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Tower restaurant Libelula expands operations

When it comes to the Tower in Fresno, there’s a few things that immediately come to mind: The Tower Theater debacle, the crappy post office with terrible service and that’s not open on Saturday, Lincoln’s Pub & Grill, and then Splash. I’ve explored other places, such as Goldstein’s, Aromas, El Patio, and so on. Yet, I’m surprised I’ve never heard of Libelula (Spanish for dragonfly; there’s a dragonfly mural around that I have yet to take a pic of) in the Tower around Fern.

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Black love and Brown pride

I was running errands in the Tower yesterday and I just had to stop and take a photo of this great mural. What great bookends right? On the left is civil rights icon John Lewis and on the right is farm labor union pioneer Cesar Chavez. After the botched presidency of The Donald it’s nice to see our city, state, and country start to gravitate towards diversity again. Here is another shot from a different zoom setting…

Tower District Goldstein’s: Your local, friendly dive bar

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Goldstein’s is a locally owned dive bar in the Tower District of Fresno. It is heavily oriented to beer and other soft beverages (hard ciders, cannabidiol drinks, and even hard kombucha), which is obvious in the featured image. Normally, Goldstein’s has karaoke, but COVID-19 said no, but they do allow dogs, which took me by surprise. I was poured the Apricot Cobbler (categorically a sour beer), which was literally a very recent addition, while Mike got himself a hard cider.

Other than the great selection of drinks, Goldstein’s itself has a unique, Steampunk oriented interior with a very friendly (in my experience) atmosphere of people. My only bad experience here was the smokers in the front and back; there doesn’t appear to be any designated areas for smokers/nonsmokers, which sucks. Also, I’ll say it again, dogs are allowed, so be wary of crashing into someone’s pooch, or if you have a dog yourself, you at least have guaranteed good company.

The Goldstein man in this image features an obvious Steampunk helmet… Look at all those beer labels!
The exterior of Goldstein’s is relatively bland compared to the interior.
The back patio.
The font for Goldstein’s in this image differs drastically from the exterior, lol.
I imagine seeing drunk people singing and playing the piano.

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