Claremont is no sleepy college town. Looking for fun after the sun goes down? Claremont’s growing list of nightspots range from quiet wine bars and outdoor lounges accented by designer fire pits and whispering sycamores, to true college hangouts with top-notch bands, stunning live entertainment courtesy of the famous Candlelight Pavilion dinner theater, a jazz-fondue club, a Las Vegas-styled piano bar, a comedy club, live music and performances at many restaurants, and an assortment of sports bars.
Want a quiet time with friends or loved ones? Try the outdoor patio of the Lounge and Bar at Hotel Casa 425, where starry nights peek through the trees and are warmed by “crystal” fire pits, or enjoy the comfy sofas at the Packing House Wine Merchants. Can’t choose between a roaming magician or acoustic guitar for your background ambiance? Both occur with frequency at Espiau’s.
Other local venues that combine entertainment with fine food include Friday night belly dancing at Casablanca Bar and Grill, in the Packing House; and live bands performing nightly at The Press Restaurant in the Village.
There is even a Laemmle movie theater screening both popular and arthouse films.
What you may not know about Claremont Nightlife: many of the entertainers at the PianoPiano dueling piano lounge bar, next to the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Claremont, are also regulars at famous piano bars in Las Vegas. Come experience a world-class show right in your own backyard. And don’t forget to bring your loudest singing voice!