Island Nightlife : Catalina Express

Island Nightlife

A photo of cocktails from NDMK

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For the night owls and the over 21-year-olds, Catalina Island brings times of laughter and entertainment for when the sun goes down. Cheers to new memories with a signature cocktail in hand and the sound of good music.

Lounge Out

Are you interested in a nightcap before calling it an early night? Located above the Trailhead, Topside by NDMK shakes up unique craft cocktails for your after-dinner drink and desserts or appetizers before going to bed. Enjoy your evening in the presence of good company indoors at the bar or outside overlooking Avalon Bay.

Seltzer and beer from Flx Biergarten

For an open-air and lively atmosphere, stop by Avalon’s first ever biergarten called Flx! Inspired by flxible buses in the 50’s, Flx Biergarten is an ideal spot to sip on a flight of beers near a cozy firepit or on picnic tables. You can even play a game of your choice such as beer pong, Jenga, or cornhole.

Sip and savor right on the waterfront of Avalon Bay at Bluewater Grill. Ask to be seated on their outdoor patio and watch the moon glisten off of the water. Admire a peaceful night out on Catalina Island with a signature cocktail or coffee.

Two girls sitting at the Avalon Grille bar

Photo credit to Catalina Island Company 

Just steps away from Avalon Bay, you can try the notorious Wrigley Martini at Avalon Grille. The central bar gives the restaurant a coastal feel being its main focal point. Unwind at the bar with their selection of world-class wines, craft beers, handcrafted cocktails and a delicious dessert menu.


Even though Catalina Island is known for beachside relaxation, the towns night-life is sure to stir up some island fun on your getaway.

Sing your hearts out at the restaurant that’s known for karaoke, El Galleon. Every Thursday through Saturday El Galleon opens up their stage to karaoke from 9pm until late! Jump on stage to sing along to your favorite tune or enjoy the show. The stage once had Katy Perry grace the audience with a song.   

A bartender making cocktails at Luau Larrys

Luau Larry’s, home of the Wiki Wacker, is where the bar meets the bay! This tropical bar has an ocean front view with live entertainment and specialty concoctions. Try the Wiki Wacker cocktail and choose between a hat or sticker to remember your Catalina Island vacation.

As a local favorite for over 75 years, the Marlin Club is the oldest bar on Catalina Island! The Marlin Club is very well-known to both locals and travelers afar. Stop by for a round of bar games and a memorable time.

The Chi Chi Club is Avalon’s iconic nightclub that closes in the early morning with DJ’s, live bands and shows.

Daily Boat Trips To Catalina Island

Discover paradise on Catalina Island with daily ferry trips to and from the island. More than one million travelers choose Catalina Island as their getaway each year and Catalina Express' large fleet of boats make the trip in about an hour, operating every day, year round from three mainland ports - Long Beach, San Pedro and Dana Point.

Escape To Catalina Island

Leave the hustle and bustle of the "mainland" behind. Catalina Island is the perfect place to take a break from the demands of daily life. With so many activities to choose from, your visit to Catalina Island can be adventure-packed or filled with rest and relaxation. With its year round Mediterranean climate, it's the ideal place to enjoy ocean air and sunshine.