This Expansive Outdoor Space Is a Total Vibe

Via Locate Magazine: If you’re looking for a new summer hangout, head to Dana Point’s Craft House, where you’ll find the perfect patio destination for you and your crew. This neighborhood restaurant has stirred up quite the buzz with its uniquely crafted plates, impressive inventory of whiskey and its brand new outdoor space. Here’s an inside look at why Craft House’s patio should be your prime dining and drinking destination this summer!

Craft House’s outdoor patio is made with African teak flooring paired elegantly with black metal-paneled windows that encompass the entire patio space. Hanging lights are strung from end to end on the patio, twinkling at night to make you feel like you’re lounging with friends under the stars. With a modish louvered roof above the space, Craft House’s patio is the ideal place to enjoy a laid-back night out with your buddies or a romantic evening with your partner. 

With summer rolling in, say goodbye to the moody spring season and hello to sunshine and 75! Craft House’s patio space is currently only open on Friday and Saturday but will be open daily in the summer. That means you can enjoy refreshing drinks and mouthwatering creations all while basking in Southern California’s dreamy weather. Be sure to check out their social hour menu when planning your visit. Dig into appetizers—Irish nachos and spicy tuna chips, anyone?—and sip cocktails like an Aperol Spritz or an old-fashioned at special prices. 

From yoga workshops to more intimate gatherings, Craft House’s patio is the perfect spot to plan your next event. Not only is their patio space aesthetically pleasing and welcoming, but their curated food and drink menu is sure to wet your whistle and please your palate.

Whether you’re looking for a charming place for you and your gang to indulge or are searching for a widescreen TV to catch an Angels game, Craft House’s new patio has a summer vibe like no other. And with over 160 bottles of whiskey on their shelves and 15 different cocktails on the menu, almost anyone can find something to sip on here. Don’t forget to order Chef Blake Mellgren’s award-winning street corn for a dish you will never forget!

Mellgren, Craft House’s owner and chef, opened the restaurant in 2016 to provide sustainable seafood and locally sourced ingredients to his Orange County community. His commitment to craft cuisine is apparent in his sophisticated and purposeful menu, and Craft House’s popularity is rapidly accelerating as a result. From an extensive whiskey menu to cut-rate happy hour bites, the restaurant’s mindfully curated food and drink menu is a sure crowd-pleaser.

Craft House
34094 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point