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Best Places For Girls' Night Out In Orange County

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No matter how much you like hanging with your guy friends, every now and then you need a night out with just your girls to do all of the things that your guy friends don't really enjoy. These places provide great food and beverages, as well as the opportunity to dance to some live music, for the next time you want to get together for a night out with your girls.

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Bosscat Kitchen + Libations
4647 MacArthur Blvd
Newport Beach, CA 92660

With a contemporary and lively vibe, ladies will love visiting this Newport Beach bar and restaurant. On weekends, it can get a bit hectic, but if you want to be at a bar with its finger on the pulse, this is the spot. Drink unique cocktails, as well as other wine and beer, and nibble on comfort food like cornbread madeleines.

The Rooftop Lounge
1289 S. Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 497-2446

Few things compare to The Rooftop Lounge, particularly at sunset. You can have some of the mojitos (the staff members refer to the mojitos as "vacation in a glass") that this place is famous for while you enjoy a spectacular sunset. This is Laguna Beach, so you can go casual here. However, you'll fit in pretty nicely if you decide to get dolled up for your girls' night here.

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7832 E. Pacific Coast
Highway Newport Beach, CA 92657
(949) 494-1239

Javier's is a place that offers everything you could want for your girls' night. In addition to being an Orange County institution, it also has amazing views that are even more amazing at dusk. Javier's offers plenty of appetizers to share with your girls as well as some amazing seafood dishes. You'll also find an amazing selection of tequilas - the unofficial beverage of girls' nights everywhere. You can't go wrong having your girls' night at Javier's.

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Iva Lee's
333 N. El Camino Real
San Clemente, CA 92672
(949) 361-2855

When you have a night out with your girls, you want to enjoy some good food and drinks without having to fend off guys who are there for a meet market sort of atmosphere. Iva Lee's has you covered. The food is amazing, and to make it even better, you'll find specials on food five nights a week. One of the specials is on Mondays, when some menu items are half off the regular price. Iva Lee's also has you covered if you want to do some dancing with live music every Wednesday through Saturday. Iva Lee's is a cozy place, so smaller groups work best here.

Related: Best Ladies Night Bars In OC

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The Twisted Vine
127 W. Commonwealth Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832
(714) 871-1200

If you're looking to enjoy some fine wines, Twisted Vine is the place for you. The walls are lined with wines that you and your girls will want to try. Twisted Vine also offers a weekly flight of both white and red wines so you can sample more than one. A variety of cheese dishes - such as baked brie - are available to pair with the wine. This is a place with a mellow vibe, and the wine will only make it more mellow.

Related: Best Wine Tasting In Orange County

Gary Schwind is a freelance writer covering all things Orange County. His work can be found on


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