Another plea, any ideas for a trendy place to eat and have drinks in Orange County?
My girlfriend and I like the Standard Hotel lounge on Sunset. We're often found at the Kitsch Bar in Costa Mesa. Any other suggestions for OC?
You might also like Ten Asian Bistro (on MacArthur Blvd and Birch, just south of the OC Airport). Good drinks and trendy food. Terrible sushi, but if you're not picky, it's edible.
You could also try Memphis Cafe on Bristol, south of South Coast Plaza, next to the Anti-mall. Great happy hour specials on food. elmomonster's got a great write up on the happy hour specials there, I believe.
Three Thirty Three (PCH and Bayside)
Kantina or Sejour Newport Beach
Gulfstream, Banderas, Oysters all in Corona del Mar
Memphis is a good choice for drinks, and apps.
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If you want a nightclub, and dancing, try the Shark Club on Baker near Bear. They've got food (a full menu actually) and a couple of bars. A meat market (and I don't mean for steaks) on the weekends, and Asian night (and I don't mean food) on Friday.