I think this may have been the first time I entered Fibber's during the harsh light of day. Although I have been here a million times and have enough stories for many more articles, I didn't have any pictures on hand to show you fine folks. plus I needed to write this article from a sober perspective.
I met my friend Jackie at Fibber's and since I had never eaten there before, I decided to try out the lunch. Neither of us were really hungry so we decided to split the Beef Brochettes, which were basically beef kabobs that came with bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms, that tasted like they were sautéed in a white wine, but I could be wrong. Either way it was great - the meat was nice and tender and the vegetables were sautéed perfectly - just slightly al dente. And it came with the big fatty home-style French fries. Tasty. And the portions are big.
Yes it was noon, but as I had gone there with the intention of writing a "bar article" I felt it was incumbent upon me to toss back a few. So I ordered a vodka and soda. As I sipped my drink I took a look around and noticed that almost all the tables were full... I never knew they got such a great lunch crowd - and on a Monday too!
What I love about this place is that it is always crack alackin' on Sunday and Monday nights. I'm not kidding. You can go there at 1:00 a.m. either night and it looks like other bars do on a Friday and Saturday.
And the drink prices are amazing. Any place else in North Fresno, you are paying $6 to $8 dollars for a cocktail. Fibber's well drinks start at $3.75 - can you believe that? Their entree prices are excellent also. Lunch entrees range from $6 to $12 dollars with most of them priced at around $7.95. Dinner entrees are $10 to $30 but most of them are priced on the very low end.
Once Jackie and I were done with lunch we moseyed on up to the bar to speak with Sally the Manager, to get a little more info on their happy hour and such. Well, I found out that they have the world's longest happy hour. It runs from 2 pm to 7 pm with free snacks available at 4 pm. And all wells, drafts and house wines are 50 cents off. Making them super inexpensive.
When I commented on their inexpensive drink prices, Sally mentioned that their most expensive liquors are Grey Goose and Patron and those runs only about $5.75. They also have a late night happy hour which runs Monday thru Thursday and starts at 10:30 pm.
If you are looking for some live music and or don't do the late night thing on Sundays and Mondays [what's wrong with you?] Fibber's has live music Fridays and Saturdays from 9 pm to 1 pm with great local bands such as The Executive Rockers, Special Reserve, Rockaholics, 3 Guys Playing the Blues, and T.C.B. - All great local bands that play a variety of blues, rock, and what my friend Jackie calls "drunk people making out music".
So those of you that are new to the area or are just out of the loop try Fibber McGee's. It's always a good time.
I almost forgot to mention: check out Fibber McGee's Fishing Derby in our calender.
Fibber's is located at 6650 N. Cedar Avenue off of Herndon. For questions or more information call (559) 297-4100