At Eureka!, the chefs in the kitchen follow the popular farm-to-table, handmade ingredient trend, but don't tell the chefs that because it seems as if they have followed it for years. They serve delectable appetizers while the taco and burger bars come equipped with a variety of choices. As an accompaniment, the Panko Dipped Onion Rings, Pacific Coleslaw and Handcut Kennebec Fries are clever, innovative twists on timeless classics. Needless to say, each one should be ordered for the table. Additionally, a full panoply of drinks and cocktails are available, from local craft beers to vibrant cocktails, there is something for every taste.
If you are looking for some quirky entertainment that involves two sets of eighty-eight black-and-white keys, then you have found the place. However, Piano Piano is more than just a couple of talented players battling over riffs, the lounge/bar has some pretty good theme nights as well. Located in the Doubletree Hotel Claremont, Craft Beer Wednesdays and Taco Tuesdays make the trip into the "City of Trees and PhD's" worth the drive. In addition to a whole slew of raucous pianists, the drummers and other musicians who accompany them are just as good.
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.
This LGBT club located in downtown Pomona is one of the most popular clubs in this part of the Inland Empire. Open from Thursday to Sunday, the nightclub features theme nights, strong drinks, an affable staff and the kitchen serves better-than-average club food. 340 is housed within a historic building that dates back to 1913 where the bi-level structure hosts drag queen contests, all male revue as well as dancing and camaraderie all night long. The bar has an impressive list of signature drinks as well as bottle service which includes top shelf vodka, cognac, scotch, gin and tequila.
This Latin inspired club is tucked away in the suburbs of historic downtown Pomona. With over 11,000-square-feet (1021.93-square-meter). of entertainment space, Carnaval hosts live music as well as DJs every weekend and the spacious dance floor allows one to let their hair down till the wee hours of the morning. Most of the music is Latin, which varies from Mexican norteña music to salsa and merengue. Private rooms and bottle service make it one of the most trendiest nightlife destinations of the city.
At Slater's, the kitchen grinds 50% bacon and 50% beef into a burger that could be considered one of the best burgers in Southern California. Their signature 50/50 Burger presents the aforementioned farm-raised patty topped with pepper jack cheese, a sunny-side up egg, avocado and a chipotle mayo in between a brioche bun. The menu recommends different beers to accompany its burgers or, if you want to choose your own, the bar has more than 100 different types. Some of the other amazing burger combos include the Sriracha Burger made with honey Sriracha bacon or the Pizza Burger made with an Italian sausage mix. Slater's also serves salads, chicken sandwiches, wings and other comfort food; don't forget to order a side of "Frickles", these Panko encrusted pickles served with a side of honey mustard are nothing short of spectacular.
Players is a local hole-in-the-wall that caters to those who love cheap drinks, no-frills and plenty of pool tables. In addition to a full-bar, Players also has a kitchen that serves pub food like nachos, sandwiches and other finger foods. There is also a jukebox where guests can listen to everything from brooding Johnny Cash to speed metal Slayer. Overall, a nice and cost effective place to spend an evening.
The Office Bar is a South Ontario watering hole with cold beers, strong cocktails and mostly local clientele. The bar has weekly specials like Taco Tuesdays, Karaoke, country nights, etc. and the drink prices are always friendly to the wallet. The selection of both well cocktails and craft beer are also quite diverse considering the bar's low key atmosphere.
A meal at Rossa's Cucina Enoteca is a culinary journey to Italy. Set in an extravagant dining room, the food here too is a visual treat. Serving up home-made recipes with a bit of a modern twist, the meals are a fresh take on the classic Italian cuisine. The restaurant has elegant lighting and photo frames as a part of their decor, that adds brightness to their dark accent walls. A brightly lit bar with black marble counter top is the focal point in the restaurant. Enjoy some freshly made pasta or ravioli and sip on one of their finest wines here. If you are looking to celebrate a special occasion then they have you covered with catering and a private dining arrangement that can accommodate up to 135 guests at a time. The place is ideal for hosting a family union or even a business party.
Located in the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Ontario Airport, Misty's caters to a mostly older crowd with live music and superb cocktails. There is a cover charge when there is a live band on stage, but if you are staying at the hotel, entrance is complimentary. Guests can also order some appetizers from the hotel restaurant or a full meal if they so choose. Additionally, there is a strict dress code that is enforced, so no baggy pants or baseball caps.
Zendejas is a popular Mexican restaurant with a lively atmosphere, warm ambiance, and friendly service. The contemporary interiors feature cozy wooden booths as well as larger tables for group dining. The menu draws inspiration from southwestern and south of the border specialties and features plenty of options for sharing. The ranchero platter and the queso fundido are favorites. Chilled pints of beer and frosted margaritas make for the ideal accompaniment to any meal. A great place to spend a fun evening with family or friends, Zendejas promises a memorable evening out.