hour with great prices. Elliott’s gets rave reviews for the food and service. Elliott’s is on 1560 E Nees Avenue, Fresno, CA

(559) 297-9425

The Standard

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One of the most sophisticated bars in Fresno is The Standard. This classy bar has a fantastic list of house martinis. The One Night Stand is a pineapple martini, and the Pom Pom is flavored with pomegranate. The bar features a cigar room and an outdoor patio complete with a fire pit to relax with your favorite drink. The Standard is on 9455 Ft Washington Rd, Fresno, CA (559) 434-3638

The Bar

Love dive bars? Head to The Bar, which is an excellent place for a few games of pool with friends after work. Later in the evening, there’s a DJ who encourages everyone to get up for dancing. The best feature of The Bar is the list of innovative cocktails you can’t find in other bars. The Bar is on 4542 N First St, Fresno, CA (559) 224-1400

The Tasting Room

Go for a tasting flight and stop by The Tasting Room. This innovative wine bar is close to California’s famous wine country and features exceptional wines from Argentina, Australia, Chile, Germany, and a variety of countries. The Tasting Flight is a selection of several wines all for one price. The menu items are changed each week, so there’s always something new. You’ll find The Tasting Room at 7775 N Palm Ave, Fresno, CA (559) 432-8584

Hook & Ladder Lounge

Had a rough day at work, then stop by the Hook & Ladder Lounge. This place is casual with a kind of dive atmosphere, so it’s great to hang out with friends. The Hook & Ladder is a local favorite because the service is great, and so are the prices. Hook & Ladder Lounge is at 711 W Shaw Ave #103, Clovis, CA (559) 298-6539

The Mad Duck

The Mad Duck is a cross between a gastropub and a sports bar, making it one of Fresno’s best after work bars. The food is excellent and is served late into the evening. Their home brewed Mad Duck Beer is exceptional, and they make a killer Sangria. The Mad Duck is at 765 W Herndon Ave #200, Clovis, CA (559) 298-3825

The Red Wave Inn

The Red Wave attracts a young crowd. The beer is cheap and served in extra large mugs. Beer and cider are the drinks here, and the food is good. The nachos and tacos are favorites. The Red Wave isn’t a place with an extensive liquor list of craft cocktails, but if you like cider, beer, and good snack food, this is the place to go. The Red Wave Inn, 2375 E Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA (559) 228-8446

Spokeasy Public House

The Spokeasy is a quiet spot with a relaxing atmosphere and isn’t usually crowded. Craft beer is the drink here, and the bartender is an expert on which ones to try based on your tastes. The bar has a few board games to play with friends while you’re relaxing. The Spokeasy Public House is at 1472 N Van Ness Ave, Fresno, CA (559) 492-7765


Rated as one of Fresno’s best after work bars, Eureka has a congenial atmosphere, an excellent selection of cocktails and craft beers, and delicious, gourmet burgers. Big screen TVs let you keep up with your favorite team, and you have to be there for the Hoppy Hour. Eureka is at 7775 N Palm Ave, Fresno, CA (559) 320-1300

Uncle Tom’s

If you love “Cheers,” you’ll love Uncle Tom’s. This trendy bar isn’t as well known as some of the others in Fresno but has a clientele of repeat customers who love this place. The service is friendly, the food is good, and the atmosphere is fun, especially after work. Uncle Tom’s, 3055 E Tulare Ave, Fresno, CA (559) 266-2152