If you're looking to get a little country, check out InCahoots Fullerton. InCahoots is Southern California's premiere Country & Western dance club, with themed events on open nights. Tuesdays are Country Rockin' Tuesdays with drink and taco specials and karaoke. On Wednesdays, check out Redneck Wednesdays which features live entertainment, drink specials and a mechanical bull. On Fridays, come in for weekend fun with drink specials and special entertainment. Every night at InCahoots features line dancing and other dancing lessons as well. Check the website for dress code.
Noble Ale Works is a microbrewery located right next to Angels Stadium. The tasting room is bedecked with Anaheim Angels paraphernalia, from banners to signed jerseys. Aside from this and their TV (to watch Angels games, of course), the decor is spartan, all the better to not distract from the main attraction, the beer. At the tasting room, you can sample 12 beers on tap, most of them their special seasonal beers, although of course regular year-round beers are available too. Beers on tap rotate often, so multiple trips can result in completely different experiences every time. Aside from regular open hours, the tasting room is also open before, during and after any Angels or Ducks home games.
The special magic and charm of tiki bars and the magic of Disney come together at Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar at the iconic Disneyland Hotel. This delightful themed bar near the pool area of the hotel is based on the classic Disneyland Jungle Cruise ride. From the Hawaiian shirt clad bartenders to the Disneyfied tiki decor, there is fun in every part of this bar. As soon as you order your drink, a bit of Disney magic kicks in with all the bells and whistles-literally. In addition to the surprisingly strong drinks for Disney, Trader Sam's also serves up a menu of contemporary, internationally-inspired appetizers and a few burgers and sandwiches. For adults who are looking to escape the crowds of strollers for a little while, Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar is a welcome retreat.
Located in the historic Anaheim Colony, the district includes three principal areas, the Packard Building, Farmers Park and the original Packing House. The Packard Building houses the popular Umami Burger and Anaheim Brewery while the Packing House hosts a myriad of restaurants. The food selection is mind-boggling, from Quiche Lorraine at Pandor to Banh Mi at Saw Leaf. Farmers Park is where the market opens on weekends and oftentimes, you will see live music as well. Overall, the Anaheim Packing District is one of the most entertaining spots in a town that is mostly known for Mickey Mouse.
The Bruery operates from the heart of Placentia, offering locally made craft beer that plays with the conventions of Belgian brewing. Started by brothers Patrick and Michael Rue, Bruery is the end result of a passion for home brewing and a love of experimentation. Several exotic ingredients form the basis for these innovative brews, fresh picked lavender and Thai basil making appearances in otherwise conventional ales. To further this quality, Bruery ensures that its brews are never filtered or pasteurize, retaining every ounce of their original character. The Bruery's unique flavors and passionate ethos make it a worthwhile stop during tasting hours.
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.
Serving Fullerton and Orange County since 1962, this French restaurant is a local favorite. Located in the cellar of a shopping center, this is a romantic, charming escape for couples and intimate friends. You will be swept away by the old French decor. The clientele is chic and know good food when they taste it. French classics like roast duck, bouillabaise, rack of lamb, and beef medallions are on the menu and all are worth a try. Desserts are delightfully decadent and this is surely not the time to stick to your diet. There is a full bar and excellent wine list with bottles in every price range.
Housed in one of the oldest buildings in Fullerton dating back to 1899, Matador has a vintage charm with its more than a century old red brick walls, candle lighting, a huge wooden bar, leather half-moon banquettes and dazzling red chandeliers. The ambiance is welcoming and romantic. The menu is a blend of the old and the new of Mexican cuisine and using only fresh, good quality ingredients. Along with daily lunch, dinner and late-night menus, they also offer weekend brunch and curbside service for those on the go. Some of the menu highlights are the creamy queso fundido dip, charbroiled spicy wings with cotija cheese sauce, chile relleno, chorizo ravioli and the baby-back ribs with chipotle tequila lime barbecue sauce. The weekend brunch has a la carte menu with dishes like vegetarian omelet, fluffy pancakes and huevos rancheros. They have a vast drink featuring signature margaritas and mojitos, bottle and draft beer and a wide selection of famous and boutique Spanish, Californian, and South American wines. Matador Cantina promises to give a memorable Mexican dining experience.
Bootlegger's Brewery is one of Orange County's premiere small artisan breweries, using a small batch process to brew their beers which leads to incredible creativity in the beermaking process and, of course, final product. The Bootlegger's tasting room allows beer lovers to taste most, if not all, their craft brews either on tap by the half pint or pint or you can pick up bottled beers, growlers and kegs to go. The brewery has five beers available year round: their hefeweisen, pale ale, IPA, "Black Phoenix" chipotle coffee stout and "Golden Chaos" Belgian-style golden ale. In addition to these regular beers, there are an additional 13 seasonal and limited release beers available throughout the year, ranging from mint chocolate porter and pumpkin ale to browns, double IPAs and more.
Bourbon Street is nestled in the center of downtown Fullerton and specializes on California Cajun cuisine. The farm to fresh, made from scratch menu features appealing appetizers, comforting soups and salads, hearty burgers and sandwiches, pastas, seafood, tasty sides, dainty bar bites, rich desserts and breakfast menu as well. Known for their nightlife and live entertainment, Bourbon's bar has a good selection of bourbons, whiskeys, and a wide list of wine. They also have quite a number of bottled and rotating draft beer.