The BEST Bars and Breweries in Fullerton, CA

Downtown Fullerton gives residents and visitors exactly what they’re looking for, including amazing entertainment, food, and charming ambiance. Located just 20 minutes outside of Los Angeles, the city offers the perfect balance between the glitz and glamor of Hollywood and a welcoming focus on culture and community.

With so many fun things to do near Fullerton, CA, it can be challenging to choose what you most want to do—especially in the summer when the weather is particularly beautiful. If you’re looking for a night out with friends or a relaxing trip to a brewery, there are plenty of bars and breweries in the area. Here are five of the best bars in Fullerton.

Bootlegger’s Brewery

If you’re looking for a relaxed brewery where you can kick back, enjoy the beautiful weather, and chat with friends, Bootlegger’s Brewery could be the perfect place for you. The brewery creates and releases unique beers every week for you to enjoy. Locally owned by a beer-lover, Bootlegger’s has locations in Fullerton, Redlands, and Costa Mesa. Sip on a high-quality, Fullerton-brewed beer while you support a local business.

Drink Options

Try the Thai Tea Far Out IPA—an IPA brewed with Thai tea—or enjoy a west-coast-style IPA with the traditional Far Out IPA. If you like Mexican lagers, order El Chango, a delicious Mexican-American-style lager.

Customer Review

Bootleggers is a great place to go, staff is great and the owners are regularly there servicing the customers. Nice large patio for outdoor seating,  very good food menu with variety.  Long beer list with some year round beers and lots of seasonal variety.  Definitely recommend.

Efrain Montellano

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Bourbon Street

Inspired by Bourbon Street in New Orleans, Bourbon Street in Downtown Fullerton offers fun drinks like fishbowls, as well as a chance to dance to music from DJs from Thursday to Sunday. Best of all, the bar offers a free entry fee on Thursdays. Plus, not only is eating or drinking at Bourbon Street enjoyable, but you will also be supporting a local joint that gives back to its community. The bar and restaurant are involved in nonprofit events around Fullerton. 

Drink Options

Enjoy a craft beer from Anaheim with the Dictionary Roulette IPA or Lumino, a Mexican Lager. Branch out and try the Big Wave Golden Ale from Hawaii or a New Orleans beer like the Purple Haze.

Customer Review

This restaurant has always been an awesome spot. Pre or post pandemic you should go. The food is bomb. The drinks are great. And the service can’t be beat. Did I mention the food because it is incredible!!

kasey juhl

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Hopscotch Tavern

Are you interested in a local place that offers delicious drinks and food? Hopscotch Tavern is the place to try! Offering indulgent and unique flavors, this bar is a craft beer and whiskey lover’s paradise. It is located in the historic Pacific Electric Railway Station, making it a warm, welcoming location with a rustic ambiance.

Drink Options

Enjoy a whiskey flight with three 1 oz. pours of your choice, exciting bartender-created cocktails, American bourbon, wine, and even cigars. The Boba Got Back is a fun, innovative cocktail with lychee, strawberry simple syrup, and bubbles. 

Customer Review

Very fun bar with lots of whiskies and cool drinks. We got a boba themed drink as well as a twist on an Old fashioned and they were both delicious Also great service from the staff and lots of TVs around to watch your your team play. Definitely would come back here next time I’m in the area.

John Mogannam

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The Blue Door Bar

At the Blue Door Bar, you can almost always find a fun event or activity. Enjoy happy hour Monday through Saturday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., sing karaoke with your friends on Mondays, or dance along to 80s and 90s music every Saturday. This classic dive bar offers craft beers, mixed and keto-friendly drinks, and games like pool and darts. 

Drink Options

Order any mixed drink or a cold beer. Enjoy a Mexican Lollipop, a fruity cocktail with sweet and spicy flavors, or order a simple Miller High Life for a nice cold beer.

Customer Review

The bartenders here are very friendly and they make good drinks. They are not stingy on their pours!!! I love the man who makes tacos outside on the patio. They are so delicious!!! This is a great place to hang out and relax.

Shannon C.

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Pour Company

Pour Company is a beautiful, bright, and open restaurant and bar that offers delicious food and drinks. Not only do they have a wide variety of flavors to choose from, but they also have fun events like Sip and Paint events. They are open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays through Sundays. 

Drink Options

For brunch, order bottomless mimosas or a Brunch Bloody Mary for a savory cocktail garnished with bacon. Enjoy a margarita rimmed with spices. Sip on an Iced Irish Coffee for a kick of caffeine. There are also craft beers in all styles; order the Fuzzy Logic to enjoy a peach IPA.

Customer Review

Hands down our favorite places in Down Town Fullerton! The owners & staff are top notch even through all the staffing difficulties. The menu is great, food comes out fast and always consistent. We love the indoor/outdoor atmosphere without sitting in a converted parking lot! Keep up the great work – we really enjoy our time at your Pub! 

Richard Green

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Enjoy Your Tacos in Luxury

Whether you decide to try one of these amazing bars or stay in and enjoy the comforts of home, Highland Pinetree Apartments is an amazing place to kick back and enjoy your favorite drink. Order a meal for takeout and bring it to our courtyards to enjoy sunny weather, a sand volleyball court, picnic areas, and manicured grass. Host your loved ones and go for a swim in a resort-style pool, and don’t hesitate to bring your pets along so they can enjoy the dog park. 

Our full-service, high-end apartment complex offers everything you’re looking for in a cheerful, sunny Fullerton, CA, home. Come and see for yourself!

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