Category Archives: Bars

Last call for B ‘n E’s.

I was surprised to learn the longtime eastside bar Bert & Ernie’s concluded its 20 year run last Saturday. It always seemed to me to be “in Redding, but not of Redding.” Like a tourist bar. Reviews at Yelp are … Continue reading

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A Redding school becomes a nightclub

Here is Redding’s Pine Street School, not long after it was built many years ago. And here it is now as Coco Loco, a restaurant and nightclub. The rest of the school was converted to offices and one other restaurant … Continue reading

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Johnnys Cathouse

My buddies and I went to Johnny’s after a weekend of waterskiing at Lake Shasta. We went a little bit apprehensive given all the terrible reviews of the place (our favorite review: “Johnny’s White Supremacist Bar”), but when we did … Continue reading

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Capones and the death of mixology

BUSINESS PLAN: 1. Buy a dive bar for the price of the liquor license and for the location (directly across the street from Redding’s finest music and arts venue, the illustrious Cascade Theater). 2. Gut the space and spend some … Continue reading

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The Squire Room

Warning to all married dudes about the Squire Room! If you use your plastic, your credit card statement will read “Thunderbird Lounge.” There is no Thunderbird Lounge in Redding, but there is a Thunderbird Lodge right next to the Squire … Continue reading

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The Tropics Christmas Carol

(slurring words, shouting erratically…) “Is this a gay bar?!” (Annie, with patience….) “No Kirsten, its just a dive.” We followed the Christmas Star to get here as wise men once did ~ wandering around Redding in a drunken haze after … Continue reading

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Saloons in 1904 Redding

I was looking for some information about the long vanished Golden Eagle Hotel in Redding when I stumbled upon a Business Directory for Redding from 1904 at a Genealogical Site. Looking through the list of the businesses from 106 years … Continue reading

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SOBs at the Ale House

The Shasta Society of Brewers had a social gathering to hoist a few pints at the Ale House in Redding last night. Despite the photo, the place was pretty packed. So was Bleachers next door, and Bert and Ernie’s, down … Continue reading

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