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.
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.
The Castaway Restaurant in San Bernardino is one of the most revered restaurants in the entire Inland Empire; known for its breathtaking views and award-winning cuisine. The restaurant is perched atop a hill in San Bernardino, where it provides panoramic views of the mountains and valleys while you dine in four-star elegance. Open throughout the week for dinner and for Sunday brunch, the kitchen uses fresh ideas and innovation in every item presented at the table. The Castaway is also known for their decadent Champagne Sunday Brunch, where guests can choose from over 100 different dishes. From romantic rendezvous cocktails by the fire or a wonderful Sunday brunch, whatever the occasion, the Castaway will enchant you and your guest(s).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tequila Hoppers Bar & Grill earns its name by providing gallons of Tequila and tons of beers on tap. The list of tequila presents all three major styles, the silver, añejo and reposado, and each one has such a different flavor profile, you never knew so many variations existed. The kitchen serves pub food like burgers, sandwiches and salads, but most come for the tequila shots and flights. The happy hour is one of the best in the Inland Empire, it starts at 2:30p every weekday and goes on for the next four hours.