The statuesque Spartans were among the first to line dance, using choreographed movement and heel-taps to gracefully dodge Athenians' arrows and renegade tumbleweeds. Silently challenge enemy dancers while enjoying liquid and melodic courage with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of drinks, dancing, memorabilia, and more at Trout's. This Groupon is good toward drinks, merchandise, memorabilia, line dancing, and concert cover charges.
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.
Trout's recently renovated interior, replete with a 1,400-square-foot dance floor, adds one more lick of luster to an already well-established Bakersfield institution. Sidestep cacti-covered sandals and avoid photo-bombing cowboys as you drink, dance, and dosey-do to your feet's content with a night out at Trout's.
Must be at least 21.