Top 10 Best Nightclubs in Orange County, CA [2021 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 Costa Mesa, CA 92627 United States
  • Costa Mesa
  • 9 PM - 2 AM on Thurs, Fri and Sat
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$$

Heat Ultra Lounge

Heat Ultra Lounge

Heat Ultra Lounge is Orange County’s premiere nightclub and special event venue. It is conveniently located at the Anaheim Gardenwalk in the world famous Resort District, adjacent to Disneyland and the convention center. Heat Ultra Lounge offers over 10,000 sq. ft. with 2 distinctively different and luxurious areas for entertaining that can be combined to accommodate up to 900 guests. With a multi-million dollar state of the art lighting and sound system, 2 rooms, exclusive VIP sections, and a luxurious indoor and outdoor smoking patio, Heat Ultra Lounge is the ultimate nighttime destination in Southern California.

  • 400 Disney Way Anaheim, CA 92802 United States
  • Anaheim
  • 9:30 PM – 2 AM on Fri and Sat
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $

Legacy

Legacy

Orange County’s night life scene is heating up the summer of 2019 with the opening of Legacy, an upscale new nightclub in Newport Beach. Located in the space formerly occupied by Envy Lounge. Featuring a newly remodeled space to create a more modern look in this 6,300 square foot venue. In addition to a new state-of-the-art sound and LED lighting system, Legacy has a new 150 square foot video wall, and a 70” video screen on the front of the DJ booth to enhance the nightlife experience creating a super modern feel to the venue.

  • 4647 Macarthur Boulevard Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
  • Newport
  • Tue, Fri - Sat 9 PM - 2 AM
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$

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 Huntington Beach, CA 92647 United States
  • Huntington Beach
  • Tue-Sat 9pm-2am
  • 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 Costa Mesa, CA 92626 United States
  • Costa Mesa
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$$

Sevilla

Sevilla

Sevilla Nightclub has an Intimate Ambiance, Roomy Dance Floor, VIP Bottle Service Amenities, a Plush Lounge area, and a Full Tapas Menu to choose from, delivering a unique atmosphere and the best in DJ and Live Entertainment.

  • 140 Pine Ave Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
  • 10 PM - 2 AM Wed - Sun
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$

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 Anaheim, CA 92802 United States
  • Anaheim
  • Varies depending on events
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $$

Ten

Go-to spot for EDM acts and a hip vibe. Ten is one of Orange County's newest nightlife destinations.

  • 4647 MacArthur Blvd Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
  • Newport
  • 9 PM - 2 AM Friday & Saturday
  • 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 Anaheim, CA 92802 United States
  • Anaheim
  • 9 pm - 2 am Fri - Sat
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $$

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

There are many other clubs available in Orange County like 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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