Cool place in Bakersfield.
Posted Jul 31, 2016
I was impressed at the cool vibe, look, food and drinks at the Padre.
Wasn't expecting the kinda trendy crowd that was going to see the band on the 2nd floor patio til 10:00 on a Saturday. People were dressed up! We had drinks, excellent veggie burger and sweet potato fries at the bar, barely ordering our food before the kitchen closed.
Restored old building with great architecture and modern, chic western decor. Lobby has marble floors, soaring arches, modern western murals. Lofty tin ceilings and nice woodwork in the big, open bar. Animal murals on the ceiling of the coffee shop. Fabulous wallpaper in the hallways up to the rooms.
Our room was modern, clean, small. If you want to sleep early, ask for a room that's not over the courtyard, which is a party that closes down promptly at 10.
Had breakfast at the coffee shop. They had soy milk chai and made me a wonderful, huge, vegan and inexpensive breakfast burrito on request. They should put that on the menu.