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Big Bear After Hours

Posted: 08/12/19 | By Sara Schacht

We all know that excitement when it’s time to jump in the car and hit the road for a weekend getaway in Big Bear! The road snacks are within reach, Google maps is navigating the way, and hopefully traffic isn’t too painful.

The fresh scent of the pines, the cool mountain breeze, the abundance of mother nature, and the slower pace of life are just a few highlights that add to Big Bear’s small-town charm. With that said, our little town can get pretty sleepy around 8 or 9 p.m.

Not to worry, for those of you with a later bedtime, we’ve pulled together some family-oriented (and some grown-up oriented) fun for everyone to enjoy past the typical closing time.

Have Fun!

Family Fun After Hours!
The Big Bear Bowling Barn features a 16-lane bowling facility, arcade area, full-service snack bar and Alley Oops Sports Bar. Glow Bowling is also hosted on a nightly basis and includes black lights and groovy music! In the summer/fall seasons, The Bowling Barn can be open until around 10 p.m.; weekend hours can extend until midnight. Visit their website for additional info on parties and tournaments.



Put your wits (and your friends’ and family’s wits) to the test at one of Big Bear Lake’s two escape rooms locations! Visit the Big Bear Escape Room website to check out two adventure quests and one coming soon! Also visit Mountain Room Escapes and learn about their three current rooms!

Southern California’s #1 Oktoberfest is back soon! Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest is renown for its authentic traditions and old-world ambiance. Every year offers a wide variety of fun the whole family can enjoy each weekend. Book your tickets for any weekend from Sept. 7 through Nov. 2!



Few have experienced their favorite bands in a unique, intimate setting like The Cave offers. Rock out to live music all night while you enjoy gourmet food and drinks from two full bars inside the venue. Check their website for upcoming shows and dates and to book tickets!



Add a trip to the cinema to your night on the town! Village Theaters North, has nightly showings of the latest films with some additional matinees in the weekend. Visit their website for feature film showings and to find coupons and discounts.

After Hours Fun for the Grown-Ups!
Whiskey Dave’s and Murray’s Saloon and Eatery both offer a quality menu and a full-service bar. Check their website for live music, dancing, and karaoke nights! Closing time is 2 a.m.

For those looking for more of the club scene with classic EDM, the AV Nightclub in The Village opens nightly at 9 p.m. with drinks, dancing, and a DJ. Closing time is 2 a.m.

Found any personal favorites we missed? Share your good times and suggestions with us on social media and be sure to tag @VisitBigBear!

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