For anyone who’s over 21, enjoying a cold, refreshing beer on a hot day is one of the best feelings in the world. Here in Orange County, there are a ton of specialty breweries, bars, pubs, and speakeasies that have amazing drinks and snacks. Since we’re food enthusiasts at Taco Bar Catering, we love finding the best drinks to pair with tasty food. As long as you are drinking responsibly, we encourage you to check out some of the microbreweries around town! Some of these places even offer craft beers that you can take home and serve with your taco catering in Irvine. After all, nothing goes better with a fresh fish taco than a chilly drink. 

Backstreet Brewery

14450 Culver Drive, Irvine, CA 92604

Most of the beer at Backstreet Brewery is brewed in the neighboring city of Anaheim. Its Irvine location offers the latest California-inspired drinks available. Some of their most creative inventions include the Pinata Party Mexican Amber Lager, a Mexican-inspired beer made with 6 row, corn, and biscuit malt, and the Hazy Ex-Girlfriend, a New England style imperial IPA with torrified wheat. If you can’t be bothered to leave your air conditioned home for a drink, you can get your favorite BSB brews online!

Center Hub

2222 Michelson Drive  #220, Irvine, CA 92612

Can’t decide between a cocktail or beer? Have both! Located at Trade Food Hall in Irvine, Center Hub is a trendy hipster cocktail bar that has ten beers on tap and an extensive wine selection. Some of the most popular handcrafted drinks include the Mega Mimosa, a 34 ounce orange and champagne cocktail, and the Irvine Old Fashioned, a mix of whiskey, peach, and citrus. As it turns out, you can have the best of both worlds. 

Hive and Honey

7905 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618

Irvine is a corporate social center, so you can’t expect the city to be complete with a big, bougie rooftop bar! At the top of Marriott Irvine Spectrum, Hive and Honey serves craft cocktails, spirits, and wine for business executives and Important People. They have cute bee-themed drinks, like the Bee’s Knees, a gin with honey and lemon, to get you buzzed. There are also many imported wines you can order by the glass or bottle. 

The Bow Room

860 Spectrum Center Dr, Irvine, CA 92618

A Hello Kitty-themed speakeasy? Dreams do come true! Hidden behind the Hello Kitty Grand Cafe at Irvine Spectrum, this is the only speakeasy to exclusively serve Hello Kitty inspired drinks and snacks. The inside is decorated in signature Helly Kitty colors, bubblegum pink and white. The drinks are also just as adorable as the decor. Empress Kitty, Kitty Island, and Pink Bow are just a few fan favorites. If you plan on visiting, we highly recommend making a reservation beforehand! 

Left Coast Brewing

6652 Irvine Center Dr, Irvine, CA 92618

Originally from San Clemente, CA, Left Coast Brewing has branched out to major cities across the US, including Irvine. The family-owned business’s award-winning beers are inspired by beers from around the world. You can stop by their tasting room in Irvine to try a local Orange County IPA made with locally grown oranges or an original creation like the Nelson Reef, a brut IPA. They even have craft spirits brewed on site for customers with stronger palates. You can also get a can of their craft beer to-go! 

Taco Bar Catering

While Taco Bar Catering does not serve alcoholic drinks, we’ve got family-friendly options for everyone else at the party! Our flagship restaurant, Taqueros Mexican Restaurant, serves a variety of delicious Mexican beverages, such as agua de frutas, licuados, aguas frescas, chamoyada, and more. Quench your thirst in style with these awesome alcohol-free drinks at your next party in Irvine! They taste amazing with tacos and they’ll be a hit with friends and family of any age. (P.S. They make great chasers, too.)

We hope this helps you find the perfect drink to go with your tacos! Taco Bar Catering is taco catering business that services all of Orange County. We’re incredibly passionate about cooking, eating, and sharing our authentic Oaxacan-inspired dishes with all our customers. Irvine is always a delight to visit, so give us a call if you need Mexican food catering!