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Best Bars For A Huntington Beach Pub Crawl

May 5, 2013 8:00 PM

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(credit: Beachfront 301)

(credit: Beachfront 301)

(credit: Beachfront 301)

(credit: Beachfront 301)


When tripping around Huntington Beach, Main Street should almost always be your final destination. Whether it’s shopping or drinking, Main Street offers some of the most eclectic choices in Orange County. The weather is almost always perfect, and so are most of the prices. Leave the car keys at home, get a designated driver or a favorite cabbie and march your way down Huntington Beach’s best bars.

(credit: Beachfront 301)

(credit: Beachfront 301)


Beachfront 301
301 Main St., Suite 101
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 374-3399
www.beachfront301.com

Start your crawl on Main Street, with Beachfront 301 serving as the kick-off to a long night. Happy hour is a great time to start, with cheap grub available for anyone ready to stock up before filling their bodies with booze. Check out the $3 mimosas, $4 vodkas and $5 margaritas if you don’t want to break your wallet at the beginning of your crawl. Pitchers start a $10 and the food is a combo of TexMex and California standards, so bring your hunger to this pub crawl.

(credit; Hurricanes)

(credit; Hurricanes)


Hurricanes
200 Main St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 374-0500
www.hurricanesbargrill.com

Your next stop should be Hurricanes, a favorite of Orange County drinkers. Boasting some of the best-looking workforce in the Huntington Beach area, you may find yourself ordering more than you should while fawning over the staff. If you happen to head down on a Wednesday, you can partake in Hurricanes’ weekly bar trivia, or show up on Saturday for Sinful Saturdays and enjoy the DJ. Every night has a new theme and drink special to match, and the TVs show off whatever local sports team is playing that night, so show up with your heckling voice in working condition.

Related: Spend A Night Pub Crawling Through Seal Beach

(credit: Longboard Restaurant)

(credit: Longboard Restaurant)


Longboard Restaurant & Pub‎
217 Main St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 960-1896
www.longboardpub.com‎

After crawling through some fancy bars and youth-filled dance floors, head to Longboard Pub for a more relaxing stop halfway through your adventure. With 20 beers on tap and almost that many bottles of wine, Longboard offers a taste of Huntington that the other establishments on Main Street cannot. The menu is simple and comforting, with a blend of burgers, sandwiches, steaks and seafood. This place succeeds in atmosphere and is a nice change of pace from the DJ-fueled fake rave scenes of other bars and pubs.

(credit: Killarney Pub & Grill)

(credit: Killarney Pub & Grill)


Killarney Pub & Grill
209 Main St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 536-7887
www.killarneypubandgrill.com‎

This Oakland Raiders-loving Irish pub will give you the toughest task of the night. With its extremely strong drinks and rowdy atmosphere, surviving this stop on your pub crawl is going to take a few bucks and some moral support. If you are brave enough to try something stiff, Killarney’s gigantic glasses of Guinness and its car bombs are built to drop you. The DJ will keep music from the Top 40 going all night, so step outside if you need to smoke a cigarette or catch your breath, as the always-packed atmosphere creates an intense environment.

(credit: Huntington Beach Beer Company)

(credit: Huntington Beach Beer Company)


Huntington Beach Beer Company
201 Main St., Suite E
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 960-5343
www.hbbeerco.com‎

Maybe the last stop on your list shouldn’t be up a flight of stairs, but this is the jewel of your pub crawl and well worth the effort. The sheer variety of beer at Huntington Beach Beer Company is deserving of your attention, including the homegrown stuff made by the establishment itself. Its pizzas are ridiculously delicious, as is just about anything else on the extensive menu. The employees are used to seeing some pretty sloppy folks walk through that door, so have no shame in ending your pub crawl with some of the friendliest wait staff in Orange County before calling a cab and heading home.

Related: OC’s Best Bars For Birthday Celebrations

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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