Nightlife in Campus Commons

Select Local Merchants

Located inside the Clarion Inn, Shooters Pub and Grill serves up food for hotel guests and locals alike. For lunch, the kitchen staff prepares burgers, wings, and sandwiches. For dinner, they introduce rib-eye steaks, pork chops, halibut, and other hearty entrees. Regardless of the time, the food can be washed down with one of 12 draft beers or a bar of soap.

1612 Sisk Rd
Modesto,
CA
US

The cooks at Sips Bistro and Wine Shop use locally acquired and organic ingredients where possible in their classic menu of small plates, varietals, and espresso drinks. The intimate bistro setting—rendered warm by colorful murals of pastoral settings and elegant wood wine racks—hosts guests as they try refined eats such as a chicken, brie, and caramelized onion quesadilla, or a brined and herb-crusted bone-in pork chop. During wine flights, vino sippers may choose their own drinks from a temperature-controlled wine bar or the frigid palms of a grape-eating sprite. The company also occasionally hosts events such as champagne Sundays and special tastings.

901N Carpenter, Ste 39
Modesto,
CA
US

Cooks inside the kitchen of George’s Steakhouse Bar & Grill cover plates with tender new york steaks, glazed baby back ribs, and slow-roasted prime rib. In addition to dinner entrees, they char grill burgers and top them with crisp bacon and onions sautéed in bourbon chipotle sauce and build fish sandwiches with beer-battered cod filets for lunch. Servers deliver glasses of wine, beer, and neat pours of milk from the full bar to sip between bites.

1001 Kansas Ave.
Modesto,
CA
US

Michael Calder began his pizza-making career in 1973, when he learned how to shape authentic crusts while working at an Italian family’s pizzeria. He put his pizza-crafting expertise to work at his own place when he opened Michael’s Pizza Bar and Grill, where the kitchen prepares specialty pies such as the meat-stacked Michael’s Masterpiece. The vegetarian Green Machine comes adorned with pesto sauce, artichoke hearts, and fresh garlic, while Heart Attack Dogs arrive at tables wrapped in bacon, crowned with cream cheese and honey, and accompanied by ominous organ music. Bartenders can mix dessertinis infused with espresso to follow hearty meals.

500 North Carpenter Road
Modesto,
CA
US

Are you in the mood for ribs, steak or margaritas? Texas Roadhouse has it covered. Creating perfectly seasoned food in a generous portion, guests feel right at home with these made-from-scratch recipes. Enjoy chicken and fish, ribs and steak; they’re all here at Texas Roadhouse. The Blossom is their signature onion appetizer, fried and served with a delicious Cajun horseradish sauce. Guests won’t get bitten when they try the Rattlesnake Bites, rounds of diced jalapenos and jack cheese for a spicy kick. From time to time, guests will be privy to restaurant entertainment in the form of line dancers and jukebox music. Bring a group or just the family, and stay as long as you like! Get a taste of Texan flavor today at Texas Roadhouse.

3037 Sisk Rd
Modesto,
CA
US