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.
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.
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.
Belacan Grill is an authentic Malaysian Bistro in Tustin. Serving only Halal meats, Belacan offers the diverse Malaysian cuisine with a full bar service. Some of the menu highlights are the Nasi Lemak, Daging Kecap Manis, Roti Canai, Hainanese chicken and golden noodles. If you want to explore the ethnic Malaysian cuisine then step into Belacan Grill for a treat.
Owned by Zov Karmardian, this Mediterranean-style restaurant is one of the best places to eat in Orange County. The decor is modern and elegant and the clientele are discerning foodies who love the creative menu and friendly service. The extensive wine list favors California wine. In the cafe, fresh breads, such as apricot walnut bread, feta dill bread, brioche, baklava, fat-free muffins and scones, are popular. For a heartier breakfast, diners should try the egg frittata.
Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar in Irvine in California is a lodge-style restaurant. This casual restaurant is known for their variety of comfort eats from the American and International cuisines. Patrons can try a variety of dishes like burgers, pastas, pizzas, sandwiches and soups. When the weather is warm and cozy, patrons can choose to sit outdoors on the patio and enjoy their meals. In addition to this branch, they have several others in states in California, Texas, Florida and Colorado.
TAPS Fish House & Brewery is a must-visit restaurant for all seafood, steak and craft beer connoisseurs. Its specialties include a charcuterie and raw bar, hand-cut steaks, 24 beers on tap and more than 150 bottled wines featuring many local gems. Its handcrafted ales have even won several awards. Its popular menu items are Clams & Mussels Cazuela, Maine Lobster Bisque and Whole-Roasted Branzino. You can also create your own charcuterie and cheese platter. The dining room has a vintage feel, replete with a wood-beamed ceiling, black-and-white sketches, and dark wooden furniture. You can also rent the entire premises for smart corporate luncheons and wedding receptions.