Mugs Away Saloon

27324 Camino Capistrano
Laguna Beach, CA 92677
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  • Daily 10am-2am
  • $$$
  • Dance Floor, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Wheelchair accessible
  • Late Night
  • Full bar
  • Parking Lot Available
The first thing you might notice when walking into Mugs Away are pictures of naked women outside the patio that look like they were ripped from the pages of a 1980s Penthouse. Advertised below a teased blonde’s globular silicone breasts are the specials that make this place great, such as $8 happy-hour pitchers of Pabst Blue Ribbon and $2 all-you-can-eat pizza until it’s gone. The locals shooting pool have control of the jukebox and a penchant for 80s metal-- deal with it. The rusted-out frame of a bike that looks like it was pulled up by an unlucky fisherman is just one of the plethora of interior oddities, such as street signs containing unnecessary curse words. Over the years, it’s become a haven for any South County dive bar cover band with their salt and their spandex. Oh, and Mugs Away is infamous in Orange County for instigating that annual tradition involving hundreds of drunk people pulling down their pants and showing their asses to a nearby passing Amtrak train. Need we say more?

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