Sonder | Bakersfield Neighborhood Restaurant • Full Bar • Brunch


Who We Are

Sonder is a dynamic team of hospitality, quality, and service-driven people in Bakersfield, California. We serve up fresh New American fare and craft libations inspired by the travels of our friends and family.
Come Hang!

Sonder (n.)
The profound realization that every person is living a life as vivid as your own.
A life that is populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, and inherited craziness. Each individual an epic tale that continues around you like a sprawling anthill deep underground, its elaborate passageways connecting to thousands of other lives you never knew existed. Lives in which you might only appear once, as an extra sipping coffee in the background, a blur of traffic passing on the highway, or a silhouette in a lighted window at dusk.
A reminder that we are all together. One love.

Join Us!

We're excited to welcome you back!
Reservations for outdoor patio dining are now available during select hours. During peak dinner hours seating is available on a first come, first served basis. For parties of 10 or more, please call ahead (661) 247-0000.

Thank you for your patience!

Everyday Fare

From our signature Bruschetta and mouth-watering sandwiches, to unique salads and adventurous entrées; our seasonal menu features fresh, everyday New American fare made-to-order for you in our kitchen.

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Our full bar features a variety of fine domestic and imported wines as well as beers on tap or canned.  Or, try our signature Sonder Cocktails, a seasonally-changing list of cocktails, curated by Kevin Jones.

  • Lavender Lemon Drop

    Absolut Citron, Creme de Violette, Lemon Sherbet, Lemon Juice
  • New!

    Gin-Gin Mule

    Mule Flight$24|
    Uncle Val’s, Mint, Lime Juice, Simple Syrup, Ginger Syrup
  • Irish Mule

    Mule Flight$24|
    Teelings, Ginger Beer, Angostura Bitters, Lime Juice
  • Dark & Stormy

    Mule Flight$24|
    Goslings, Ginger Beer, Lime
  • New!
    Happy Hour

    Watermelon Margarita

    Pueblo Viejo Tequila, Watermelon Agave Syrup, Lime Juice

cocktails to-go

For a limited time, enjoy a selection of our cocktails to go!  Batch-made and bottled in-house, these drinks are ready for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own home.

  • Tommy’s Margarita

    750ml, 6 Drinks$45|
    Pueblo Viejo, Agave, Lime Juice.
  • Lavender Lemon Drop

    750ml, 8 Drinks $80|
    Absolut Citron Vodka, Creme De Violette, Lemon Sherbet, Lemon Juice.
  • Watermelon Margarita

    750ml, 6 Drinks$65|
    Pueblo Viejo, Watermelon, Agave, Lime Juice.

Sunday Brunch

The Brunch bites we can't live without! From our new Biscuits & Gravy to our signature Breakfast Poutine, there's something for everyone!  Pair your breakfast with our Brunchosas!  Full menu also available.

Full Brunch Menu