Orange County Best Date Bars 2017

By Taylor Wade
Writer for Ambiance Matchmaking

Ambiance Matchmaking's dating experts want you to have a positive dating experience! That's why we have compiled this list of Orange County's best bars for your date night. This list features bars that have a romantic ambiance, beautiful views of the Pacific, unique twists on traditional cocktails, global wine lists, and rare craft beer. 


ORANGE COUNTY


ANEPALCO'S RESTAURANT

Anepalco's Restaurant combines a vibrant, warm atmosphere with fresh and inventive cocktails. The restaurants 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
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LAGUNA BEACH


MOZAMBIQUE RESTAURANT

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 Margatini.
Address: 1740 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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NEWPORT BEACH


3-THIRTY-3

The highlight to 3-Thirty-3 is its prime location sitting atop the water overlooking the boats. They have live music Thursday through Saturday nights beginning at 9pm. 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
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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
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COSTA MESA


PIZZERIA ORTICA

This pizzeria has the perfect pairing of artisanal pizzas and select wines. All dishes are hand-made using traditional techniques and local artisanal ingredients. Featuring an 800-degree wood burning oven, the menu recreates classic Italian favorites—antipasti, pasta, pizza, gelato and more.
Address: 650 Anton Boulevard J, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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SANTA ANA


PLAYGROUND

Creative chef Jason Quinn's modern gastropub focuses on rare, craft beer with 15 taps and a 60 bottle list. If hunger strikes, be sure to try one of their gourmet burgers.
Address: 220 E 4th St #102, Santa Ana, CA 92701
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ANAHEIM


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
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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO


FIVE VINES WINE BAR

This wine bar has everything from boutique wineries, 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
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