Recommended: Mondays at the Avalon Bar with Stretch and Nao


Monday night's a good night for drinking 'cuz the squares are stuck at home watching Seinfeld reruns. That's why I've made Avalon in Costa Mesa (originally owned by the late Mike Conley) my new hangout spot. Well, that, and the fact that I know the bartender.

Anyway, I've been pleasantly surprised with the DJ team of Stretch and Nao (pronounced "now"). They play lots of obscure rock 'n' roll, new wave and garage mixed with the occasional punk record here and there.

Stretch is a nice guy (and tall, hence the name) who never complains when, after a few sangrias, I inevitably request, "any OC punk that isn't Social Distortion." Minutes later the Adolescents are filling the bar.

And if that's not enough, Avalon gives away free yes, I said FREE Pabst Blue Ribbon on Mondays from 10-11. Now you have no excuse not to go.

P.S., The free PBRs don't mean you still don't have to buy me drinks for telling you about this place.

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