Sunshine Saloon History

Back in1849 during the California gold-rush, the present location was a favorite "watering hole" for many mules, horses, hens, roosters and get-rich-quick miners who traveled from all over the continent to find their fortune and quench their thirsts. Joaquin Murrieta, an early California bandito with Robin Hood charisma, used this location as a starting point before heading "downtown" to the bars where food, drink and women were waiting.

Finally, in 1975 the Valley Plaza Shopping Center was created and the Square Apple was opened as a local nightclub. This endeavor was short-lived and soon there after, in 1978, the present Sunshine Saloon (better known as the "Shine") was opened and quickly became known throughout the valley as THE place to go for a guaranteed good time.

Since the early beginnings, the operation has continued to evolve and add entertainment, darts, comedy, karaoke, pool tables, shuffleboard, ping-pong and 15 different video screens for year-round sporting events. In 1991 a charcoal grill was added and our menu grew to feature charbroiled burgers, steaks, seafood, salads, appetizers and nightly comfort food specials.

The "Shine" is a third generation establishment offering a little bit of everything for those twenty-one or older and continues to be a "starting point" for all who enter.

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