Whether you are looking for an exciting night out, or just a great place to get wine with the girls, South Orange County has it all. Between the cute downtowns of Dana Point, San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano you’ll be wanting to hang around these bars all night.
1. StillWater Spirits and Sound
This communal style bar and restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating and is very popular among the Dana Point locals! StillWater will often bring in live music on the weekends when the closing time isn’t until 1 AM! The menus include food items, happy hour specials and weekend brunch favorites! StillWater also has a variety of classic and specialty beers on tap.
2. Five Vines Wine Bar
Voted as the 2016 “Business of the Year” in San Juan Capistrano and the 2016 “Best Wine Bar” by OC Weekly, Five Vines Wine Bar is a hot spot to grab a drink in the evenings. Many locals like to visit for happy hour Tuesdays-Fridays from 2-6 PM. The menu includes over 60 wines from smaller vineyards and winemakers and over 15 craft beers that are constantly changing.
It’s hard to go wrong with this fun and sophisticated martini bar in Dana Point! Couples and big groups love to come here for a drink after work or a night out on the weekends. Treat yourself to one of the tasty appetizers or delicious cocktails. Our favorite drink on the menu is the Fresh Raspberry Martini which combines fresh orange juice, fresh lemon juice and vodka with fresh raspberries and a little bit of sparkling wine! Ordering this with the cheese platter or Mediterranean sampler is our favorite thing to do on a Friday night!
4. Barnoa Wine Bar
Located in San Clemente, the Barnoa Wine Bar is a great place for a fun date night or the perfect location for a night out with the girls. Lots of locals use this location for all kinds of special events and parties. People also love coming to this wine bar on the weekends because every Friday and Saturday night there is live music! Barnoa pairs their divine wine with appetizers and small plates, like brie fondue and burrata crostini, that pair well with the alcohol.
5. The BrewHouse
Looking for the perfect pint? The BrewHouse in San Juan Capistrano prides itself on serving some of the best beer California has to offer in a relaxed and laid-back environment. This brewery has 30 rotating taps that serve all sorts of beer to meet everyone’s preferences.
South Orange County does not just have some of the best bars, but great restaurants too! Check out some of our other articles to find out more about the area!