Bars in California

$12 for $20 Worth of Sports-Bar Food — La Barra Sports Bar

La Barra Sports Bar

San Jose

$20 $12

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Food, Drink, or Karaoke Rental, Two-Hour Karaoke-Room Rental, or Two-Hour VIP Room Rental at SKY KTV (Up to 52% Off)

SKY KTV

Sacramento

$30 $15

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Inside intimate lounge, revelers unleash their inner pop star during private karaoke sessions

Sunday Brunch for Two with Mimosas or Fondue for Two or Four with Wine at Five O'Clock Wine Bar (Up to 44% Off)

Five O'Clock Wine Bar

Long Beach

$40 $24

Waffle bar with fresh fruit at Sunday brunch; cheese and chocolate fondue with a wide selection of wines by the glass; patio with fire pits

$11 for $20 Worth of Beer and Cocktails at Sports & Spirits

Sports & Spirits

Amberton

$20 $11

Beer and cocktails served in a festive sports bar with flat screen televisions darts, billiards, and live music

American Fare and Drinks for Lunch and Dinner at Sammy’s Bar & Grill (Up to 36% Off). Three Options Available.

Sammy's Bar & Grill

Anaheim Hills

$20 $14

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Wash down sliders, fajitas, and flatbread pizzas with local beer and wine in an upscale sports bar with dark wood and stone accents

$12 for $25 Worth of Upscale Pub Food at Breakaway Sports Lounge & Eatery

Breakaway Sports Lounge & Eatery

Meredith Parkwood

$25 $12

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Cooks prepare pub food from scratch, such as shrimp sautéed with whiskey-cream sauce, at a restaurant with high-definition TVs and DJs

American Grill Fare at Celebrities Sports Grill (40% Off)

Celebrities Sports Grill

Wildwood Park

$20 $12

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Grill menu also includes tacos, wings, burgers, and sandwiches

Mediterranean Food and Hookah at Mirage Grill and Hookah Lounge (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Mirage Grill and Hookah Lounge

Huntington Beach

$40 $20

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Exotic flavors culminate in Mediterranean dishes in the dining room and in shisha flavors in the hookah lounge

Pub Meal for Two or Four with Appetizers, Entrees, and Drinks at Elk Grove Sports Bar & Grill (Up to 50% Off)

Elk Grove Sports Bar & Grill

Elk Grove

$34 $18

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Classic American pub dishes such as patty melts, chili dogs, fish and chips, and burgers topped with cheddar and bacon

$22 for Two 32-Ounce Growlettes with Two Fills at Sanctum Brewing Co. ($42 Value)

Sanctum Brewing Co.

Pomona

$42 $22

Housed in the historic Pomona Packing Plant, brewery infuses beers with creative ingredients, such as apples and Experimental Lemon Zest hop

Four-Hour Southern California Valley Brewery Tour for One or Two from Uncorked Tours (45% Off)

Uncorked Tours

Uncorked Tours Southern California

$140 $79

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Four-hour tour of 3 breweries aboard a limo coach includes tastings, 50 digital photos, and complimentary appetizers

One or Two Hookahs with Fruit Bowls at Wicked Mirage Hookah Lounge (Up to 42% Off)

Wicked Mirage Hookah Lounge

Multiple Locations

$25 $15

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Hookah bowls come in fruit flavors such as raspberry, melon, and mango

Line-Dancing for Four with Optional Food and Jack Daniels at Opera House Saloon (Up to 60% Off)

Opera House Saloon

Roseville

$62 $25

Folks get together and line-dance to music in bar with a hoedown feel

$18 for $30 Worth of Drinks at Homestead Bowl and The X Bar

Homestead Bowl and The X Bar

Cupertino

$30 $18

Full-service sports bar with 25 draft and bottled beers, HDTVs, and lively karaoke inside a 32-lane bowling alley

Sports Bar Food at Caddies Sports Tavern (Up to 46% Off). Three Options Available.

Caddies Sports Tavern

Holtville

$35 $19

Tavern at the Barbara Worth Resort dishes out food such as wings, bacon cheeseburgers, tuna melts, beer-battered fish and chips, and pizza

American Food and Microbrews for Two or Four at Magoo’s Grill (Up to 55% Off)

Magoo's Grill

Pleasant Hill

$32 $17

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Neighborhood grill has slung classic burgers, fish tacos, and microbrews for 25 years in dining room with DirecTV or on outdoor patio

Italian Appetizers and Drinks, or Tasting Flight of 12-Year-Old Scotch or Whiskey at My Attic (Up to 50% Off)

My Attic

Old Monterey Business District

$35.95 $19

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Resurrected family business with roots in the 1930s serves up vintage cocktails and liquors with Italian cheese plates, olives, and salami

Reserve Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Hunt Cellars (50% Off)

Hunt Cellars

Paso Robles

$40 $20

Sample a variety of reserve wines in a tasting room that features a 1,200 sq. ft. deck and live music or music from the white grand piano

$12 for Wine Tasting for Two Plus $20 Credit Toward Wine at Deaver Vineyards ($20 Value)

Deaver Vineyards

Sutter Creek-Plymouth

$20 $12

Sample a diverse array of wines pressed from grapes grown at a vineyard that dates back to the 1850's

Wine, Coffee, and Appetizers for Two or Four at Purple Wine & Coffee (Up to 48% Off)

Purple Wine & Coffee

Los Angeles

$30 $16

Wine bar serves hazelnut iced coffee, green tea latte, shrimp tempura, cheese, sandwiches, and, of course, plenty of wine

Premium Hookah Session with Drinks for Two or Four at The Spot Hookah Lounge (Up to 55% Off)

The Spot Hookah Lounge

Vintage Park

$39 $19

Soothing flavored hookah for two or four people includes a choice of soft drink, Snapple, or energy drink

VIP Admission for Two or Four with Drinks and Snacks at The Crocker Club (Up to 65% Off). Four Options Available.

The Crocker Club

Downtown Los Angeles

$68 $24

Specialty cocktails infused with fresh fruit pair with sliders and truffle fries in bank vault-turned-night club

$10 for $21 Worth of Hookah Smoking — Point De Vue Cafe & Hookah Lounge

Point De Vue Hookah & Cafe Lounge

Los Angeles

$21 $10

Premium hookah service with an eclectic music vibe

Select Local Merchants

Steingarten LA?s dining room, awash with muted golden tones and dominated by a kaleidoscopic art piece, doesn?t immediately scream German biergarten. Its menu, however, astutely outlines the restaurant?s integral blend of hearty Old-World fare and contemporary California cuisine. More than 20 varieties of sausage?including traditional bratwursts and spicy lamb links as well as game offerings of wild boar and berry?sit beneath toppings of pickles or house mustard. Each of the 8-ounce burger patties is made from grass-fed, antibiotic- and hormone-free beef, and can be custom-built with toppings such as smoked mozzarella and applewood bacon. True to form as a German-inspired eatery, Steingarten accents their food with exhaustive drink lists, including a beer list with German, Belgian, and American craft brews on tap. Creative cocktails include a white manhattan, made from clear American whiskey, and a cocktail of the month that has been aged in a used whiskey barrel.

With a drink in hand, patrons can stroll over to Steingarten?s intimate outdoor patio flanked with high stone walls and trellis-climbing ivies. In one corner, rosy cushioned benches surround a slender fire pit that flickers subliminal messages from behind a glass enclosure. The ivy motif also manifests in wrought-metal curlicues on each door and over the beverage fridge that takes up an entire wall at the bar.

10543 W Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles,
CA
US

In 1927, after seven years of Prohibition, Vincent Rizzo had an idea. He would buy a winery. While this may have been an unconventional move, he knew he could get Bernardo Winery at a lower price and keep the business thriving with an unlikely product: olive oil. In a stroke of cunning and arguable genius, the first-generation Rizzo owner made use of the olive trees growing on his property, selling the cold-pressed virgin oil to many of the tuna canneries in downtown San Diego. He also continued production of sacramental wine and grape juice that was, according to the winery's website, "guaranteed to ferment by the end of the road."

The winery grew to be one of San Diego County's major wine suppliers in the late 1940s, and Vincent turned the family business over to his son, Ross, in 1962. Ross's passion and dedication fueled the winery's success until his passing in 2008. Ross Rizzo, Jr. now keeps his father and grandfather's legacies alive, adding new varietals and winemaking techniques to the company's repertoire while paying homage to the old ways. Ross still sources his grapes from local vineyards and produces and cellars his wine to develop each variety?s distinct flavor.

Guests can get a behind-the-scenes look at the historic winery during tours and tastings, and the scenic spot also hosts private parties at several outdoor venues and in the Barrel Room, where wooden rafters and huge redwood wine-storage vats create a rustic feel. Once they are done tasting, visitors can wander through a micro village of shops and studios or get a bite to eat at Cafe Merlot. The sprawling property features nods to its storied past with accents such as wagon wheels and an antique thresher machine and events such as grape stompings, otherwise known as do-it-yourself purple pedicures.

13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte
San Diego,
CA
US

Property Location
With a stay at DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose in San Jose, you'll be in the business district and convenient to Mission Santa Clara de Asis and Santa Clara University. This eco-friendly hotel is within close proximity of San Jose Municipal Golf and Rivermark Village.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 505 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Rooms have private balconies. 37-inch high-definition televisions with pay movies provide entertainment, with wired and wireless Internet access available for a surcharge. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature double sinks and complimentary toiletries.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities, including a nightclub, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub. This hotel also features wireless Internet access (surcharge), a concierge desk, and gift shops/newsstands.

Dining
You can enjoy a meal at a restaurant serving the guests of DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose, or find a snack in a coffee shop/café. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, business services, and audiovisual equipment. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and banquet facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided at no charge.

2050 Gateway Pl
San Jose,
CA
US

Lou’s Cafe: A User’s Guide

Generously Stacked Sandwiches | Toasted to Order | Housemade Sauces and Spreads

Sample Menu

  • Sandwich: LLB Special—roast beef, turkey, ham, swiss, provolone, and Lou’s Special Sauce on dutch crunch
  • Side: new england clam chowder
  • Beverage: iced caffe mocha

About the Owners: After 19 years in a delicatessen catering department, Ramana Brodeth knew her way around a sandwich. In 2010, she and her sons, TJ and Mark, opened Lou’s Cafe. One of them is always behind the counter, crafting inventive, satisfying sandwiches and topping them with Lou’s Special Sauce, a housemade garlic-and-herb aioli.

From the Press

  • “This family run cafe in San Francisco's Richmond District is exactly what a good sandwich shop should be - incredibly welcoming, with fresh, filling sandwiches at honest prices.” — SFGate
  • “The fixings are primo, to be sure, but its Lou’s sauces and breads that separate them from the San Francisco sandwich pack.” — The Daily Meal
  • “We're partial to the LLB Special on Dutch Crunch, but we think the breakfast sandwich is the most rave-worthy item here.” — SF Weekly

Inside Tips

  • Because seating is sparse, most customers take their orders to go.
  • Don’t be daunted by a long line—it moves pretty quickly.
  • To minimize your wait, download GoPago to order from your phone. When you get to Lou’s, skip the line and go straight to the GoPago pickup spot.

Vocab Lesson
Dutch crunch: also called “tiger bread,” this roll features a mottled exterior that hides a soft, chewy center. Bakers use sesame oil to lend it a distinct aroma, and paint the top with rice paste before baking it to create a cracked appearance and salty-sweet flavor.

While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: Take a stroll through Clement Nursery (1921 Clement Street), the oldest in SF, housed in lovingly restored farm buildings.

After: Make a picnic of it and let the kids run around the renovated Argonne Playground (18th Avenue & Geary Boulveard); three picnic tables sit alongside the tennis courts.

5017 Geary Blvd
San Francisco,
CA
US

Samba's menu spans continents, uniting dishes toasted over the leaping flames of a Brazilian grill with those cooked in the heated clay interior of a tandoor oven. Samba's signature rodizio dinners deliver skewered meats to tables, where they are carved by servers directly onto diners' plates. Picanha, a cut of beef, is a popular choice. For those who would rather not indulge in the all-you-can-eat option, the picanha burger?covered in mozzarella, grilled mushrooms, and peppers?offers a taste of the Brazilian beef.

Indian offerings include seven types of naan bread, chicken tikka masala, and biryani rice entrees. Samba serves Mediterranean as well, from hummus appetizers to shish kebab lunches and pizzas dotted with feta cheese.

Though the food comes from various regions, the venue positions diners under the same sky?or at least a ceiling charmingly painted to mimic the clouds. Samba also celebrates birthdays with exceptional fanfare: drums, tambourines, and song, instead of the traditional treat of fine-dining establishments, a lobster clutching candles in its claws. This excitement also extends to the upcoming 2014 World Cup beginning in June, during which the restaurant will air the contests with a family-friendly atmosphere.

6737 N Palm Ave
Fresno,
CA
US

Choosing a seat is the first step at 3 Fires Lounge. The jet-black bar stools give patrons the best views of the room's 52-inch, high-definition televisions. The high-top tables line a window that gazes directly out onto Capitol Park. Additionally, the space features oversized couches that invite guests to sink into their helium-filled cushions. All three of these options are available within the trendy, lounge, which was recently remodeled to have a more colorful atmosphere with more seating, beers on draught, and comfortable new patio furniture. CBS Sacramento praised the space's casual vibe and low-key ambiance, placing 3 Fires Lounge on its list of the Best Hotel Bars in Sacramento.

Although glasses of wine, pints of beer, and rounds of cocktails are all readily available for patrons hoping to relax with a drink in hand, 3 Fires Lounge also tempts diners with a menu of hearty international cooking. While the chefs incorporate recipes from across the globe, their main source of inspiration is the bounty of seasonal, locally sourced produce that is so readily available. Using these Californian ingredients, the team creates hummus with vegetables and baked pita chips, crab cake sandwiches served on sourdough bread with melted white cheddar, and grilled flatbreads topped with everything from caramelized onions, mushrooms, and goat cheese to pulled pork and honey-chipotle barbecue sauce.

1501 L St
Sacramento,
CA
US