Good drinks, nice outdoor space. Dude below sounds like a drama queen. It's a nice place. I've been to Pierce Street a few times now and have found the people working there and the patrons to be nice people. The food's solid. I usually come for lunch, so I haven't seen the nightlife but I hear it's bumpin'.
STAY AWAY! DO NOT COME HERE!.
This place will literally kill you. I’m not trying to be dramatic, but it almost happened to us. You might die by going here. If you want to live, go somewhere else, anywhere else. Run like hell!
Six of us went there to sit outside on the patio on a sunny Saturday afternoon (May 28, 2011), to enjoy an afternoon in the sunshine. Two of us ended up getting thrown out! Like virtually everyone else in the bar, we were in no position to drive yet the manager threw us out. What can one do, but drive home? Drinking and driving will kill you, but Pierce Street Annex doesn’t seem to care. They’ll throw you to the wolves. The management is dangerous, irresponsible and legally liable.
So why did we get thrown out? I don’t know and neither does anyone in our group. We were not told. I have no idea and can’t even venture a guess. We did not have a fight with anyone; not customers, not staff. We did not spill any food or drink, we did not damage any property, we did not steal anything, we did not vomit, nothing. To this day we have no idea. None of us can come up with a reason.
We are mature, middle aged professional adults and none of us have ever been thrown out of anyplace. We wanted to sit a while longer, enjoy each other and burn off some alcohol but we were not allowed.
Four of us went out the front door to get something from the car. The other two stayed at the table. We were not leaving, all our personal stuff was still at the table, as were two of our friends, and the bartender still had our American Express card. While outside, we took pictures of ourselves when the manager came out and rudely, obnoxiously, offensively and abusively told us to leave the property without giving a reason and without us having an opportunity to go back to our table to get our stuff. (I went anyway disregarding the rantings of the manager.)
So if you want to enjoy an afternoon or evening out, don’t go here. Go somewhere else, anywhere except Pierce Street Annex! If you do, you are likely to be exposed to extreme danger when getting thrown out for no apparent reason, only to have to drive home in an unsafe condition.
DO NOT GO TO PIERCE STREET ANNEX! Good luck to any and all who do not head my advice.
Just what I needed. I don't usually go out much but my girlfriend dragged me out. I had so much fun at Pierce Street. I am so glad I went. We had so much fun dancing. (they have a big dance floor) and we had an amazing waitress. Her name was Marissa. I suggest you sit in her station. She was so sweet and fun. Very personable. Drinks were very reasonably priced and we met a lot of people there. Very easy to socialize with crowd. When I go out, this will def be on the top of the list!
Thank you for your review. Mirisa is one of our very personable servers. She works part time and does a great job. She likes people and always makes friendly people feel even friendlier. We continue to try to provide the same product and atmosphere, so that when you return you feel comfortable.
Service was great and music was good. I'm not really a club guy as I find them to be dull and overpriced. But at my last visit to Vegas, I visited here with my friend on his cousin's birthday. To my surprise it was the best place I have ever visited. The girls there were all smoking hot and there were plenty of them whether they were the waitresses, bartenders or others girls dancing there. The service was great and the music was good and that too; available at a very reasonable price. I will recommend them for true.
Best Bar/My Home Bar.
It actually made me sad to read some of the reviews on here.
This bar has been my home bar since the day I turned 21. In that time I have made countless friends and still hang out with them right here, every Tuesday and Sunday. OH. AND Monday. They just started a karaoke night, which is a BLAST.
It really is family here. From DJ Daniel to Doug and Gordon. I truly love this place. It's my home away from home. Never a bad night here. Been coming here at least twice a week for over 2 years and I have not witnessed one fight or any misconduct. This bar is nothing but good times and even better people. Take my word for it. I'm a PSA veteran now. :-p
PS - Hi, Daniel. I know you're reading this.
Love all you guys! <3
Pierce Street Annex.
About 30 years ago i went to work for Doug at the Pierce Street as their DJ. I think i was the first one.
Although i havent been there in 30 years it remains today in my mind as the most fun i have ever had in a nite spot. I am currently working on the west coast and have every intention of visiting it on my way home. I hope it hasnt changed.
Straight from DJ Daniel.
Hello Everyone, its Dj Daniel here at Pierce Street every Sunday and Monday. I read a review describing my performance as tolerable? Due to not playing regulars requests. I play a mix as requested by the management. Hip Hop, Modern Rock, Old School, Classic Rock, Dance, Etc... If you request a song and are polite, NOT RUDE. Your song will likely get played. I even go as far as downloading a song if it dont have it. I almost never say no unless the song is crude or inappropriate. I do a all request live up in LA and playing other genras are not a problem. don't believe this behan's review.
Pierce Street is great! I love going to work there, the locals are always fun, the bartenders make great drinks, you can even cook your own food on the patio's bbq grill, play some pool, foos ball, make some friends, Dance the night away, and have a good time everyday of the week!
DJ Daniel djdaniel@see-djcom (Pierce Street Annex resident DJ, Sunday and Monday)
DJ Daniel is one of the reasons that Pierce Street has been in business for 32 years when the average place is gone in 3 years or less. He is friendly, personable, very professional and always caters to the crowd's wishes, as long as they fall within the guidelines of the Management. If you have a complaint, then please direct it to Management for some resolution, not a review that chastises a very good DJ.
A GREAT NIEGHBORHOOD HANG OUT.
Don't believe the hype seen in previous reviews referencing "...not worth risking your life over." or, "... no religious tolorance." PSA is a great place to hang out whether it be after work for Happy Hour, or a full on Night Club experience on Friday and Saturday nights. A recent change in policy allows hats just so long as they have no dubious references. There is no cover charge, there is no waiting in stupid lines, and there is no pretentious snobbyness. What you will find is a varied mix of people, great drinks, and an awesome patio with a BBQ grill.
They have great drink and food specials throughout the week making it even more appealing if you are on a budget.
DJ Johnny B is great... DJ Daniel is tolerable (he won't play requests for regulars... just aweful pop and techno music ad nauseum) In any case PSA is still great. I recommend it highly!
This opinion is to the point and very realistic. We do not try to be an elite place for pretentious people and have the most cosmopolitan crowd in OC, that gets along and enjoys socializing in a very fun and safe atmosphere.
Great Mix of Music & People. In reading these reviews, it seems many rate the experience on "1" specific occurance. As an objective person, here are the facts: I am 41(but never guess that) , family, professional, great shape, and luckily above average looks & dance skills. My wife and I visit this Location 2-3 times annually.--1st, arrive early (930ish) because it gets crowded at the blink of an eye. its nice to have a table to relax during the evening. NO COVER is a nice "un-O.C." way to begin the evening. The D.J. plays a wide range of music (Classic Rock, Hip Hop, R&B), but the dance floor is only average in size. The floor does get packed but NOT unbearable. The Service and Drinks are always above Average. There is a nice out-door area (large), and 2 pool tables inside the Bar, adjacent to the Dance Floor. There is a large mix of people that visit this establishment. As a result there might be a handful of people "YOU" would not associate with. If you are the OC-Judgemental Type, then you might be happier going to a "Snobby" place, because most people here are relatively friendly. As with any "club," you DO have the groups only looking to hook-up, however that's simply part of the entire experience. Everytime I've gone to this spot (Btn 25-41 yrs old), I have had a Great Time!!! Go there thinking you WILL meet Every HollyWood Diva, or thinking it will serve you a Seven Course Steak Meal, then you will be disappointed. If you Arrive anticipating an Exciting time for you and your friends, then You Will Certainly Have One!!! ~~ some reviews indictated only Hicks go to this place. Well, let me give you the Line-UP of friends I attended with 2 weeks ago. Me (Commercial Pilot), Wife (Doctor), Wife's co-worker, (Fe-Emerg Room Doctor), Sis-in law (Head Rep Fed-ex), Friend (local Police officer). Before you judge people, you might "ask," because you NEVER know! I did have one bad experience with "regulars" over the pool table, but that was "the individuals" & NOT the Business.....Go & Enjoy!!!
We agree with everything that you said, but two things were not included, and that is the amazing mix of people. On any given busy night you might hear a dozen or more languages spoken, and if there are any problems, the Security is very visible and will handle any issues including pool playing ones. Out customers quality is very good as evidenced by the review and the many teachers, and off duty police from all over that regularly attend our establishment. Thank you for your comments, and whenever you visit us again, be sure to ask tor either Gordon or Doug.
Too dangerous not worth dying for. This place was once a classy joint but not anymore. First of all they are too lax with their dress code in that now foolish mob members are walking in this place with their foolish white tee attire. I wet to this place after watching a couple of games at a sports bar, going here was a mistake. The place was full with a samoan organized mob who later cowardly tried to jump two gentlemen outside for no reason whatsoever.. They are the same people who were bullying people in the club pushing them and looking for a fight all thie time. The security at this place is too lenient with who they let in. In a nutshelll if you are going to risk your life going here, avoid standing next to any of those mob foolish members in sagging jeans and white tees. Especially teh samoans they are there to look for trouble half the time. This place has to have better security and control who is getting into their club to at least get their class back.
It is hard to respond to something that is so off base. We have a dress code, that is similar to all of the local dress codes, and we have a very low tolerance for anyone that is gang related. When you open to the public, everyone is invited and it is up to the Club to monitor the crowd, which we do on a very serious basis. Call the Costa Mesa police and ask about our record of incidents in the last 8 months. We have no fights and customers that don't act properly are escorted out. Any confrontational incidents that we see or are informed of are handled immediately. Ownership is on the premises each and every busy night. In the future, please introduce yourself to management or the head of Security to address your concerns or inform us of any issues that you are having with customers. We will gladly handle any problems. 500-600 customers a night on busy nights disagree with the aforewritten review and we do as well. Our Women are great and the Men are well behaved or they are out.
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