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Guthries Alley Cat
1525 Wall St, Bakersfield, CA 93301, United States
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ra
Review №1

Exactly what a great hangout should be. Pool table, jukebox, lots of memorabilia, great artwork(Mural). Stopped by on a random road trip and locals were friendly and welcoming. My friend commented beer prices were great compared to Los Angeles Bars. Friend also mentioned local pale ale was tasty.

fa
Review №2

Small cozy bar. One pool table, fully equipped bar. Bring cash, no cc accepted. They do have an ATM tho. Great bartender and good drinks. 2 min walk from Padre.

Ch
Review №3

Great little out of the way place right in the middle of downtown. It's been in continuous operation since 1941. Great atmosphere. Great customers. Great service. Don't forget to say to Stephanie, M -Th days.

Mi
Review №4

Super cool old bar, highly recommend and very friendly and cozy. Its as if it hasn't changed at all. It's a cash only bar with great drinks, people and ambiance. It's like walking back in time. As you walk in you see this very unique Art Deco wall painting. It is beautiful. It is dive bar not to be missed! Bakersfields finest.

Mi
Review №5

One of the first spots I found when I moved to Bakersfield. Great little spot cash only so don't bring your card unless you need to use an ATM with a fee. But a good little spot nonetheless

Pe
Review №6

Food with real quality ingredients. There was fast and courteous service. This place has a nice design.

Al
Review №7

Great fun an old town deal. Historical place. Great friendly bar tenders. Be patient very popular place

F
Review №8

Best dive bar in the area IMO. Drinks are strong and cheap. Very nice atmosphere and friendly bartenders. They have a pool table in the back.

Tr
Review №9

I love the alley cat. You get all kinds of different people in here and people are typically very friendly. Sometimes it takes a long time to get a beer unfortunately.

Ad
Review №10

Great place, great atmosphere. Definitely will go back

To
Review №11

Classic old-timey cocktail bar. Lot's of history. Established in 1940, like a trip back in time. Friendly staff, great local crowd. Not a college aged hang out. Lots of old timers with great stories from the past.

Ja
Review №12

Definitely worth going back to. This place has a cool feel to it.

El
Review №13

My favorite bar, great atmosphere & ambiance. Good for reasonable drinks & service.

Ja
Review №14

Classic old style bar love that Miss fear and great people

re
Review №15

My downtown hangout .. gotta love the Alley Cat ...

ha
Review №16

Staff is always timely even when they have a full house.

ki
Review №17

Great atmosphere. Had a blast.

He
Review №18

Too many people in a small place. Always someone bumping into you.

Le
Review №19

Staple. Always solid. Great bartender's.

Gu
Review №20

5 star dive bar the best

Qu
Review №21

Bubba, John, Ryan, Greg, Trisha, & Stephanie are the BEST!

Aa
Review №22

Legendary spot with reasonable draft prices. Soaked in history. A can't miss Bakersfield bar. A dozen photo ops inside and out.

Lo
Review №23

The place hasn't changed since I used my brother's ID to sneak in when I was 16 40 years ago love love love it!

Ga
Review №24

It's a total dive. But I wouldn't have it any other way. Definitely has a humble feel. Nice lighting. Privacy corners. Not the cleanest, but in my opinion that's part of its charm.

Sa
Review №25

It is a hole in the wall type of location. But it has a local flavor and offers variety of drinks and good service.

Al
Review №26

I used to work there one of the iconic bars in Bakersfield

Ca
Review №27

Drinks are cheap and bartenders are friendly! We're from out of town and we felt comfortable here. It's a smaller place but it has a lot of charm

An
Review №28

It was my first time here. Great environment and cheap drinks. But... I had a bartender who was upset because I did not tip him right away. When I told him I don't tip bartenders who “demand” a tip, he told me not to come back. Really? Who does this. Definitely not coming back.

Ma
Review №29

Very nice place. Great staff and a lot of history.

Jo
Review №30

My kinda place. Love a good dive bar

Ni
Review №31

Love this place it's happening here!!! Make sure u tell Brandon hi for me!!!!

Ba
Review №32

Good place for drinks that don't cost a lot if thata your thing.

Om
Review №33

Great place to drink beer and socialize.

Do
Review №34

Great staff and strong drinks

To
Review №35

Best bar in town hands down the staff there is freaking awesome

la
Review №36

The drinks are great and priced fairly the bartenders are extremely friendly and extremely helpful if you don't know what you want just explain what you want to taste and they'll make it for you it can get packed because it's so busy but to be honest it's much more comfortable than being at any other bar

To
Review №37

One of the oldest and coolest bars in all of Bakersfield history great bartenders Bubba is a Legend bartender there for over 15 years. Great people friendly invirament. Ive been having drinks here my whole life. Recommend this place to anyone thats never been.

sa
Review №38

Cheapest place for beer in down town i do like this place it get good on the weekends

Lu
Review №39

Good dive bar

Br
Review №40

Great atmosphere and good people. Bartenders are amazing

Re
Review №41

Great service and cool atmosphere

Sh
Review №42

Come and get some drinks for an occasion. You can even bring ur dog inside the bar if you are a dog lover this place is right up your Alley! Good vibes and fun times playing pool @ the cat!

Ry
Review №43

Had a good time

Om
Review №44

Cramped, crowded, smells like cigarettes unless you're just a drunk party goer forget this place

Mo
Review №45

Not a bad place.

Br
Review №46

I LOVE THE CHILL VIBE AND THE PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS GREAT

Te
Review №47

Deep dive into bakersfield history.

Me
Review №48

Always a good crowd and music. The bartenders are on top of their game

Ba
Review №49

The perfect little dive bar in bakersfield.

Jo
Review №50

Usually overcrowded during the weekends. It's hard to get service and when you actually get it, it will be heedless. The people who come there are mostly nice and there is place to smoke.

Bo
Review №51

Fun place. Friendly bartenders. Outgoing customersMurals in alley are fun.A little too bright for my tastes but otherwise great.

ib
Review №52

Great drink Bubba is a awesome bar keep OlSkool pool table RoX juke boX on point

Ge
Review №53

Waited at the bar for five minutes while two bartenderes walk by me four times never asked me if I wanted a drink. Dark shabby place. Low life crowd.

Da
Review №54

Beautiful women great bartenders

Di
Review №55

Booze is cheap and love the bum fights fun to watch!

Da
Review №56

The best bar in bako for a good time! Great bartenders and just make sure you ask for the ladies restroom or you could be on the wrong side!

ca
Review №57

Most bad ass bartenders in town! I said bad ass not best... Cuz I'm pretty awesome just kidding. But seriously each and every person in this place gives it such a uniquely freakin awesome personality that I highly respect! If you've had a long day and wanna vent.... or need to celebrate absolutely anything this is the bar. Be prepared though.... they accept all walks of life! I mean they let my friends and I in there... Guthrie's has been a home away from home for so many generations and so many more to come. See ya tonight boys!

Ju
Review №58

The best bar in Bakersfield

Ra
Review №59

On a road trip that seems to have it's own agenda my husband and I wound up in Bakersfield for a night. Wanting to relax we used MAPS and found two possible places. Headed for one and luckily it was closed or we never would have found Guthrie's Alley Cat, an adorable dive, and Drew, a wonderful welcoming bartender.Can't believe I'd consider a vacation to Bakersfield just to visit them both, to Bakersfiel, gadzooks.

ni
Review №60

Always our place of solitude

Ch
Review №61

The Historical Guthries Alley Cat is one of my favorite places to be! I know all the Bartenders and have been blessed to know Trish the owner Kenny Reeds daughter! It's a family owned business, It is clean, they serve great cocktails, wine, beer and spirits! They have a Juke Box and ATM on site and they have a pool table ! Everyone is happy you showed up to say hi, the staff is hospitable, including the door staff/bouncers!! I love the rich decor and ambiance of the Alley Cat! When you visit Our Beautiful City of Bakersfield, you can checkout: "Guthries Alley Cat, because that's where the fun is at!!

Ge
Review №62

Lovely, got called a $500 dollar hoe by a guy... a compliment I guess, who later said he loved me... fun times, fun times

Dr
Review №63

This little bar is located in the alley close to the Padre motel hotel in Bakersfield we visited it and see the atmosphere of which it's a nice little bar prices are reasonable and the night that I was there it was the liveliest place in the area

Al
Review №64

As a non-local, highly recommend this place as one of the best dives in town. I believe it is cash only.

Ki
Review №65

Always great time at the CAT!

An
Review №66

Fun times.

De
Review №67

Going down hill

Ju
Review №68

Dive bar with a long and infamous past. This is a must stop place on any dive bar lover's list.

Ma
Review №69

Bubba's the Best bartender in town!

re
Review №70

Boring place. I went there because it was Supposed to have absinthe and it didn't. The juke box is good. So-so. Ok for the regulars I imagine.

Ja
Review №71

Good prices, low key and non pretentious, Ryan and Bubba are great at their jobs and we had a really good time.

Ca
Review №72

My friends and I start our night here everytime we go downtown, the drinks are great, and the people are usually pretty nice.

ma
Review №73

Fav dive bar ever

Je
Review №74

The bartenders are the greatest! Great bang for the buck! People watching a must!

Do
Review №75

Ol school joint w great drinks

Ch
Review №76

Not bad. Some bartenders are better than others. Ask for 'Bubba' when you come in. Awesome dude and he mixed great drinks!

Do
Review №77

Some of Bakersfields best, right here in the same spot it's always been and hasn't changed much at all.

Do
Review №78

Good people lotsa fun

Do
Review №79

Quiet night here at the Alley Cat. That made the service outstanding. Played a game of pool and had plenty of room to move around.

Da
Review №80

This place might just be the heart&soul of the down town Bako community! Dont forget to tip Bubba. Bakersfields best bartender! Great atmosphere gets people in a friendly mood no matter how drunk they are!

dr
Review №81

It's a dirty pub.. but good that's what I like lol

An
Review №82

Good price drinks and free pool.

Ma
Review №83

Great for a new years party

Da
Review №84

It's a cool place to hang out and have a few beers I like the atmosphere their bartenders always cool to talk to and never a dull moment

Ro
Review №85

Timeless place to throw a few back!!#streetsofbakersfield

Pe
Review №86

Good place to have a drink but sometimes people get out of hand you got to slap somebody

Ca
Review №87

Good drinks and it was chill.... and I would love to go again sometime :D

Ni
Review №88

You can't go wrong with a great dive bar.

Mi
Review №89

Great local bar, friendly staff always good service

ad
Review №90

The cocktails are good the bartenders are ok, but the bouncers are fantastic.

Ma
Review №91

Good place for a quick cocktail

Ca
Review №92

Exceptional bartenders at night! Love the place!

Bo
Review №93

Love this place specially when I run into the bald guy in the wheel chair

jo
Review №94

Friendly staff, good cocktails, cool atmosphere.

Ju
Review №95

Love love love Bubba!

Ri
Review №96

Bubba puts on a good environment.

ty
Review №97

Cash only. Bubba and Stephanie are the best bartenders downtown ♡

Fr
Review №98

Always a good environment cheap drinks and a good crowd

Tr
Review №99

Just the right atmosphere to enjoy time with friends :)

St
Review №100

Good place to meet up with friends.

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  • Address:1525 Wall St, Bakersfield, CA 93301, United States
  • Site:http://restaurantsnapshot.com/GuthriesAlleyCat/
  • Phone:+1 661-324-6328
Categories
  • Cocktail bar
Working hours
  • Monday:Closed
  • Tuesday:6–10PM
  • Wednesday:6–10PM
  • Thursday:6–10PM
  • Friday:Closed
  • Saturday:Closed
  • Sunday:Closed
Service options
  • Takeout:No
Highlights
  • Bar games:Yes
  • Fast service:Yes
  • Great beer selection:Yes
  • Great cocktails:Yes
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance:Yes
Offerings
  • Alcohol:Yes
  • Beer:Yes
  • Cocktails:Yes
  • Wine:Yes
Dining options
  • Outside food allowed:Yes
Amenities
  • Restroom:Yes
Atmosphere
  • Casual:Yes
  • Cozy:Yes
Crowd
  • Groups:Yes
  • Tourists:Yes
Payments
  • Cash-only:Yes
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