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Best Nightclubs in Orange County, California in 2021

Orange County, California might be known for its proximity to popular day time attractions like Disneyland in nearby Anaheim, Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, as well as its many beaches and tourist attractions, but that does not mean that the nightlife in Orange County is not of a similar caliber. At Orange County, you can go out with friends and explore the nightclubs which might not offer the same kind of exhilarating experience as rides in theme parks, but do have plenty of alcohol, amazing music, and beautiful people. You can book bottle service, buy tickets or sign up for a guest list for our top five Orange County venues on Discotech.


Crowded Pool Party called Encore Beach Club  in Las Vegas
They say “time” is the most valuable thing we have. You’ll definitely want to be spending it here

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.


A Busy Pool Party at Drais Beach Club at the Cromwell Las Vegas
If you like big venues, the name of this place speaks for itself

Formerly known as the Shark Club, Mansion in Costa Mesa is one of Orange County’s premier locations for top tier nightlife and entertainment. At the massive venue, guests can bop and dance along to hip-hop influenced tracks while enjoying VIP tables and excellent bottle service. With its stunning décor, state of the art sound, light systems, and capacity for 1,000+ you will feel more like you are at a fancy Vegas style nightclub than a venue in coastal Orange County.


View of the Massive Pool Party Marquee Dayclub at Cosmopolitan
The multi-million dollar lighting and sound system will have you dancing from open to close

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.


DJ Tiesto Performing at Wet Republic Pool Party in Las Vegas
With a much more laid lack and sophisticated scene, you can lounge around all night

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!

Orange County Nightclubs FAQ

What time do Orange County Nightclubs typically open?

The nightclubs open around 9-10 PM.

What part of Orange County has the best nightlife?

Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Anaheim, and Seal Beach are best areas for nightlife in the Orange County.

What time do Orange County Nightclubs typically close?

2 AM – the OC definitely does not stay open late.

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 nightclubs.

How can I book bottle service for Orange County Nightclubs?

You can book table service using our free mobile app. Or, if you’re on desktop you can use our webapp.

How much is bottle service at Orange County Nightclubs?

Table minimums can get pretty expensive, but every venue is different. The best way to find out is to use our app.

What are the best music festivals in Orange County?

The best annual festivals at or around the OC include: Viva! Pomona, Happy Sundays, Pasadena Daydream, OC Brew Ha Ha, Kaaboo Del Mar, Nocturnal Wonderland, Ohana Festival, Groove Island, Socal Hoedown, Desert Daze, Escape Psycho Circus, Dreamstate.

What are the best gay clubs/bars in Orange County?

The best LGBTQ friendly bars/clubs are: Velvet Lounge, Tin Lizzy Saloon, Club Main Street Cabaret, Metro Q, Mermaid Lounge, Club Lucky.