- Price Per Domestic Pitcher: N/A
- Credit/Debit: Yes
- Parking: Public Lot
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Music: Internet Jukebox, Live
- Best Nights: Fri, Sat
- Has TV: Yes
- Smoking: Patio w/ drinks
- Alcohol: Full Bar
- ATM: Yes
450 mile 7 hour drive for a dive bar you ask? Damn right and a great one at that. My original plan was to hit the Glass Turtle but they were charging a $10 cover for the UFC fight. I decided not to pay a cover for a dive bar and watched the fight from the sidewalk for free while figuring out a new bar which was Jan's Lounge in Orangevale, CA.
The Bar: Located in a strip mall on a main street, which, a few blocks down, a DUI Checkpoint hosted by Orangevale's finest, but that didn't stop this dive from rockin. I arrived shortly after 8pm and this place was packed. A live band on stage and a crowd of people on the dance floor. It immediately felt like home.
The Crowd: All types, from the retired crowd to the college crowd and everyone in between.
Service: Fairly prompt for how busy it was. We got the "Who the hell are you" look since we were faces, but once I introduced myself the service was quick the rest of the evening. No pitchers and no PBR was a bummer but I made it through.
Prices: This is where I failed. I opened a tab and forgot to get pricing. I had 3 Fireball Whisky shots, 4 glasses of Coors Light draft (which tasted a bit sour), and 7 bottles of Coors Light. Yeah, I had a bit... totaling $46.00. You do the math.
Entertainment: Tonight was a live band by the name of Running With Scissorz. Pretty decent cover band minus singing Green Day, honestly, lets leave that one to the artist. There is also an internet jukebox, and I heard someone mention they have karaoke, but no clue on the night. Shuffle board, electronic darts, 3 TV's.
Restroom: Not too terrible. Kept up pretty good through out the night.
Closing statement: I would recommend this spot to anyone who is in the area. I absolutely plan a return visit next time I am in Nor Cal.
|Sunday morning bartender Barb|
|Running With Scissorz|