Heroes is a decked-out Fullerton watering hole with colossal serving sizes and 120 beers on tap
By Diane Ortiz
Next time your rumbling stomach distracts you from lecture, you’ll want to start planning a trip to Heroes Bar & Grill. Only seven minutes away from the Cal State Fullerton campus, Heroes is a man cave turned local pub with serving sizes fit for kings and queens.
Heroes founder Jack Franklyn has always been a collector of the unusual. By hanging deer heads on the walls, car parts and bikes on the ceiling, and Christmas lights in random patterns, Franklyn turned his collecting hobby into a local bar with a chill vibe.
The food here is Titan-sized, so it’s best to arrive with an empty stomach. New Yorker sandwiches, pastrami burgers, Santa Fe salmon wraps, and even salads are huge enough to put you in a food coma.
Even if you’re “not a veggie person,” step outside your box and try the Tequila Lime Cilantro Shrimp Salad. With a generous portions of tequila-lime marinated shrimp, fresh mixed greens, avocados, sweet peppers, and crumbled queso fresco, this is a serious salad experience.
But we get it. You’re feeling a greasy victory lap and a big beer to wash it all down. There are plenty of cheat meals to celebrate surviving another week. (Hello, midterms!) Try the Heroes Chili Nachos if you’re in it for the win. Choose the plate size that’s best for your group, whether it’s an appetizer for one or two ($15), or the whole crew ($20).
You might not feel like running a marathon after all those ‘chos. You’ll probably want to cool down with one of the 120 beers Heroes has on tap. Options range from common lagers like Bud Light to specialty high ABV craft brews with names like Belching Beaver and Drake’s Denogginizer. The beer mugs, like everything else at Heroes, are large and in charge for late-night champions to enjoy.
HEROES BAR & GRILL:
125 W. Santa Fe Avenue
Fullerton, California 92832