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 mixed, but Yelp is always questionable anyway. And some videos on YouTube were pretty damn embarrassing for a bar with a Sesame Street name. No, not linking here.
Still, it had a good run. Bars come and go in Redding, and B’n E’s proved not immune to changing tastes. Our town can be a harsh environment for any small business. The owner says he’ll move into another venue, and we wish him and his staff the best.