Orange County's Best Date Bars
The Ambiance Matchmaking team has selected Orange County’s best bars for your date night. We love these venues for their unique twists on traditional cocktails, global wine lists, rare craft beer, and an overall great vibe. The last thing you want to worry about is picking the right place for your date. We've done the work for you so all you have to do is enjoy your company,
Anepalco's Restaurant combines a vibrant, warm atmosphere with fresh and inventive cocktails. The restaurant's Peruvian mixologist, Cesar Cerrudo, is well-known for using unexpected flavors in traditional recipes, and also his love of Pisco (resulting in one of the best Pisco cocktails in the area). Anepalco's also made its way to our Orange County Best Brunch Spots list. We love their French-inspired Mexican brunch serving up traditional Mexican favorites such as chilaquiles, enchiladas, and an amazing al pastor.
Address: 415 S Main St, Orange, CA 92868
Mozambique made its way to our Best Restaurants and Best Bars list this year. The rooftop bar, sitting atop the restaurant, is picturesque and romantic with its dimmed lights, heat lamps, and amazing views of the Pacific. Mozambique’s drink menu includes unique items like fresh guava, muddled grapes, and passion fruit nectar. They also have carafes of homemade sangria, an extensive wine list, a Mozambique Mule, and a Cucumber Jalapeno Martini.
Address: 1740 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
The highlight of 3-Thirty-3 is its prime location sitting atop the water overlooking the boats. They have live music Thursday through Saturday nights beginning at 9 pm. Grab a seat on the patio and soak up the sunset while snacking on small plates and sipping delicious cocktails.
Address: 333 Bayside Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660
THE WINERY RESTAURANT & BAR
The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar features amazingly breezy patio seating with harbor views and a global wine list. The restaurant's wine list, which currently offers 650 selections, changes weekly, offering diners a wide range of varietals from around the world. Guests can look into and even tour the restaurants' climate-controlled cellars, which can hold up to 7,500 bottles! What more can you ask for?
Address: 3131 West Pacific Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92663
Detention is a restaurant in downtown Santa Ana, California, opening in January 2022 as the next offering from the Playground family. Detention promises to be a quality, service-forward restaurant and bar that doesn’t accept the status quo. Detention strives to create nostalgic experiences through the connective power of food, drink, service, and atmosphere.
Address: 220 E 4th St #102, Santa Ana, CA 92701
BOTTLE LOGIC BREWING
This modern microbrewery offers craft beer within their tasting room with science-inspired decor. They regularly feature new releases and unique events, so be sure to check out what's happening on the events calendar.
Address: 1072 N Armando St, Anaheim, CA 92806
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO
FIVE VINES WINE BAR
This wine bar has everything from boutique wineries to craft beer, a food menu, and live music nights. Check out their social media to find events such as live music nights, blind wine tasting challenges, winemaker visits, plus more!
Address: 31761 Camino Capistrano #11, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675