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Sandpiper Lounge

Map & Directions 1183 S. Pacific Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Daily 1pm-2am
  • All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Late Night
  • Full bar
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OC Weekly's Description

Sandpiper Lounge in Laguna Beach is a legendary dive bar in coastal Orange County. How legendary? Esquire once named them one of the top dive bars in America, writing "If it's a dive, it's Christ-this-place-is-a-dive dive. If it's an Irish pub, it's not an 'Irish' pub. If it's a cocktail lounge, it's got some Tanqueray Ten and a bottle of good rye somewhere." This dive on the beach side of Pacific Coast Highway has been a hippie watering hole since the 1960s. Locals call it the “Dirty Bird.” Live music, plenty of beer, an occasional green (but not pine) scent floating through the air and fabulously unpretentious decor make it one of the most welcoming pubs in the county. Go there in the early afternoon, when the tourists are still around and mingling with the locals who’ll close the place down late into the morning, with more than a few tourists in tow.

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  • Esquire on 02/01/11

    Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. Before Laguna Beach was "Laguna Beach," locals flocked to "The Dirty Bird" on the PCH for stiff drinks and zero pretense.

  • Rae G. on 06/15/10

    This place has great reggae and cheap drinks, there is a $5 cover, but totally worth it, love the dirty bird.

  • @joe4pres on 05/03/13

    This bird is always duuuuurty

  • Kate P. on 01/21/10

    Saw a rad blues band here.

  • Francesca T. on 08/28/12

    Also known as the "Dirty Bird". Reminds me of my high school prom at a bar...

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