Hill's Pride Inn
Photo © Lynn Northrop
Charming, tongue and groove wood bar built in 1915 by the Terragno family in Knowles, CA. Stone cutters and quarry workers were the main clients when it opened. The Raymond/Knowles quarry, right down the road from Hill's Pride employed thousands of granite workers over the years. Many of San Francisco's premiere buildings are made of the "Sierra White" granite mined here in Knowles. The bar has a pool table and serves beer and soda with chips and jerky for snacking. In the winter, many folks stop by to sit by the wood stove and tell tales or relax and unwind after work. In the spring and summer, the porch is a wonderful spot to catch the breeze, unwind and harken back to a slower era. Many clubs use it as a gathering spot and bike runs use Hill's Pride as a popular stop to rest and check in. The granite quarry is still in operation and some of the original granite buildings from the early 1900s can be viewed on a scenic drive from Hill's Pride Inn. The owner, Robert Casaurang, is an avid local history expert and can answer questions and give suggestions for exploring Knowles and Raymond.
Hours Open: Sat and Sun 12 noon until all good folks leave. Mon through Thurs 1:00 pm until 8pm and Fri 1:30 until all good folks leave.
Seasons Open: Open year round
Price Style for this Establishment: Moderate
Hill's Pride recycles everything and wastes as little as possible.
Plenty of shade and water for visiting pets. Horses can be tied up outside the bar.