Best Bars in Dana Point

March 24, 2018 2:34 PM

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(credit: Federico Zovadelli/shutterstock)

Dana Point has long been known as one of the crown jewel locations of Orange County. With one of the few harbors along the OC coast, it’s a popular destination for surfing, but also for those looking to grab some drinks, too! We’ve put together a list of the top spots in Dana Point you won’t want to miss if you’re looking to throw back a few cold beers, or grab a great cocktail.

(credit: Hennessey's Tavern)

(credit: Hennessey’s Tavern)


Hennessey’s Tavern
34111 La Plaza
Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 488-0121
www.hennesseystavern.com

Want to experience a bit of an Irish style pub? Well, at Dana Point’s Hennessy’s Tavern, you’ll get all of that and more. The Irish-style pub serves not only great drinks, but also breakfast, bar bites, burgers, and more in its casual setting. In addition, take advantage of happy hour specials Monday through Friday from 4-7pm where select drinks are only $5! Some of those drinks include Hennessey’s Famous Irish Coffee, Moscow mules, their house made fresh squeezed lemonades, screwdrivers & greyhounds, as well Fireball & Dobel Tequila Shots, well drinks and jumbo 23oz domestic draft beers. On Tuesdays, it’s ‘Two Timin Tuesday’s where all day you’ll get 2 for the price of 1 burger, as well as breakfast entrees. Wednesdays mean 50% off all bottles of wine all day long, and on Saturdays and Sundays, they offer weekend drink specials, too!

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StillWater Spirits and Sounds

24701 Del Prado Ave
Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 661-6003
www.danapointstillwater.com

At Dana Point’s StillWater Spirits and Sounds, this spot is more than just a bar. In fact, its a music venue, a bar, and a place to grab some delicious food. With a lively outdoor patio that welcomes ocean breezes, they offer terrific food, great service, and a bevy of drinks to choose from. From beers on tap like their Pale Ale’s, or Belgian Ales, to libations like their American Mule with vodka, ginger beer and lime, or their Kentucky Orange B with four roses bourbon, marteletti, and a burnt orange peel, you’ll have plenty of choices here.

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(credit: Rena H./yelp)


Luxe
24582 Del Prado
Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 276-4990
Business websiteluxedanapoint.com
www.luxedanapoint.com

Bringing a sophisticated and eclectic menu to Dana Point, Luxe Restaurant and Martini bar is about offering everything from small tapas plates, sandwiches, salads and more to signature cocktails like their citrus and cucumber martinis and much more. Set within a modern and sophisticated atmosphere, you are guaranteed a great time with satisfying food and drinks. Other libations on hand include fine wines, beers on tap (Coors, Stone IPA, Chimay, Stella Artois and others) or by the bottle (Corona, Corona Light, O’Douls and more), and much more.

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credit: Darrel H./Yelp)


Boneyard Cafe
25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 272-0782
www.boneyardcafe.com

Named after one of the four surf breaks at Doheny State Beach, this bar is one of those types of spots where you can grab a chair, towel and your surfboard and spend the day drinking while watching the goings on at the beach and in the water. Relax, grab a beer, or cocktail, and also take advantage of the great food at terrific price points. With a full service patio serving beer and wine, you will be in relaxation heaven.