Fun Things to Do in Brea, CA

Enjoying your time in Downtown Brea? Decided to take a trip to the Brea Improv? You need to come play Midnight on the Bayou at Red Lantern Escape Rooms! We are right above Birch Street off of Lambert and Tamarack.

We often get asked about local restaurant recommendations before or after your Brea escape room game so we thought we would list some of our favorites. We also got 100+ recommendations from the Brea Buzz off of Facebook for excellent crowd-sourcing. Enjoy and let us know if we are missing anything!


Our Restaurant Recommendations

  • TAPS Fish House & Brewery

    Great for light meals or sit down occasions, this is also a popular spot for brunch. Find out more

  • Tempo Urban Kitchen

    The best happy hour deals, fabulous tapas, and great service. View Menu

  • D'Vine

    Find authentic Mediterranean flair with great options for vegetarians. The garlic sauce is... divine! Explore the experience

  • Green Tomato Grill

    is just about a block away from our escape room. It offers a wide variety of healthy and delicious options including, salads, burgers, wraps and bowls. Their Brazilian Acai is a real treat.

If you are coming to play in the early afternoon, make an escape room booking for 2PM and then have a fun afternoon at some local hotspots. With the movie theater or the Improv nearby you have a lot of night time choices.

If you decide to book an evening escape room, don't drink beforehand! Your game will take all your brain power to escape. Know your options for restaurants. You will definitely want to discuss what happened during your adventure so plan on a late night and grab a reservation early.

After careful research and over 100 ideas from the Brea Buzz private group on Facebook, here are some of the fan favorites.

Downtown Brea

We wanted to specifically separate all the Downtown Brea restaurants, as those are the closest to our escape room.

Brunos Italian Kitchen - With over 11 thumbs-up, we had to list this delicious restaurant. A few comments from the local? "Brunos is awesome" "Brunos for sure" - We have to stop by soon!

Fratellinos Italian Restaurant - They got a vote of "good food, good people" so we made a note to stop by there some time soon.

Macallans Public House - Mmm, a gastropub serving craft beer, scotch, and whiskey along with some om nom comfort food. It's right in Brea Downtown, too!

ChaCha's Latin Kitchen - Mentioned by many people, this Mexican restaurant has all sorts of weekly happenings that you won't want to miss.

Other Recommendations

The Hat - is a chain that has been around since 1951. If you like pastrami, this place is for you.

Alza Osteria - With over 350 great reviews on Yelp, and multiple Buzz nods Alza had to be close to the top of our list. Formerly known as Grascios, this restaurant is known for their great food and great owners.

On the Hook - Recommended for the garlic noodles & crawfish, this Cajun restaurant is in the Imperial East Shopping Center toward Placentia.

Olive Pit & Fish - In the same complex as On the Hook, this casual Mediterranean food got raves for their fried calamari and delicious salads.

Shark Sushi - Recommended a few times for it's fresh food and great atmosphere.

Kabuki - Voted on just as many times from other reviewers, they said hands down for this sushi and Japanese cuisine restaurant.

Things to do in Downtown Brea, CA

Be sure to check our Things to Do section of our blog. It's regularly updated with local activities. Or check out the links below for showtimes.

Brea Improv

Regal Edwards Movie Theater