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Map & Directions 1717 N. El Camino Real
San Clemente, CA 92672
  • Daily 10am-2am


OC Weekly's Description

A typical night will find this box-shaped building off San Clemente's main drag filled with loyal locals. Eleven TVs line the walls above the bar and over the two pool tables; most of the other wall space is covered in stickers in that classic SoCal style. Knuckle Heads has a full complement of liquors and nine beers on tap, but the house special is oversized servings; big bottles and 22-ounce cans of all the typical suds (the craft beer scene hasn't trickled down to this watering hole yet, and nobody here seems to care). What makes Knuckle Heads stand out from other neighborhood bars is the small stage in the back corner, where bands play on Thursday and Friday nights. Bonus: Try to find Waldo hiding somewhere among the cluttered walls.

Member Reviews

  • kathrynpozzi wrote a review for Knucklehead's
    on 08/19/13

    I cannot say enough about Knuckleheads. My husband and I were recently married at the Casino San Clemente. Brick Bailey and the staff at Knuckleheads bartended for my wedding and far surpassed our expectations. We were blown away by how friendly, down-to-earth and professional they were. Not only were they so nice to all our guests, they made a ‘signature cocktail’ for us... More >>

  • PunkerOwen wrote a review for Knucklehead's
    on 09/26/12

    This place is great..... I've been coming here for over 5 years and I feel "at home" every time I walk through the door. The drinks are strong and the staff is very friendly. There is such a good variety of live music from week to week, there is definitely something for everyone. Come check it out and discover a great pace to relax......

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Tips from foursquare

  • Adrienne M. on 04/24/10

    Try one of Bud's Chicago style hot dogs! Yum!

  • Pete H. on 04/23/10

    Great live music @ knuckleheads!

  • Diane W. on 04/15/12

    The knucklehead burger is phenomenal !... Polish sausage and ham topped burger yum !

  • Jeff H. on 08/22/11

    Cheap drinks and good food.

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