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.
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.
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.
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.
Boasting a festive atmosphere and strong drinks, Proof Bar is a favorite stop for locals looking for a fun night out. The bar is fully stocked and the friendly bartenders know how to make you feel like a longtime customer. There is also often a live DJ that spins tunes that keep the dance floor packed. There are also private tables for those who wish to have a more relaxing evening.
Located in downtown Santa Ana, the Copper Door opened in 2013 and since then it has become one of the top clubs to visit in this part of the O.C. Its location is especially cool, inside the basement of the historic Pacific Building which dates back to 1925, drinking here has sentiments of the years before prohibition ended. The space is quite large however, with a sound stage for live music, DJs, etc., and an open dance floor, the place gets packed almost every night. The music and crowd varies depending on the night you visit, but a glimpse inside the historic building is reason enough to go.
Chapter One: The Modern Local is part of a larger revitalization of cities around the L.A. basin, where the emphasis is on energizing downtown businesses in core areas. In Santa Ana, this particular restaurant mixes innovation, ideals, community and history. Celebrating all things local, the farm-to-table, seasonal menu adheres to sustainability which makes the simple, yet flavorful ingredients stand on their own. The craft libations, from beer to cocktails are excellent, and if you arrive late, the kitchen stays open until midnight.
This chic upscale restaurant serves delicious Asian fusion dishes made with fresh organic ingredients. AnQi is also known for their cocktails, try a unique creation like the Sin-U-Rita that has jalapeno and rock candy. Make sure you visit on a Friday night to listen to live music.
Find impressive men's street wear style clothing at this awesome store. You'll find limited edition jackets next to unique shirts. The store carries some of the best clothing brands, including Invisible Man, Cav Empt and Sneeze Mag.