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Surf City USA After Hours: Huntington Beach Bars and Clubs 2015

Everything you should know About Huntington Beach night life

As the largest beach city in Orange County, Huntington Beach appeals to people of all ages. During the day, Huntington Beach comes alive with over eight miles of sand along the water. However, when the sun goes down, the fun does not end. In fact, for many residents and tourists, the party is just getting started.

Huntington Beach night lifeHuntington Beach has one of the hottest nightlife scenes in all of Orange County. With bars featuring live music, unusual drinks, comedy performances and more, there is something for everyone after hours in Huntington Beach. Discover a new favorite hotspot in 2015 with the following popular bars and clubs in Huntington Beach.

1. Aloha Grill. This Hawaiian-themed eatery is located in downtown Huntington Beach. During the day, the Aloha Grill has a full menu, but the restaurant becomes a gathering point after hours. Some of the perks include a unique jukebox that downloads songs from the Internet, giving patrons virtually endless musical choices during their stay. In true Hawaiian style, the signature drink is the Rainbow, and patrons can also choose from a variety of alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks including draft beers and mudslides. The decor features bamboo accents, and there is covered outdoor seating. There is live music on weekends, and the traditional island appetizers, known as pupus, are especially tasty.

2. Perqs Night Club. Although Perqs is not a new choice for nighttime entertainment, it continues to be one of the most popular options. Perqs enjoys its reputation for being the oldest rock and blues house in all of Orange County. Accordingly, Perqs frequently features live music, often hosting some of the hottest bands in Southern California. The bar's colorful history even includes a stint as a brothel, though current patrons now come solely for the drinks, music and the ambiance. Situated on Main Street, Perqs has a good view of the action downtown and even features a special corner window that gives patrons a view of the pier. It is worth noting that Perqs is one of the few drinking establishments not required to sell food since it was grandfathered in when the law was passed.

3. Duke's. Located on the pier, Duke's has spectacular oceanside views that are fully incorporated into its island atmosphere. Since 1998, Duke's has drawn crowds at all times of the day and night thanks to its well-rounded Pacific Rim menu. The food choices are constantly changing, ensuring that patrons will always find something new to invigorate their taste buds. With such proximity to the water, it is no surprise that Duke's menu often utilizes fresh fish and other seafood. Weekends feature live Hawaiian music, giving the bar a casual and inviting feel. Duke's Barefoot Bar is especially popular, and cocktails are half price during happy hour each evening.

4. RA Sushi Bar. Although there are RAs located around the country, the Huntington Beach location is situated on 5th Street in the heart of downtown Huntington Beach. The bar features views of the ocean and unique menu options. Main courses include an assortment of fish dishes with an oriental flair, but many people come for the high quality sushi. Options include Maki Sushi, Sashimi and Nigiri. For the after hours crowd, the bar also serves a full assortment of wine, beer and sake in addition to cocktails. The signature spirits include umami punch and sake sangria among other tantalizing options. Many patrons appreciate the generous happy hour, which is even held on Saturday nights. The interior is sleek and modern with rich red accents, clean lines and Japanese accessories.

5. Gallaghers Pub. No nightlife scene is complete without a touch of Irish charm. Gallaghers is the perfect place for that, offering a distinctive menu of Irish favorites and a full bar. While the food is hearty, Gallaghers is most popular for its lively entertainment, which usually features live acts. Weekend performances are usually musical while every Thursday night is comedy night. Gallaghers is located on the Pacific Coast Highway, making it easily accessible from anywhere in the city. Huntington Beach may be Surf City USA, but there is no beating the Irish when it comes to after hours fun. Gallaghers bills itself as a small pub with big fun. One visit and anyone will see why.

These bars are just a sampling of the choices for Huntington Beach nightlife in 2015.

The action can start on Main Street or the pier and expand throughout the entire downtown. With so many options, it is important to remember to party responsibly. Bars in Huntington Beach check IDs routinely, and there are a number of convenient cab companies that can be called if a ride is needed. If you or someone you know has a problem with alcohol, please contact Orange County's Alcoholic's Anonymous for support, education and help.

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