Best Place to Play Pool Orange County 2012 - Mulligans Sports Bar and Grill
1401 Calle Valle
San Clemente, CA 92672
Remember those places called "pool halls," in the days before higher-end establishments opened and became places to be seen, rather than places to, you know, actually shoot pool? Mulligans Sports Bar and Grill in San Clemente is a throwback to those times, when one could slap down some quarters, drink American beer that didn't have a stupid name on the label, and concentrate on the recreation at hand—kicking your buddy's ass in a game of billiards. Sure, it's in a rather dark corner of San Clemente, and those with lesser constitutions for such things give it poor reviews on Yelp, but that's exactly what a pool hall and bar should be—just dangerous enough to keep the cool people out. And for bonus points, there aren't any bro dudes with mixed-martial-arts tank tops scowling at everyone.