Places We Like: Anaheim Brewery adds Bicycle Parking, Delivery



The Anaheim Brewery is embracing bicycling officially.

Of course, you could always ride up to the brewery, lock your bike to the rail that surrounds the outside dining area, and buy a brew. But now, they have real bicycle racks and bicycle delivery, according to Kevin Kidney, vice president of the Anaheim Historical Society. The society is a big mover in making Old Anaheim and the Colony area “cool.”

The Veggie Biker is tempted to call into the brewery and ask for bicycle delivery to Fullerton; but maybe that’s asking too much for a waiter on a beach cruiser. But it’s another place to which you can pedal–even from Fullerton–and enjoy a relaxing moment.


The brewery site reads:

“Welcome to the Anaheim Brewery! We’re a 140-year old company that just opened. That’s right! The first Anaheim Brewery opened in 1870 in downtown Anaheim. We took a 90 year break after National Prohibition closed the taps in 1920.

“Today, the home of the Anaheim Brewery is the Packard Building, a 1920s structure within the city’s Historic District.

“Stop by our Tasting Room and enjoy a glass of “Famous Anaheim Beer!???
336 S. Anaheim Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92805

Tuesday 5 – 9 pm
Wednesday 5 – 9 pm
Thursday 5 – 9 pm
Friday 4 – 9 pm
Saturday 11 am – 9 pm
Sunday 11 am – 6 pm





Places We Like: Night Owl Cafe good for coffee, food, bicycle parking


Friday morning the Veggie Biker stayed home.

Instead of commuting to campus, where the classes are over and the grades posted, he pedaled downtown Fullerton to the Night Owl cafe at Amerige Avenue and Harbor Boulevard.

For $5.95 and a tip, one gets a mug of coffee and a bacon and cheese croissant. And bicycle parking. Better, for those who blew a Month’s wages on their ride, the patio permits you to sip and nibble while guarding your carbon-framed investment.

The cafe has been serving students and anyone else for 18 months, according to the owner’s wife. It opens at “ninish.” The staff was just putting up the huge umbrellas as the Veggie Biker was locking up his rig at 9:15 a.m.

The place closes at 3 a.m., but don’t expect immediate seating after 10 p.m. Close by are Fullerton College, Hope University, and California State University–Fullerton. That’s about 60,000 students. And the city of 125,000 attracts enough locals and out-of-towners to keep 45 restaurants in business.

Morning or night, take a ride to the Night Owl.