1717 N. El Camino Real
San Clemente, CA 92672


  • Daily 10am-2am
A typical night will find this box-shaped building off San Clemente's main drag filled with loyal locals. Eleven TVs line the walls above the bar and over the two pool tables; most of the other wall space is covered in stickers in that classic SoCal style. Knuckle Heads has a full complement of liquors and nine beers on tap, but the house special is oversized servings; big bottles and 22-ounce cans of all the typical suds (the craft beer scene hasn't trickled down to this watering hole yet, and nobody here seems to care). What makes Knuckle Heads stand out from other neighborhood bars is the small stage in the back corner, where bands play on Thursday and Friday nights. Bonus: Try to find Waldo hiding somewhere among the cluttered walls.

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