Best Spots In Orange County For A Father’s Day Drink With Dad

June 14, 2017 5:00 AM

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Fathers Day is quickly approaching, so why not plan to spend some quality time bonding with your dad this year, instead of gifting the usual card, tie or quick phone call? From wine bars to British pubs, we’ve rounded up some excellent places in Orange County to try out for a nice Father’s Day drink with your old man.

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SeaLegs Wine Bar
21022 Beach Blvd., Suite 105
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 536-5700
www.sealegswine.com

The interior of SeaLegs Wine Bar has a dark decor with a classic wine bar atmosphere. At this Huntington Beach outpost, it can be quiet and mellow or loud and crowded, depending on the time of day. There is a good variety of wines as well as other drinks if you’re not big into vino, and the bar offers appetizers, tapas, finger foods, sliders, and cheeses too to bite into along with your drink. Some great options? The bleu cheese sliders and shrimp and chorizo flatbreads are excellent choices when dining at SeaLegs.

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(credit: Teresa P./Yelp)


The Olde Ship
709 N. Harbor Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92832
(714) 871-7447
www.theoldeship.com

If you want to hang out with your dad at a true British pub, stopping by Fullerton’s The Olde Ship is the way to go. With an interior that is charming and cozy with a dark, wooded motif reminiscent of a classic British pub, the “manly’ motif is all over the place here. The sailor-related decor makes this a great place for a nice dinner and a drink with your father. The menu features typical bar food, but with the expected British twist. You’ll find everything from Bangers and Mash to cottage pie, soups and salads, fish and chips and more.

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(credit: Sarah K./Yelp)


Twisted Vine
127 W. Commonwealth Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832
(714) 871-1200
www.twistedvinewines.com

Nestled close to the downtown Fullerton area, the dimly-lit Twisted Vine is a classy bar specializing in wines and beers, but you’ll find some little bites here as well. Far from the typical sports bar motif, the low-lit, low-noise, elegant atmosphere is appropriate for a romantic time between a couple, but, is just as perfect as a place for a bit of one-on-one, heart-to-heart conversation with your pop. Along with an interior that is dark and plush with an oak-like atmosphere, the bar offers everything from white & red wine flights using wines from California, France and elsewhere, to beer flights, sparkling wine and more. The selection of beer here, either by the bottle or by draft, is equally impressive too.

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(credit: Kim D./Yelp)


Max Bloom’s Cafe Noir
220 N. Malden Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832
(714) 871-2600
www.maxbloomscafenoir.com

Entering this coffee shop is like time traveling back in time to the Jazz Age of fedoras, trench coats, and film noir. The interior feels like a 1940’s music store too, and the walls are covered with vintage posters and movie memorabilia. Depending on your dad’s age, he may feel right at home in a pleasant trip down memory lane. Local musicians and comedians come to perform at Max Blooms on the weekends, so depending on the day you come, you may be able to catch a great performance There is a street parking and a shared parking lot nearby too, making it easy for visitors. The interior is small to medium sized, so a group of two to four would be optimal.

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Win Kang (a.k.a. “D-Art”) is a writer, digital artist and marketer who has done work in various industries including video games, architecture, input technology and television . He has a bachelor of arts in studio arts from the University of California Irvine. He loves talking about film, pop culture and dining and is a frequent contributor to various outlets. He also enjoys travel, hiking, running and wine tasting.

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