1870 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA | Directions 9262733.642640 -117.918170
Nice patio – Came here for a friends' birthday... This place has nice indoor/outdoor bar, patio. Love that!
Prices for food were very low... big bonus. We had a $25 gift certificate from Restaurant dot com as well that we bought for $2. Can't beat it.
I'll be back again.
Good Vibe and great bartenders – Ive heard alot about this place but i never got around to going until this past weekend. The Cover price seemed decent, i think it was $10 for friday, i didnt pay because a friend got me in for free. The party was free and the parking structure offered valet parking. The place was surrounded by Yardhouse and Sutra so it had a good mix of people. Beers were $3 for a Corona and the bartender were really hot, they looked like they should be working at HootersRestaurant. The music on the other had bad at times, but i heard that night they didnt have the main DJ.
Identity crisis between Sutra pre-funk and sufer/stoner beer subsudused taco joint. – Located in Triangle Square next to Vegas-wannabe-club; Sutra, this bar is big enough to hold post-work weeknight drinking outings but too small to handle or justify the crowds on Friday and Saturday nights. The waitresses are dressed in punk rock plaid skirts and knee high leather boots reminiscent of a bad Blink 182 wet dream. Half of the place is open air to enjoy SoCal evenings and they've thrown in a nice community gas fire pit table you can sit around and chat up the cute girl next to you. The same guys that dropped out of college to bring you delicious finger food at Chronic Taco own and supply the Cantina ensuring your need for quality SoCal-Mexi grub is well met.
Friday and Saturday nights fill up with pre-Sutra patrons yet manages to stay crowded till closing. (Perhaps from people leaving the elbow smashing crowds at Sutra....speaking from personal experience.) The place is small to medium sized and the bar selection is pretty weak particularly when it comes to beer so it doesn't make for much of a night spot unless it's a weeknight. Come for lunch, dinner, or post-work drinks but for the same crowd with better options, head down to the Newport Pier aka "peninsula".
REALLY FUN PLACE GREAT FOOD CHRONIC CANTINA – We go to Chronic Cantina probably a couple times a month and have had a GREAT time every time we went. The food was inexpensive and really good, and the nightlife was poppin. The DJs are top notch and the line gets longer than most I have seen to get in. Peter G span when we went on Friday and the ladies were hot....I would give it four stars....
If you want to be harassed and disrespected by men, come here. – My girlfriend and I went out to have a great Friday night filled with drinks and dancing. Instead, we had a male harass us on the dance floor, grabbing us and insisting on dancing. He grabbed our arms and would not let go even though we were CLEAR we weren't interested. When we alerted the bouncers about the problem, first they told us they would take care of it. We waited several minutes by the front of the bar to see if the problem was going to be taken care of. When we discovered that the bouncer we told was hanging out in front of the bar instead of kicking the guy out, we decided to alert another bouncer that he was causing problems. The second bouncer told us that he was really sorry but if they didn't see the harassment, there was nothing they could do about it. If it happened a second time, they would escort him out of the bar. Needless to say, we weren't going to wait around for the harassing creep to get kicked out, so we decided to leave. We don't recommend this bar due to the lack of respect they gave to women who felt genuinely threatened.
LOTS of Guys – Good place to go and grab something to eat and drink, but on Saturday nights it is CROWDED. The beer battered mahi mahi appetizer is really good. If you are a girl you will have no problem getting in. The guy to girl ratio is crazy and i guess thats good if you are a single girl looking to get picked up on 10 times, but definitely not my cup of tea. The crowd basically consists of everyone who is too cheap to actually pay to get into a club and too lazy to make the drive up to LA. The dance floor is tiny and made me clausterphobic. Getting a table with friends is the best idea, and make sure it is one against the wall, because they remove the rest of the seating when it gets CROWDED. Ended the night waiting outside with a friend for the rest of our group and being asked buy some Bro " If you had the choice would you rather date a guy that has a huge raised truck or a BMW 7 series". I guess if you into lame guys and you throw back a couple of drinks you'll have a decent time.
Great Food, Fun Time – I went last semester to celebrate the graduation of two of my friends. We were there for hours and boy did we drink and eat... It was great and I might go this semester to celebrate my own graduation!
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