The Slidebar Rock-N-Roll Cafe
Sean Francis, owner of The Continental Room lounge, has paired up with Jeremy Popoff, lead guitarist of Lit, to open a rock & roll-themed restaurant-bar near the train depot in Fullerton. Locals rule here. Collectibles in the interior include a drum set from Anaheim's No Doubt, a smashed guitar by Long Beach's Sublime, and a 1959 Cadillac that belonged to Travis Barker of Blink-182. (OK, OK, Barker grew up in Fontana, but he buys drums from Orange County Drum & Percussion in Santa Ana.) One wall is lined with mini-murals of homegrown legends like The Righteous Brothers, The Offspring, and of course, Queen Gwen. Other fun touches include bar stools made from drums and menus shaped like vinyl album covers. Dennis Rodman, KROQ DJ Stryker, and members of Green Day, Social Distortion and Foo Fighters reported drop by.