Author Archive: Kate Serpa

Kate Serpa does not live in Modesto, CA, nor does she attend court-reporting school. She has not played for the piano for a number of years and she is definitely not excited about helping out at the McHenry Museum. She detests drinking, bar hopping, and late night adventures, and thinks girls who dye their hair red are disgraceful. She has absolutely zero sense of humor and is boring as hell.

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BarView – Noel at Nino’s

BarView – Noel at Nino’s

BarView Noel at Nino’s Place By Kate Serpa Photos by Philip Johnson (To be sung to the tune of “Jingle Bells”) Dashing down McHenry, In your big fat lifted truck. Why are your brights on? Tailgaters freaking suck. But I know I’ll be just fine, Left turn at the neon sign, Two ‘Excuse Me’ shots […]

By December 1, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
UndergroundView

UndergroundView

Center Stage Conservatory By Kate Serpa Photo by Philip Johnson Photo Megan James & Traci Sprague Live theatre is probably not your number one choice for weekend entertainment — understandable. Theatre is something reserved for weekends in the city and trips to the Gallo Center and isn’t as casual as, say, going to a movie. […]

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BarView – Tuesday Tresettis

BarView – Tuesday Tresettis

Tuesdays with Tresetti’s By Kate Serpa Photos by Philip Johnson Tuesday is likely the most boring day of the week. Most of you will disagree, firmly stating, “What about Monday? Or Wednesday? Those days suck!” But you see, Reader, Mondays and Wednesdays still have a measure of motivation behind them. Mondays you have you drag […]

By November 3, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
BarView – Dust Bowl Brewing

BarView – Dust Bowl Brewing

HOPpy Times at Dust Bowl Brewing Co. By Kate Serpa Photos by Philip Johnson You know what’s fun? Beer. You know what’s not fun? Whiskey-fueled karaoke incidents involving assault (weapon of choice: tambourine) — hence my absence last month. I wish I was lying. October is the month of love –and the month of beer. […]

By October 2, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
BarView – Dr’s Orders

BarView – Dr’s Orders

BarView A Liquid Diet- Doctor’s Orders By Dr. Kate Serpa Photos By Dr. Philip Johnson Social anxiety is clinically proven to be the number one killer of a fun time, but do not worry; Dr. Kate and Dr. Phil (not that one) are here to help. The following three locations are not only lovely, they […]

By August 24, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
BarView – Drinking at Home

BarView – Drinking at Home

You Can’t Get a DUI When You’re Drinking at Home By Kate Serpa Photos by Philip Johnson Phil and I did something different this month. We decided to stay in to create cocktails you can take out. It is a fact that I love going out to local bars and trying the new and exciting, […]

BarView-Daytime Drinking

BarView-Daytime Drinking

Daytime drinking can be a beautiful or terrible thing depending on the following stipulations:  First, you should not have a reason to be drinking all day. BarView Daytime Drinking at Vieira By Kate Serpa Photos by Philip Johnson Daytime drinking can be a beautiful or terrible thing depending on the following stipulations:  First, you should […]

BarView – Tiki Lounge

BarView – Tiki Lounge

BarView Tiki Lounge By Kate Serpa Photos by Philip Johnson You may think of May as a ‘meh’ month. Only boring people get bored, Modesto! Here are some May holidays you can use as an occasion to drink (extra points if you make up your own themed cocktail): National Hoagie Day, Save the Rhino Day, […]

BarView – Thursday A. A.

BarView – Thursday A. A.

BarView By Kate Serpa Photos By Philip Johnson Thursday Night A.A.: Art and Alcohol I normally do not attend Modesto Art Walk because it requires me to be outside, and outside is my least favorite place to be (aside from the gym). However, I have been attempting to get more involved in Modesto downtown activities […]

BarView- 108 Sports Bar

BarView- 108 Sports Bar

BarView The 108 Sports Lounge By Kate Serpa Photos by Philip Johnson Two quick matters to address before we begin– Firstly, I sincerely apologize to anyone I might have offended with last month’s article in regard to the venereal disease matter. Secondly, I am amazingly flattered so many of you read me! I’ve met more […]

BarView-Pinky Drinks

BarView-Pinky Drinks

BarView Pinky Drinks By Kate Serpa Photos by Philip Johnson Nothing says pink, warm, and sticky quite like venereal disease, except for possibly Valentine’s Day.  My original theme for February’s bar article was going to be “Love Drips”, but that afforded me more disgusting pun-ammo that was really appropriate for a segment on amore.  On […]

By February 3, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
BarView – Holiday Bar Stumble

BarView – Holiday Bar Stumble

Modesto Holiday Bar Stumble By Kate Serpa Photos by Philip Johnson Nothing gets me in a festive spirit quite like drinking. The holiday season is exhausting, and I think we all need a delicious December cocktail or two (or four) to keep us all in a merry mood. Thus, Philip and I decided to embark […]

By November 30, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Bar View- Firkin & Fox

Bar View- Firkin & Fox

BarView Firkin & Fox By Kate Serpa Photos by Philip Johnson Oh ModestoView Reader, if I were more akin to mixology…if I could actually pour something that someone either than a compliant encourager or myself might actually enjoy, I could have been a bartender. I could have been a contender. I could be drinking four […]

By November 3, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
BarView-Spooky Time Halloween Adventure

BarView-Spooky Time Halloween Adventure

BarView Kate and Philip BarView Kate and Philip’s Super Spooky-Time Halloween Adventure at T’s By Kate Serpa Photos by the lovely Philip Johnson It was a dark and stormy October night, dense with a palpable awareness of what was yet to come.  Silhouetted by the moon, photographer Philip and I hesitated before we ventured into […]

By October 1, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
BarView – Twin Rivers

BarView – Twin Rivers

BarView Twin Rivers Saloon- Bar and Grill By Kate Serpa Photos by Michael J Mangano I have driven down Highway 132 en route to drunken debauchery in San Francisco more times than I should ethically let you know.  Each time I’ve made the trek, I’ve always passed the Twin Rivers Saloon, previously the Mint Club, […]

By August 1, 2012 0 Comments Read More →