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Commonwealth Lounge

112 E. Commonwealth Ave. Fullerton, CA 92832 | Fullerton | 714-525-8888

Location Description:

This downtown spot has successfully separated itself from the herd of local sud-slingers with unique aesthetic flourishes. Remarkably, the bar itself is table high, and patrons are seated in cushy, broad-backed chairs. The recessed liquor shelves feature opaque surfaces through which constantly changing colors shine and the tin ceiling is embellished with stamped floral patterns. The bar staff mixes up a menagerie of martinis from classic to watermelon as well as other alcoholic concoctions. However, local beer lovers will be delighted to know the lounge serves a tasty micro-number from Placentia's The Bruery, a spicy summer ale called Trade Winds. DJs regularly spin salsa, soul and funk and include appearances from KCRW's own Jeremy Sole as well as resident DJ Bobby Soul. More known for its great music and beautifully lit lounge than its food, although one could imagine Sinatra eating here if he was into artisan flatbreads.

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  • Cuisine(s): American, Appetizers, Grill, Pizza, Salads, Sandwiches, Soups
  • Hours: Daily 5pm-2am
  • Price: $$$, $$$$
  • Serving: Dinner, Late Night
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Parking: Street
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Attire: Casual
  • Features: Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

Upcoming Events

  • DJ Dirty Soap

    10:00 p.m. first Wed. of every month
    10:00 p.m. third Wed. of every month

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