OC Hotspots

by Natasha Martinez

Orange County may be in the shadows of L.A. but their nightlife is just as lively. With upscale clubs and lounges, orange county nightlife is southern California’s best-kept secret. Here are the top 5 Bars, Lounges and Clubs in the O.C.

#1 Sutra

Known as the best dance club in Orange County Sutra has housed some of the biggest DJ’s from all over the world. Some VIP guests that Sutra has had are LMFAO, Snoop Dogg, and Paul Oakenfold. Located in the Costa Mesa Triangle this is a staple venue to visit while in Orange County.

#2 Velvet Lounge

This Santa Ana lounge is known for being upscale and elite. There is even an exclusive lower level known as the Velvet Underground.

#3 Ten Nightclub

EDM fans THIS is where you need to be if you’re looking for a place to party in O.C. True to what a nightclub should be, this Newport Beach venue will have you saying, Hollywood who?

#4 Bravo Nightclub

If you’re looking for a little Latin Flavor in your party scene then Bravo is the place to be. Located in Anaheim, Spanish rock is what you’ll hear at this nightclub and it’s always a crowd pleaser.

#5 Detroit Bar 

Dubbed as the Silver lake nightclub in O.C. Detroit Bar has a little bit of everything. Don’t expect to hear only on genre of music at this Costa Mesa Bar.