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Southern California Biker Bars & Roadhouses

If you enjoy a weekend ride or taking the occasional road trip on your bike, you might want somewhere to stop for a bite to eat and a rest from the road. Here’s a list of Southern California biker bars and roadhouses to add to your itinerary.

Southern California Biker Bars and Roadhouses

’49er Saloon

31908 Crown Valley Road, Acton, CA 93510
Los Angeles County

Established in 1870 to sling drinks to miners and prospectors, the 49er Saloon is a fun and historic spot for bikers to stop in while cruising scenic Soledad Canyon Road. In addition to refreshing drinks, you can fill up on quality food from a menu that features hearty favorites like burgers, barbecue, and homemade meatloaf. They have annual Rides and seasonal shindigs that are always a hit.

Cafe 247

32866 Old Woman Springs Rd, Lucerne Valley, CA 92356
San Bernardino County

This quirky roadside stop is decorated with vintage cars and a hodgepodge of collectible items corralled around the outdoor seating areas, with license plates lining the walls indoors. This roadhouse offers a menu full of homecooked favorites for breakfast, lunch, and dinner including breakfast burritos, burgers, sandwiches, and deep-fried finger foods. And if you’re out for a weekend ride, stop in here for the weekend barbecue extravaganza with ribs, tri tip, and chicken.

Cold Springs Tavern

5995 Stagecoach Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Santa Barbara County

If you’re heading down the 154, take the turnoff at Stagecoach Road to this stagecoach stop that opened in 1868, and still maintains it’s rustic, Old West charm. They serve up outdoor barbecue on weekends until 5PM, with live music in the afternoon. The regular menu offers all the traditional American entrees including steak, burgers, chili, and wild game.

Cook’s Corner

19152 Santiago Canyon Road, Trabuco Canyon, CA 92679
Orange County

Dubbed the oldest biker bar in Southern California, the parking lot here on weekends is often packed with bikes. They offer live music and regular gatherings, good food and cold drinks. This is one of SoCal’s busiest and most popular destinations for local bikers out on a weekend ride.

Cuyama Buckhorn

4923 Primero Street, New Cuyama, CA 93254
Santa Barbara County

The Buckhorn dates back to 1952 and has transformed into a modernized retro lodge near State Route 166 and California Scenic Route 133. Weary riders can rumble to a stop here for food and drinks, and there’s good news – those who need a rest can stay the night at one of the resorts rooms.

Hell’s Kitchen Motorsports Bar & Grill

530 Crane Street, Unit C, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
Riverside County

Hell’s Kitchen is definitely pro-biker! There’s lots of delicious food and ice-cold brews, including craft beer from local breweries. Plenty of outdoor seating areas to relax while taking a break from a cruise along Ortega Highway. Keep an eye on their instagram for updates on bike nights, live music, military and first responder appreciation, and more.

Jackson’s Roadhouse

20023 Auberry Road, Clovis, CA 93619
Fresno County

This classic Central California roadhouse has a full bar and plenty of outdoor area. It doubles as a live music venue with a stage and live music on the weekends. Stop in here for a cold one and enjoy the entertainment and the atmosphere.

Josie’s Hideout

27413 CA-76, Santa Ysabel, CA 92070
San Diego County

This popular stop for bikers outside of San Diego always has a great lineup of events and live music. They’ve got some pretty killer bites here too, so take a break from the bike and enjoy a day at Josie’s.

Lookout Roadhouse

32107 Ortega Highway, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
Riverside County

For bikers cruising Ortega Highway, the Lookout is perched overlooking Lake Elsinore, and you can’t beat the view from the patio. They’ve got plenty of beer and one of the best breakfasts around.

Mother’s Tavern

16701 Pacific Coast Highway, Sunset Beach, CA 92649
Orange County

You’ll know you’re there when you see the bikes lined up out front. Mother’s is a favorite local spot for bikers cruising along Pacific Coast Highway. They have live music Friday through Sunday, a vintage vibe, a rock and roll juke box, and plenty of cold beer.

My Place Sports Bar & Grill

5452 Commercial Drive, Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Orange County

This family-owned sports bar slash biker hangout has TVs for watching the game, pool tables, and a full menu with nightly dinner specials. There are booths and picnic table style seating inside, and you can often find a crowd gathering in the outdoor space. They show all the UFC fights, and host bike nights every 1st and 3rd Wednesday night.

Neptune’s Net

42505 CA-1, Malibu, CA 90265
Los Angeles County
310 – 457-3095

Open since 1956, this iconic beachfront roadstop along PCH in Malibu draws a biker crowd on the weekends. They serve up some of the best All American fare including plenty of seafood options and have excellent ocean views. Grab a frosty beer and fuel up here before heading down the highway.

Pappy + Harriet’s

53688 Pioneertown Road, Pioneertown, CA 92268
San Bernardino County

Before it was Pappy & Harriet’s, it was The Cantina, a beloved biker burrito bar. Officially established in 1982, this modern Pioneertown Palace is a western-style bar and restaurant set in the 1870s-themed frontier town near Joshua Tree. Here you’ll find flavorful open fire Santa Maria BBQ, live music, and a fun and friendly atmosphere.

Paradise Valley Cafe

61721 CA-74, Mountain Center, CA 92561
Riverside County

There is plenty of outdoor seating to relax and enjoy a break from the bike in this modern roadhouse in the mountains. Not just for bikers and car clubs…hikers from the Pacific Crest Trail refuel here, horseback riders mosey in, and it’s a great stop for grub at the intersection of state routes 74 and 371.

Pozo Saloon

90 W Pozo Rd, Santa Margarita, CA 93453
San Luis Obispo County

Standing since 1858, Pozo Saloon is a historic saloon that was the first structure built when the surrounding city was being established. A place that once served miners and outlaws, Pozo today offers visitors an old west feel and a lively atmosphere known for live music, camping, and festive gatherings. *Temporarily closed for preservation and restoration. Will be open again soon under new ownership.

The Rock Inn

17539 Elizabeth Lake Road, Lake Hughes, CA 93532
Los Angeles County

Serving locals and road-weary travelers, The Rock Inn has a full menu, plenty of cold drinks, karaoke on Friday nights, and live music on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday. Motorcycles line up in front of this historic former general store/post office/hotel on the weekends and was converted into a restaurant in the late 1970s.

The Rock Store

30354 Mulholland Highway, Cornell, CA 91301
Los Angeles County

If you’re cruising the well-known Mulholland Highway, you’ll want to make a stop at this spot dubbed the world’s best moto hangout. Located high in the Santa Monica Mountains, it’s one of the most famous biker hangouts, with plenty of space to park your bike and gather. The Rock Store is all about good times and good food with good friends. The building dates back to 1910 as a stagecoach stop and turned into a small grocery store in 1961 eventually evolving into the icon it is today.

The Screaming Chicken AKA Screaming Sally’s Saloon

18169 Cajon Street, San Bernardino, CA 92407
San Bernardino County

Just off Route 66 you’ll find this quirky roadhouse with plenty of brews on tap (no liquor, just beer and wine here). Stop in for a refresher when you’re passing through.

Starting Gate

5052 Katella Ave, Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Orange County

Head over for bike night on Thursdays! Located across from the Los Alamitos Race Course, this local bar is a gathering spot for bikers in the area. They have other theme nights as well as karaoke and live bands.

Swallow’s Inn

31786 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Orange County

You’ll definitely find a few bikes parked out front of this South OC watering hole. Just a few steps from the Mission, Swallow’s Inn serves cold beer and cocktails and hosts regular events like Taco Tuesday, karaoke night, line dancing, live music, and more.

Honorable Mention Locals Spots & Beyond SoCal

Alice’s Restaurant | 17288 Skyline Blvd., Woodside, CA 94062 | San Mateo County

Big Helyn’s | 3317 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672 | Orange County

Blondies | 2259 N Lakewood Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90815 | Los Angeles County

Ethel’s Old Corral | 4310 Alfred Harrell Hwy, Bakersfield, CA | Kern County

Heinhold’s First & Last Chance Saloon | Jack London Square, 48 Webster St., Oakland, CA 94607 | Alameda County

High Dive Bar & Grill | 1801 Morena Blvd., San Diego, CA 92110 | San Diego County

House Of Hayden | 421 E 1st Street, Long Beach, CA 90802 | Los Angeles County

The Joint | 165 Butte Ave., Randsburg, CA 93554 | Kern County

Knucklehead’s | 1717 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672 | Orange County

Regal Inn | 6763 E Carson St., Lakewood, CA 90713 | Los Angeles County

Whiskey Creek Saloon | 201 5th St., Hollister, CA 95023 | San Benito County

Temecula Wine & Beer Garden | 28464 Old Town Front Street, Temecula, CA 92590 | Riverside County

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Heidi Deal
Heidi Deal is the author of the Newcomers Handbook to Living In Los Angeles & Orange County, and a children’s book author specializing in history and human rights. When she's not writing you can find her solo hiking and going on new adventures with her kids and pup.