Heads up, witches and wizards of the Southern California theme park community! A perfect new hangout has just opened up right across the street from Knott’s Berry Farm in Orange County’s tranquil neighborhood of Buena Park.
The Cauldron is now serving up Spirits and Brews and offering an atmosphere of “unpretentious sophistication,” along with some impressively-detailed theming, immersive environments, and even a hidden private dining room behind a moving bookcase wall. This week I was fortunate enough to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by The Cauldron’s owner Lara Hanneman.
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Hanneman, an executive chef and former creative director for the adjacent (but unrelated) Knott’s, has created a thoroughly enveloping and mesmerizing space utilizing traditional pub-style architecture adorned with artifacts of the occult. The menu draws together exotic drinks with French-inspired cuisine, concocting the ideal atmosphere for would-be conjurers and sorcerers in need of a welcome respite.
The Cauldron Spirits and Brews is open Wednesday through Sunday from 2:00 PM to 2:00 AM. For more information, be sure to visit The Cauldron’s official website.