A Hayward Classic
Boasting a rich history as a premier spot in Hayward, Angler’s Bar and Grill was established in the early 1930’s by the Johnson Brothers: Cully, Oscar and Buck. The original Angler’s featured a lower-level, basement bar and an upper-level gas station and garage. It is said that during prohibition, the basement played host to the activity of some of America’s most notorious gangsters. In 1936, the gas station was remodeled into a bar and bowling alley – which is still present today.
In 1977, the historic building was purchased by the Fuller Brothers: Larry, Alan and Brian. Ironically, three brothers would again own Angler’s Bar. In 1978, renovation of the present-day beer garden began as well as the expanded seating inside. Since then, there has been continued expansion and remodeling to create the current Angler’s Bar and Grill.
The Johnson Brothers were avid fishermen and hunters. They enjoyed collecting wildlife taxidermy – many of which are still on display in the present-day Angler’s. Additionally, the many old-time photos adorning the walls of Angler’s tell a story of this building’s colorful past.
It has truly been our pleasure to welcome and serve the many generations of patrons (both locals and visitors) for the last 32 years.
We hope you enjoy your experience and be sure to visit us again!
- Brian and Larry Fuller