Whether you’re in town for just a few days as part of a Laguna Beach vacation, or you’re new to town, you’ll want to know about what us locals call the neighborhood meeting place. Hennessey’s Tavern is located at 213 Ocean Ave. in Laguna Beach, California and it’s the town’s default destination whenever someone says, “I don’t know, where do you want to meet?” With its laid-back and cozy atmosphere, it makes for the perfect spot to catch up with old friends or to make new ones.
First off, and possibly most importantly, they have a fully stocked bar. Alcohol has been a social lubricant for thousands of years, and you just can’t argue with that. As my friend Roger would say, “You drink that drink!” You will find that taking Roger’s advice at this place can make anything from a first date to a business dinner go smoother. And what if your group has lots of people? Hennessey’s Tavern has you covered. They have a private banquet room and can handle parties up to 180 people.
So what are the best nights to visit? Every Tuesday and Thursday is karaoke night. I like to show up for that on Thursdays, but my singing is terrible, so you’ll probably want to show up on a Tuesday. The other benefit of being there on a Tuesday is that Tuesdays are Two Timin’ Tuesdays! Say hello to two-for-one breakfasts and two-for-one burgers all day long. Personally I like to eat both myself, but you could always bring a date of friend.
A few other things worth mentioning… They have Vegetarian items on the menu and a kid’s menu. It’s one of only a handful of places that you can get food after 10:00 PM in Laguna Beach. They have free Wi-Fi, dancing, and are pet friendly. The only thing I don’t know is if they will serve a dog beer at a pet friendly bar. Maybe if your dog is over 2 years old, which is 21 in dog years? You can always call them at (949) 494-2743 and ask. Even if they say no, I’d still make this part of your next Laguna Beach vacation.