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.
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.
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.
La Cave has been thriving for 50 years, opened on Valentine's day in 1962. This subterranean gem has been popular for its fine steaks and seafood, vibrant lounge with live music, DJs, dancing and more. So it doesn’t matter if its a dimly lit cellar because it is great escapade from the daily grind to dine and unwind. Here's to La Cave, uncork the bubbly!
Hammer Workshop & Bar is located inside the historic Anaheim Packing House, a hip, trendy spot that holds several eateries and bars. At Hammer the focus is on cocktail mastery, from classic Manhattans to the innovative Jamaican Bobsled Team cocktail, every taste is nuanced and novel. The space is modern, vibrant and filled with locals as well as tourists who dare to venture outside of the usual Disneyland parks.
Every great city deserves a great wine bar, and thankfully Anaheim provides this one in the historic Packing District building. The setting is inside an old box car, hence the name BXCR, and the dark wood bar and walls provide a wine experience like no other. The shelves are stocked with varietals from around the world, Barolo, Sangiovese, Merlot, Garnacha, Cabernet Sauvignon, the list goes on-and-on. Additionally, on the tables guests will find checker and chess settings, so pick up some pieces and raise your glass!
Urbana isn't your typical taqueria or Mexican restaurant, sure you will find tacos, enchiladas and soups, but the ones here brilliantly juxtapose eclectic ingredients that you rarely find in Mexican food. For instance, the Pork Belly tacos come in a fresh, blue corn tortilla, then stacked with house pickled daikon and a drizzle of cilantro aioli on top. The Squid Ink Risotto seems out of place when you see it on the menu, however when the Diabla marinated shrimp, orange segments and Cotija cheese are added, the dish screams Mexico. The cocktail menu is just as innovative and don't forget to visit during Taco Tuesday, it will easily transform into your favorite day of the week.
The Blind Rabbit is an underground bar located in the basement of the Anaheim Packing District. This hidden bar is reminiscent of a prohibition-era watering hole, with its dimly-lit interiors and wooden furnishings. Enjoy an innovative range of craft cocktails like the Topless Hula Girl, Joy & Suffering, Jack Frost, Agave Parrot, Battle on the Playground and the Voluptuous Monkey. Fill your stomach with delicious food and choose from dishes like the Bone Marrow, Duck Confit Mac and Cheese, Braised Beef Shank, Stuffing Skillet and the Grilled Center Cut Pork Chop. This is one hidden gem that you will not want to miss out on when in Anaheim!
Since 1958 there has been some incarnation of Tony's Deli in Anaheim. This particular restaurant opened in 1972 and though it has had several owners over the years, the name and top-quality sandwiches have remained. Tony's is also a full-service deli, with sides, pickles and plenty of bottled, craft sodas and beer. Located in the historic Anaheim Colony Historic District, Tony's is the perfect spot to visit when you are looking for quality cured meats.