Hop onto the FresnoHop Trolley to explore some of Fresno’s popular districts. This free transportation will connect you to the Brewery District, Cultural Arts District, Tower District, Fresno City College, and Campus Pointe near Fresno State, giving you the chance to immerse yourself in Fresno’s vibrant nightlife. Each trolley takes about 40 minutes one way. The trolleys run every hour on the hour from two locations: Campus Pointe and Tower District at the Tower Theatre. They will operate on Thursdays from 5 pm to 12 am, as well as Fridays and Saturdays from 5 pm to 1 am. (Except on holidays.)
Here are the stops and some of the things to see while you’re there!
Explore Campus Pointe, a shopping plaza located across from California State University, Fresno, where you’ll find more family-friendly things to do after hours, whether you’re looking for entertainment or delicious food. Watch a movie at Maya Cinemas, sip Boba at Sweet Lyfe, or try Bulldoc Korean Fusion restaurant that offers meals perfect for a group! Grab Fresno State gear at Kennel Marketplace or immerse yourself into virtual reality at the Broken Controller gaming venue and play against your friends and family.
Pickup/Drop Off Location: Southeast parking lot
Fresno City College
Fresno City College is surrounded by great shops and eateries! Taste the rich flavors of ice cream produced by Ampersand. The shop uses local ingredients and comes out with new flavors each month using local ingredients! Walk right on over to Moto Delicatessen & Bodega, the neighborhood sandwich shop that creates tasty sandwiches and brings a bit of the spirit of New York right to Fresno County. If you’re in the mood for Boba, stop by Tower Tea for a snack and milk tea.
The Tower District is the heart of Fresno’s arts community and home to several bars, restaurants, and clubs. Sequoia Brewing Company offers award-winning beer along with delicious food that pairs well with each brew. Catch a show or screening at the Tower Theater (see list of upcoming shows here), and stop by one of the many bars along the strip like The Lincoln Pub & Grub for amazing deals as they are known as the home of the $5 menu. Find your way into the Library at Detention, a local speakeasy that makes you feel transported back to the time of Prohibition. (Note: You’ll need a reservation in order to receive the password and instructions to get in). Swing by Detention Billiards for a game of pool. If you’re looking for good entertainment keep up with the events at Strummer's as they always have concerts and themed nights, or catch a show at Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theatre or 2nd Space Theatre.
Pickup/Drop off Location: Service to Campus Pointe, Wishon Avenue/Olive Avenue; Service to Fresno City College, Van Ness Avenue/Olive Street
The Cultural Arts District
Surround yourself with beautiful lights at the Cultural Arts District Park as the canopies flash different colors. Walk on over to South of Shaw Beer Company. It’s a local favorite with great brews that immolate different beer styles from around the world. Snap some pictures in front of the various murals in the Mural District. Find live entertainment at Fulton 55 or the Warnors Theatre.
Pickup/Drop off Location: Service to Campus Pointe, South Van Ness Avenue/Calaveras Street; Service to Fresno City College, North Van Ness Avenue/Calaveras Street
Get ready to try some of the best brews in Fresno County! Stop by Tioga Sequoia Beer Garden for a sip of local beer made with ingredients straight out of Fresno County. Most of their beers are named after iconic landmarks in the three nearby national parks and Sierra Nevada Mountains. Make your way to The Modernist for specially crafted cocktail drinks that change during each season. If you get hungry, stop in for delicious carne asada fries and tacos with a twist at Dab Tacos! Get special cocktails made just for you at the luxurious Bespoke bar. (Note: You’ll need a reservation). Don’t forget to catch fun entertainment and beer at Full Circle Brewing Company’s beer garden. Walk further north on Fulton Street to find Quail State, Fresno’s only rooftop bar, and other restaurants that offer Mexican, Japanese, and American food.
Pickup/Drop off Location: Inyo Street/Broadway Street