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Top 5 Bars in Big Bear CA

If you are seeking a great place to wet your whistle, socialize, and maybe have some good food too, your search is over. Big Bear is home to several fun bars in Big Bear, CA, each with its own distinctive personality.  Whether you want to have a to have a rollicking time at a local bar in Big Bear, CA or enjoy live music and local craft beers, chances are that Big Bear will have a watering hole just right for you.

Whiskey Dave’s

40740 Village Dr.

(909) 866-3283

Whiskey Dave’s is one of the hottest nightspots in Big Bear, featuring live bands, sixteen televisions, foosball, darts, great food and drinks, pool tables, and three ghosts. That’s right. It’s haunted. The 1918 building was originally Chad’s Café and Camp, and the ghosts of proprietors, Blanche and Fred Chadbourne and workman Whiskey Dave, who earned his name during the 1920s Prohibition, still call the place home. Legend has it that in 1944 Whiskey Dave was shot at the bar by Sherriff Lefty Dalton. Whiskey Dave had stabbed Dalton, and as the Sherriff collapsed he shot Whiskey Dave. Whiskey Dave is buried under the Big Bear Lake bar carrying his namesake.

Club Bombay

672 Pine Knot Ave.


Featuring live music Thursday through Saturday, Club Bombay is a favorite among Big Bear Lake bars of locals and visitors alike. The warm comfortable atmosphere beckons you to sit down, have a drink, and stay for a while. Big Bear is full of musical talent, and Club Bombay showcases a wide range of musical genres from Hawaiian to rock and everything in between. Though they don’t serve food, you can bring your own or order take-out from one of the nearby eateries.

Murray’s Saloon & Eatery

672 Cottage Ln.

(909) 866-1444

If you want the best deal in town for great food and drinks, check out Murray’s Saloon & Eatery. Don’t let the outside look of the place fool you; when you step inside you’ll be greeted by a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Offering live music, free billiards, karaoke, great prices and a friendly staff, Murray’s is the place to go for some of the best nightlife bars in Big Bear.

Fire Rock Burgers & Brews

618B Pine Knot Ave.

(909) 878-0696

Not only does Fire Rock Burgers & Brews have a huge selection of best burgers in town, they also offer a great rotating selection of locally crafted beers. Fun, eclectic décor and a great collection of guitars grace interior adding to the fun of tasting all the unique beers on their extensive brew menu. It’s certainly a a bar in Big Bar, CA that you’ll want to visit.

Big Bear Lake Brewing Company

40827 Stone Rd

(909) 878-0283

For some great fresh brews, check out Big Bear’s own microbrewery, Big Bear Lake Brewing Company. Besides great food, these guys make some seriously good beer. Brew offerings include creative IPAs, porters, and hefeweizens with fun names that pay tribute to the Big Bear area.

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