Orange County-Santa Ana
May 11, 2018
Playground sits neatly at Santa Ana’s east end next to Fourth and Spurgen. The open kitchen bar is very chef driven and offers a lot of exciting drinks to choose from. It is definitely the relaxed environment needed after a long day. The 27 foot white quartz bar offers a huge selection of bottled wine and constantly rotates 15 beer taps. This is Orange County’s premier location for the best craft beer. What’s interesting about this bar is that they are 1 of only 200 bars who are certified Cicerones in the world, which means they are complete experts on beer! While Playground is currently building a brand new cocktail lounge, they offer some nice treats for us in their current bar. Go for our favourite cocktail ‘TKO’ that contains vodka, Gifford Peche, lemon and bubbles. Food wise they focus on American small plates. We recommend going for the maple glazed pork chop for your main, which is beautifully soft and melts in the mouth. Another must have is their pineapple crème brulee dessert! Above the bar are huge chalkboards featuring their menu, making The Playground feel less formal and more homely; giving it a more chilled out atmosphere.