A Night Out In OC’s Buena Park

May 6, 2015 4:00 AM

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Set in the northwest portion of Orange County, Buena Park is snuggled between the cities of Cerritos and Fullerton. The main drag of Beach Boulevard is set up with tons of restaurants and bars, some fit for a night on the town and others fit for a family gathering or classy celebration. Focusing on those built for the most fun, a night out in Buena Park is going to lead to some wild and memorable times if you head to these hotspots.
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Surah Korean BBQ
Los Coyotes Shopping Center
5333 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90621
(714) 523-0056
www.surahbbq.com

A night out should always start with a great meal. And, at Surah Korean BBQ in Buena Park, you’ll get that and more. This all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ spot will have you pretty full in the end and you’ll walk out entirely satisfied. With terrific service that’s always very attentive and helpful, some of the popular items to order include the Galbi or grilled short rib marinated in their special formulated soy sauce, tge Wagyu Bulgogi or grilled thin slices of kobe beef marinated in their special sauce, as well as much more.

(credit: Amber G.)

(credit: Amber G.)


Cups
7892 Beach Blvd.
Buena Park, CA 90620
(714) 522-1036
www.facebook.com/Cupslocalbar

A low-key dive bar right on the beach, Cups caters to those with open minds and thirsty throats. Typical sports bar stuff applies with big TVs, free billiards tables and convenient parking for all that attend. The finger food is cheap and tasty and you can buy a big schooner of booze for less than 10 bucks, something your buddies will definitely appreciate. Cups will not win over your fancy date, unless you both drunkenly stumble here after a trip to Medieval Times and find a connection over a dive bar with plenty of divey charm.

(credit: Rush Cocktail Lounge)

(credit: Rush Cocktail Lounge)


Rush Cocktail Lounge
6146 Beach Blvd
Buena Park, CA 90621
(714) 522-7874
www.facebook.com/rushcocktaillounge

Rush Cocktail Lounge follows in similar footsteps to a dive bar like Cups, but with a little more focus on those super cheap drink specials. Sometimes the drinks are as low as two dollars and it has a special “taco guy” on the weekends. Football is a huge pull here, with fans wearing all colors and attending every Sunday and Monday to root for their squad. Come during the week if you want to avoid the typical bro attitude and enjoy the remodeled appearance of a killer Buena Park bar.

(Photo Credit: Kristi Marcelle/CBS)

(Photo Credit: Kristi Marcelle/CBS)


Pirate’s Dinner Adventure Theater
7600 Beach Blvd.
Buena Park, CA 90620
(714) 690-1497
www.piratesdinneradventure.com

Dinner theater can be sometimes crazy and you might not dig the amount of children and/or pirates. However, do not let that stop you and some friends from attending what might be one of the most ridiculous nights of your life, especially if you tell your waiter or waitress that you’d like to actually be a part of the show. The alcohol is plentiful, as it should be at any good pirate gathering, but nothing is better than having something to actually look at while having a drink. Be sure to hit up Groupon before attending to make sure you don’t overpay on such a risky adventure.

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(credit: Julie S./Yelp)


BODIES Exhibition
Premier Exhibition Center
7711 Beach Blvd
Buena Park, CA 90620
(657) 529-7224
www.premierexhibitions.com

Located in the former Movieland Wax Museum, the Bodies is one of those exhibitions that has to be seen in person to appreciate. One might think “Why would I want to see a human skeleton,” but there must be something to it given the 15 million people worldwide who have been awed by the BODIES exhibition. See how the body works, and see an informative view inside the human body showing real, full-body specimens and organs in three dimensions. The Exhibition will take you through galleries providing an up-close look inside the skeletal, muscular, reproductive, circulatory, respiratory and other systems of the human body. While it’s only open till 7pm Sunday thru Thursday, it’s open till 8pm on Friday and Saturday.

Jesse Seilhan is a writer, editor and photographer from the California Bay Area. After moving to Long Beach, Jesse continues his passion for writing and music by covering concerts, interviewing top artists, and giving a dose of wisdom in a crazy, mixed-up musical world. His work can be found at Examiner.com.

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