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Best Bars For A Huntington Beach Pub Crawl

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When tripping around Huntington Beach, Main Street should almost always be your final destination. Whether it's shopping or drinking, Main Street offers some of the most eclectic choices in Orange County. The weather is almost always perfect, and so are most of the prices. Leave the car keys at home, get a designated driver or a favorite cabbie and march your way down Huntington Beach's best bars.

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The Bungalow Huntington Beach
21058 Pacific Coast Hwy
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 374-0399

Start your crawl on PCH at The Bungalow in Huntington Beach. Just a short walk from Main Street where you'll find other pubs to visit after kicking back a few here, this bar serves as the kick-off to a long night. As the sister bar to Santa Monica's bar of the same name, it's uniquely positioned at the south end of the Pacific City complex and is all about showing off the culture and history of Huntington Beach. Take in the ocean views, throw back carefully crafted cocktails, beers and other drinks and start the night off right!

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200 Main St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 374-0500

Your next stop should be Hurricanes, a favorite of Orange County drinkers. Boasting some of the best-looking workforce in the Huntington Beach area, you may find yourself ordering more than you should while fawning over the staff. Make sure to check out their website so you can partake a variety of events that happen weekly at Hurricanes including DJ night, taco Tuesday's and much more. Every night has a new theme and drink special to match, and the TVs show off whatever local sports team is playing that night, so show up with your heckling voice in working condition.

Related: Spend A Night Pub Crawling Through Seal Beach

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Longboard Restaurant & Pub‎
217 Main St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 960-1896‎

After crawling through some fancy bars and youth-filled dance floors, head to Longboard Pub for a more relaxing stop halfway through your adventure. With 20 beers on tap and almost that many bottles of wine, Longboard offers a taste of Huntington that the other establishments on Main Street cannot. The menu is simple and comforting, with a blend of burgers, sandwiches, steaks and seafood. This place succeeds in atmosphere and is a nice change of pace from the DJ-fueled fake rave scenes of other bars and pubs.

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Killarney Pub & Grill
209 Main St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 536-7887‎

This Oakland Raiders-loving Irish pub will give you the toughest task of the night. With its extremely strong drinks and rowdy atmosphere, surviving this stop on your pub crawl is going to take a few bucks and some moral support. If you are brave enough to try something stiff, Killarney's gigantic glasses of Guinness and its car bombs are built to drop you. The DJ will keep music from the Top 40 going all night, so step outside if you need to smoke a cigarette or catch your breath, as the always-packed atmosphere creates an intense environment.

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Huntington Beach Beer Company
201 Main St., Suite E
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 960-5343‎

Maybe the last stop on your list shouldn't be up a flight of stairs, but this is the jewel of your pub crawl and well worth the effort. The sheer variety of beer at Huntington Beach Beer Company is deserving of your attention, including the homegrown stuff made by the establishment itself. Its pizzas are ridiculously delicious, as is just about anything else on the extensive menu. The employees are used to seeing some pretty sloppy folks walk through that door, so have no shame in ending your pub crawl with some of the friendliest wait staff in Orange County before calling a cab and heading home.

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Jesse Seilhan is a writer, editor and photographer from the California Bay Area. After moving to Long Beach, Jesse continues his passion for writing and music by covering concerts, interviewing top artists, and giving a dose of wisdom in a crazy, mixed-up musical world. His work can be found at


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