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5052 Katella Ave, Los Alamitos, CA 90720-2802
+1 562-598-2527
8:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 am
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Long Beach, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

My husband is a huge Steeler fan and we went here for a game, expecting to have a great time cheering on his team with other fans... and spending lots of money on food and drinks in the process. I was wearing my team's jersey (not the Steelers), however was just as excited to cheer for the Steelers as everyone... More 

2 Thank amykm2017
Cypress, California
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

If you like the servers to ignore you and service their friends, you've come to the right place. Tried to get thje bartenders attention at the bar : wow,that was hard. Had to go to thew bar myself because the waitress kept passing by the table without so much as a glance

1 Thank George Y
Cypress, California
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2015

We dance at this saloon every weekend they have live band and it usually is pretty crowded because the music is good dancing is great!... and on occasion we have breakfast the next morning... wow great food and reasonable price! They have early morning bloody Mary's and Mimosas too... the breakfast consists of two eggs, hash browns, bacon, sausage and... More 

Thank SEWONG57
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2015

We were in SoCal on vacation but couldn't miss the big Sunday night game so I googled for a Steelers bar and it certainly is! We got there just before the game started and the place was so packed with fans that we ended up sitting in a small room in the back but never fear they had a big... More 

1 Thank Shelly S
Buena Park, California
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294 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2014

When you are in Los Alamitos, make sure and stop by the Starting Gate. I have always received fast service, the food is great, they have cheap drinks, and it's fun inside. And for those of us who enjoy cute bartenders, Emily rocks!!!

8 Thank 90622
Garden Grove, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2014

If you're in the Los Alamitos area you should stop by The Starting Gate. It's across the street from the Los Alamitos racetrack. It's a little old school inside, but has a cool feel about it. The food is very good (I recommend the chicken marsala) and the drinks are reasonable. They have different events each night, including a comedy... More 

Thank dave k
San Clemente, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My West Coast Swing dance club meets here once a month, as well as on New Year's Day, and we are always treated well and offered decent food and cocktails for reasonable prices. Management is attentive to our needs (DJ music and dance floor) and the wait staff is friendly offering great service to our large group.

1 Thank Rochelle K
Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2012

Lively karaoke and good live music on a Saturday night, even if they didn't let me and my buddy in after midnight. We didn't really have any business being in there by that time. Nice bouncer.

Thank MistletoeArrow

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5052 Katella Ave, Los Alamitos, CA 90720-2802
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Los Alamitos
  • Phone Number: +1 562-598-2527

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?