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The Best Bars in Laguna Beach and Dana Point

Laguna and Dana Point are the stuff happy hour dreams are made of. With ocean views, inventive cocktails, and light bites of California coastal cuisine, the bars here are perfect for drinks after a long day in the sun. Wipe the sand from your feet and step inside to find everything from craft beers and local wines to refreshing cocktails—all within view of the sparkling Pacific.
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1555 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651, USA
Perched on the rooftop of the Surf & Sand Resort, 15fiftyfive is where locals go to drink in the views—and several specialty cocktails. The outdoor space features couches and deep, comfortable chairs for lounging as well as a massive...
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214 Ocean Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651, USA
For more than 75 years, Marine Room has been a local favorite for live music and wildly affordable drinks. Stop by on Whiskey Wednesdays and you can get a half-priced flight or $5 pour of Jack Daniels, Jim Beam, or Jameson while you wait for the...
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422 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651, USA
At this rooftop bar on the South Coast Highway, guests can pair breathtaking ocean views with well-made cocktails and delicious bites. There’s also nightly live music and plenty of high-def TVs throughout the space, making this the perfect...
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1289 S Coast Hwy 4th Floor, Laguna Beach, CA 92651, USA
Get a bird’s-eye view of Laguna and its famous sunsets at the Rooftop Lounge, which sits atop La Casa del Camino hotel. Drinks here include a lengthy list of red, white, and sparkling wines as well as specialty cocktails like mojitos in...
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446 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651, USA
With its welcoming vibe and low-key decor, The Saloon is about as close as Laguna gets to a dive bar. A local favorite, it’s ideal for when you’re craving a cold beer, a good glass of wine, or an unpretentious cocktail like the PoPo...
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340 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651, USA
Laguna’s very first restaurant, the White House opened way back in 1918. It’s been updated several times over the years so the menu feels fresh, but you come here for the cocktail lounge anyway. Head straight to the bar for well-made...
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1833 S Coast Hwy #110, Laguna Beach, CA 92651, USA
At the Wine Gallery, oenophiles and wine novices alike gather to sip old favorites or try new varietals. The team here crisscrossed the globe to curate an impressive menu of limited-edition wines, 25 of which are available by the glass. All are...