Written by Edward Smith
First finalist: Pismo’s Coastal Grill
Second finalist: FIVE Restaurant
For the fourth year in a row, Fresno business culture looks to the Elbow Room in Fig Garden Village as the best bar to take a client.
Since the 1950s, the Elbow Room has been hosting clients at its indoor and outdoor facilities in a comfortable, enduring atmosphere, according to owner Mike Shirinian.
Happy-hour deals and top-shelf liquor adorn the bar, and the old mahogany interior creates a warm ambience, Shirinian says.
“You get a big-city feel in a town where we know all of our clients,” Shirinian says. “Clients get the sense that we’ll take care of you.”
Surrounded by Fig Garden’s financial district, the location has served the Elbow Room well.
Its clientele can enjoy getting off of work to meet associates and prospects in a place like the Elbow Room and its professional, classic setting.
There is more than just liquor for patrons, as Shirinian cites his superb beef and fresh seafood that keeps people asking for the dinner menu just as much as they do the drinks, and that is why, like its customers, the Elbow Room keeps coming back as the best bar to take a client.