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!
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.
Sushi on Fire boasts a cosmopolitan cool from its central location in Huntington Beach, an elegantly minimal dining area and trendy bar creating a hip atmosphere. A la carte sushi is the main focus of the menu here, although a somewhat secret menu of twelve artisan sakes makes this restaurant a destination in itself. Knowledgeable servers can assist you in making the perfect sake choice to accompany the incredibly fresh fare on offer. Overflowing with California cool, Sushi on Fire is a hot item in the Huntington dining scene.
Sharkeez is a casual, cool Mexican and mesquite food restaurant with a heavy, but not exclusive, surfer crowd. In addition to the Huntington Beach Location, Sharkeez can be found up and down the Southern California coast in Newport Beach, Hermosa Beach and Santa Barbara. Private parties are thrown at the restaurant often, though they must be booked in advance, and the restaurant generally has a thriving nightlife for en establishment of its kind. An extensive menu of margaritas are worth the trip.
At this Huntington Beach pub devoted to beach bums and tourists who happily find it, Longboard entices visitors with its laid-back atmosphere and relatively cheap eats. Since this is Huntington Beach, it is no surprise that this pub's decor is pure surf side shack. Longboard also functions as a sports bar, where you can always catch a game on the telly. The menu features salads, sandwiches, tacos, entrees and the beer selection is usually excellent.
Located in downtown Huntington Beach, this bar/restaurant serves a slice of local flavor in the form of home brews and better-than-average bar food. Of course, the decor is surf-related and the brew tanks, visible to diners, add to the charm of the place. There are two open-air patios that serve pasta, fish tacos, pizza and burgers alongside some of their ales and lagers. Overall, not the best beers in O.C., but it serves as a nice spot when your visiting the nearby sand.