Are you trying to decide which bars in Costa Mesa are worth checking out? With so many options it’s hard to know where to spend your money. Costa Mesa is a small suburb of Orange County and finds it difficult to compete with other communities within the county.
Costa Mesa has been recognized as an area to find small town charm and modernity all at once, plus has become home to the OC Fair. Here are the best bars in Costa Mesa to grab a drink.
For a live music experience, The Wayfarer is an awesome choice. They have a great cocktail menu, delicious bar food and a professional stage to enjoy live music. They have excellent sound and lighting during their shows and you’ll love the modern furniture throughout the bar. Happy hour takes place from 5-7pm during the week and you can enjoy a variety of artists from local entertainment to national headliners.
The Boulevard is an upscale and affordable bar offering craft beers, specialty cocktails and live music that everybody will like. It’s a mix of a laidback cocktail lounge mixed with a sophisticated feel. They are known for their martinis with musicians like Sinatra playing in the background. Try the blood orange cosmo or something off the beer list. You can enjoy the game on their big screens and check out free happy hour from 3-6pm during the week.
Who doesn’t love a good tiki bar? The Tiki Bar on Placentia Avenue offers reggae and punk rock during their monthly entertainment. You’ll love the full tiki bar effect full of leis, Mai-Tais and tiki heads. The vibe is very laidback and accepting of everybody that visits.
These are some of the top bars in the OC for the drink specials, the vibe and the uniqueness you’ll find at each of them.