Locals Guide

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LOCALS GUIDE: Visit the DOS team's go-to spots during your visit to the HQ!
(* = Walkable from DOS HQ.)

 

STAY: 
Hotel Piccadilly - Small boutique hotel. Smoking drinks at the hotel bar too.
 


BREAKFAST:
*Irene’s - The traditional local diner. 
Patio Cafe - Our favorite spot. Organic, fresh, local deliciousness. Has patio.

The Elbow Room - Little more upscale, fresh menu. Eat inside or out.

 

LUNCH:
*Piemonte’s Deli - Been around for ages. Italian deli. The Piemonte’s Special sandwich is chefs kiss. Call ahead if you want to just pick up.
La Elegante - Excellent Mexican food. Busy, small and delicious. Usually closes at 3pm. Downtown.
Chef Paul’s - Great soul food classic with chicken and waffles etc.

Moto: Delicious and has and we hear has an excellent brunch!
 
DINNER:
The Annex - Great craft cocktails, fresh menu. Lively scene.
Saizon (New!) - Gorgeous restaurant. Feels like you're in NY or SF. 
*Oggi Cosi Si Mangia - Super cozy and romantic Italian food out of an old house in the Tower District. Right down the street from the boutique.
*Veni Vidi Vici - Artisan food, locally owned. Good martinis. 
The Manhattan - (Our favorite hidden gem.) Vibey old school steakhouse spot. Lots of dressy older folks housed out of an old strip mall. Large bar with lots of mirrors.
The Lime Lite - Old school restaurant with updated menu. Elegant vibes. Lots of locals. 
 
BARS:
*The Howlin Wolf - Craft cocktails, hip, usually live music.
*Livingstone’s Restaurant & Pub - Long time legendary bar. This place is always packed patrons of all ages. Lively and fun atmosphere.
*Goldstein’s Mortuary & Delicatessen - Huge selection of beers on tap. Back patio for smoking and usually a band on any a night.

 
LGBTQ+:
*Splash - If you’re looking for a night out this is the spot. Drag queens, loud music, fun.
*FAB - Always busy, always a good time.

 

DIVE:
Santa Fe Basque - Rad spot, red booths, big bar. Cheap drinks. Big portions.
*Spoke Easy - Little hidden brewery popular with cyclists on a lesser known street in tower.
Jimbos - Large country western bar.

 
BREWERIES:
South Of Shaw - Nice. And good brick oven pizza.
Tioga - The most popular brewery downtown. Food trucks and usually scene goin’ on.
Full Circle Downtown - We like this brewery out of an old warehouse downtown.
 
COFFEE: 
Fulton Street Coffee House - Lots of plants and good people watching. We like this downtown spot.
*Component Coffee Lab (formally the The Revue) - Long time iconic tower coffee house. Great place to work or catch up with friends. Hip vibes.
La Boulangerie - French inspired, great outdoor patio. Freshly made bread, pastries, salads, sandwiches, and espresso drinks. Locals favorite. 

SHOPS:
Nicolson Hat Co. - You and your crew will talk about this special spot forever. As good as it gets. Female owned and ran custom hat maker. Rad shop out of an unassuming house near Tower. (Bring Whiskey.)
*Tower Records -flip through old records, next to a excellent ice cream parlor, Ampersand.
 
VINTAGE:
BLK Market Vintage: Pre-picked, low prices, all $$ support vocational schools for the un-housed.
Yoshi Now! - Iconic Fresno Spot. Great spot for pre-picked but still not too pricey vintage clothing, furniture and decor.
Reloved Vintage - Owned by two chicks. Lots of good art, furniture and the like.
Reclaimed Mt. Goods - All the best pre-picked vintage furniture. Leans mid century & 90s. 


*Plus there's just lots of good vintage shops all along Olive in the Tower District!  
 
SPECIALTY FOOD/GROCERY:
Vineyards Farmers Market - Wednesdays 3pm-6pm, Saturday 7am-noon. Rain or shine.
Sam’s Deli & Grocery - A local institution. Great wine, deli, and everything Italian.

 
EXPERIENCES: 
Gazebo Gardens - Thursday, Friday, Saturday they host a beer garden and food trucks. Call to confirm.
Apcal - Saturdays - spring through fall - outdoor live music, food and wine at a vineyard just outside town. Sit in the grass and enjoy. Apcalwine.Com
Arthop - Its like a roaming open house every first and third Thursday of the month. Google “Arthop Fresno”.
Yoga at Tower Yoga Fresno

Thursday night bull riding - This is the best kept secret and we’d kind of like to keep it that way. Message us if you want in. 
 
HEADED TO YOSEMITE?
Eat breakfast or lunch in Coarsegold at The Wild Fig. Stop for beers, burgers and usually live country western music at The Snow Line. Eat dinner at The Narrow Gauge (decor is top notch). Stay at the the Ahwahnee Hotel (if you can get in). Excellent thrift stores all along the way starting in Coarse Gold through Oakhurst. We also love The Hitching Post to eat and play pool. Local vibe, people are always nice and friendly.