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Best Bars In Tustin

November 17, 2017 5:00 AM

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New home communities and bustling activities at the District have put Tustin back on the map as a hub for entertainment, dining and even bars. Many established restaurants have been remodeling and updating their in-house bars to attract more after work and late night clientele. New and old bars alike are evolving with new ingredients and spirit combinations for new libation creations and bringing back all those nostalgic cocktails you have always loved. Whether you want to experience the renaissance of cocktails, savor a glass of wine, throw back a beer while watching your favorite sports game or just hang out with friends, here are some places to check out in Tustin.
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(credit: Tami D./yelp)


Zov’s
17440 E. 17th St.
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 838-8855
www.zovs.com

Zov’s isn’t just known for its fabulous food. The restaurant recently remodeled the bar and rolled out a new and inventive list of cocktails to sample. It’s also a great place to hang out with friends and colleagues after work. Mediterranean influences find their way into the drinks like the pomegranate margarita, a great drink for summer, made with Sauza Blanco tequila, pomegranate puree, agave and lime juice. An order of tahini tacos would pair quite nicely with this. Happy hour specials are offered every day from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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(credit: Thinkstock)


The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar
2647 Park Ave.
Tustin, CA 92782
(714) 258-7600
www.thewinerytustin.com

Be it a post-work visit or a pre-dinner drink, The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar serves as a prime haven for local business professionals and the surrounding community alike. The establishment proudly serves over 40 wines by the glass alongside the variety of delicious libations and signature bar bites. A popular cocktail is the pineapple ancho chile margarita made with Milagro Silver Tequila, ancho chile liqueur, lime juice, agave syrup, cilantro, grilled pineapple and pineapple juice. Guests can also join for “Crush Hour,” an innovative take on the traditional happy hour.

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(credit: Quoc H./yelp)


The Central Bar
2493 Park Ave.
Tustin, CA 92782
(714) 258-8161

The Central Bar has been located inside of the Union Market at the District since 2014. The bar believes in fresh, which means fresh ingredients and hand-juicing absolutely everything that goes into the drinks. Even the elixirs and syrups are all made in-house. Central Bar wants you to have the most memorable experience possible from its innovative style and techniques for a properly mixed cocktail along with engaging with friends, family or co-workers. One of the most popular drinks is “The Blood of My Enemies” made with blood orange juice, lime juice, gin, fresh-grated cinnamon and fresh mint for a perfect balanc

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(credit: Robin P./yelp)


Marty’s Bar and Grill
14401 Newport Ave.
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 544-1995
www.martysbarandgrill.com

Known locally as the “happiest bar in Tustin,” Marty’s Bar and Grill buzzes with the sounds of karaoke, music, sports and the tastes of great beer and food. Pop in for karaoke on Sunday and Wednesday through Friday from 9 p.m. to midnight. There is also a nightly happy hour from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for food (drink specials run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.). Live music fills the air on Saturday nights, and plenty of HD widescreen TVs allow you to catch all of your favorite sporting events. Marty’s also has a variety of wine, beers on tap and in bottles for your enjoyment.

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(credit: Kimberly C./yelp)


The Swinging Door
355 El Camino Real
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 832-5214

The Swinging Door has been a Tustin favorite since the 1960s. It has an eclectic mix of patrons from 21 years old and beyond. Everyone is always made to feel welcome whether it is your first time or not. For the loyal, returning customers, the bartenders know their names and drink of choice by their second visit. The bar also has two pool tables with 50¢ games and your favorite sports game will be showing on one of the many TVs.

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Chelsea Madren, also known as the OC Food Diva, is local food & travel critic in Orange County, CA. With a sense of adventurous, Chelsea scours the world for great food, breath-taking views, accommodations, and activities galore for the perfect getaway.

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