Claremont is no sleepy college town.
Looking for fun after the sun goes down? Claremont’s 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, a Las Vegas-styled piano bar, 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 Wines.
Want to kick it up a notch? Sing along with the bawdy performers at the PianoPiano dueling piano lounge bar, next to the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Claremont, whose weekly regulars come direct to Claremont from Las Vegas. Come experience a world-class show right in your own backyard. And don’t forget to bring your loudest singing voice!
Can’t choose between a roaming magician or acoustic guitar for your background ambiance? Both occur with frequency at Espiau’s. Or make it a Hollywood night at the Claremont Laemmle 5, which screens both popular and arthouse films.