San Clemente

Your Guide to San Clemente

Southern California has some of the best beaches and surfing spots worldwide. Its casual beach vibe would feel like home once you embrace its sunny atmosphere, but happiness doesn’t stop when the sunsets. A different side of an island is revealed at night.

With the dimly lit streets and groovy live music in nightclubs, the nightlife in San Clemente is an interesting and exciting experience.

Dance and nightclubs have a mixed crowd. There’s a delightful blend of some local and foreign faces. As the night strikes ten, partygoers start pouring in, buckets of drinks come rushing. Once the alcohol kicks in, dancing to whatever tune is on.

Don’t miss out on the fun and get to know San Clemente the way the locals do. This 2019, check out the following spots for a night to remember:

Strut your trivia stuff.

It’s nice to know it all, but it’s much nicer when strangers know that you do. They think they’re just heading out for a quiet night at a bar. Sooner they’ll find themselves caught up in a trivia extravaganza.

If you like how this narrative goes, in San Clemente, you can make it real. Below are the places to hit for a night of trivia and booze.

Left Coast Brewing Company

1245 Puerta Del Sol, San Clemente, CA 92673 United States

They also offer trivia on Saturdays from 7 pm​ to 9 pm for all of you that find trivia entertaining​.

Lost Winds Brewing

924 Calle Negocio, Ste C, San Clemente, CA 92673

They do trivia nights every Tuesday starting at 7 pm and have MAIZ Food Truck as a dinner option.

Visit a microbrewery.

San Clemente’s craft beer scene gets stronger over the years. It’s now so easy to find and enjoy snacks, live entertainment, and the proud craft beer at once. Below is a hit for fans of microbreweries:

Artifex Brewing Company

919 Calle Amanecer, San Clemente, CA 92673
(949) 429-7805

If it’s your first time in Artifex Brewing Company, then be ready be welcomed by the staff that can make you feel like you’ve been long-time friends. Amazing brews wait for you here. Don’t forget to check out their red ales. With reasonable prices and chill vibe, it’s easy to get cozy and relax here.

Left Coast Brewing Company

1245 Puerta Del Sol, San Clemente, CA 92673 United States

Left Coast Brewing Company is known for its Great Tasting Room, Cool, Friendly Staff and delicious beers. When you come inside, you’ll be amazed by how the tasting room here is much larger than it appears from the street.

Come and get a comfy seat and enjoy your brew all in a great neighborhood atmosphere.

Get nostalgic at an all-night diner.

Complete your adventure as a nighthawk and tuck yourself into a booth with your steaming cup of coffee or a slice of cherry pie. Visit a local diner and don’t go there for the food. People-watching is at its best as night time is scented with bitter-sweet coffee aroma.


529 Avenida Pico, San Clemente, CA 92672 United States
(949) 492-2382

Denny’s might be your top choice for an all-nighter at a diner. It can’t be that bad if you don’t raise the bar too high in your mind. Visit for a bite or just for killing time with your best pals.

Catch a show

San Clemente is known for its rich history and culture, but its identity isn’t limited to the two. Spending the night in this city could also mean catching great shows of the best local artists. Almost every night, there’s a show for every type of audience out there.

From musicals plays to historical plays, there’s a show for that in this city. Bring your girls or boys out. Your evening might be filled with booze this time, but it sure will be worth remembering. Catch amazing shows in the following places in the city:

Cabrillo Playhouse

202 Avenida Cabrillo, San Clemente, CA 92672


Aside from its regular season of plays, the Cabrillo Playhouse also bring several special events to its patrons every year. Catch performances from new playwrights and musical concerts.

Dance it Out

Imagine dancing to your heart’s content during the day? In a bar with your friends. There’s something off. That’s because that’s not how you do it (at least in San Clemente).

Finding the best soundtrack that will get you on your feet comes easy with the bars in San Clemente, CA. Below are the best dance clubs to show off your moves as you go deeper into the night:

OC Tavern

2369 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672, USA

Whether you’re a fan of hardcore DJ dubstep or an authentic rockaholic looking to rock out in Orange County, then this weekend, Visit OC Tavern. This place is San Clemente’s bar and grill hotspot.

Every Friday night, this bar undergoes a metamorphosis from being a chill, full restaurant to a hip entertainment hotspot.

Feel free to catch the fun on the dance floor where you can show off your sexy dance moves with your friends. Kick start your night with one of their best craft cocktail or beer selections.

Sing Karaoke

If dancing isn’t on your list for ‘fun things to do tonight,’ then singing might be a choice. At San Clemente, enjoying karaoke nights with your friends comes easy with restaurants serving great dishes and comfy karaoke rooms. Visit the following place for that night of hitting notes:

Taka-O Japanese Restaurant

425 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672, USA

This long-standing sushi bar and Japanese kitchen feature an open-late lounge area with nightly karaoke.

Drink About It

San Clemente offers options for where to get weird with your friends and new-found pals. Whether it be an Irish pub, beer garden, or crusty dive, if you’re game, then these places are on for a night to remember to forget!

Mulligans Sports Bar

1401 Calle Valle, San Clemente, CA 92672, USA
Sunday- Saturday: 11am–2am

Knuckleheads Sports Bar & Grill

1717 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672, USA
+1 949-492-2410
Sunday- Saturday: 10am–2am

Ole’s Tavern

27 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672, USA
Sunday- Saturday: 9am – 2am
Monday- Friday: 2pm – 2am

Fall in love with the night, meet new people, drink your glass of wine or chug on your beer mug. How you enjoy your night is on your hands. San Clemente nightlife makes it easy to loosen up and be one with the night crowd.

Try these places and things to do and go where the night takes you. The night is always young, and so are you.

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