Fishlips of Bakersfield

1517 18th St. Downtown Bakersfield, Ca (661) 324 - 2557

A fantastic fusion of music, cocktails and food. Created in 2000 Andrew Wilkins and Shawna Haddad Byers reinvented this wonderful venue and have redefined Bakersfield’s standards for live entertainment. Murals featuring legendary performers, signed guitars and music memorabilia grace our walls as the perfect setting for this intimate venue. Don’t let our size or location in Bakersfield fool you, the five Grammy Winners Eight Grammy Nominee performers have all expressed or have returned for more performances. Once you have experienced a show at Fishlips, it is difficult to see a show at any other local venue. Our extensive menu offers steak sticks, seared ahi tuna, pastas, salads, tacos and one of the best hamburgers you will ever have. 32 Martinis, 12 beers on tap, 40 different vodkas, rum, scotch Bourbon. We proudly pour Pabst Blue Ribbon on tap to Johnny Walker Blue and everything in between. Since we are a 21 and over venue we are the perfect place for your business lunch or to enjoy a night out at one of our shows. Music, cocktails and grill…it’s what we do!

We are open Tuesday through Friday 11am to 2am, Saturday 3pm to 2am.


Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 By ANgelina R. – Nov 12, 2008
Ok decent food but it isn’t the best. If you are downtown and want a really good meal I don’t recommend visiting this place but you might like it I just know that I wasn’t a big fan. …‎

Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 By Sharon T. – Jul 31, 2008
This is a ggod place for lunch not great though. It has what everyone else has. The atmoshere is good. There is a bar inside. The do have entertainment on the weekends that is really good to listen to. …‎

I took a couple of friends to dinner there…‎
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 By Winchester 32-20 – May 7, 2008
we were seated and the waitress said she would bring us the menus she did not come back we had to ask another waitress to take our order our first waitress finaly brought our order to the table we asked for a refill on our drinks a few minuets later we …‎

I have been there four times and only one…‎
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 By William B – Apr 19, 2008
time was my meal very good. I have had several burnt burgers and really not too good of service there. I think if you are in your 20s you might get better service. I have talked with people that liked it but I would go about a 100 yards to “EYE” St. and turn right. …‎

One of Bakersfield’s best kept secrets…:…‎
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 By Beavis – Jul 16, 2007
Fishlips is like a new place after the recent remodel! It’s much brighter and up to date, but the food is as great as ever! Everything from hamburgers, excellent clam chowder, to the becoming famous fish-n-chips (made with a Newcastle beer …‎

Awesome Fish & Chips: Ok, I never thought…‎
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 By kufn_tou – Jan 2, 2007
I’d say this, but Bakersfield has the best Fish & Chips I’ve ever had and they reside at Fishlips. Yes, I know, it’s a funny name for a restaurant, but trust me, the fish and chips are amazing. It’s a light, thin tempura batter, with just the right …‎

This has got to be the most “happening”…‎
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 By a Yahoo! Local User – May 21, 2006
place: Fishlips is not only the best in the variety of music, but also in their food and bar service. They have fresh seafood, every day, cooked to perfection, always. Lots of other menu choices just as delightful. Andrew behind the bar, is a …‎

Good Food – Good Fun‎
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 By Pamela B. – Oct 28, 2005
Walking past this restaurant you wouldn’t expect to receive the good food or good service that we got here. The food was excellent, the entertainment was also a pleasant diversion… there was a live band playing to benefit a local blues …‎

Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 By ellasue – Aug 14, 2005
Want a great place to go when in Bakersfield. Well, do not miss Fishlips!!!!!!!!! Pick up a calendar of events for the month and enjoy a variety of music throughout that time. Try the Halibut, salads, all is very good. When we return to …‎

1517 18th St. Downtown Bakersfield, Ca (661) 324 – 2557