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Bar 101 Eats and Drinks is a little difficult to categorize, as they are primarily a sports bar, and feature a "pub-like" atmosphere, yet they cater to families, as the menu features a "Kids Menu" sections.  The first word in their name, "Bar," finally made me to decide to put them in the "Bar" section of my review of Roseville restaurants.

Photo:  Bar 101 derives it's name from it's address, which is 101 Main Street.  It's located the heart of Roseville's entertainment district, on the west side of the railroad tracks, and is within easy walking distance - three miles - from my place, so I don't have to worry about drinking and driving.  Just out of the photo is Onyx Club, which another of my favorite places to visit.

During the months of May through July, the City of Roseville holds an event called "Downtown Tuesday Nights" where they close four blocks of Vernon Street, and turn the street into a block party.  The event features the customary farmer's market, old cars, food booths - supposedly - crafts, arts and live music, and is billed as a safe, family-friendly event which is certainly is, plus, it's a lot of fun.  

Photo:  Bar 101 is definitely a bar, and has a neighborhood atmosphere, very much like depicted in the television show, "Cheers."  Photo of the main dining room, and if you look to the extreme right of the photo, you can see a small, adjoining room that includes a couple of pool tables.  I sat at the bar, next to the gentleman wearing the gray shirt and dark pants.  Bar 101 is very safe, classy, and family-friendly, as long as kids don't "belly up to the bar," which would violate California State Law.  The restaurant was about half-full on this early Tuesday evening.

Photo:  My view of Bar 101, as I perch on my stool, at the bar, enjoy a $2.00 Tecate beer, and comtemplate which burger I want to order from the menu for tonight's dinner.  It's early Tuesday evening, July 08, 2014.

Photo:  Much to my luck on this early Tuesday evening were a couple of "Tecate girls" circulating around the restaurant, and offering smiles, Tecate beer encouragement, and discount drink coupons.

Photo:  After I took their photo, the "Tecate girls" put a necklace around my neck, and insisted that I have my photo taken with them. I asked the guy sitting at the bar to snap my photo, which he did, as I mug it up with the girls.  I'm definitely drinking the proper beer, as Bar 101 featured $2.00 Tecate beers, which is definitely a bargain.

Photo:  My friendly server, Gina," seems to wonder why I'm snapping her photo.  I told her about this web site, and my Facebook page, and my love to photograph beautiful women, and she sort of shrugged it off, and went about her business.  I guess she gets lots of guys who take her photo, and promise to post it on the Internet, and never do.  Well, I'm different!

Photo:  The menu consists of many "pub like" items, such as burgers, sandwiches, salads, fish and chips, and a lot more.  The menu is basic, and limited, but I just KNEW that EVERYTHING would be delicious!  After reviewing the four burgers the menu offers, I selected "The San Francisco," mostly because of the guacamole.  More on my burger later...

Photo:  I'm ready to enjoy "The San Francisco," as I pose at the bar, along with my Tecate beer.

Photo:  At Bar 101, under the "burger" section of the menu, it reads, "All our burgers are made with an 8-oz, Angus Beef Patty, topped with lettuce, tomato, onions, and our house-made thousand.  Served with your choice of French fries or slaw."  More specifically,  the menu describes "The San Francisco"  as "8-oz Angus on grilled sourdough, topped with homeade guac and Swiss.  As the menu states, you can choose between fries or cole slaw, and I 'em both, but I opted for fries, because in my mind, there is nothing that goes better with a burger than fries.  These fries were cooked PERFECTLY, just the way I LOVE them, golden brown, crispy on the outside, chewy on the outside, and neither salty or greasy, just cooked PERFECTLY!!!  Note the burger is served open faced, on a sheet of butcher paper, on top of a large, round galvanized pan.  Kind of rustic... The only condiment I added to my burger was mustard, which I always use on a burger.  The fries didn't really need anything, but the "kid" in my won out, and I squeezed ketchup on my plate to dip the fries into, as I do enjoy ketchup on my fries.

Photo:  "The San Francisco," after I put it all together, and was ready to bite into it.  "The San Francisco" burger is served on a couple pieces of grilled, sourdough bread, so is it a burger or is it a sandwich?  I don't know, but what I do know is that it's simply delicious!  I ordered my meat cooked medium, and that's how it arrived:  Medium, complete with melted Swiss cheese topping it, yum!  The lettuce, onion and tomato were fresh, and the house-made guacamole was delicious, and really made the burger.  As stated, the fries were delicious, and were some of the best fries that I've enjoyed since my visit to Hotel Jeffery a couple of weeks ago.  Whether you call it a burger or a sandwich, "The San Francisco" is delicious, and definitely a high-class dinner choice.

Bar 101 is very "clubby," and a good place to hang out, and enjoy a few drinks and a great burger with your friends.  The food is great, the people are friendly, and you can't beat the location in Roseville, or the atmosphere. Bar 101 is a great place to enjoy a delicious burger!'

Bar 101 Eats and Drinks
101 Main St.
Roseville, CA 95670
916 774-9505

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