Any local Benicia resident is no stranger to Bottom of the Fifth Sports Bar & Grill, maybe because this is their third straight win? Or maybe because this place is hailed as being Benicia’s oldest bar! And the roots run deep in this family operation. Owned by Bruce Adams who’s been operating there on Military East since 1990, he had co-owned and operated JM’s on First Street for 10 years before that. Bruce’s father Harold Adams was the owner of Towne Club at 500 First Street from 1961 to 1979, and Bruce’s grandfather, George Wolff, was the owner of City Drug Store on 801 First Street from the early 1930’s until 1975. They proudly tout that they’ve been “medicating” Benicia for more than 80 years now, and with Bruce’s son Samuel tending bar here and there, and currently acting as marketing manager, it looks like the family tradition is going to continue. “We can’t say enough to thank our customers for being as awesome as they are,” said Samuel. “We really are one of the last true neighborhood joints around, and it wouldn’t be worth it if it wasn’t for the awesome people. Our customers make us who we are.” Head Chef Leslie Imamura also helps their reputation, and rest assured that quality comes with every order. They don’t even own a freezer! Which means you only get the best. “We only serve what we can make fresh to order,” said Sam. “If there’s anything we can’t do that with, then why have it on the menu?” Burgers, tacos, potato balls, 9 TVs, 4 beers on tap … need we say more?
498 Military East, Benicia, CA 94510