Laguna Beach, the city of arts in Orange County. Not just one of the artsiest towns in OC the culinary arts in Laguna are also standout and good news… that includes cocktails! Are you looking for a place to grab drinks in Laguna Beach? This laid back, artsy beach town is just the place to grab that specialty drink. Here are some of the best spots for you to grab a cocktail in Laguna right now.
Larsen - For the view
Laguna’s new kid in town. Located in Hotel Laguna which has been around since 1888. The hotel changed ownership a few years ago and is actually still under construction. Luckily their brand new restaurant Larsen is open and its nothing short of chic, beachy and full of good vibes. The outdoor patio transports you to something that feels like a Greek island right in downtown Laguna. Classy and beachy this is a great spot for a drink at brunch or lunch.
Carmelitas - for the Margarita lovers
Do you love margaritas? So do we. If margaritas are your thing don’t forget to stop here! With more than 7 different margaritas on the menu there is something for every margarita lover in your group. Carmelita’s updates their menu seasonally with tasty flavors like blackberry and strawberry jalapeno hitting the menu during summer. While you’re there grab an appetizer or stay for lunch, they have some of the best Mexican food in town.
Mosaic Bar and Grill- Luxury meets craft cocktails
Another spot that’s all about the vibes. This one makes the list for more than just the amazing views. High end, great views and located in luxury resort, The Montage in Laguna Beach. The drink that puts Mosaic on the list is the seasonal West Coast Watermelon Margarita. Sit back, relax and overlook the Pacific Ocean while sipping on this delightfully refreshing cocktail. Think summer in a glass. After your drink walk through the luxury hotel and don’t miss the amazing ocean view from the lobby or take a walk at the ocean view park. It’s a vibe.
Harvest- Off the beaten path
Can we talk about Harvest? Located at the Ranch Resort this location brings the good vibes and seasonal cocktails everyone is sure to love. Some of our favorites? The Espresso Martini and the Guava Martini. The Porch, located right outside of harvest brings views of the canyon and Ben Browns golf course with live music on select dates through the week. The drinks at the Porch are a little more affordable if you’re looking to save a few dollars but if craft cocktails are your thing head into Harvest and order something from the bar. Celebrating something special? You can book a firepit at the Porch so you and your friends can enjoy great views, live music and a cozy spot to yourselves. This location is truly original for Laguna with a memorable view of the hills. Looking for something beachier? Located at Aliso Beach just around the corner from Harvest and also owned by The Ranch is Lost Pier, right on the beach, yes you read that right, right on the beach! Grab a beer beachside at Laguna’s favorite beach shack for good food and fun.
Laguna Beach Beer Co.- For the beer lovers
Looking for a frosty beer on your trip to Laguna? Stop by Laguna Beach Beer Co. Located in the canyon, the Beer co offers the largest variety of Beer in Laguna as well as beer flights so you can try their wide variety of brews.
Rum Social - Specialty Bar
The newest specialty bar in Laguna Beach, Rum Social is a lively location centered around.. well Rum. They have an entire specialty signature cocktail menu built around everyone’s favorite vacation drink. Stop in and find your favorite.
Skyloft- For nightlife
Laguna’s favorite place to party, Skyloft is the nightlife spot in downtown Laguna. But this is a drink list! Ok, ok.. you think we didn’t have a drink just for you? The blackberry mojitos at Skyloft are the perfect drink before hitting the dance floor.
No matter where you stop to grab a drink in Laguna beach, try them out and tell us what you think! Laguna really is so much more than just the beach. The beach may be what brings people to Laguna but it’s the good vibes and unique places that keep them coming back for more. For all you wine lovers stay tuned we’re working on an article just for you but in the meantime enjoy the cocktails on this list. Looking for more things to do in Laguna on your visit? Here are the 7 best things to do in Laguna Beach.
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