Raising the Bar
Specialty bars serve up beer, wine and cocktails to please any palate
Craft cocktails, one-of-a-kind brews, fine wines and rare spirits are waiting to be discovered in Anaheim and surrounding areas. From secret hideaways to quintessential outdoor experiences, local bars cater to all types and tastes.
The Blind Rabbit
The Anaheim Packing House has a dark, delicious secret. The Blind Rabbit tradition of the speakeasy, with a covert entrance, crafty mixologists and a menu of eclectic dishes to go along with classic cocktails. Make a reservation to ensure a spot inside.
440 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim; The Blind Rabbit.
The team that brought you Ritter's Steam Kettle Cooking offers an upscale concept. Serving shucked shellfish, kettle meals plus cocktails, this destination glows on the weekends within ARTIC (Anaheim's transportation hub) with live music. A spacious, people-watching setting is a bonus.
2626 E.Katella Ave., Ste. 206; 714-602-7994; Chapter One.
Trader Sam's Tiki Bar
Disney takes Tiki to the next level at Trader Sam's, where guests can enjoy island-inspired drinks like the Shipwreck or Shrunken Zombie Head. A spacious outdoor patio features heaters and romantic lighting, but belly up to the bar inside to watch the bartenders work their magic.
1150 Magic Way, Anaheim; 714-778-660; Trader Sam's Tiki Bar.
Roscoe's house of Chicken and Waffles
Hidden behind a wall of sake barrels is Anaheim's answer to a speakeasy. Make a proper reservation to enter this dimly lit room. You'll not only be impressed by a knowledgeable bar staff, but a kitchen that's just as competent.
2110 S. Harbor Blvd.; 714-823-4130; Roscoe's house of Chicken and Waffles.
Ecco Pizza Shoppe & Yardbar
At the Anaheim Packing House, Ecco Pizza Shoppe attracts diners hungry for Neapolitan pizza, but the eatery's Yardbar pleases those looking to embrace the SoCal lifestyle--outdoors with a cold drink in hand.
440 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim; 714-817-7323.
Uva Bar & Cafe
Downtown Disney® District's stylish centerpiece, Uva Bar & Cafe features a Mediterranean-inspired menu with an extensive wine list. The outdoor venue also offers strong cocktails and excellent spots for people-watching.
1510 Disneyland Drive, Anaheim; 714-774-4442; Uva Bar & Cafe.
Colony Wine Merchant
Anaheim's Center Street Promenade is home to Colony Wine Merchant, a vino bar and retail shop with a friendly staff. Whether guests are newcomers or connoisseurs, they're sure to select a sip to suit their fancy.
280 S. Lemon St., Anaheim; 657-208-1860; Colony Wine Merchant.
BXCR the Underground Wine Society
Designed to mimic a vintage luxury train car, BXCR is a fine-wine haven tucked inside the Anaheim Packing House. Enjoy a glass (or three) along with food pairings and perhaps a game of chess in this hidden hangout
440 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim; BXCR the Underground Wine Society.