Specialty Cocktail - Best of 2011

Published Mar 31, 2011

Great music, unique atmosphere, and yes, long lines. What's the best Trendy Bar?

2011 Winner

1. Aurora Mediterranean Restaurant & Lounge

Voters Love

"Needing a comfortable place to kick off the night off with OUTSTANDING sangria, wine and beer?! Aurora is the best for..." via Sevren S.

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2307 West Balboa Boulevard Newport Beach CA 92663
  • Aurora Mediterranean Restaurant & Lounge, Food, Nightlife, Great Meals, Mediterranean, Specialty Cocktail, Place to Impress a Date, Cocktail Bar, 2307 West Balboa Boulevard Newport Beach CA 92663
    2307 West Balboa Boulevard, Newport Beach, CA
  • Commissary Lounge, Nightlife, Neighborhood Bar, 2930 Bristol St Costa Mesa CA 92626
    Nominee for: Specialty Cocktail
    2930 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA
  • The Cannery, Nightlife, Trendy Bar, 3010 Lafayette Rd Newport Beach CA 92663
    Nominee for: Specialty Cocktail
    3010 Lafayette Rd, Newport Beach, CA
  • Fusion Ultra Lounge, Nightlife, Trendy Bar, 512 S Brookhurst St Anaheim CA 92804
    Nominee for: Specialty Cocktail
    512 S Brookhurst St, Anaheim, CA
  • Aloha Bar & Grill, Nightlife, Neighborhood Bar, 221 Main St Huntington Beach CA 92648
    Nominee for: Specialty Cocktail
    221 Main St, Huntington Beach, CA
  • Envy Ultra Lounge, Nightlife, Specialty Cocktail, Place for Late Night Dance Party, 120 W Wilshire Ave Fullerton CA 92832
    120 W Wilshire Ave, Fullerton, CA
  • The Crosby, Nightlife Restaurants Shopping, Bookstore Lounge Neighborhood Bar New American, 400 N Broadway Santa Ana CA 92701
    Nominee for: Specialty Cocktail
    400 N Broadway, Santa Ana, CA
  • 3-Thirty-3, Nightlife, Trendy Bar, 333 Bayside Dr Newport Beach CA 92660
    Nominee for: Specialty Cocktail
    333 Bayside Dr, Newport Beach, CA
  • Proof, Nightlife, Specialty Cocktail, 215 North Broadway Santa Ana CA
    9. Proof
    Nominee for: Specialty Cocktail
    215 North Broadway, Santa Ana, CA
  • 320 Main, Great Meals, Nightlife, Food, Steakhouse, Specialty Cocktail, Bar Bites, Cocktail Bar, 320 Main Street Seal Beach CA 90740
    10. 320 Main
    Nominee for: Specialty Cocktail
    320 Main Street, Seal Beach, CA
  • Lola Gaspar, Nightlife, Neighborhood Bar, 211 W 2nd St Santa Ana CA 92701
    Nominee for: Specialty Cocktail
    211 W 2nd St, Santa Ana, CA
  • Location
    11. Mesa
    Nominee for: Specialty Cocktail
    725 Baker St, Costa Mesa, CA
  • The Olive Pit, Nightlife, Neighborhood Bar, 834 E Lincoln Ave Orange CA 92865
    Nominee for: Specialty Cocktail
    834 E Lincoln Ave, Orange, CA
  • The Crow Bar and Kitchen, Nightlife, Food, Trendy Bar, Specialty Cocktail, Beers on Tap, Bar Bites, Burger, Cocktail Bar, 2325 East Coast Hwy Corona del Mar CA 92625
    Nominee for: Specialty Cocktail
    2325 East Coast Hwy, Corona del Mar, CA
  • Twilight Hookah Lounge, Nightlife, Trendy Bar, 1335 E Chapman Ave Fullerton CA 92831
    Nominee for: Specialty Cocktail
    1335 E Chapman Ave, Fullerton, CA
  • Oysters, Nightlife, Trendy Bar, 2515 East Coast Hwy Newport Beach CA 92625
    14. Oysters
    Nominee for: Specialty Cocktail
    2515 East Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA
  • BLANCA, Nightlife, Trendy Bar, 3420 Via Oporto Newport Beach CA 92663
    14. BLANCA
    Nominee for: Specialty Cocktail
    3420 Via Oporto, Newport Beach, CA
  • Mosun & Club M, Nightlife, Trendy Bar, 680 S Coast Hwy Laguna Beach CA 92651
    Nominee for: Specialty Cocktail
    680 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA
  • The Commonwealth Lounge, Nightlife, Food, Specialty Cocktail, Tapas, Beers on Tap, Place for Late Night Dance Party, Jazz Club, Place to Listen to Live Music, 112 E Commonwealth Ave Fullerton CA 92832
    112 E Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton, CA
  • The Ritz Restaurant and Garden, Nightlife, Trendy Bar, 880 Newport Center Dr Newport Beach CA 92660
    Nominee for: Specialty Cocktail
    880 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA
  • Shisha Lounge, Nightlife, Trendy Bar, 714 E Adams Ave Huntington Beach CA 92648
    Nominee for: Specialty Cocktail
    714 E Adams Ave, Huntington Beach, CA
Contest Overview
  • 37,407
    Total Votes
  • 21,338
  • 132

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