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 Coach House is a restaurant and concert venue. If you enjoy watching live music and checking out local bands in a chic, upscale environment, this is the place for you. You can fine-dine on fillet Mignon or swordfish entrees and also enjoy a variety of musical talents and comedy acts that cross the stage .The club is known for booking top international bands and acts, and it is a top venue for those wanting live music in southern California. People come from all over the area to this spot in San Juan Capistrano to enjoy warm summer nights of music and fun. It is a small place and you will be close to the stage no matter where you sit. You will also get to know your fellow patrons. Reservations are encouraged as priority seating closer to the stage is reserved for its dinner guests. The Coach House can also accommodate corporate and private functions.
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!
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.
Perched on the beautiful hilltop inside the uber cool Pelican Hill Golf Club, Pelican Grill offers you panoramic views of the golf greens and the wide blue Pacific ocean. A delicious farm to table menu highlighting the wood fire stove with specialties like wood-roasted chicken, New York steak and fries, salmon served with shiitake-ginger vinaigrette, and the scallop and shrimp duo. Or try the gourmet pizzas and the signature spicy tortilla soup with shredded chicken, cotija cheese and avocado puree. All these wonderful creations you can see being made in their open kitchen or just head to their chic lounge and catch the game on two huge screens. Pelican also offers an outstanding alfresco dining on their heated terrace with an ocean-view. Unwind with a glass of wine from their extensive wine list and groove to the live band music every Thursday through Saturday.
The Anthill Pub on the UC Irvine campus has a a great drink selection and amazing pub food menu. If you're not sure what to order the fire ants dish, buffalo popcorn chicken with Louisiana hot sauce and blue cheese dipping sauce, is especially good. The rotating beer menu is carefully curated and has one of the best selections in all of Irvine - the fact that this is on a college campus is a recipe for an interesting atmosphere. Live music and other events are held here often.
So, you're tired of all the expensive, pretentious bars in Newport Beach and Orange County in general? Or, maybe you just want a change. The Stag may be for you. Here you won't find guys with two pounds of grease in their hair or over-pressed, over-prices suits and too much jewelry. The uniform here seems to be flannel and denim for men, and tank tops and jeans for women. There's nobody to impress here so just go, relax, splurge in the pool, and have a beer or two.
Remodeled in 2010 with a new sound system and LCD monitors, the Tiki Bar serves as a bar by day with live music and DJs at night. This is one of the best venues to see like rock and roll in the area, with a great sound system and an even better lineup of bands playing here every night. For a fun night out filled with great drinks and music, visit the Tiki Bar.
The Harp Inn is a great Irish pub in Costa Mesa that features lively talented Irish bands (locals and imports) that the crowd loves. The bar is owned by Irish transplants, which makes you feel as if you are in Dublin, especially since many of the patrons are also Irish. People love the friendly vibes the locals and staff give off, and you can't beat the drinks. Head to the outdoor seating area for some fresh air or a smoke.
SOL Cocina situated on Balboa Marina in Newport Beach is a Mexican restaurant with a difference. Specializing on authentic Baja cuisine with a contemporary assimilation of Baja's street food such as antojitos, street tacos and cocteles de mariscos. Simplicity and flavor are rulers of this delectable cuisine made with fresh ingredients. Smoky aromas fill the air from the open kitchen as the chefs grill their meat and fresh seafood on mesquite wood, rousing your appetite for the delicious spread that is to come. Salsas and sauces are freshly made daily using only the freshest ingredients. The restaurant offers quite a few dining options that includes the private dining room illuminated by the warm glow of the lovely candle wall which is downstairs. Their beautiful patio overlooks the Balboa Marina, and their unique bar with a welcoming fire pit is a great place where you can enjoy the creative hand made cocktails highlighting over 60 hand-crafted tequilas. The restaurant serves lunch, dinner and weekend brunch and also features live music on Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday nights.
Formerly the Detroit Bar, The Wayfarer is owned by Jeff Chon and follows in its footsteps but with some slight twists. You can only enter this watering hole if you are 21 years and above. Its rustic American look is inviting and it is a great place to enjoy happy hours, live music and good food. You will find various genres of music played here by talented local musicians and DJs. Take a sip of draft beers, specialty cocktails and whiskey and nosh on bites like Korean Fried Chicken, Charred Peppers and Mom's Mac.