Hungry stomachs are forced to contemplate cooking their own food while our brains are busy plotting ways to make Hollywood starlets fall in love with our ungainly cousins. Quell an insurgent appetite with today’s deal: for $20, you get $40 worth of American fare and drinks at The Slidebar Rock-n-Roll Kitchen in Fullerton.
The Slidebar pays tribute to Orange County’s Rock and Roll history with a tunes-themed menu, iconic photos, and live bands whose euphonic outbursts woo eaters from beneath neon lights and display guitars. Between chords, patrons can ingest a blackened Atlantic salmon on spinach fettuccini ($17) or feast on the cowboy from hell, a half-pound burger that commemorates Pantera's legendary strummer, "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, with a cavalcade of habanera and jalapeno peppers smothered in Velveeta, crispy onion rings, and barbeque sauce ($13). Today's Groupon can be applied to a combination of food and drinks or exchanged in toto for drinks, allowing guests to fulfill quotidian quaffing quotas with bloody marys ($8), mojitos ($8), or shots of dirty blonde groupie—a mish-mash of Southern Comfort, De Kuyper Peachtree, and pineapple ($7.50).
Cityvoters named the Slidebar Rock-n-Roll Kitchen the best place for live music two years in a row and the venue took third in 2008. Readers of the OC Register called the mac and cheese at The Slidebar the best in the city. Though Yelpers are polarized about their experiences at the venue, most enjoy the food and drinks, and more than 220 give it an average rating of 2.5 stars. More than 5,300 Facebookers like The Slidebar.
- I like the people that come in there, bartenders are always on the ball and cool and the food... I haven' had one thing yet I thought was just OK, everything has been really good. Yes, especially the Mac n Cheese. – gina P., Yelp
The Slidebar Rock-n-Roll Kitchen
The Slidebar Rock-n-Roll Kitchen is entrenched in Orange County's music scene. Owned by Jeremy Popoff, guitarist and songwriter for the platinum rock band Lit, the venue celebrates all things rock. Even the comfort food–influenced menu echoes a rock 'n' roll show, with diners choosing from "opening acts" such as the signature deep-fried mac 'n' cheese or seared ahi tuna before moving on to "headliners" such as grilled fish tacos and vodka cream fettuccine. Finally comes the "encore," during which guests dig into desserts such as cheesecake taquitos, then play air guitar on their forks and smash them on the table. Lighter options are also available for health-conscious dining rockstars, such as quinoa with tofu and kale salad. On any given night, local and national bands take the stage, and on Wednesday nights, patrons can attempt to make their own mark on rock 'n' roll history with a karaoke machine.
122 E Commonwealth Ave.
Fullerton, California 92832Get Directions