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Well, I'll definitely give it to Newport, CDM, and Laguna Beach for natural beauty. My vote for the HB pier and Main Street is a crossover with bar bites and nightlife. There is no better hangout spot than the HB Pier and Main Street if you actually want some youthful liveliness from your beach city. Also, there's a reason HB is called Surf City.
I've never been to Hanna's, but I've been to Stubrik's and imho Mastro's is better. Mastro's is one of my favorite steakhouses. Their bone-in ribeye is probably the best I've had. Add in their seafood tower, signature mashed potatoes, and signature dessert, and you've got an awesome steakhouse. Corkage is high at $25, though.
adrenaline has not cast any votes in the 2017 OC HOT LIST.