Our choice hasn’t changed from last year: “It ain’t what you think: This SanTana dive doesn’t bother with Sin City emulation, or even with trying to get a cool crowd. It’s puro pinche pari here: working-class Mexicans who come in and out of the dank bar from morning to late night to play some pool, watch a soccer match and get borracho on beer. But pop a top before the hipsters discover it. . . . Wait, Las Vegas now stocks Blue Moon? Uh-oh . . .” Postscript: The hipsters still haven’t discovered it because Mexicans.
2339 S. Bristol St., Santa Ana, (714) 546-3035.
Readers’ Choice: Mission Bar