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8 Must-visit Bars For Grabbing a Drink with Friends in Cerritos

May 16th, 2017

The weekend is here and it’s time to hit the bar relax and with friends; or it might be a weekday and you need to unwind after a long day at work.

Either way, finding a good bar can be difficult but don’t worry this list will take the hassle out of searching for the best spot near your Cerritos luxury apartments.

1. Amor Y Tacos

Whether you come for just the bar or food, the Amor Y Tacos full bar is a must visit in Cerritos. Amor Y Tacos is not your typical bar and that’s because it’s actually an authentic Mexican Kitchen and Cantina but don’t let that fool you because most people come for the bar and stay for the food. With a Happy Hour everyday of the week and an extra long that starts at 2:00pm on Taco Tuesday, what’s not to love about Amor Y Tacos?

Their Happy Hour Menu features: Beers, House Wine, Tres Gen Premium Cadillac, Mole Tots, Taquitos, and Tacos. Now, the drinks that bring people in lies on the Amor Y Bebidas part of the menu. Here are a few customer favorites:

  • Amor Margarita – Made of house infused Pineapple Sauza, Agave, Lime, Orange, topped with Chile sugar salt.
  • Mescal Mule – Consists of Skyy ginger, Agave, Ginger beer, Lime, Monte Alban Mescal, and Squirt.
  • Pura Sangre Margarita – A combination of the Amor Margarita with a little extra flavor of Chimoy and Tajin.
  • Sangria Rojo – A classic mix of fruit infused Brandy with Red Wine.

All-in-all Amor Y Tacos in Cerritos is a great place to go with friends and family any day of the week. And if you don’t feel like waiting, Amor Y Tacos does take reservations!

2. Shipmates Sports Bar

Open Monday through Sunday 11:00am-2:00am, Shipmates Sports Bar is your go-to for those extra late night drinks. Located in Cerritos, you can catch the Shipmates Happy Hour everyday from 2pm to 7pm. Here’s a look into their Happy Hour menu:

Well Drinks….$4.75

Kamakazie Shot…..$4.00

House Wine….$4.75

Bartender’s Craft Pint….$3.00

Here beer enthusiasts will take delight in the over 30 taps that are available. If you happen to stop by make sure to order yourself a local favorite, the Cerritos Water. That’s right there is a drink named after your local area of Cerritos and it’s delicious. With plenty of TVs and the words name Sports Bar in the name, Shipmates is of course the perfect spot to watch all of your favorite sports.Described by many as “a hole in the wall” Shipmates Sports Bar may not be the most physically appealing bar and a bit random but locals sure love it!

3. Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que

Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que, doesn’t sound like a bar because it is not, well not really. Lucille’s may not be a bar but it sure has one, and a good one too. Known for their delicious and one of a kind BBQ food, Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que in Cerritos also features a full bar. Happy Hour is from 9pm-close everyday and 3-7pm Monday through Friday. On the Happy Hour menu are of course drink specials on beer, wine, and cocktails along with appetizer specials. You’ll find on the full bar menu a variety of drinks such as:

  • Draft Beer – 14 or 22 ounces.
  • Whiskey Cocktails
  • Southern Coolers
  • Specialty Margaritas
  • Tequilas
  • Martinis

with each category having a minimum of five drink options catering to all kinds of preferences. Being only 4 miles away from your Cerritos apartment Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que is definitely worth the visit.

4. Dempsey’s Sports Bar & Grill

Another must-visit sports bar near the Cerritos area is Dempsey’s Sports Bar & Grill. Serving traditional grill fare with a full lunch and dinner menu if you want a drink as well as a meal you must visit Dempsey’s.

Let’s talk about food.From appetizers to chicken sandwiches to Mexican Food to fresh salads, if you’re craving it they have it. What they also have is your favorite beer like: Blue Moon, Bud Light, Budweiser, Guinness, NewCastle Brown Ale, Samuel Adams, and Stella Artois. Not a beer person? Make sure to try one of their specialty drinks:

  • Pixie Dust – Made with Vodka, Apple Pucker, Blue Island Pucker, Orange Juice, and Sweet and Sour sugared rim.
  • O’Juliet – A mix of Smirnoff Orange, Cranberry and Monster, Orange Juice, and Pineapple Juice.
  • Dirty BagPipe – Made with Jameson, Apple Pucker, Southern Comfort, and Soda Water.

Open everyday until 2am Dempsey’s Sports Bar & Grill has you covered. And don’t miss out on Happy Hour Monday through Friday 4pm-7pm.

5. London’s Pub & Grill

Known for their classic English-style pub and excellent drink selection, more specifically their great beer, London’s Pub & Grill is another local favorite. Located on Artesia Blvd just one mile away from your Cerritos apartment, London’s Pub & Grill is the perfect bar to grab a drink with friends your way home from work. In case you were wondering, yes there is a Happy Hour. Happy Hour runs 4pm-7pm and then again from 10pm-close accommodating the early birds and night owls.

It’s also a great spot to watch your favorite sports on one of their 12 flat screen TVs. Not only are the drinks good but so is their food. They have: Small Plates, Burgers, Sandwiches, Soups, Salads, Breakfast, and Dessert. We hear the fish and chips and the sticky toffee pudding are a must have at London’s Pub & Grill. No doubt there is plenty to choose from and locals say it’s all good!

6. Rock & Brews

For a rockin’ time and some rockin’ drinks, look no further than the one and only Rock & Brews. A few minutes away from your Cerritos luxury apartment Rock & Brews is a must-visit for beer enthusiasts. Their menu features bottled brews like Montejo Mexican Lago And drought brews like Far Out IPA and much much more. Also on their menu:

  • Beer Flights – Four, 4oz beers.
  • Wines – Whites and Reds.
  • Specialty Drinks – Margaritas, Martinis, Mojitos, Mules, Sangrias.

If you’re in the mood for some good food, Rock & Brews has plenty of appetizers known as Opening Acts; they also have a full food menu you can choose from. In case you were wondering what makes Rock & Brews so different from the others, it’s the involvement of two members from the legendary Rock band KISS. Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley are very much involved in the creation of this restaurant/bar. In fact, the concept of  Rock & Brews came about backstage at after a KISS concert. A few friends went to visit the KISS members backstage and over some brews the establishment was born. Together the five of them created a restaurant experience and brand that would be unlike any other. So gather your friends for a rockin’ good time.

7. Campus Billiard Craft Beer & Sports Bar

A mere five miles away from your Cerritos luxury apartment Campus Billiard Craft Beer & Sports Bar is a great place to play classic games, watch your favorite sports, and enjoy live music and beer! If you’re into billiards, shuffleboard, or darts you will certainly have a blast at Campus Billiard Craft Beer & Sports Bar. For those whose game is darts, if you can make it weekdays from 12pm-5pm, you’ll be in for a treat with 50 cent dart games. With a group of friends? Perfect! Daily from 12pm till closing Campus Billiard offers free board games rentals to enjoy the night with a little bit of a throwback.

“The best craft beer is on tap right here” according to Campus Billiard Craft Beer & Sports Bar. They have 24 rotating craft beers on tap in addition to bottled beers and malt beverages. The only downside is that is considered a college campus sports bar so the crowd might be a little younger and a little rowdy. For those who won’t mind the more lively atmosphere Campus Billiard Craft Beer & Sports Bar is a must-visit.

8. TomKat Lounge

If you are looking for something different TomKat Lounge is definitely the place for you. Not far from your Cerritos apartment, TomKat Lounge in Buena Park is a more traditional bar. You will no doubt be entertained during your visit with all-night karaoke 7 days a week. Anyone can join-in on the karaoke fun as long as they have purchased two drinks whether they be alcoholic or not.

In addition to karaoke they also have a live band and pool tables giving you endless entertainment. And if you stop by on a Monday you can enter their 8 Ball Tournament that starts at 8pm. For those in a band you can book it on their website as well as make reservations for an event. With cool people and good vibes TomKat Lounge is a must-visit.

In the end everyone has different taste and finding THE perfect bar can be quite difficult but this list is a start and you are sure to find a diamond in the rough amongst these 9 bars; all located within minutes of your Cerritos luxury apartments.

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