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These new Orange County spots offer a variety of drink specials and ambiances to fit your mood. From low-key bars to foodie-inspired spots, you are likely to find a place with your name on it.

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Central Bar
2493 Park Ave.
Tustin, CA 92782
(714) 258-8161
www.facebook.com/The-Central-Bar

Known as one of the new hot spots in OC, Central Bar is where to be to mingle and sip on a variety of craft cocktails, wine and beer. Some of the special creations offered include a Black Manhattan with Amaro Lucano caviar, a Holy Choco Mole with “mezcal, creme de cacao, mole bitters, Angostura bitters and nutmeg” and an Espresso Yourself with “Cacao rum, bourbon, coffee-infused vermouth, Amaro CioCiaro, chocolate bitters and espresso marshmallow.” Stay tuned on what will be added to the menu next here.

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99 Bottles & Cocktails
8901 Katella Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92804
(714) 826-2040
www.facebook.com/99bottlesNcocktails

For a chill bar to unwind after a long day, check out 99 Bottles & Cocktails. There are dart boards, pool tables and the UFC fights and NFL games are shown on big screens. If you want to turn up on the weekends, there is a DJ so you can cut loose on the dance floor. The venue even hosts live music performances by a variety of artists and has karaoke nights. Keep up to date on what events and drink specials are being offered here.

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Calivino Wine Pub
2410 E. Katella Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92806
(714) 939-7735
www.calivinowinepub.comWith an environment welcome to wine connoisseurs and those who are new to wine tasting alike, Calivino Wine Pub provides wine, craft beers and creative gourmet dishes that are sure to please your palette. There are also salads, appetizers, sandwiches and desserts, so you are sure to find a bite to eat that will pair nicely with your drink of choice. The menu is suitable for those who want to eat healthier with dishes such as brussels sprouts, cauliflower and ahi tuna, as well as those who want to take the full plunge and dive into poutine, pork belly, grilled cheese and beignets.

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Social
512 W 19th St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 642-2425
www.socialcostamesa.comIf you enjoy sipping on more sophisticated libations, Social may be what you have been looking for. The “all-star mixologist team” has “one-of-a-kind craft cocktails using only housemade syrups, cordials and bitters.” You can see the inventive cocktails on the drink menu here. In addition to all-star cocktails, there is also a gourmet menu created by accomplished chef Jeffrey Boullt. To see the seasonal, brunch, social hour and Sunday dinner menus, please visit the website. You are sure to leave with a satisfied belly with the top-notch food and drinks served.

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The Barrel Room
324 W. 4th St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 204-0519
www.thebarrelroomoc.com

When visiting the Barrel Room, “Wine is the star; but food, music and art are vital cast members in the experience.” Everyone is welcome at this spot, and there are food dishes served to pair with your wine if you get hungry. The menu offers tapas, sandwiches, entrees, flat breads, soups, salads and desserts to complement your dining experience. Also, if you are not a wine drinker, no worries. There are craft brews to satisfy your thirst.

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