The 18hundred

The 18hundred is an American-inspired restaurant and bar offering handcrafted food and drink. We source high quality ingredients, such as grass fed angus beef, wild caught fish, chicken without hormones or antibiotics, along with local and organic produce, to bring to Bakersfield a fresh and fun take on wholesome American classics.

Named as an homage to our historic location on Chester Ave, we aim to highlight the abundant talent and beauty that surrounds us in the prolific Central Valley while offering an inviting, family friendly atmosphere for all to enjoy.

We feature California wines, craft beers, and kombucha on draft, along with exclusive craft spirits that comprise our original and classic handcrafted cocktails.

We are proud to offer certified organic honest trade coffee and espresso by Intazza along with Chamellia organic loose leaf tea.

Our onion rings are hand battered, our desserts are baked in house, our infused syrups our made from scratch.

Our Values

Our core value is best described with one Greek word – Filotimo.  It comes from Greek words “filos” which means friend, and “timi” which means honor.  In short the essence of Filotimo is to have pride in yourself, pride in your family and community, while doing what is honorable and right through hospitality and warmth.
 
As a family run restaurant we are committed to Filotimo; we believe it’s our duty to bring life to a historic piece of Bakersfield architecture, to create jobs for our community, and to source high quality ingredients, local and organic when possible, so that we can offer affordable, fresh, handcrafted food that comforts the soul.
 
We hope you enjoy what we have created for you.
 
– Maya & Foti
 

1800 Chester Avenue

Built in 1910, only the brick walls and mosaic tile floors are left to tell the stories of those who have passed through the doors of 1800 Chester Avenue. Designed in Beaux arts style for Security National Trust Company, it has since housed a transportation depot, a rations center during World War 2, and a myriad of colorful restaurants.  In 1947 the original facade was covered with stucco and sat unnoticed until 2014 when the repairs from a fire led to the discovery of this Bakersfield hidden gem. We are proud to be part of our city’s history and we hope you enjoy dining in one of Bakersfield’s most historic buildings.