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Sonder, Bakersfield, CA

Sonder

4.3
4.3
178 Reviews
$30 and under
American
At Sonder we're all about coming together to create an experience that not only showcases great food and drinks, but also brings people together. Sonder offers an unique culture with a delicious menu, a complete bar program, so bring your friends and family and say hi to the Sonder Squad!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–5:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Sat 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (661) 247-0000
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Hosting a group at your home? Business Lunch? Allow Sonder Catering to help. Email Events@Sonderbakersfield.com to contact a squad member happy to help with any and all catering needs.
  • Private party facilities
    Thank you for thinking of us for your special moments and private events. We have an indoor as well as outdoor space available for private usage. Please contact Events@Sonderbakersfield.com to receive information regarding private information. We look forward to chatting with you.
  • Neighborhood
    Bakersfield
  • Cross street
    Brimhall Road and Calloway Drive
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 178 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Great for brunch

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Good for business meals

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Innovative

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Good for groups

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Healthy

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Hot spot

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Neighborhood gem

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Good for special occasions

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Lively

  • Bakersfield

    Most Booked

178 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We arrived early and were seated immediately. Service was excellent food was very good and prices were reasonable. i would recommend to my friends.

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  2. Brunchy

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fast service. The food and drinks came out right away. The food was delicious and I like the vibe of the place. I will be coming back for my bday

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  3. HeidiM

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It being our first time at Sonder, we had been warned that it can be loud. It was a loud, however we really enjoyed the band ! Very very good ! Service EXCELLENT AND FOOD DELICIOUS!! Look forward to trying lunch & breakfast

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I looked for a nice evening with my Wife on Valentines night, it took our server around 20 minutes to come and greet us 15 minutes to bring just a drink and another 10 minutes to bring mine, the place have a very poor service. Once I was about to pay it took other 15 minutes just to cash me out, my wife had to wait in the car cause she got desperate, overall from looking into a nice evening it turned out to be pretty sad and no really happy in my choice to come to this restaurant at all

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Pre fix dining menu for Valentines. This is usually one of my favorite restaurants but not this day. Food wa saverage but pricey due to the holiday.

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  6. Cody

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Went out with my wife for an early Valentines date and made reservations for 6:30 not knowing it was the live band night. The table reserved for me was right next to the band which was extremely loud to the point where we would have to yell to the server just for her to hear us. We requested to sit outside where it was quieter and was seated outside where the server left us for 25 minutes without ever returning. Various other servers walked past our table to speak to other guests but never asked how we were, if we had any questions, or even took our drink order. We ended up leaving and going to another restaurant and receiving great service.

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  7. Page

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    I requested a table inside through open table, but we were seated outside. It was very loud and service was slow.

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  8. JamesB

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service! Will definitely come back again!

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  9. AlvaroR

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Reservation was easy through OpenTable, they are few options, indoor and outdoor. Ours was set on a sofa with small coffee table. Great for appetizers and drinks, but not for a family brunch meal. The staff were great about adjusting the reservation to a table where we were able to enjoy our meal, even though it was in the middle of Sunday brunch. Second time here and will be back. Thanks

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  10. RashedaA

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Sonder team was absolutely amazing. Our holiday team lunch turned out to be great because of the food, service and ambiance. Thank you for providing such a lovely afternoon.

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  11. KamyeS

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is always amazing and this time did not disappoint. We did wait 30 plus minutes for our initial drink order and the restaurant and bar was not exceptionally busy.So, that was disappointing. We had a party of 10 people and was moderately pleased with the service. However, there was nothing outstanding about our experience. The wait time between refills on water was long. The removal of plates to make room for entrees should have happened and we had to rearrange the table ourselves to make room.

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  12. Athenac

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Celebrating my daughter's birthday, and to our surprise, it was also "Wine Night" with live music. It was a good vibe overall and food was delicious. Little slow when it came to clearing the table and bringing/taking our check, but nothing major. We will certainly be back.

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  13. PETERH

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Marissa is very good, she was great. Love Al Copone

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  14. EricP

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been here several times and the service has been slow but last night it was NOT busy in there no the service was ridiculously slow, less than friendly and we had to request our appetizer plates be cleared as that seemed to be a bother for our server. She did not have that many table to attend to. The food is good. We hope owners will do something about the slow and unfriendly service

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  15. elaineq

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Worst. Service. Ever. Do yourself a favor.....if Mykayla is your server, LEAVE!!!

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  16. CathyH

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone there is so friendly, and the service is superb!!

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  17. ElaineT

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food and service is exceptional. Our wait staff ensured the bottomless mimosas were filled regularly, some places do not, so we were very appreciative. It was so very hard to decide only four of the Bruschetta choices so we purchased two boards with one of the eight choices available. We were happy to watch the NZL sailing on their outside tv screen. Fun was had by all ages 21-57 years.

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  18. Axel

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We had to wait for a while before being greeted by our server, we happened to notice a table who was sat down after us received waters before us. The food was great but overall we didn’t feel very welcome.

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  19. KristaH

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food was just fabulous! And our waiter, Bishop, was top notch. We love coming here!

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  20. PattyC

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This was my first time at Sonders. I was celebrating my birthday with my brother and sister in law. We made reservations and arrived 15 minutes early. The restaurant had a weird smell but I guess we got used to it after a second. The staff was good, admitted they were newer (I soon found out why). The food was amazing and the drinks were good. We chose bottomless mimosas because the online menu had them listed at $24 and the menu in restaurant didn’t have price. When we got the bill found out we were charged $32 each for the bottomless mimosa. I asked the staff why and was referred to the manager who was very rude and said the online prices were old and the menu was updated. I explained to him we based our choice off of the price and things listed online. He said he would take care of it (with a condescending tone) and returned with a ticked marked $6 off. The agreed price would have been $16 off. I didn’t say anymore and paid my $226 ticket with the $30 tip I already had planned to top before all of this. But anyway I will not be returning that manager needs an attitude adjustment and cannot keep his word when saying he would fix an issue. I will not be returning

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  21. Ranakin

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    What our table experienced all agreed was dissatisfying. The waiter was sarcastically attentive, he suggested the extra bread with the pizza dip. He was right they do not give enough but for four more slices you’ll pay 4.00 (seems unreasonable for the amount and why can’t the order come with four more slices if it doesn’t stretch?) For what appeared to be rather slow inside our drinks took forever and ended up poorly timed. Using the open table to get our table secured when it asked about occasion, I put birthday. We were sat right up next to one out of 11-12 that was right on top of a group dining. On side of our table had to squeeze in and hope they didn’t bump them. The “occasion” felt more like hazing. They don’t care so don’t fill it out. Not sure if any of us are ever going back.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    So this place just didn’t have the ambiance. There was live music playing and it was soooo extremely over the top loud that we couldn’t hear each other talk and we were in the back back of the restaurant. The food was just ok. Nothing special.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time back in Bakersfield in quite some time and really enjoyed this place. The food was great and their mimosas with sorbet were perfect for brunch! Next time I’m in Bakersfield will definitely go back to Sonder.

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  24. pspmike

    San Joaquin

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place for lunch. We had the Philly Cheesesteak, French Dip, Patty Melt and Cobb Salad, all were excellent. The quality of the food is outstanding. The interior is a bit cold, so we sat outside which was just fine, and a bit more quiet for conversation. Sonder is one of the best restaurants in Bakersfield for lunch.

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  25. PaulH

    Oklahoma City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good menu and the food was well prepared and presented. Service was prompt even as it was busy. A nice option for Bakersfield.

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  26. JJFam

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience celebrating a birthday. Alan our waiter was awesome! He took great care of us. Ambience was very enjoyable. 😊

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Horrible experience! Never again… they were basically kicking us out every 5 mnts bringing the tab every 5 mnts Mind you we had already paid our first tab 2 nd tab was $42 and we were still planning to have some more drinks

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  28. Bakobob

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice place but when the music starts inside at 7 p.m., it’s too loud to eat and converse.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall everyone is nice. Had reservation seated right away. Kinda cold atmosphere but we have been before so no surprise. Hamburgers were great, fries a little warm not hot but tasty. Drink service before dinner was prompt and kept water glasses full which we appreciated. Will return with same expectations.

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  30. OngelD

    Palm Springs

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I thought it was a strange welcome by the Hostess” are you looking for someone” I booked my reservation through OpenTable. I was visiting/working through Bakersfield and the reviews sounded good. I ordered a ribeye with vegetables and Risotto. First, that was not risotto, way too watery. Either my steak was tough or the knife was dull or both. I paid my bill and left. Understanding that it is a family restaurant, not at any time should young children be allowed to play tag and run around the tables. Dangerous. As a chef, I was very disappointed with the meal and it was harsh to enjoy the music with the kids running around my table.

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  31. JaquelinG

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Booked a reservation the day before and was easily able to book something for two people. We got there and were seated right away and the server quickly took our drink order. I ordered the French dip and my fiancé ordered the wings, food came out quickly and was delicious. Our server was attentive and friendly. Would come again.

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  32. KaraS

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Shrimp Alfredo was awesome and husband had the Patty melt he said it was great

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  33. jenniferm

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! Only complaint would be it is freezing inside!! Otherwise service was good, food was good and drinks are fantastic. Thanks for helping us celebrate a dear friend beating cancer!!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone enjoyed their meal except me. I had the beef stroganoff. It should be served on linguini, and was served on a spiral pasta. The sauce had way too much mustard in it and was pretty sour/salty. That being said, I wouldn’t recommend or order it. I really like this place and will definitely return. Any other dishes I have had in the past have been very good.

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  35. BrendaH

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for Wine Wed. Great deal on wine and the music was great!

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  36. Urmama78

    San Joaquin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Booked a birthday dinner last minute which I was grateful for considering our party was 10+. The restaurant is lively with live music and very loud, I actually enjoy that. Food was good, drinks were hit and miss and service definitely took a while considering the amount of people. Overall it was a good experience and will continue to return and recommend to others.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great 1st time at Sonders for Mother’s Day Brunch🌸We will definitely be back to order off the menu! The salt foam margarita is the best🌟

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  38. Steph

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My family enjoyed our first time there for brunch. Great variety of food selections, good service, pet friendly and nice atmosphere

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  39. Corinam

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My new favorite place! Vibe is great and food is amazing!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The patio was very nice to hang out. Perfect weather

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Sonder using the Order Online button. Sonder also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Sonder is rated 4.3 stars by 178 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Sonder

9500 Brimhall Rd, Ste 100, Bakersfield, CA 93312

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Brimhall Road and Calloway Drive
  • Neighborhood
    Bakersfield
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–5:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Sat 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (661) 247-0000
  • Catering
    Hosting a group at your home? Business Lunch? Allow Sonder Catering to help. Email Events@Sonderbakersfield.com to contact a squad member happy to help with any and all catering needs.
  • Private party facilities
    Thank you for thinking of us for your special moments and private events. We have an indoor as well as outdoor space available for private usage. Please contact Events@Sonderbakersfield.com to receive information regarding private information. We look forward to chatting with you.
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