Many head to 5th & PCH for the shopping. Some come for the superb dining with oceanfront views. Others make it to 5th & PCH for the breathtaking view of the Huntington Beach Pier and uplifting vibes--making it the ultimate place for inspiration and Instagram worthy shoots. If you're looking for a place that has all of Huntington Beach bundled right into it, you've found it! Lights draping over the street, a Huntington Beach Pier piling, a steel blue wave, and out of this world sunsets all represent the iconic attractions of Huntington Beach. Here are 8 reasons why you should visit 5th & PCH.
1. HQ Gastropub
If foodies and rock lovers had a restaurant, it would be HQ Gastropub. Forget air conditioning, lets talk ocean breeze. Located on Pacific Coast Highway, the ocean breeze fills the restaurant, always giving it that cool and fresh feel.
Come hungry because HQ Gastropub offers delicious burgers, tacos, short ribs, salads and sushi. To quench your thirst, they have two open-aired bars that offer a selection of craft beer, specialty cocktails and wine.
Pro Tip: They have USB chargers underneath each table and bar seats for your charging needs!
Relax, rejuvenate and revamp! If you want to treat yourself, head over to Kenneth Brown Salons. They provide hair cutting, coloring, styling, spa facials, massages, and waxing services. Because you deserve only the best, they use Kérastase and L'Oréal products.
Pro Tip: Get to your appointment early because their waiting room offers complimentary tea, coffee, soda, water, delightful treats and a view of the Huntington Beach Pier.
Not your regular taco restaurant. It's your modern, food truck feel, taco restaurant! Jimboy's Tacos started up in 1954 in a taco truck in Tahoe, California. Ever since then, it's been history.
Let's taco about the signature Ground Beef Taco that makes everyone say YUM. It's grilled to perfection. This taco is a fan favorite that makes you wondering their secret recipe. Shh, only Jimboy's Tacos knows.
Pro Tip: Come with your family and order the Family Fun Paks.
4. Pizza Press
Voted the Best Pizza by OC Weekly, Pizza Press makes the best pie in town! With signature creations and a build-your-own pizza option, your options are endless here. Your pizza gets made right as you order, so it's super fresh once it hits your taste buds.
Did we mention craft beer and wine to quench your thirst? Pizza Press offers flights of beer if you are feeling curious.
Pro Tip: Save room for dessert! Pizza Press offers fresh baked cookies, ice cream sandwiches, ice cream floats, and ice cream scoops.
Pacific Hideaway ranked in the OC Weekly's Top 5 Best Bars & Restaurants. It's the place to be for many reasons! With unique drinks, great Instagram backdrops, and delicious Latin and Asian infused dishes, Pacific Hideaway is the hidden gem of 5th & PCH.
Located in the Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel, they offer breakfast, lunch and dinner on an indoor-outdoor room, including an open 14-seat bar and pier-view patio. If you're going for a small bit to eat, try the shared platters such as Lao sausage lettuce wraps and their stunning Baquetta Seabass.
Pro Tip: Order the rare sake or ask the bartender Casey Lyons to make you the Trickster cocktail.
Sweet, savory, and scrumptious. Take bread out of the equation--it's all about Belgian waffles in Bruxie's sandwiches. Known for their Original Fried Chicken & Waffle Sandwiches, Bruxie brings the deliciousness into breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They serve up Dr. Seuss's favorite breakfast, Green Eggs & Ham! For a sweet treat, they offer shakes, sundaes, and floats. If you want something savory, they offer chicken waffle sandwiches and fried chicken. Enjoy the ocean breeze with their indoor/outdoor dining area.
Pro Tip: You can sleep in. They serve up breakfast all day.
Okay, let's get in the car and go shopping on 5th & PCH, friends! 5th & PCH has stylish boutiques, surfer shops, and stores that offer various styles for all. Pick up the latest fashion for men and women at Forever 21 with some killer deals. Or snag a fashionable swimsuit at Jolyn's and Merrilee’s Swimwear. To enjoy Huntington Beach's endless summer sun, pick up some limited-edition sunnies at Chilli Beans to keep it shady.
Pro Tip: Dress like a surfer and buy some fashionable beach wear at Rip Curl.
When you think of 5th & PCH, beautiful views and good vibes come to mind--that is the heart and soul of this street. And whether you purchased something or not, you will leave with some great captured views of the Huntington Beach Pier and PCH.
But folks here have you covered for your shopping, dining, and relaxation needs. Spending time on 5th & PCH is a great way to experience what Huntington Beach is all about.
Pro Tip: Be camera ready. It's a photogenic street.