Top Orange County Nightclubs and Lounges

Across Orange County, hundreds of bars and entertainment venues beckon visitors to leave their hotel rooms for an unforgettable evening on the town.

Across Orange County, hundreds of bars and entertainment venues beckon visitors to leave their hotel rooms for an unforgettable evening on the town. From salsa clubs across from the convention center to country bars just a quick drive up the road, there’s a nightlife attraction for every interest. Explore the best of Orange County after dark at these clubs and lounges that go the extra mile with specialty offerings or ultra-luxe decor.

 

The Blind Rabbit

Small groups of six or less can experience one of the best speakeasies in Orange County, tucked away on the first floor of Anaheim Packing House. Known for its creative bourbon cocktails and swanky ambience, The Blind Rabbit invites patrons to cozy up in a high-backed chair for a low-key night out. A well-curated menu features a section dedicated exclusively to absinthe. 440 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, theblindrabbit.com

 

The Ranch Saloon

Grab a group and mosey on over to the upscale country bar, where live music and line dancing lessons invite visitors to get lost in the high-energy crowd. Two bars keep dancers’ thirst quenched as they two-step their way across the floor. 1025 E. Ball Road, Anaheim, theranch.com

 

House of Blues

The award-winning entertainment venue at Anaheim GardenWalk features four venues in one, including a VIP members-only lounge and an intimate stage for artist showcases. Big-name performers promise an unforgettable night out in the music hall, but visitors any day of the week can also enjoy late-night eats and live bands in the restaurant/bar. 400 Disney Way, Anaheim, houseofblues.com/anaheim

 

Rumba Room Live

Take your skills for a spin on the dance floor at the Latin-themed nightclub and concert venue, open Friday through Sunday nights. Live bands every Sunday help finish the week with a bang and offer background ambience for free dance lessons offered from 8 to 9 p.m. 400 Disney Way, Anaheim, 657-999-7900, rumbaroomlive.com

 

Heat Nightclub

Within walking distance from the convention center, the massive nightclub is sprawled across 10,000 square feet at Anaheim GardenWalk. Dance the night away to DJs spinning house beats and top 40 mixes on two dance floors. 400 Disney Way, Anaheim, 714-776-4328, heatoc.com

 

Tribune

It’s 1930 and Prohibition is going strong inside the walls of Tribune, a speakeasy-style lounge in historic downtown Fullerton. Dim lighting, craft libations and an impressive bourbon collection create an intimate setting for unwinding after hours. 101 E. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, tribunelounge.com

 

Time Nightclub

From the heart of downtown Costa Mesa, Time Nightclub keeps the party going all night long with a state-of-the-art sound system and colorful lights that reflect off a stunning chandelier that hangs over the dance floor. Electronic dance music fills the 14,000 square foot space every Thursday through Saturday evening. 1875 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa, timenightclub.com

 

EnVy Lounge

Experience the Roaring ’20s in this lavish lounge, where lively conversation can be enjoyed in private cabanas over craft cocktails and microbrews. The social lounge also features a rotating calendar of special guest DJs and burlesque shows. 4647 MacArthur Blvd, Newport Beach, envyloungeoc.com