For those who live in the Inland Empire, then you know that there isn't much to do, or so you figure; therefore, head down to Downtown L.A. and Hollywood for their club and bar scene. It’s not that there isn’t anything to do in the Inland Empire, it’s just that you have to know what spots to go to and what nights to frequent them that best fits what you’re looking to get into. Most want something different than the norm, and downtown San Bernardino has just that.
The Brandin’ Iron is one of the oldest and most successful clubs in the I.E. Why? Well, because they offer something different. They are a “new generation country” nightclub that brings in a diverse crowd and they have been consistent for over 21 years. They are located in the historic Citrus Bowl building (circa 1953) in downtown San Bernardino off of “E” Street. This brassy, yet classy authentic saloon with huge 3′ thick maple dance floors has events all throughout the week to keep from all over the Inland Empire, from Banning to Chino, satisfied ad having a great time.
On Wednesdays, is College Night and admission is free until 11 p.m. for those with a college or military I.D. Thursday nights everything is $3 including the drinks, yes there is no drink over $3! If you arrive between the hours of 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., there is no cover charge and they have dance lessons at 7:30 p.m., followed by the Live New Generation Band at 9 p.m. On Friday nights, ladies ride the bull for free from 9 p.m.-11 p.m., and there is no cover charge from 7 p.m.-8 p.m.
In addition to the special nights, The Brandin’ Iron has had quite a few popular Nashville stars who have graced their stage, such as Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Hunter Hayes, Lee Brice and Gloriana, to legendary superstars like George Strait, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Dolly Parton. The B.I. is famous for presenting great concerts from Nashville’s hottest new talents on their way up to super-stardom.
The next time that you are bored in the house, drive on down to the Brandin Iron located at 320 S. “E” Street in San Bernardino. For more information and hours of operation, visit www.brandinironsaloon.com.