LARC NEWS Posted: 11/16/2019 1:31:12 AM


              Providing a top fan experience, and the most visitor-friendly atmosphere in racing have always been of the utmost importance at Los Alamitos Race Course. The track is home to the Vessels Club, one of the premier turf clubs in all of racing, and now Los Alamitos Race Course will unveil The Lounge, a new 7,000 square foot wagering room and sports bar, continuing on the commitment of providing sports fans a great time at the races during their visits to the Orange County track.

The Lounge will have its grand opening on Friday, November 22 at 5 p.m. featuring free admission and appetizers for all during this special evening.  The Lounge is located on the ground level of the building with direct access to the main parking lot area of Los Alamitos Race Course. For longtime racing fans familiar to the track, the new room replaces the old Post & Paddock room between the grandstand and clubhouse buildings.

            Sports fans will enter The Lounge through a spacious new entrance featuring a double entry mahogany doors. Once inside, visitors will find over 65 large screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, and up to 11 horse racing wagering machines. TVs will broadcast the best of daytime and nighttime horse racing – highlighted by the live Los Alamitos racing program. Sports fans will also enjoy the broadcasts of all of their favorite LA sports teams and on Sundays The Lounge will feature the popular NFL Sunday Ticket. Premium sporting events will also be featured throughout the year. 

            It’s the center of the room that will quickly catch the eye, as it features The 40 foot long granite top and mahogany bar is one of the centerpieces of The Lounge and will provide ample sitting. A wide selection of beers and spirits and a select menu featuring items that are unique to The Lounge will make this spot a track favorite. The menu will include The Lounge Cheese Burger served on a pretzel bun with all the trimmings plus a generous side of french fries, an Ahi Tuna Tartare plus a Fried Calamari and Jalapeño plate that will surely spice up the evening. Bar staples like chicken Buffalo wings and carne asada nachos are among the other items on the menu.  

            The full bar is centered by two large beams that come together to form a large V – honoring the Vessels Family that first established Los Alamitos Race Course. Three flat screen TVs have been installed at the top of the V. On the other side of the bar, fans can pass the time in between races playing pool or enjoying music through the TouchTunes Jukebox located on the west end wall of the bar.

            As you move out of The Lounge and into the outdoor racetrack viewing area, visitors will find the enclosed private patio deck facing the track’s finish line. The Lounge Patio can be reserved by calling 714-820-2681.    

            The Lounge at Los Alamitos Race Course will open on Friday, November 22 at 5 p.m. with free admission and appetizers for the first night. Daily admission to The Lounge will be $5. Los Alamitos Race Course is located at 4961 Katella Avenue in Los Alamitos. Los Alamitos Race Course offers free parking. Reserved parking is also available. For more call 714-820-2800 or visit You can also follow Los Alamitos Race Course on Instagram or Twitter @losalracing.


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