The Royal Hawaiian, 331 N. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. (714) 494-8001. Blowfish lamps, mahala mats and potent exotic drinks make this the next best thing to a tropical vacation. Go early (it’s a popular spot) and sip slowly, some concoctions are lethal. Cannons, 34344 Street of the Green Lantern, Dana Point. Open Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays till 11 p.m., Sundays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (714) 496-6146. Perched on sandstone bluffs high above Dana Point Harbor and Capistrano Bay, Cannons restaurant is known for its spectacular view. In the bar--choose either the tiled, outside patio or an inside lounge with lots of windows--drinks are a bit pricey, but on a clear day a visit here is more like a field trip than a pub crawl.--F.M.