Welcome to The Phoenix!
Thank you for visiting!
The Phoenix, Fresno's Bear Bar, is located at 4538 East Belmont Avenue in Fresno, CA—the same place that used to be The Den. We are a laid-back, no-attitude full-service bar serving not just the Bear Community but the entire gay community of the Central Valley. We are open every day of the year from 4:00pm 'til 2:00am with happy hour until 8:00pm every single day. The Phoenix is owned and operated by Bryan Beckstrand and his partner, Karl Jensen.
We are proud to serve two big beers on tap, Bud Light and Miller High Life, and four California brews:
- Drake Brewing's Denogginizer from San Leandro
- Stone Brewing Company's Arrogant Bastard from San Diego
- Firestone Walker's 805 from Paso Robles
- Tamarack Amber Ale, the most local of all of them, brewed in down town Fresno.
Drink More Local Beer!
We're proud to be part of Fresno and California. So much so, we carry the most locally-made beer of any gay bar in Fresno! We carry a total of 25 beers made by California Breweries!
We offer four California-brewed beers on tap: "Tamarack" (a Märzen Style Amber Lager) from the Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Company in downtown Fresno, "805" (an American Blonde Ale) from Firestone Walker in Paso Robles, CA, "Denogginizer" (an imperial or double IPA) from Drake's Brewing in San Leandro, and "Arrogant Bastard Ale" (An American Strong Ale) from Stone Brewing Company in San Diego.
In bottles, we have Tioga-Sequoia's "General Sherman IPA" (an American IPA), "Half Dome California Wheat" (a Witbier).
Come on by and give all of our local brews a taste!
Find a special event to attend on our Events Page from the "About" and "Play" menus above.)
And, if you have any suggestions for what you'd like to see in The Phoenix, tell us. We want to know. Visit the Suggestion Box and tell us what you want.
Want a Job?
We're looking an additional bartender. If you're interested, please head over to the Job Application and complete it. Or, you can stop by the bar and pick one up.
And, don't forget, the mobile version of this web site is availabe at http://m.fresnophoenix.com. It's a "lighter" version of this site but contains all the same information. It just uses less bandwidth.