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Best Bars To Watch The 2014 Winter Olympics In OC

January 23, 2014 5:00 AM

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The search is over for a great place to cheer for America in the 2014 Winter Olympics. With record-breaking numbers of flat screen TVs, beers and menu options, these Orange County sports bars are all gold medal winners. Whether you want a casual get-together, a family outing or a larger, organized event, you’ll find whatever it is you’re looking for. Kids’ menus, private rooms or a cozy pub atmosphere are all available at these champions of Orange County eateries.
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(credit: Tim R./Yelp)


Danny K’s Billiards and Sports Bar
1096 N. Main St.
Orange, CA 92867
(714) 771-9706
www.dannyks.com

In addition to the 40+ TVs and eight enormous projection screens, Danny K’s is the premier billiards hot spot in Orange County, making it a great place to shoot some stick while watching the Olympics. Located less than a mile west of the Honda Center in Orange near the 57 Freeway, Danny K’s is an easy-to-access meeting spot for an Olympic get-together with friends. Cheer on America while enjoying a delicious burger, steak or pizza, and wash it down with a tasty brew from Danny K’s long list of domestic, premium and import beers. Catch the Olympic spirit during Danny K’s weekday happy hour and get friends together for discounted beers, mouth-watering appetizers and authentic shredded crispy tacos. For great food, a fun atmosphere and all of the Olympic coverage you can handle, Danny K’s takes the gold.

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(credit: Ann M./Yelp)


Mulleady’s Sports Pub And Grill
27695 Santa Margarita Parkway
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
(949) 380-3752
www.mymulleadys.com

For a more easygoing sporting atmosphere and tasty pub grub and brews, Mulleady’s Sports Pub is the perfect choice to kick back and watch the Olympics. Family friendly and family owned, Mulleady’s offers a cozy Irish pub ambience where friends can stay warm, sip a pint and root for their favorite Olympians. Guests in the mood for Irish fare can get authentic corned beef and cabbage or shepherd’s pie, and Mulleady’s also serves up Mexican and American dishes, including a kids menu. Bring the family and call up some friends for a comfortable, laid-back night of Olympic competition at Mulleady’s.

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(credit: John N./Yelp)


Stadium Brewing Company
26731 Aliso Creek Road
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
(949) 448-9611
www.stadiumbrewingco.com

Stadium Brewing Company has all of the ingredients for an amazing Olympic viewing experience. In addition to the variety of delicious hand-crafted brews, it offers an awesome happy hour with $2 draft beers and $5 appetizers – perfect for meeting up with friends after work for some intense Olympic action. For more refined tastes, Stadium Brewing Company provides a fine dining menu prepared by executive chef Octavio Montoya, who also teaches at the Laguna Beach School of Culinary Arts. Stadium Brewing is the perfect combination of sports bar, brewery and fine-dining restaurant, making it a smart choice for anyone looking for a fun place to watch the Olympics.

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(credit: Nichole M./Yelp)


The Ranch Sports Grill
27412 Antonio Parkway
Ladera Ranch, CA 92694
(949) 429-7737
www.theranchsportsgrillc.ipage.com

With a huge projection screen and over 30 TVs, The Ranch Sports Grill is specially geared up for extreme Olympic coverage. The Ranch offers unique daily happy hours and food specials and serves up a huge variety of beers and a lengthy wine list. With a dedicated Party Room, designed for up to 35 adults, The Ranch is ideal for a get-together after work with friends or co-workers to blow off some steam and cheer on America’s best athletes. Appealing to a variety of tastes, menu items range from burgers and fries to grilled salmon and a bacon-wrapped filet – perfect for a family Olympic outing or a sports night with friends.

(credit: Kayla M./Yelp)

(credit: Kayla M./Yelp)


The Classic Q
4251 MacArthur Blvd.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 261-9458
www.theclassicq.com

The Classic Q, with its 52 HD TVs, billiard tables and dart boards, cries out for Olympic fans ready for a night of food, drinks and fun. Small groups up to 25 people can reserve the Dart Room, and larger groups up to 60 can book the Green Room, both of which have dedicated billiard tables and are perfect for an after-work Olympic viewing event. Serving up burgers, salads and Mexican dishes, there is food for any mood, and an extensive list of import and domestic beers and wines. Easily accessible from the 405 and 73 Freeways, The Classic Q is one of the best spots in Orange County for catching Olympic action on a lunch break or after work.

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David McDonald is a freelance writer covering all things Orange County. His work can be found on Examiner.com.
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