UPDATED MAY 10, 2022
Surf City USA is alive with the sound of music! Live tunes sing from bars and pubs along Main Street, bustling restaurants along Pacific Coast Highway, the best Oktoberfest in Orange County, and our very own concert venue in the sand. Hear us out.
Old Crow Smokehouse
Pacific City’s resident barbecue kitchen and country music box, Old Crow, hosts dueling pianos every Thursday at 8 p.m., as well as live country tunes every Friday and Saturday night at 9 p.m. Sip southern cocktails and savor bbq styles from the Carolinas, Memphis, Kansas City, and Texas to southerly sounds.
21022 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Perqs Nightclub & Sports Bar
Music booms from the stage at Perqs almost nightly, with live music slated for Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, plus karaoke on Thursdays. Another perk of Perqs? They have happy hour every weekday from 3-6 p.m. and all day Wednesdays, plus they're always serving up delicious food from 25 Degrees.
117 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
SeaLegs At The Beach
SeaLegs at the Beach is part beachfront concert venue, part beach concessionaire, part kid-friendly adult playground. Welcoming celebrity acts like Snoop Dogg and local favorites like Tijuana Dogs to its stage, SeaLegs’ impressive lineup also features weekly Reggae Sundays and rockin’ live music on Saturdays. It also rocks for other reasons, like its gourmet beach bites and bar, fire pits hugged by Adirondack chairs, and picnic tables in the sand.
17851 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Mother's Tavern, located in Sunset Beach on Pacific Coast Highway, offers live music Friday through Sunday every week. Enjoy bands playing rock and reggae music with a cold beer in hand in the old-school, biker bar tavern.
16701 Pacific Coast Hwy, Sunset Beach, CA 90742
Captain Jack's is a quintessential seafoodery that has been around for more than 50 years and is one of the rare spots along Pacific Coast Highway that offers peaceful Huntington Harbour views with dinner. Pair that with live music by local singer-songwriter Jim Quealy in the lounge every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night, and you’ve got yourself an experience.
16812 Pacific Coast Highway, Sunset Beach, CA 90742
Old World Village
A charming Bavarian utopia inhabited by unique eateries and shops, Old World has been entertaining Huntington Beach since 1978. Not only is the village home to one of Orange County’s best Oktoberfests—featuring imported German bands—it also slates live music at The Biergarten from Friday-Sunday, with a live comedy show popping up twice a month on Thursdays. Check their event calendar for more sweet beats.
7561 Center Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Cruisers Pizza Bar & Grill
Known in Downtown HB for its 25 TVs and traditional Chicago style stuffed pizza, Cruisers has made a name for itself in the live music scene. On top of karaoke every Tuesday from 8:30 to 11 p.m. and happy hour Monday-Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. (and, of course, being a crowd favorite for any type of televised sports game), Cruisers has played host to a slew of live reggae and rock shows. The real crowd pleaser, however, has been the recent resurgence of their Emo Night, where cover bands for popular emo and pop punk bands bring the house down. Follow Cruisers on Instagram to keep up with their latest and greatest events.
The perfect way to end a day at the beach, Aloha Grill's casual Polynesian atmosphere and friendly Hawaiian-style service make it a hot spot for visitors and locals alike. They feature live bands Friday through Sunday, so kick back and enjoy while you cool off with their world-famous Rainbow frozen cocktail.