From Cheers to How I Met Your Mother, our favorite TV shows revolve around cool local hangouts. Our favorite characters go to unwind, to connect with friends, to meet new people, and so much more. But how many of us are actually blessed enough to have a local spot we can call our own? Finding a local spot you want to spend time at time and time again can be difficult.
Fear not! We’re here to help you find your own Cheers or MacLaren’s in your neighborhood. When you’re trying out new bars in search of your new favorite, here are 5 things to look for in a great local bar near you.
1. A Welcoming Atmosphere
A good vibe is the first sign of a great local bar. From the brightness of the lighting, to the amount of available seating, to the conversation provided by the bartender, everything should make you feel right at home. After all, you’re looking for a place you can see yourself hanging out at, inviting your friends to, and possibly even meeting some new friends at.
2. A Bar Menu That Suits Your Tastes
What’s your poison? Whether it’s wine, beer, or liquor, make sure that the bar menu at your prospective new bar carries a good selection of what you like to drink. So if you tend to prefer liquor drinks, make sure you’re not making your new home at a wine/beer only bar. As a bonus, find out if they offer a happy hour menu as well. You and your friends will appreciate being able to save money on the regular.
3. Tasty Options for Food
Sure, you’ll be visiting your favorite bar for drinks, but that doesn’t mean you can’t love the food as well. In fact, we hope you love the food! Look for a local bar with a tasty menu that you’ll want to sample even when you haven’t had a few.
4. A Convenient Location
One of the most important factors to consider when choosing a new favorite local bar is convenience. The bar doesn’t have to be within walking distance of your home, but you shouldn’t have to drive too far out of your way to have a drink or two. You want the bar to feel like a neighborhood hangout, so it should be close enough to your home.
5. Reasonable Pricing
We want you to find your local hangout, and that shouldn’t require emptying your wallet in the process. Your potential new favorite bar should price their drinks and food at a point that fits your budget and preferences. When you invite your friends to join you, they’ll appreciate reasonable prices as well.
Searching for a new local bar in the Coachella Valley? Join us at one of our two locations for a drink and a bite to eat—7 days a week. Click below to find our addresses, and check out our menus here.