In honor of my cousin's upcoming wedding this weekend, I figure I'd blog about a nearby happy hour for all my east coast family members to visit.
Every Monday through Friday, The Bungalow in Corona del Mar off PCH offers $6 Martinis, $4 Beers (Green Flash IPA!), $5 House Wines, and $4.75 Well Cocktails from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM. The bar has a couple flat screen TVs to watch your favorite game, and there are usually enough high-top tables to share. I love the warm woods, dark lighting, and cozy feeling I get whenever I walk in, as everyone there – including the wait staff – is friendly and makes you feel welcome.
Behind the bar is the steakhouse & fresh seafood restaurant I've yet to try. And at the back is a pleasant, string-lit, covered patio that's perfect to enjoy during summer.
- best bang for your buck, juicy with plump Tomato & Pickle slices and devilish Garlic Parmesan Fries, Two Bungalow Burger Sliders & Fries $7
- soft with crisp outside, more breading than meat, Lobster & Corn Fritters with Mango Chutney $8
- filling, the hand model liked these more than me, I would've preferred a fancier cheese such as goat to compliment the Wild Mushroom Quesadilla with Guacamole, Salsa & Sour Cream $7
Last time we visited, the table next to us ordered the Bungalow Mac & Cheese. It looked down-home good, so I'd recommend splitting it, especially if you're ordering the aforementioned fried goodies.
The bar menu "does the job", but if you have time I'd suggest staying for dinner with lavish options like Miso Chilean Sea Bass or a Prime Flat Iron Steak Oscar topped with King Crab Meat.
2441 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar, CA 92625. 949-873-6585.