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A Night Out In OC’s Buena Park

November 14, 2013 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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(credit: Amber G.)

7892 Beach Blvd.
Buena Park, CA 90620
(714) 522-1036

Cups is a low-key dive bar right on the beach that 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.

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(credit: Rush Cocktail Lounge)

Rush Cocktail Lounge
6146 Beach Blvd
Buena Park, CA 90621
(714) 522-7874

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.

7850 Beach Blvd.
Buena Park, CA 90620
(714) 523-8880

Any night on the town must have at least one stop for good food, but that doesn’t mean the drinks have to stop. Torch is the perfect place to bring your friends, as long as they are willing to try something different from the standard burger and fries or cheap pizza. This Indian-themed lounge has extremely authentic cuisine and offers a full bar to complement your ethnic choices. The alcohol choices are geared toward the region, so Kingfisher and other Indian beers are going to be the main drinks on the menu.

Related: Best Singles Bars In Orange County

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(Photo Credit: Kristi Marcelle/CBS)

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

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: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)

7801 Beach Blvd.
Buena Park, CA 90620
(714) 521-3300

Sometimes you need to take a whole lot of people out on the town, or maybe everyone saw how much fun you were having on social media and you are suddenly surrounded with a dozen friends. Sagan can cover large parties and offers them something quite different than the rest of Buena Park. The drinks focus more on the Eastern flavor scape, offering traditional brews as well as choice imports to match the authentic food. The cooking is done at your own table, so you make more of a personal connection with the restaurant and your party. If you’re just looking for a quick bite during your night out, get something from the sushi bar and grab a sake before checking out the next bar or restaurant.

Related: Best Bars For Girls’ Night In OC

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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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