Whether you’re looking for a brunch beverage or a nightcap, these four Corona del Mar bars are sure to impress
Corona del Mar is the quintessential beach community. Sun, sand, and the mighty Pacific come together in this idyllic Southern California village. After a day out in the sun enjoying the incredible beaches or world-class shopping, there is no better way to wind down than with a top-notch cocktail. Luckily, Corona del Mar is home to some amazing bars where you can treat yourself. Here are the four best places to grab a cocktail in Corona del Mar.
This new Corona del Mar spot is already one of the top places to get a drink in town. Created by the same team that started A Restaurant, CdM boasts an excellent bar as well as a swanky, lounge-like speakeasy. Bar manager and bartender Ravin Buzzell always has a new trick up his sleeve, so drop by and explore the best CdM’s mixologists have to offer.
Farmhouse at Roger’s Garden
Nestled inside the city’s incredible botanical paradise Roger’s Garden, Farmhouse is a can’t-miss destination. Upon entering, you’ll be treated to rustic, warm wood, lush foliage, and an airy atmosphere. But the ambiance isn’t the only reason to grab a stool at Farmhouse’s bar. The craft cocktail list, curated by bar manager Anthony Laborin, represents a stunning commitment to seasonal, sustainable ingredients. From the Flip It and Reverse It to the Scandalous Scandinavian Panamaniam Daiquiri, the drinks are both delicious and creatively named. Stop by for an incredible cocktail featuring ingredients you can find at the local farmers' market.
The Quiet Woman
A local favorite since 1965, The Quiet Woman has an inviting, cozy environment perfect for winding down after a day by the water. Known for its mouthwatering, no-nonsense comfort food (with staples like a rack of lamb and Maine scallops), the cocktails at The Quiet Woman are amazing. Check out their signature beverage, the QW Sugar Dog, made with Ketel One, grapefruit, lime, agave nectar, and sugar on the rim.
British gastropub SideDoor and its homey decor make everyone feel like a regular. With a diverse menu that includes staples like duck and steak to innovate eats like cheese plates and s’mores bread pudding, you’re sure to find a dish you’re craving. Signature cocktails include Route 66, which is made with sour cherry gin, and Smells Like Mahogany, which is comprised of Woodford Reserve Rye and creme de cacao.