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.
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!
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.
With a large dance floor, a gourmet menu, strong drinks and a fun atmosphere, the Velvet Lounge is one of the premier gay and lesbian bars and nightclubs in Orange County. Inside a DJ keeps dance floor filled all night long, and for those who prefer to relax there is a large outdoor patio. Order from a large menu of specialty cocktails such as the Gin Blossom and the Pearway To Heaven Martini. Before 9pm, there is a menu filled with delicious items such as the Velvet rib eye steak and lemon pepper chicken.
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.
Original Mike's is housed in a building that dates back to 1919, in fact it was formerly the first auto-dealership in this fledgling city. The structure has original details galore and the entire space is decorated with an nod towards yesterday, in fact, the first Santa Ana firetruck is parked here. Mike's is huge, with three bars, three stages and three different dance floors, there is no doubt you'll have plenty of room for you and your friends. Depending on the day of the week, Mike's functions as a live music venue, sports bar and nightclub, and sometimes all three rolled into one. A definite must-stop on any itinerary while visiting Santa Ana.
An inexpensive option for a drinking session with friends, Mission Bar offers just that and more. With a draft list of more than 31 different beers on tap at all times, this is a beer lover's paradise, leaving you spoilt for choices. If you're more into bottled and canned beer blends, they've got some of that as well. Play a game of pool with your buddies, or catch your favorite sports game here at Mission Bar without burning a hole in your pocket.