Top 10 Best Nightclubs in Orange County, CA [2020 GUIDE]

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Here's the list of the best clubs in Orange County that you should definitely check out.

Time

Best nightclub in Orange County!
Time

Located in Costa Mesa, California, Time nightclub is a massive space of over 13,000 square feet that has been transformed to mirror the classy and lux nightclubs of Las Vegas. At the venue you’ll find a dance floor that is 700 square feet, and which can accommodate plenty of dancing guests no matter how enthusiastic their steps might be. The club also features a state-of-the-art Funktion One sound system and a fully immersive lighting system courtesy of Steve Lieberman from SJ Lighting which artists like DJ Vice, Slushii, Markus Shulz and more all use to their advantage to set up cool light shows and performances. Another cool feature that Time has is a designated safe space for females in a ladies’ lounge where the women can comfortably order drinks from the bar without having to worry about keeping their guards up. For a night full of boundless, yet safe, fun and entertainment be sure to check out Time nightclub in the OC.

  • 1875 Newport Blvd Costa Mesa, CA Orange County, CA 92627 United States
  • Costa Mesa
  • 9 PM - 2 AM on Thurs, Fri and Sat
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$$

Mansion

Mansion

Mansion Costa Mesa (formerly known as Shark Club) has emerged as a new Orange County hip hop powerhouse. While other Costa Mesa hip-hop spots like Memphis and The Commissary cater to the older, A Tribe Called Quest-loving crowd and The Commissary offers a Young Thug/IAMSU fix, Mansion looks to both realize the potential of the area and up the ante a bit with a fancier dress code requiring button-ups and fashionable casual looks. It seems like a bit much for a club inside a small industrial area a stones throw away from The Camp. But upon entry, it becomes clearer there’s a reason for their sartorial standards.

  • 841 Baker Street Orange County, CA 92626 United States
  • Costa Mesa
  • 10:00 PM – 2 AM Fri & Sat
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$

Blush

Blush

Blush nightclub is conveniently located in the Anaheim Gardenwalk in the world-famous Resort District which is adjacent to Disneyland and the convention center. At Blush, guests have more than 10,000 square feet to enjoy themselves in. The structure has been divided into two distinctive and luxurious rooms for the guests’ enjoyment, VIP sections, and includes both indoor and outdoor smoking patios. Patrons can enjoy themselves in the ambiance created by the stellar multi-million-dollar state of the art lighting and sound system while sipping from Blush’s excellent alcohol selection.

  • 400 Disney Way Suite 214 Orange County, CA 92802 United States
  • Anaheim
  • 9 pm - 2 am Fri - Sat
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $$

The Circle

The Circle

Locate in beautiful Huntington Beach right of the 405 freeway, The Circle is a events venue catering to nightclub events, daytime parties, private parties, and special events.

  • 8901 Warner Ave Orange County, CA 92647 United States
  • Huntington Beach
  • Tue-Sat 9pm-2am
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $$

Yost Theater

Yost Theater

The historic Yost Theater is one of Orange County's Premier Electronic Dance Music Venues.

  • 307 N. Spurgeon Street Orange County, CA 92701 United States
  • Santa Ana
  • 9:30 PM – 2 AM on Thurs, 10 PM - 2 AM Fri
  • Dress Code: Casual to Upscale
  • $$

House of Blues

House of Blues

House of Blues experience brings together authentic American food, music, and art like no other place on Earth. The sounds are electric, the art is inspiring, and their kitchen is as rockin’ as the talent onstage.

  • 400 W Disney Way Orange County, CA 92802 United States
  • Anaheim
  • Varies depending on events
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $$

Mesa

Mesa

Mesa nightclub, located in the Camp shopping center in its namesake city of Costa Mesa, will appeal to a chic and on trend crowd with its innovative selection of food and the creative array of cocktails on its menu which can all be enjoyed in a contemporary lounge setting. Mesa brings the more fashionable and high-profile vibe of Los Angeles to Orange County with its unique architectural design. Not only does Mesa offer a sophisticated late-night lounge atmosphere with open sky doors under which guests can enjoy enthusiastically served up craft cocktails and designer bites from their excellent staff, but guests can also enjoy the living wall, local art displays and movies that are projected onto the walls. When not lost in the admiration of the cuisine, get involved in the almost nightly music scene. This venue is 21+ at all times so keep that in mind when you are considering bringing friends to the spot!

  • 725 Baker St Orange County, CA 92626 United States
  • Costa Mesa
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$$

Xalos

Xalos

Xalos Event Center is an entertainment venue that combines the high energy dance scene of a nightclub as well as the chill-out atmosphere of an upscale lounge. It is designed to appeal to those looking for a sophisticated yet fun environment. Located in Anaheim California, Xalos is the premiere Latin nightlife destination in the area.

  • 480 N Glassell St Orange County, CA 92806 United States
  • Anaheim
  • 9 PM - 2 AM Thu - Sun
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$

La Cave

La Cave

In Orange County you will not find another like La Cave. It is a throwback styled venue with part hip element, part dive bar. It offers great meals (steaks and seafoods) then good atmosphere for sharing a drink with a group or your significant other. It has a great set of events and not to forget some of the best martinis in town.

  • 1695 Irvine Ave Orange County, CA 92627 United States
  • Costa Mesa
  • 4:30 pm - 11 pm Mon, 4:30 pm - 2 am Tue - Sat
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$$

Envy Lounge

Envy Lounge

Envy Lounge, Newport Beach’s best new bar and lounge for socializing and seeing live entertainment, is centrally located in Orange County off MacArthur Blvd, just down the street from the John Wayne Airport behind Bosscat Kitchen and Ten Asia Bistro. Envy Lounge has quickly become a favorite social and special event destination in Orange County because of its beautiful open lounge seating, nightly entertainment, delicious craft cocktails and small plate menu, complimentary valet parking, and never, ever a cover charge.

  • 4647 MacArthur Blvd Orange County, CA 92660 United States
  • Costa Mesa
  • Dress Code: Trendy to Strict
  • $

There are many other clubs available in Orange County like Ten, Pasea Hotel

Check out the venues section for the full list of nightclubs.

Orange County Nightclubs FAQ

What time does the headlining DJ usually start performing in Orange County clubs?

The headlining DJ will usually start performing around 12:00 AM.

How long do DJs play in Orange County?

The headlining DJ or artist usually plays a 1 to 2 hour set.

What is the dress code like at Orange County nightclubs?

Guys can wear nice jeans and a form fitting plain t-shirt or a nice button down shirt. Girls can wear jeans or a comfortable but stylish dress if they prefer. Of course guys and girls can never go wrong with dressing up even more – there is no such thing as overdressing when it comes to clubs.

How can I get into Orange County nightclubs for free?

Some Orange County nightclubs have a free ladies guest list, and have a free even ratio guest list – free if you have the same number of girls (or more) in your party.

Keep in mind that many Orange County nightclubs are more exclusive and require bottle service to get in. You can sign up for the guest list on our events page.

How can I book bottle service for Orange County nightclubs?

You can book bottle service directly on Discotech by visiting the Orange County page.

How much is bottle service at Orange County clubs?

Bottle service and table minimums at nightclubs can get pretty expensive in Orange County, but every nightclub is different.

The best way to find out is to visit the events page and choose the event you're thinking of going.

Should I buy tickets to get into Orange County nightclubs?

If the nightclub has tickets, we recommend buying tickets during holiday weekends and for big name artists. The ticket line is generally faster and shorter than the guest list.

Many nightclubs in Orange County are bottle service only – meaning you must book a table reservation in order to get inside.

Which Orange County nightclubs play EDM and electronic music?

Check out the full list on our guide to the best EDM nightclubs in Orange County.

Which Orange County nightclubs play hip-hop?

Check out the full list on our guide to the best hip hop nightclubs in Orange County.

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