BY VINCE REMBULAT
Finley’s Bar & Grill can be considered a hidden treasure.
Nestled along a busy corridor in rural Manteca — 10477 S. Airport Way, about a half mile south of French Camp Road — this historic establishment that dates as far back to 1903 offers up good food, a spacious bar with nine different beers on tap, and an inviting outdoor seating area otherwise known as “The Beer Garden.”
Deborah Finley and her husband Mark Uecker have owned and operated Finley’s for the past 26 years.
The Beer Garden has also been around for some time but was recently upgraded with a seating capacity of about 20 to go along with a mature green canopy, umbrellas, a water feature and vintage-style lighting.
According to Finley, visitors along with regular patrons alike find The Beer Garden as a relaxing getaway from the hustle and bustle of urban living.
“It’s all intimate,” she added.
In fact, the decor of The Beer Garden compliments Finley’s Bar & Grill through and through.
The upgraded bar with the hanging vintage light fixtures offers up plenty of spirits including craft beers such as DeSchutes, Sierra Nevada, Heretic and Lost Coast Brewery on draft to go along with fine dining.
Back in November, Finley’s Bar & Grill was recognized by E. Clampus Vitus Tuleburg Chapter No. 69 as the “oldest bar in Manteca,” said Uecker, who himself is a Clamper — the oldest fraternal organization dedicated to preserving the heritage of the America West.
Finley’s Bar & Grill is open seven days, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays.
For more information, call 983-9493.