Nightlife 

Auld Dubliner

Classic Irish pub and restaurant; live music Th-Sa. 2497 Park Ave., Tustin, 714.259.1562; 71 S. Pine Ave., Long Beach, 562.437.8300.

Bambu

Lounge is ideal for light dining or nightcap. Live entertainment. Fairmont Newport Beach, 4500 Mac-Arthur Blvd., Newport Beach, 949.476.2001.

Bowlmor

Hip, state-of-the-art, glow-in-the-dark bowling lounge with sports bar and global cuisine. The District at Tustin Legacy. 2405 Park Ave., Tustin, 714.258.2695.

Copper Door

Watering hole in basement of 1925 building. Pool tables, 40 beers. Tu-Su 8 pm-2 am. 2251/2 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, 714.543.3813.

The District Lounge

Retro spot near Newport Pier has 100-foot mahogany and copper bar. Orange location is in original 1920s post office. 121 McFadden St., Newport Beach, 949.673.4470; 223 W. Chapman Ave., Orange, 714.639.7777.

Duke’s Place

Live music and dancing at classy lounge with bay views. Balboa Bay Club and Resort, 1221 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, 888.445.7153.

Heat Ultra Lounge

Vegas-style club with headline acts near Disneyland has state-of-the-art sound system and indoor smoking lounge. Th-Sa. Anaheim GardenWalk, 321 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.776.4328.

Hopscotch

The county’s best whiskey list, 75 craft beers and cocktails, creative and slow-cooked cuisine (start with Cracklin’ Rosemary Bread) inside 1918 Pacific Railway Station. Two patios, one for cigars. Flat-screens air vintage westerns and sports. 136 E. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, 714.871.2222.

house-of-blues-anaheimHouse of Blues

Acclaimed venue offers touring bands, dancing and soul food. Filled with outsider
art. Rafter-raising gospel brunch on Sundays. Call for schedule. Downtown Disney, 1530 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, 714.778.2583. Map I10 houseofblues.com

 

Irvine Improv

Top comedy. Two-item minimum (food or drink). Irvine Spectrum Center, 71 Fortune Drive, Irvine, 949.854.5455.

Lola Gaspar

Bar and kitchen in Santa Ana’s Artist Village. Open until 2 am M-Sa, Su until midnight. 211 W. 2nd St., Santa Ana, 714.972.1172.

Lucky Strike Lanes

Retro-cool bowling lounge with DJ. The Block at Orange, 20 City Blvd. West, Orange, 714.937.5263.

marine-room-tavernMarine Room Tavern

Laid-back locals bar with pool table offers live blues and rock on weekends. Open until 1 am Su-Th, until 2 am F-Sa. 214 Ocean Ave., Laguna Beach, 949.494.3027. marineroomtavern.com

Mesa

Small plates and cocktails at trendy lounge with retractable glass roof. Open until 2 am Tu-Sa. The Camp, 725 Baker St., Costa Mesa, 714.557.6700.

Muldoon’s Dublin Pub

Cozy spot with courtyard offers fun Irish-themed events in the Celtic Bar. 202 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.640.4110.

Pie Society

New. Slick speakeasy hidden behind Pitfire Pizza offers innovative cocktails and superb snacks—the chef is from Venice Beach’s Superba Snack Bar. 353 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa, 949.313.6335.

 

oc_night_rooftopRooftop Lounge

Hot spot for sunset cocktails on wraparound patio with panoramic coastal views atop La Casa del Camino hotel. 1289 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.497.2446.

Steamers Cafe

Premier jazz spot, the county’s best. 138 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, 714.871.8800.

Still Water Spirits & Sounds

Nightly live entertainment. 24701 Del Prado, Dana Point, 949.661.6003.

Sutra Lounge

Club with cool decor, musical acts and big-name deejays. Open Th-Sa. The Triangle, 1870 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa, 949.722.7103.

Bowlmor

41-glow-in-the-dark lane bowling alley with billiard tables, full bar and lane-side food and drink service. Anaheim GardenWalk, 321 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.783.2810.

tilted kiltTilted Kilt Pub & Eatery

Celtic-themed pub with servers in plaid mini-kilts and sports on 48 screens. 1625 W. Katella Ave., Orange 714.633.5458.  tiltedkilt.com

 

Wild Goose

New and popular. Cocktails (and barrel-aged cocktails!), seasonal beers, creative sausages and burgers amid hunt-lodge-saloon decor. 436 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa, 949.722.9453.

Wine Lab

Wine/cheese tasting room and store at hip outdoors-themed center. Open Tu-Su. The Camp, 2937 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.905.9521. winelabcamp.com

Yost Theater

Historical landmark now plays host to popular musical acts and deejays. Open daily. 307 N. Spurgeon St., Santa Ana, 888.862.9573.

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