Joe’s Older Than Dirt Place (also known as Joe’s Place) is a bar that opened in 1937. Due to its long operation time, the bar has had several regulars come to it. Since the 1980s, the bar has put up plaques on the central pole dedicated to the regulars who have since passed away. There have been reports of strange noises, moving chairs, and unexplained voices at night when the workers are closing the place. White apparitions have passed in front of people at night and in the early morning hours.
The El Rey Theatre sat in the center of Manteca, California on Yosemite Avenue, a short bit east of Main Street. It was built in 1930s Art Deco style, and it became a famous landmark for the small town. Both movies and shows played there. During the Christmas season, the owners allowed children in for free, and they played cartoons and The Three Stooges for them.
Kelly’s Bar is home to the ghost of a man who is about six feet tall and wears black trench coat and hat. He has been known to enter the building, say “I know you all”, then go into the bathrooms. When he goes in, he doesn’t come out, prompting people to check on him, only to find that no one is there.
Billy’s Bar and Grill has two floors, each with its own history. In the old days, the first floor was used as a restaurant (which is now the bar and grill). The second floor featured a prostitution house. Now, a man named Billy Ghol and several prostitutes haunt the bar and grill, often turning the lights on and off, producing cold spots, and fogging up the plate glass mirror.
There have been several sightings of the ghost of a young man, whose name is unknown. One time, janitor Herman Herrera chased the young man through the restaurant only to have him disappear before his very eyes. This occurred a second time, this time resulting in Herrera quitting his job. In 1993, the manager saw him as well. Two of the assistant managers also saw him. The cause of the haunting is unknown.