Oh, and if you're real nice and take your newfound friend back to his or her car in the morning, the two of you can enjoy one of the best damn burgers in Orange County for breakfast. There's no mistaking where loyalties lie, with Union Jacks and White Star Line memorabilia on the walls and Britain-centric newspapers by the door. If you're still stuck on vodka, it has fantastic Moscow Mules—copper mugs and all—but branch out and ask the county's most knowledgeable bartending team for a new recommendation. In keeping with the theme, there is no phone number or explicit address, though the bar is located within the Anaheim Packing House. Their colorful cocktails will keep your buzz humming along as you down these delicious tipsy-worthy creations. Take in the décor when you arrive: a chandelier made out of Jameson bottles, bras hanging from various sets of antlers and a memorial wall honoring the greats, from Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash to Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley. Its version is an award-winner called Hop Juice that lures you in with a sweet maltiness, then delivers a multihop wallop of fun bitterness, followed not too long after by the full-body effects of its 9.
They also offer signature cocktails like the Carolina Moonshine Margarita, the Electric Slide and the Front Porch Tea. Their brunch offers a three-course meal starting with amuse bouche and keeps the fun flowing with bottomless mimosas. Try the Pina Colada if you are feeling frisky. Just like everyone else is. We serve five variations of this classic cocktail! Learn more about the next outing.
Sail the high seas with Captain Sebastian the Black and his crew; in this classic tale of good vs. Dine in our adjoining restaurant which serves great New American food with ocean views. And at the Costa Mesa mothership, the drinks continue to flow—beers, yes, but also many proud whiskeys. Stay and drink or pick out your favorite craft, rare and import brews to take home. Drivers are available year-round for three-hour minimums most days, and the rates are surprisingly affordable. From whiskey aged in barrels with espresso beans to chiles soaking in tequila, much of its core menu revolves around spirits that have been tinkered with, and the results are good.
Good music, good and cheap drink selection, and a minimum of people walking around with fluorescent vodka concoctions. And while the nights at Las Vegas Bar feature working-class Mexicans ready to get borracho on Mexican, Salvadoran, even Guatemalan cervezas, daytime at this SanTana standard is a more languid affair, bringing in viejitos in guayaberas, union guys drinking some cold ones for lunch and plebes with nowhere to go. Many visitors from San Diego and Los Angeles routinely explore the beach towns off Pacific Coast Highway. George Green Chili Vodka, fresh lime, muddled cucumbers and jalapenos, topped with ginger beer and served in a copper mug. This luxury lounge is literally located on the rooftop of the La Casa Del Camino hotel, giving you the perfect panoramic view of the ocean and Catalina Island.
However, it does offer lots of great, often upscale spots that garner loyalty from local folks and embrace visitors as well. But one thing hasn't changed at —how damn challenging its weekly Brain Party Trivia night is. Hodgins holds a doctorate in musical composition and theory from the University of Southern California. While its Holy Jim Falls extra pale ale is the most popular choice, the right choice for a hot day is the Citizen, a we-can't-call-it-steam-beer-thanks-Anchor California Common. The bartenders craft specialty cocktails that are pretty fantastic to look at. Though there are more options for cocktails than snacks, they do serve limited food including the ever-popular duck confit mac and cheese and the deconstructed cobbler with a blueberry orange filling. Walk toward the back, and belly up in front of all the bottles.
And there is no place better for that than Long Beach's V Room, the anchor that keeps the city's Fourth Street bar crawl so cheap. Download our free Best Of app for the iPhone or Android phone from the or. So bring money—there's always a cause to donate to, then drink whiskey and sing along. While they do have country acts, they also offer different types of music as well—rock, blues, rockabilly. Anaheim — This Orange County city is best known as being home to the House of Mouse, and indeed the world-famous amusement park here is what draws in most visitors. His book about relationships between music and choreography, 'Music, Movement and Metaphor,' was published in 1992. Take a seat, and have some Green Spot or Yellow Spot, if the bar has it.
The dinner menu is always evolving, currently featuring dishes like chicken and waffles with Louisiana hot sauce and bourbon sugar cane syrup, Spanish octopus with chorizo and fingerling potatoes and a winter citrus salad drizzled with bergamot sherry vinaigrette. Check the blackboard for specials, and go on Sundays, when it's happy hour all day. Try their Detroiter beer cocktail or Moscow Mules, multiple times. But the 38 Special Bulleit bourbon, Aperol, Averna Amara and citrus was manly and Manhattan-like — a serious Friday night cocktail. There are even tables amongst all this madness so you can sit and enjoy your hero sandwich, egg salad and frosty import beer in one of Orange County's most beloved family-owned restaurants.
The service is, in a word, bipolar: While the mixologists are friendly and knowledgeable and the drink orders come up briskly, we had to wait forever for some food on a recent Friday, when the kitchen staff looked overwhelmed by the crowd. One post per discussion topic. The guy loves his porter so much he says he'd pour it over ice cream, which leads to a unanimous desire for a stout float. And if you do need some time to sober up, McClain's Coffeehouse—just a short walk up Harbor—is open until 3:30 a. If you can throw a bowling ball, then you can bowl! Although Bigshots Billiards is technically a pool hall, its location—inside of a big red barn—definitely gives it a country vibe. Rio Vista Inn The Rio is split into two parts: the right-half is your standard dive-y watering hole; the left is where the magic happens. The Little Sparrow Coincidentally, a little birdie told us about this spot -- a speakeasy in the back of a chef-driven, matchbox-sized cafe.
Coast Hwy Laguna Beach Music Located in San Juan Capistrano The premiere concert facility in Orange County, featuring a large variety of musical and comedy acts including many name acts that would otherwise play at larger venues. So she built a large, clubby restaurant with an enormous bar and bartenders who aren't afraid to do things such as set drinks on fire if it'll make them taste good. Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness. The music is load and there are smokers in the parking lot overlooking other businesses that are closed after sundown. Orange County activities span land and sea, ranging from relaxing sailing excursions off the shores of Catalina Island to hikes along San Onofre State Beach. Thank us now, curse us during your hangover.
Sure, the Lobster Benedict with cilantro hollandaise, buttermilk pancakes with cajeta caramel sauce, and perfectly spiced chilaquiles are a hit. Our lavish speakeasy-style lounge features craft cocktails, an extensive selection of bottled craft microbrews, and delicious American cuisine small plates is reminiscent of early Hollywood glitz and glamour in true Great Gatsby style. Consider the Vida: Casa Noble blanco, Del Maguey mezcal, Dickel rye and Peychaud's—a masterpiece of mestizaje, as well as one hell of a punch. While every weekday has times that are considered happy hour, it lasts all day on Mondays. On select weekends, experience live entertainment. The selection isn't always fancy, but it's usually plentiful—in booze and booty.