Best Bar: G Street Wunderbar

MARINA OLNEY / AGGIE

The “Wunderbar” or “G Street,” as it’s referred to locally, is known for its wide range of events and activities, including live music, barbeque, a Monday pub quiz, funk night and a pool tournament.

It may seem off-putting at first that, upon entering the venue, a metal-detector wand is used to check for contraband, but it quickly becomes clear that management is committed to the safety of their guests and cares about the atmosphere they provide. Once inside, customers are greeted by a friendly staff and enjoy a comfortable experience complemented by pool tables, darts, arcade games, long seating tables and a full bar with two bartenders and a barback. The ambiance is reminiscent of a German pub: unpretentious and friendly. There’s no doubt it’s a dive, but it’s a dive with character and charm.

Aggie staff visited on Cinco de Mayo and enjoyed the festive atmosphere. The service was quick and attentive even during the rush that one might expect on a Saturday night at 11 p.m. The patrons were an eclectic mix of individuals from Davis and surrounding cities. The general manager informed us that they often see customers from Sacramento and Woodland.

The reasonably priced menu features burgers, sandwiches, “Smokin’ Ewe” barbecue, ribs and tacos as well as a featured “Pork Belly Macaroni & Cheese.” Cole Baca, the head of security and shift manager, said “The lamb leg sandwich is by far my favorite dish.”

Popular drinks at the Wunderbar include its staple beer, Pabst Blue Ribbon, and a special house drink called a Skittles Shot, which is a blend of watermelon, vodka and liqueur in a luminescent blue shot glass. It also carries a wide selection of bottled German beers and Jagermeister on tap. Don’t miss happy hour: Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. and all day Sunday.

 

 

Written by: George Liao and Parker Nevin — features@theaggie.org