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Everything you’re looking for, under one stunning roof!


Mainzer stands proudly in the center of downtown Merced, and has for many decades. Renovated to the highest of standards, Mainzer flawlessly blends architectural features with today’s amenities that are essential for your 21st century celebrations. It’s the perfect place to be with friends and to meet new ones.

Eat: Unapologetically delicious comfort food. Whether you’re looking for quick apps and a craft cocktail, a casual dinner out with family and friends, or just want to catch the game with a bucket of fried chicken, Mainzer has something for every appetite.

Drink: As if craft cocktails wasn’t enticing enough, how does a wall of pour your own tap beers and a vast selection of finely curated local and regional wines strike you?

Play: Play means something different to almost everyone and that’s why we have so much “play” available- watch the game on the big screen (or the many little screens), play a competitive game of foosball or ping pong with your besties, skee ball? Yes please! And all your favorite board games including gigantic scrabble AND tic tac toe. You could spend the whole day at Mainzer and still have games left for your next visit.

Watch: Imagine watching a movie in your living room with your 50 closest friends…THAT is Mainzer cinema, plush couches and chairs, food to go from Mainzer and your favorite classics…PERFECT.

Listen: Like the cherry on the sundae or the icing on the cake – the music at Mainzer is the perfect finale to the ideal day. Live music from regional (and some surprise national) artists featured once a week. Check out our events schedule below.

Mainzer is also available for private events. Imagine all this fun just for you, your friends and your family. If you are interested in renting out Mainzer for something special please contact the sales department at El Capitan Hotel at salesfatjd@jdvhotels.com or call 209-383-1234.

Monday – Thursday: 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Friday: 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm

Feel free to make a reservation for our restaurant OR any of our the stage-area theater events that are noted as FREE – those do not require a ticket for entry. Our movies however, will take place in the cinema upstairs and will not be available on Open Table – tickets will be available for purchase. See our “movies” section for more info, or call us at 209-446-4001.


Attending a show and don’t want to drive home? Book a room at El Capitan Hotel, use code EVENT, for a discount!


The history of Mainzer runs 100 years deep but our story is just beginning. To us, success is not just about doing good business. It means being a good neighbor. 

We honor our community and our legacy through our commitment to hiring locally and providing meaningful careers for our employees; providing volunteer opportunities; being a beacon for others to build Merced; and support local businesses.

Some previous community impact actions to date include:

  • An Opening Donation to the Merced County Boys & Girls Club
  • Dine for a Cause, supporting: New Beginnings Animal Shelter, Merced LGBTQ+ Alliance, and the Merced Rescue Mission
  • Pint for a Pint – A Blood drive at Vitalant – a free pint of beer to those that donated!
  • Ping Pong with the Police
  • Summer School in the Cinema for the students at the Challenged Family Resource Center