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OC Nightlife: What to do after hours while living in Costa Mesa

February 28th, 2019

While long days spent at the beach might seem like the hottest thing to do in the OC, Orange County offers tons of nightlife fun. Best of all, we have an entire blog post for you with the top nightlife activities to get into while living at Baker Block.


Looking for an excellent cocktail with friends? Then check out any one of these nearby lounges.

Kitsch Bar

Cool and mellow, Kitsch is a great place to have affordable drinks alongside chill music. Surrounded by playful neon signs and provocative wallpaper in the bathrooms, you will never even realize that you’re hanging in a lounge located in a strip mall. Additionally, they have great live music on the weekends, Dj’s during the week, and trivia night every Tuesday. Overall, if you are looking for something intimate and chill, Kitsch Bar is the place for you.

Commissary Lounge

Looking for a more lively vibe? Then head on over to Commissary Lounge. A large dance floor in the middle, Commissary is a great spot for a night out on your birthday with friends. Plus, like Kitsch, drinks here are pretty affordable.

EnVy Lounge

Last on our list of lounges is EnVy lounge where the nightlife really turns up. The coolest part about this lounge is that it will throw you back in time to the roaring 20s. Along with the Great Gatsby theme, EnVy Lounge includes private cabanas to rent out plus tons of indoor and outdoor seating.

Nightlife at a Speakeasy

Throw yourself into another world with your night out. The best way to do so is with any of the following speakeasies.

Pie Society

First on this list is Pie Society tucked away behind Pitfire Pizza. Like all the best speakeasies, it takes a minute to find it. Once you do, you will find yourself sipping on delicious craft cocktails and bites.

The Blind Rabbit

As mentioned, speakeasies are not easy to find, and that especially goes for the Blind Rabbit in Anaheim. Do know time is precious here as you are limited to 90 minutes of good times and great cocktails.

The Speakeasy

Again, it will take a minute to find but once you have walked around Old World Village you will see it. Do know that they have no liquor here but a great wine selection plus draft beers.  


There is nothing wrong with keeping things casual and nostalgic, especially when at a vintage arcade.

The Last Arcade On the Planet

Take for instance The Last Arcade On the Planet in Santa Ana. A bit far out, this spot is a warehouse full of 80s arcade games. However, it is only open to the public every couple of months for arcade parties. Admission is $5 and RSVP is necessary via their Facebook.

Nickel! Nickel!

There is also Nickel! Nickel! in Fullerton. Nostalgia at its best, there are over 180 games, most of which are only a nickel to play. While Nickel! Nickel! pays homage to a simpler, more affordable time, there are some games with a greater price, but fun nevertheless. There is also an admission fee and for only $3.50.


Late night arcade games to hidden speakeasy’s, the OC nightlife gives you all the variety you could ask for with a night out on the town. Have fun!