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Nightlife in Big Bear

Founded in 1907, we have served over 1.3 million guest nights over the last 113+ years!

The beauty of a lakefront village, fresh mountain air, and a slower pace than a big city might be just what your need on your next getaway. You want to make sure all your needs are met, from sleeping accommodations to dining accommodations. While there are plenty of ways to fill your Big Bear Lake days, there are also plenty of activities to fill your nights.

The Bowling Barn

The 16-lane facility isn’t just about bowling! While it features state-of-the-art bowling scoring systems, bumpers for the kids, and comfortable seating at the lanes, there is plenty of fun to be had. Stop in for nightly Glow Bowling. Order pizza, flatbreads, burgers, and more, as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages from The Grill & Alley Oops Bar. When you’re finished bowling, head to the arcade for its many games, or the Laser Maze. Hours are Sunday-Thursday 10 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 10 a.m. to midnight.

Village Theaters

The three-screen theater is located in the village on Pine Knot Avenue. It features the latest first-run movies nightly. It’s a great way to see the latest installment of your favorite movie franchise, a new flick with your favorite actor or actress, or discover a new favorite. The snack bar offers traditional theater snacks including candy, popcorn, soft drinks, and more. Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 5-11:30 p.m., Wednesdays 3-11:30 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Murray’s Saloon & Eatery

If you’re looking to take your nightlife fun into the wee hours, make Murray’s a part of your nighttime plans. There is a full-service bar featuring beer, wine, cocktails, spirits, and anything else your heart desires. When much of Big Bear is sleeping in anticipation of another day of outdoor fun, you can find live performances, nightly karaoke, and other bar fun. Don’t forget to fill your belly with more than drinks. Murray’s features a full food menu with appetizers like French fries, onion rings, cheese sticks, and beef sliders, sandwiches, burgers, seafood, and other pub favorites.

Whiskey Dave’s

A hot spot any night of the week, Whiskey Dave’s is open until 2 a.m. most days. Offering traditional bar food like loaded potato skins, wings, and burgers, they have a full bar serving a variety of beers on tap, cocktails, spirits, and liquor. Enjoy live music every weekend or challenge each other to a game at one of the pool or foosball tables for some added fun.

AV Nightclub

If you’re looking for a place to let loose, dance, listen to great music, and have a drink or two, stop in at AV Nightclub. Located right in Big Bear near the village, they’re open until 2 AM every night so you can dance the night away. Listen to tunes picked by an expert DJ, or live entertainment from local bands. No matter how the music’s playing, request your favorites to enhance your fun. Make sure to stop at the full bar with beers on tap, cocktails, and more.

Big Bear Lake Brewing Company

From the water source – the deep aquifers surrounding the Big Bear Valley – to the final product filling your glass, Big Bear Lake Brewing Company’s beers are crafted completely on site. The beers are the star, but they’re accompanied by a selection of cocktails and spirits including mojitos, margaritas, bourbon whiskey, rum, and more. They serve more than drinks! Pick your favorite brew or drink to create your perfect full meal. Whet your appetite with seared ahi tuna or Brussels and bacon. Add a traditional Cobb or Caesar salad or try the “Rattlesteak” – blackened filet tips or blackened chicken breast with Chinese egg noodles, mango, peanuts, mint, and more and topped with a peanut dressing. Choose from entrees like the 9 oz filet mignon, Brewers Steak, or blackened chicken. Add coleslaw or veggies, then top off the meal with something sweet like a classic sundae loaded with two scoops of vanilla ice cream, caramel and chocolate syrups, whip cream, and of course a cherry! They are open daily 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Big Bear at Night

Add privacy and luxury, as well as nearby nightlife by booking a vacation rental Big Bear Vacations. While the area features many restaurants and bars, you may want to enjoy a home-cooked meal in your unit’s fully equipped kitchen from time to time. Choose a small one-bedroom for you and your small family, all the way up to a sprawling five-bedroom and gather all loved ones for a Big Bear Lake adventure. Whatever your vacation needs or style, Big Bear Vacations has a vacation rental that is just right for you. Book a premium unit for luxury upgrades like stainless steel appliances, granite counters, hardwood floors, flat screen TVs and more!

Contact us today to book and take the first step toward planning your Big Bear getaway!

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