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Mar 11, 2008 12:23 PM

is Karaoke possible in the Lake Arrowhead/Big Bear area?

Hi Chowhounders --
I'm staying in Lake Arrowhead this weekend for a birthday getaway. I've read all the listings for food recs in the arrowhead and big bear area, but didnt see much for bars. Can anyone recommend some fun places to check out - bars, karaoke, pool, etc. we're not huge beer drinkers, more into wine & cocktails. and just would like to find some fun places to check out on friday & saturday nites.
thanks for your help!

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  1. well that sucks... i got no recs. from you guys!! so here's what i experienced up in lake arrowhead this past weekend... i checked out the saddleranch - but that place was too overpriced, so we went to the thai restaurant in that village area on the lake. the thai place was pretty good. we brought our own wine, for a $10 corkage fee, but they do have a full bar if u want it. apparently fri & sat nite they clear half the restaurant and turn it into a dance floor w/ a middle-aged guy on a laptop pretending to be a dj. that was funny to watch. didnt stick around for it. but the music varied from beatles, to more recent shit. i dont think there is karaoke around that area. then sat. morning, we tried the waffle place in that same village area. it was good, a little crowded. i'm more of an egg fan, so it wasnt my ideal place. when i asked for the eggs benedict with the sauce on the side, they didnt seem to understand that, and just dumped the sauce right on it. but they were kind enough to take it back and redo it for me. if i ever go back, i'd probably try some of the other recs. i found on chowhound for breakfast places in big bear. there was a huge snowstorm sat nite, so we resorted to snackin in our cabin for dinner, and got the hell outta there on sun. morning. i forget the horror of driving on icy roads, with no visability from the fog & snow. and skiing at big bear was lame, too icy. i'll take colorado skiing over southern cali skiing any day!

    1. There used to be a bowling alley in big bear with a bar that did karaoke, I think it was called Alley Ooops! That was probably 4 years ago, so I'm not sure if it is still there.