Sometimes referred to as the "dirty bird" (you'll understand once you've been there)
The Sandpiper is a casual local place with live music, but some nights lots of tourists/out-of-towners as well.
Can be dead or busy, just depends on what's happening at the time.
The staff/crew are friendly. Large quantities of alcohol are regularly consumed on the premises - live music and dancing.
Here's their myspace page:
Dress Code: Very very casual.
The Sandpiper is a local hot spot with live music and dancing every night of the week. My friends and I would go a couple times a week when I lived in Laguna Beach. It is a great place to meet people and just have a good time. The owners are extremely friendly and are usually on site. It is a wild place but very safe with friendly bouncers.
Dress Code: Casual Beach Dress Required