A Local’s Guide to the Best Big Bear Bars

Escape the rush of the city with a relaxing getaway to Big Bear Lake, California, nestled in the San Bernardino Mountains. Spend your days on the water soaking in the sun, trying water sports like kayaking, or renting a boat for the day. At night, head to Big Bear Lake Village to explore some of the best Big Bear bars.

As you plan your trip to Big Bear Lake, be sure to download our complimentary Vacation Guide! It’s packed with local insight and suggestions on other Big Bear bars, restaurants, and activities. This inclusive guide is the perfect tool to help you plan your vacation.

Top 3 Big Bear Bars

Whether you’re looking for an exciting night of dancing in a club atmosphere or a laidback night at a pub, there’s a bar for you. Read about the three most popular Big Bear bars, then walk around to explore even more places in the area.

Big Bear Lake Brewing Company

Beer lovers will want to pay a visit to this local brewery. Whether you’re a fan of hoppy IPAs or smooth, dark porters, Big Bear Lake Brewing Company has it all. For a light, crisp drink, try the Barely Legal Honey Blonde Ale. If you crave a heavier drink, the Ode to Winslow Robust Porter is the beer for you. Enjoy unique brews with a burger or tacos, or order appetizers for the table at one of the best Big Bear bars.

Club Bombay

Check out this laidback lounge to sip on specialty cocktails and hear live music. If you go on Wine Wednesday, you’ll receive $2 off glasses of red or white. With expert mixologists working the bar, this intimate club serves up tasty pomegranate martinis, blood orange margaritas, and other craft cocktails. Check out the bar on Friday and Saturday nights to hear local musicians play through the night.

Av Nightclub

During the day, Av Nightclub is the perfect place to play a game of pool over a few beers or catch your favorite sports game. But at night, the bar turns into a full-on nightclub with bottle service and a different DJ every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Ask the knowledgeable bartenders for suggestions on their favorite specialty cocktails, including a tamarind whiskey sour and passion fruit gin fizz. Be sure to check the Facebook page to find out about themed parties like the recent onesie PJ bash.

Stay at Big Bear Lakefront Cabins

It’s time to plan a stay at Big Bear Lakefront Cabins! When you book with us, you get to choose from many different cabin locations. If you’re interested in the Big Bear bars, choose a cabin by the village! You’ll love how all our cabins have a unique character. First, choose your favorite, then begin planning your trip to our gorgeous area! No matter what time of year you visit, we know you’ll have a blast. We look forward to having you at Big Bear Lakefront Cabins!