The Mark has been a prime downtown location for an elegant time out from the moment it opened its doors. True gourmet creations and signature cocktails served within a perfectly set atmosphere are all to be had with any given visit. After all, this is a place where they are known to set the bar higher in all that they do.
Take one step inside of La Costa Mariscos and we suspect you will instantly fall in love. We know we did! The spacious, high-ceilinged building is a feast for the senses.
If you have yet to try acai (ah-sigh-ee), then you are truly missing out on a healthy and delicious treasure. But fear not! Bakersfield is right in step with the demand for this wonderful superfood, and we even have our own restaurant that is dedicated to it: Rio Acai Bowls.
The Prospect Lounge at the Padre Hotel has been bringing a highly unique experience to local club-goers for some time now. You feel like you’re being pampered as soon as you enter and see a gorgeous bar covered in colored glass and two stories of pure excitement, completely decorated with plush couches, large pillows, huge windows, and tufted walls.
Did you feel that? That was the feeling of downtown Bakersfield getting decidedly more awesome.
John Harmon brought the Harmon Rocket, a modified sport plane, to the world some years ago—well, technically he brought two. “He built the first one from scratch, starting with an RV IV kit and basically improving it so it performed better and climbed faster. Now, he puts together kits for people to purchase,” said his son, Michael Harmon. While John made himself a name in the flying industry, it took the help of his family members to bring the Rocket Shop Cafe to hungry Bakersfield residents.