Froggy’s Bar and Grill
726 Second St.
Sophia’s Thai Kitchen
129 E St.
The G Street Pub
228 G St.
College students and alcohol? The mixture should come as no big surprise, but the Davis bar scene is one privilege that first-years and sophomores have to wait for.
Offering the best of both worlds to the underage crowd and those 21 and over is Froggy’s Bar and Grill, located at 726 2nd St. Open daily from 11 to 2 a.m., Froggy’s also offers a menu of Americana food with their full-service kitchen Tommy J’s. Customers can pair anything from burgers, salads and sandwiches with any of the beers on tap. For those looking to quench their thirst during the daytime, Froggy’s has happy hours Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m.
“[It’s] very low key, very mellow in the daytime,” said Johnny Vanover, daytime bartender at Froggy’s.
After hours, Froggy’s offers a hoppin‘ nightlife – with no cover charge and DJing from Preacher Man on Thursdays and Saturdays, the bar has become an attractive stop for Davis bar goers.
“We’ve got a mixed crowd – everyone from college kids to blue- and white-collar workers to professors,” said Froggy’s owner Scott Rea.
For something a bit more exotic, there is Sophia’s Thai Kitchen at 129 E St. Rain or shine, there can always be a crowd found at Sophia’s patio, from the popular Trivia Night held every Tuesday to their live music season from April to October, where the patio is turned into an outdoor stage to feature the best and brightest of the region’s bluegrass, folk and rock.
Another diverse addition to the Davis bar scene is The G Street Pub, located at 228 G St. Its title as the “well-worn, all-purpose drinking post” by DavisWiki hasn’t been earned for naught: In addition to a pool and games area, G Street brings something for everyone all nights of the week, including karaoke nights, Funk Night and live bands.
– Rachel Filipinas