New neighborhood watering hole offers craft cocktails and cuisine.
Nestled within the Westcliff area of Costa Mesa, Wild Goose Tavern aspires to be much more than a local watering hole. The intimate bar provides guests with straightforward, world-class cocktails, seasonal beers and elevated pub grub in a space that’s cozy and casual with vintage décor reminiscent of a hunting lodge saloon. Equally simple in concept and rich in quality with locally-sourced, fresh ingredients, the menu is comprised of craft burgers, exotic, locally-made sausage and seasonal salads. In line with its lodge motif, comfy diamond-tufted booths and banquettes back up to walls trimmed with vintage wood scaffolding planks, an array of taxidermy including a Canadian goose, stag, beaver and tossed in for good measure, a mythical “jackalope,” or two. 436 East 17th Street, Costa Mesa, 949.722.9453. goosebar.com