|228 G Street|
|11:00 am — 2:00 am|
|Cash and Major Credit Cards|
The former G Street Pub has now reopened as G Street WunderBar. It is owned by the former head bartender of G Street Pub Chris Armanini. It opened on October 26, 2011. Before it opened, the location underwent intensive remodeling including new bathrooms, a new commercial kitchen and an operable sewer system. They now offer extensive food choices. They have four pool tables, vintage video games, dart boards, a full bar in the pool room, and free blazing-fast WiFi.
They enforce some much stricter policies than the old G Street Pub, including no smoking outside the patio entrance of the building, no skateboards inside, and no messenger bags, large totes or backpacks inside after 9:30PM (people are more than welcome to study during the day and take full advantage of their free WiFi). The backpack policy can vary depending on the nightly entertainment, when the kitchen closes, and when the 2nd Security Shift phases on.
On Mondays, the bar hosts a great Trivia Night from 9-11 PM
Happy Hour M-F 4:00pm-7:00pm
$1 off all draft
$3 Well Drinks
$4 Pitchers of PBR
$4.95 Pound Basket of Wings
WunderBar in process
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2011-10-26 15:56:17 'Wunderbar' seems an appropriate name for this 'establishment', since racial fascism akin to Nazi Germany was evident in my experience there last night. My friends and I (a colorful and multiethnic group of seven) had just begun a relatively tame 'boy's night' by playing eight ball and drinking cheap beer, in a throwback to the G Street Pub days. During the second round, a bouncer approached the darkest member of our group and informed him that he was intoxicated and needed to leave the property or else the police would become involved. I interjected myself into the conversation to find out exactly what my friend had done wrong (at this point I was told I may have to leave as well since I was wearing a wool beanie and only 'hats with brims' were allowed). The bouncer was only 'following orders' and so we soon took up the discussion with the management. Before long the police showed up. One of the officers seemed in cahoots with the management, enjoying an impromptu tour of the new space and entertaining the suggestion by a manager that my friend be charged with a Drunk in Public offense. The other officer, slightly of a darker complexion and with more syllables in his name, appeared to understand the situation and apologized that this was 'a private establishment' and that they had the right to order anyone off the property if they so desired. We agreed (happily) to leave. The conversation took place outside the bar and when we decided to call it quits we were denied re-entry to claim our sweaters and other belongings. My friend was told that he was not allowed in the bar from here on out, with threat of arrest if seen on the premises again. This was at the suggestion from the fraternal-minded and light-eyed officer. To my surprise, I was given the same sentence: entry never again or else arrest. This was my punishment for asking my friend's crime and for explaining things to the officers. Needless to say, my friends and I (including our money, which in part pays the salary of all employees there) will gladly stay away. If you choose to give this bromantic getaway your business be careful, especially if you are not white or don't belong to 'the network'. —Andresito
You are, of course, referring to your friend, Sellou, who has been 86'd from almost every bar in Davis, including easy-going Sophia's by Kevin himself(!), for getting belligerently drunk and pulling the Race Card when any staff member refuses to serve him further or let him regain entrance to an establishment. Good riddance. Your friend has a HUGE chip on his entitlement-minded, elitist shoulder and should give up drinking in Public, because he will be arrested if he decides to step foot in this bar again. —HerrWunderbar
Knowing each of the staff members there, with the exception of two door personnel, I can personally vouch for everyone there that there is absolutely no racism in the establishment. If there was a problem with any member of your group I am sure it had absolutely nothing to do with race and everything to do with the level of intoxication of the group/individuals. — Wes-P
2011-10-28 09:41:17 I'm willing to give the bar the benefit of the doubt. As for the police, I had a friend who was with the department for a few months and he said it was the most racist place he'd ever worked (racial profiling, jokes, etc.) —ScottSchiller
I hate to say it, but that names just about every bar in this town, at least as far as profiling and jokes go. Ask any security people who causes the most problems and many wil say it is the townies, ask them who uses the most fake IDs and it will be women, usually of Asian or Middle Eastern descent... ask who tips the least and it will be Southeast Asians and Northern Europeans. It's not so much profiling as it is trends shared by specific groups of individuals. As for fights, it is almost always either drunk college jocks (regardless of color or ethnicity) or it is Asian/African American individuals. It's just what I have seen since working in the bar scene. I can't speak for the police, but as far as the bars go, it is just the trend of how things usually go in this town. I am quite sure this trend is different in every other city and even from bar to bar. — Wes-P
Ask who's ridiculously douchey and arrogant toward staff and it's law students. —TomGarberson
2011-10-28 15:46:45 My experience is that the food/drink service industry itself is largely racist. Ask anyone who's ever worked waitstaff and they will tell you stories. —OliviaY
Nothing says "nuance" like a blanket statement backed by allegorical evidence. —HerrWunderbar
2011-10-28 22:20:42 So this is where all of the locals hang out... Granted, it is one of the first dive bars I've gone to. They have a no-beanies policy, they serve jaeger on tap, and there are automatic hand sanitizer machines in case you feel extra dirty. —argyle
2011-11-08 14:37:50 anone know if there still do karoake tuesday nights? —RobertSinclair
Yes, from 9:30 'til Close on Tuesdays. —HerrWunderbar
2011-11-23 16:29:29 They don't allow messenger bags or backpacks nor do they allow beanies. Can anyone explain to me the reasons for these policies and why no other bar in Davis enforces them? Also, like the old G st, they still have a $15 min for credit cards which is 50% more than any other bar in Davis. —JakeJames
Bags take up space/trip people/could carry in outside booze? Beanies: no hipsters allowed.
2011-12-08 09:05:38 Since when did G St raise their standards? I remember the days hobos were allowed into the bar. Now they reject people simply for stumbling over. No big deal. Except now they get a negative comment on their daviswiki page. You suck new Wunderbar!!!!
PS I agree everyone that works there is a racist. But I could care less about that part. —msavrass
No bar in town has so lenient of a door policy that hobos and stumble-drunks are allowed in. Why do you expect WunderBar to be any different, especially since it's in no way affiliated to the old Pub? —HerrWunderbar
2011-12-17 17:23:29 The lights are way too bright for a bar or a restaurant for that fact.The bar/eatery's ambiance seems very sterile,kind of reminds me of a hospital waiting room especially with the bright florescent lights.I'm kind of disappointed with the new"G-Street bar"and did i mention the lights are too bright??
2012-01-31 08:46:21 We visited this place for the first time on 01.23.12. The place is a dive. Not to mention a cowboy dress code only. The bar has more lights than a stadium. You'll need your sunglasses for this dive. While we sat at an unoccupied table a "cowboy" came up to us to tells us to vacate the table because he and his dyed blonde were there first. However, no one was at the table. I and my friend told him to take a hike and that made the little cowboy pissed. He threaten us with harm but once the shit-head understood that we had attorneys (relatives) that could rip him a new A-Hole. He backed off. This place has a Neo-Nazi environment mixed in with the wanna be cowboys. Don't waste your time patronizing this dive. Spend your hard earned money elsewhere. Let's show this shit-hole of a place that we don't want it in Davis,Ca. Our town deserves better. - Vic .L —VicttorLopez
So you get into a baby bitch-fest with another customer and it's the bar's fault (even though the bar backed up your side of the story)? I'm sure your incredibly great sense of judgement will be sorely missed there, especially with your drunk asses being thrown to the ground at Froggy's later that night. How was the ride in the Davis PD patrol car, comfortable? It sounds like you get the full use of our City's wonderful services for which the rest of us have to pay. You're right, our town does deserve better: stay home. —HerrWunderbar
2012-03-12 12:13:10 Just went here for the first time since it reopened! Reminded of the old undergrad days. Pitchers of beer, awesome games of darts. You guys did a great job, glad to see this place back in action! —ShahinVahdat
2012-06-19 00:36:03 I enjoy the hokcey game. Greatly. Still wishing for lower credit card minimums. Sometimes you just want a pint, not three or four. I know, I know, cash. Sigh. First world problems. —JakeJames
2012-07-09 15:05:34 The owner Chris was rude as a bartender (as were most behind the bar at G Street) so I'm not patronizing the place now that's he's an owner. Waste of bandwidth to even elaborate. —MaryCarroll
You are clearly a very patient and understanding customer to have sat through numerous interactions, on multiple occasions, to have formed such an opinion about the majority of the front-of-house staff at the old venue; therefore, if you could just re-channel that sympathetic energy, we're sure that you would find the new bar to be leaps and bounds above the old one in terms of ambiance, product, and service. Please, come in and introduce yourself to me and see the improvements for yourself, and, as a token, I'll be happy to buy your first libation. —HerrWunderbar
2012-08-17 13:46:41 wunderbar is alright. Yes they still employ almost all of the racist/aggresive/non-intelligent a-holes that swear they aren't racist but you really have to be a drunken fool to think you will ever get your way at a bar vs bar's owners/staff. Especially in a college town where it is assumed all kids arguing are just belligerant.
Now like everything in this world there are exceptions. For one, bartenders drew and another skinny, short-haired guy, lighter skinned (looks like he just turned 21, lol) are really aware of who's tipping and who's not. Naturally, they will provide me with outstanding service because i tip them well. Secondly, i really like that our shoes don't stick to the floor and that girls we go out with aren't twisting their ankles because of it (lol). Bathrooms were a MAJOR improvement.
What would make this an even better establishment is a better background check on bouncers. This is where the most complaints of racism/mistreatment comes from. If more than a person cries wolf, im going to believe there's a wolf. If anything maybe providing a more proactive approach to customer service training/awareness (because we are indeed customers and not animals to be treated the way bouncers believe they have the authority to do so)would cancel the need for extensive background checks (i hope you know this excludes a psychological evaluation which should be mandatory for anyone "man-handling" another human-being) and i bet all the allegations against this bar would dissipate in a matter of time.
Good work so far, but it could be even better if you stepped outside of your comfort zone and didn't hire from the more than circulated and never-renewing bouncer pool of davis. —Ponchelas
2012-09-28 11:16:52 Hmm, let's see: "racial fascism akin to Nazi Germany"
"the most racist place he'd ever worked"
"everyone that works there is a racist"
"The place is a dive" to which the comeback response included "a baby bitch-fest" by the Wunderbar's bitch and
the call for better background checks on the bouncers.
Well I became curious (before reading all of those comments) so I showed up. Man, I wish I had read those comments before stepping into this place.
But, to be fair, you should see for yourself. You too can be man-handled by the pathetic group of mindless muscles who call themselves bouncers. —DavidBarnum
2013-04-20 20:01:37 Wow, I'm actually kinda shocked at these comments. I've been going to this bar for almost ten years. I've never had any issues with racism. Sure there are a few assholes on staff, but that's anywhere you go. It is a dive bar. It's not that bad. Granted I usually go on Saturdays when they were having metal nights, I'm friends with Mortal Atrocity and Wolfsblood members. As well as on occasion in the early evening to have a few drinks and play pool or foozhockey thing in the corner with friends. Never have had any trouble with the staff, only shitheads I've had issues with have been the college kids. Stupid frat guys.
As far as the beanies and dress code shindig, maybe it is because I'm a local and been going for so long I have never gotten any grief over the way I've dressed. But nor have I seen anyone get harassed for it besides one time. Swear this guy had his pants to his shins. Never understood that style.
A few things I do like better with wunderbar. Better food, and bathrooms are way cleaner. Everything else pretty much feels the same to me. Its still my favorite bar in davis. —Dwajon
2013-04-24 17:35:30 My favorite bar in Davis, period. Best beer selection, excellent food for a bar (the burgers are magical!), pool tables that work, and a staff that is always warm, friendly and attentive. I really can't express in words how glad I am it reopened. I missed it. Now that it's back, every other bar in Davis is difficult to compare. —BrianPakpour