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Best Punk-rock Bar Orange County 2013 - Johnny's Saloon

Johnny\'s Saloon

Johnny's Saloon

17428 Beach Blvd.

Huntington Beach, CA 92647


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Readers' Choice: Johnny's Saloon

Going into a "punk bar" for the first time can be intimidating, but Johnny's Saloon in Huntington Beach is often referred to as the adult Disneyland (for the folks who prefer the Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean, of course). This dark bar is all about carefree fun and good times with good people. Take the late-night spectacle "Howdy Doody Time," featuring bartender Howdy Doody strutting his stuff atop the bar while pouring Fireball whiskey into the crowd as "Bohemian Rhapsody" blares. It offers more than 100 beers and whiskeys, but no snooty craft cocktails; this crowd takes shots and drinks neat. Before you leave, don't forget to get your picture on the now-iconic Dirty Donald—a "whoops" moment from the Disney Corp. of a children's coin-operated ride, with Donald Duck in a sexually suggestive position.

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