It's not rough or tough, no rowdy customers and no fights break out at the newest eatery in Noyo Harbor.
On October 23, Django's Rough Bar Cafe opened serving small plates, three chowders, fresh seafood, salads and sandwiches. Owners, Linda and Dusty Dillon, have employed Odile Perkins (formerly of Sharon's) to lead the kitchen. Local wine and regional craft beer paired with a menu make Django's a true locavore experience. A distinctive selection of non-alcoholic beverages includes juices, teas and some unique sodas.
There are seats at the inside bar or tables, but the deck is the place to be. Covered with sun sails and surrounded by glass walls, the breeze-free setting has a captivating harbor view. Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, local musicians perform on the deck stage. The atmosphere is congenial and the audience sociable.
So why the name 'Rough Bar' and what about `Django'? "Bar" is a nautical term for the place whee a river meets the ocean. Within sight of the cafe, the Noyo River meets the Pacific Ocean. The Noyo Bar is called a "rough bar" because it is just that - rough - and at times treacherous.
What about Django? He is one of Dusty and Linda's favorite musicians. The guitar virtuoso Jean "Django" (pronounced jan-go) Reinhardt is regarded as one of the greatest jazz guitarist of all time.
Django's is located at 32096 North Harbor Drive in Noyo Harbor in Fort Bragg. Diners have an unsurpassed view of the river, bridge, inlet and Pacific. Locals and visitors gather here for food, laughs and libations. Fresh food, local beer and wine, warm and welcoming service plus great entertainment make Django's Rough Bar Cafe an unexpected dockside experience.
Reservations are not necessary. Call 707-962-0100 for more information and visit wheremarygoes.com for more photo's and details.
Article by: Mary Charlebois Special to the Fort Bragg-Mendocino Coast Packet December 2015