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The Top Local Venues to Celebrate

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Delicious food is arguably one of the best traditions. Downtown Redlands boasts scrumptious cuisine year-round, but local restaurants can be a lifesaver when that turkey doesn’t turn out quite right, or you’re just tired of being in the kitchen altogether.

Take your visitors to a variety of Redlands restaurants for a fun evening out, and impress your mother-in-law with your knowledge about the best local eateries.

Browse our curated list of local restaurants and gathering places, listed alphabetically.

  1. Citrone

    Citrone

    Nestled in beautiful downtown Redlands, Citrone Restaurant & Bar is the fine dining jewel that makes celebratory events perfect. This American Bistro restaurant combines exquisite cuisine, an award-winning wine cellar, and the ambiance necessary to allow visitors to escape from the outside world and enjoy good food, good drink, and great conversation.

    Using fresh ingredients, local produce, and a constant drive for perfection, Citrone strives to bring the very best dining experience to every patron. While Citrone is the optimal place for milestone events, the friendly environment is primed for a more casual dining experience as well. If you just don’t feel like cooking tonight and want to get away from the day-to-day, Citrone is the ideal destination.

    Call (909) 793-6635

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  2. Cope House Bar & Bistro

    Cope House Bar & Bistro

    We invite you to join us in one of Redlands' most unique dining establishments. Nestled in the alley of the 112-year-old brick and mortar Cope building, and with an ambience that ushers you into nothing short of the classic New York bistros, the Cope House offers a quaint American menu with a French flair.

    Homemade comfort food, craft cocktails and jazz classics that will ignite the holiday spirit. Indulge with your nearest kith and kin. Tuesday-Sunday 11am-kitchen closes at 10pm. Bar stays open up until 2am.

    Call (909) 798-4101

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  3. Darby's

    Darby's

    Darby’s is a classic rock and sports themed restaurant. We serve American/Mexican fusion cuisine with flair, made fresh from the finest ingredients. We offer 40 different beers on tap as well as over 30 bottles and cans, including several made right here in Redlands. Every one of our bartenders and servers is a Cicerone Certified Beer Server. We also offer Redlands’ largest variety of spirits, including over 100 whiskies—from the old standards to some of the rarest craft varieties—more than 20 tequilas, and over 40 vodkas.

    Trying to find a place to watch the big game? Look no further: we have 30 TVs and carry every NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL game. Whether you are looking for a quick lunch, a place to enjoy Happy Hour, a place to root for your team, a delicious dinner for the family, or somewhere to relax during the evening, Darby’s is the place to go.

    Call (909) 792-2119

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  4. The Eating Room

    The Eating Room

    Martha Green's restaurant and bakery is open 7 days a week, and breakfast is served all day. Eggs Benedict is a local favorite original, with the option for bomb style with fresh spinach, avocado, and tomato added to the classic style. Nothing says holidays like our sinful French toast, made with croissants, cream cheese, eggs, syrup, and butter baked to perfection.

    We have order forms in the bakery, so we can help make your holidays and special occasions a bit easier. Let us do the baking for you! Seasonal items include pumpkin rolls, bread pudding, six-packs of cinnamon rolls, sticky buns, and almond croissants. We also have something for the savory lovers: salmon pâté, olive tapenade, and herb cheese. Everything is made from scratch in house.

    Call (909) 792-5400

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  5. Escape Craft Brewery

    Cope House Bar & Bistro

    Escape to your happy place! With over 20 house-made craft beers on tap, Escape Craft Brewery is a great place to meet up with friends for a pint. Sip a seasonal brew in our spacious tasting room, eclectically decorated with historical Redlands relics, and check out our spectacular new game room with bocce, air hockey, skee-ball, corn hole, and a covered patio.

    Decked out with festive twinkling lights and seating for 90, the game room is perfect for hosting parties of all kinds: birthdays, retirements, wedding receptions, fundraisers, or business events. Have an Escape anytime! Beer is available to-go in cans, bottles, and growlers. We are dog and food friendly.

    Call (909) 713-3727

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  6. Rok N Fondue

    Rok N Fondue

    Rok N Fondue prides itself on being a culinary destination centered around a communal, interactive experience that encourages conversation and connection. We offer a unique choice of “rock cooking” with an entrée: exceptionally hot blocks of volcanic rock cook the food at the table and produce a savory taste, paired with delightful sauces.

    The menu is also accompanied by delectable holiday craft cocktails, appetizers, and various fondues. The seasonal spirit does not stop there—the restaurant is beautifully decorated for Christmas. The intimate, low-lit ambiance makes Rok N Fondue a perfect place to get cozy, listen to music, and strengthen our community.

    Call (909) 793-1919

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  7. Speakeasy on State

    Speakeasy on State

    Looking for a unique space with class and history to host your holiday event? Speakeasy on State is a 4000 ft2 loft space in the heart of downtown Redlands. We offer all the necessities required to host a large or more intimate gathering.

    The Speakeasy offers two separate rooms, each with its own character and charm. We would also love to see you at the "New Years Evedrop" event for a special VIP experience at our venue, complete with VIP parking, a live band, dinner, and a champagne toast to ring in the new year!

    Call (909) 501-5524

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  8. The Tartan

    The Tartan

    The Tartan is family owned and has been around for more than 52 years. Come treat your family to a great night out with plenty of appetizers, dinners and drinks. Music every Wednesday night at 6pm. Our friendly service and staff are looking forward to your company!

    Call (909) 792-9919

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Did we miss any places you love to gather in Redlands? Let us know in a comment below!

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