Let’s face it, when it gets hot in Bakersfield there are some people who don’t go to the pool or the water park, and who don’t want to “go outside and play,” frankly because some of them burn too easy and their allergies would be rocking off the charts. They are the geeks and trading card gamers of Bakersfield, and while other people would be hitting the mall or working on their tan by the poolside, the geeks are slaying giants, fighting ogres, and storming castles. What is this magical realm and where can I find it? The place is called Paladins Game Castle and it is located on the corner of White lane and Ashe road in the Food Max shopping center. Paladins Game Castle has been a safe haven to all Bakersfieldians who would like to let their geek flag fly for over 10 years. They have all the table top and card games you could desire, from the classic card games like Magic the Gathering, role playing games like Dungeons and Dragons, and the latest card games like World of Warcraft TCG. Paladin Game Castle has all the things you need to get started in your new favorite hobby and keep you out of the sun and the sweltering summer heat. If you’re not sure where to start, no problem, they can even help teach you how to play the games.
The gaming store is a place where you can setup tournaments year round or just spend a day cooling off with your friends. If gaming is not your style, they also supply plenty of comics you can buy to keep you occupied during those 100 degree days. Even though it may not be the “cool” everyone is looking for, it is a nice place to build up your geek cred and spend an afternoon in a fantasy all your own.
Relay for Life is back in Bakersfield. This story covers the opening ceremony held on May 4, the inspirational singing of CHP officer Robert Rodriguez and an interview with Sue Smith, a steering committee member and volunteer for the survivors group.
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Tired of siting on the couch at home watching the game? Well how about trying out one of Bakersfield’s many sports bars. There are several locations in Bakersfield that offer all the necessities for the perfect game day. Firehouse, Chuy’s Mesquite Broiler, and Buffalo Wild Wings are a few sports bar in Bakersfield that never disappoint on game day.
- Firehouse is the perfect place to watch the game with your family. Firehouse has something to offer for everyone. There are pool tables and a variety of arcade games to amuse the children. The sports bar also offers over 20 flat screen TVs so several different games can be playing at once. The two-story sports bar has the ability to accommodate large parties and offers a reasonably priced menu with all items being under 20 dollars. The menu consists of a variety of items such as pizza, burgers, tacos, and desserts. Game day is not complete without a cocktail. Firehouse is equipped with a full bar and variety of draft beer selections.
- Chuy’s Mesquite Broiler is the sports bar to go to when the weather is right in Bakersfield. The sports bar has a larger outside patio with TVs and a bar. When Bakersfield gets scorching hot in the summer or freezing cold in the winter Chuy’s Mesquite Broiler fights the elements by providing misters and heaters so you can comfortably watch the game outside on the patio. If the patio is packed, which is normal, there is seating available indoors with TVs on every wall. The sports bar offers drink specials every day and all items on the menu are under $10.
Buffalo Wild Wings is located at 5677 Gosford Rd. Bakersfield, CA 93313 (Photo from: http://rebelbww.com)
- Buffalo Wild Wings is one of Bakersfield newest sports bars but it can keep up with the competition on game day. The name of the restaurant says it all. Wings! Buffalo Wild Wings has 16 different sauces and 5 different seasons for its bone or boneless chicken wings. The prices range from six wings for $5.99 up to 50 wings for $36.99. If the delicious food isn’t enough, the walls of Buffalo Wild Wings are covered with over 30 flat screen TVs. There is no doubt that at any seat in the bar the game can be viewed. Buffalo Wild Wings has bar seating as well as dining room style seating.