If you are a biker in Orange County or a biker just passing through you need to check out Cook’s Corner. Cook’s Corner is a biker bar off of El Toro and Live Oak Canyon Road. It is considered one of the best dive bars to go to and especially on Wednesday nights when there is All-you-Can-Eat Spaghetti, Salad, and Bread for only $5. What a steal on the price.
Where else can you go eat all you can eat for $5, not to mention the place is lively with small bands playing and lots of bikers with their awesome motorcycles. Motorcycles line up and down the road all in almost perfect alignment. Everyone is there to enjoy the atmosphere and hangout with friends.
Cook’s Corner has quite of history of it’s own. It’s name originates from Andrew Jackson Cook, who got around 190 acres of Aliso Canyon in a land trade in 1884. In 1926, his son, Earl Jack “E.J.” Cook converted a cabin into a restaurant for miners and local ranchers.
After Prohibition ended in 1933, alcohol began being sold, and Cook’s Corner became a full-fledged bar. In 1946, Cook bought an old mess hall from the Santa Ana Army Air Base and the tavern was born. In 1970, a Santa Ana motorcycle accessories owner purchased it and Cooks Corner was molded into what it represents today…an old-fashioned roadhouse. Cook’s (as it is normally referred) is still as rugged-looking as a World War II-era-mess-hall-turned-biker-bar should look.
Come out and enjoy Wednesday Bike night every Wednesday, Rain or Shine. There will be great music from live bands and many people riding their show bikes. It’s a great place to relax and enjoy the time away from work, not to mention the roads around are great fun to ride. Just be sure that you ride safely.
Be sure to purchase a cap or shirt as a souvenir on your way out.