I'll be in Fresno at the end of this month (August 2011), alone and on business. I am looking for a handful of places that I can visit in the evenings for drinks and a meal. My ideal situation would be a friendly place that has a bar that I can sit at and strike up conversations - or watch a televised game - with the locals. Doesn't have to be fancy, as long as the food, drink and company are good. Business-attire places are also acceptable. Not interested in gay-only and/or strip places, but am fine with any kind of people in general. I'm in my late 40s, so do please let me know if a place that you suggest is "young", "older", or "all-ages".
Although this is a Fresno forum, suggestions for Clovis or the surrounding area are welcome.