Nightlife in Oildale


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  • Spotlight Theatre and Cafe
    Founded to stage bold new theatrical works, Spotlight Theatre presents classics, dramas, comedies, and musicals. The theater boasts high-caliber production quality, homegrown talent, and a suspended net of tapioca-filled balloons to be dropped on audience members that linger too long after the show. The 2010–2011 season (the theater's eleventh) features nine works, including adaptations of Hamlet, The Producers, and Dreamgirls. The Drowsy Chaperone offers the whimsical tale of a diehard musical-theater fan that plays his favorite cast album and then watches in awe as the music literally bursts into life. The Great American Trailer Park Musical tells the story of a ménage à trois involving Pippi (a stripper on the run) and a married couple living in a trailer park in Florida, with a special appearance by a chorus line of trained tap-dancing alligators during intermission.
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    1622 19th St
    Bakersfield, CA US
  • California Keyboards Music Center
    California Keyboards Music Center has sharpened the ears and tamed the wandering digits of the Southern Valley for more than 35 years. Each weekly 30-minute lesson is taught by instructors whose performance resumés include enlivening Carnegie Hall, marching in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and treading alongside jazz greats like Ella Fitzgerald.
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    100 Oak St
    Bakersfield, CA US
  • Trout's Nightclub
    Trout's proudly and strongly retains the music traditions that were imported to Bakersfield via underground honky-tonk pipelines in the 1940s. The nightclub/dance hall/saloon offers up live music nightly ($5 cover charge), with area instrumentalists, karaoke aces, and mysterious, guitar-slinging drifters with hat brims pulled over their eyes taking to the Trout's Legends or Blackboard stages. Toast the sound of house band the Blackboard Playboys with a drink ($2.50–$8), or train your heels to boot, scoot, and boogie with Trout's line dance classes ($5), offered throughout the week. Trout's also houses an extensive collection of authentic memorabilia ($5–$2,000), with signed celebrity guitars and artifacts from the "Bakersfield sound" era of country music, made famous by belt-buckled Bakersfield residents Buck Owens and Merle Haggard.
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    805 N Chester Ave
    Bakersfield, CA US
  • Noriega Restaurant and Hotel
    A hot plate of Spanish rice and other dishes can be found at Noriega Restaurant and Hotel. For those tired of trendy diets, Noriega Restaurant and Hotel s lack of low-fat food is sure to make your stomach smile. Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — Noriega Restaurant and Hotel offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond. The whole family can enjoy a meal at Noriega Restaurant and Hotel with its kid-friendly fare. Noriega Restaurant and Hotel will be able to accommodate your large party. Reserve your table ahead of time if you're heading over to the restaurant on a Friday and Saturday — it can get quite crowded during the weekend. The dress code is strictly casual at Noriega Restaurant and Hotel, so come as you are (and as you are comfortable). Those driving to Noriega Restaurant and Hotel can choose to find street parking or leave their vehicle in the nearby lot. No matter what you choose off the menu at Noriega Restaurant and Hotel, you won't completely break the bank with prices averaging around $30. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but the dinner menu is the real standout.
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    525 Sumner St
    Bakersfield, CA US
  • Hooters
    Kick back with your friends and enjoy an American meal at Hooters. Plan to indulge a bit at Hooters, though, because they don't offer any low-fat fare. Complement your meal with a beer or wine from Hooters' delightful drink menu. Have a few picky young eaters in the family? Not a problem at Hooters, where the food and ambience are perfect for family dining. Don't miss the happy hour food and drink specials, where a great bargain is always in sight. Hooters is a prime location to dine with a group. Between the music and the crowds, be prepared for a lot of noise at this restaurant. It can be a bit of a mob scene on the weekends, so don't take a chance on getting seated — best to call ahead and make a reservation. Getting your food to go is also an option. At Hooters, you can easily find parking in the lot next door. The menu at Hooters is reasonably priced, with most items costing less than $30. At Hooters, you can quickly and safely pay with any major credit card.
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    4208 Rosedale Hwy
    Bakersfield, CA US
  • Nile Bar and Grill
    Enjoy a large array of finger food at Downtown Bakersfield's Nile Bar and Grill, a local pub. None of the fare at Nile Bar and Grill is low-fat, so you'll have to put the diet aside for a visit here. Skip long waits and head to Nile Bar and Grill with your large group for easy seating. Outdoor seating is ready for diners on those warm summer days. Dine with fellow dancing machines — the restaurant is stocked with a lively, open floor. Be prepared to raise your voice, though — the restaurant can get noisy. The dress code at Nile Bar and Grill is as relaxed as the ambience, so wear whatever suits you. You can also serve food from Nile Bar and Grill at your next party — the restaurant offers catering. At Nile Bar and Grill, you can count on quick and easy street parking close by. Store your bike safely at one of the main bike racks near Nile Bar and Grill. It will typically cost you about $30 to enjoy a meal at Nile Bar and Grill.
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    1721 19th Street
    Bakersfield, CA US
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