At Eureka!, the chefs in the kitchen follow the popular farm-to-table, handmade ingredient trend, but don't tell the chefs that because it seems as if they have followed it for years. They serve delectable appetizers while the taco and burger bars come equipped with a variety of choices. As an accompaniment, the Panko Dipped Onion Rings, Pacific Coleslaw and Handcut Kennebec Fries are clever, innovative twists on timeless classics. Needless to say, each one should be ordered for the table. Additionally, a full panoply of drinks and cocktails are available, from local craft beers to vibrant cocktails, there is something for every taste.
If you are looking for some quirky entertainment that involves two sets of eighty-eight black-and-white keys, then you have found the place. However, Piano Piano is more than just a couple of talented players battling over riffs, the lounge/bar has some pretty good theme nights as well. Located in the Doubletree Hotel Claremont, Craft Beer Wednesdays and Taco Tuesdays make the trip into the "City of Trees and PhD's" worth the drive. In addition to a whole slew of raucous pianists, the drummers and other musicians who accompany them are just as good.
Located in downtown Pomona, this art gallery/wine bar/event space offers culture, varied varietals and live music under one roof. The bodega stocks more than 100 different wines throughout the year and the beer selection is also in constant rotation. The bar only serves beer and wine, but the variety seems to keep guests happy despite the lack of cocktails. The art pieces on the walls also feature temporary exhibits from local artists while DJs and other bands take the stage on certain nights of the week.
This LGBT club located in downtown Pomona is one of the most popular clubs in this part of the Inland Empire. Open from Thursday to Sunday, the nightclub features theme nights, strong drinks, an affable staff and the kitchen serves better-than-average club food. 340 is housed within a historic building that dates back to 1913 where the bi-level structure hosts drag queen contests, all male revue as well as dancing and camaraderie all night long. The bar has an impressive list of signature drinks as well as bottle service which includes top shelf vodka, cognac, scotch, gin and tequila.
This Latin inspired club is tucked away in the suburbs of historic downtown Pomona. With over 11,000-square-feet (1021.93-square-meter). of entertainment space, Carnaval hosts live music as well as DJs every weekend and the spacious dance floor allows one to let their hair down till the wee hours of the morning. Most of the music is Latin, which varies from Mexican norteña music to salsa and merengue. Private rooms and bottle service make it one of the most trendiest nightlife destinations of the city.
Located in the secluded suburb of Chino Hills, this pub offers American comfort food and stellar drinks in a convivial atmosphere. Open for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch, Chino Hills Pub is more than just a place that serves food, it's a restaurant where the whole family can gather. Craft beers and superb cocktails are behind the bar while the kitchen serves burgers, sandwiches, salads, signature dishes as well as a kid's menu. Sunday brunch is from 9a to 1p and it features bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys.
Buca di Beppo is a friendly and fun place to dine-in. Being a famous restaurant chain, guests revisit Buca for the delicious Italian delicacies and the pricing. Buca di Beppo is famous for the family size portions that serves over four people. Visit Buca di Beppo with your entire family or your group of friends to celebrate a birthday or just for the culinary bliss offered by Buca. A huge range of antipasti, pasta, pizza, desserts and more are offered. Gluten-free options are available for the conscious. Check website for further details.
The Back Abbey first opened in June 2008 as a part of Claremont's revitalization efforts west of Indian Hill Boulevard. It consists of a single small room located within a mission-style building and numerous outdoor tables. The atmosphere fosters easy-going conversations and endeavors to take advantage of Claremont's warm weather. It's located behind the Laemmle's Claremont 5 movie theater, making it an easy walk for patrons hoping to grab a bite after their film. The food consists of gastro-pub fare: burgers, salads, sandwiches and appetizers designed to be eaten with alcohol. The Back Abbey specializes in foreign beers and California wines, with over 110 brands available from the bar. -Rob Vaux
The Press Restaurant is on a mission to bring simple, yet upscale American food to the Foothill communities. Its menu stresses American staples-fish, chicken, steak and pasta-delivered with flair and presented in appetizing portions. The Press also hosts local music groups five nights a week, with an emphasis on jazz and folk performers. The musicians take the stage later in the evening, allowing diners who want a more quiet atmosphere to arrive and eat earlier. The Press is also available for private parties and catering events.
Black Angus is a well known steakhouse chain and its Montclair location is loved by the neighborhood locals. Black Angus serves steaks, burgers and more using only certified meats. They have a separate kid's menu that features some classic items like burger, mac and cheese and more. The BullsEye bar is a fun place to hang out with friends or even with family. Visit here to watch a match while sipping on your favorite beer, cocktail etc. The servers are friendly and very helpful. Call ahead for more information.