Looking to try the top cocktail bars around?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top cocktail bars in Irvine, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture next time you're on the hunt.

Irvine-area consumers usually spend more in fall at bars and lounges than any other season of the year, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a provider of customer relationship management software and email marketing for small businesses. Estimated daily customers at Irvine-area bars and lounges grew to 40 per business in the fall of last year, 4% higher than the average for the rest of the year.

1. Habana

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First on the list is Habana. Located at 708 Spectrum Center Drive in Irvine Health and Science Complex, the cocktail bar and Cuban spot is the most popular cocktail bar in Irvine, boasting four stars out of 1,828 reviews on Yelp.

2. Puesto

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Next up is Irvine Health and Science Complex's Puesto, situated at 8577 Irvine Center Drive. With four stars out of 1,465 reviews on Yelp, the cocktail bar and Mexican spot has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Angelina's Pizzeria Napoletana

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Irvine Health and Science Complex's Angelina's Pizzeria Napoletana, located at 8573 Irvine Center Drive, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the cocktail bar and Italian spot four stars out of 753 reviews.

4. Andrei's Conscious Cuisine & Cocktails

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Andrei's Conscious Cuisine & Cocktails, a cocktail bar and New American spot in Business District, is another go-to, with four stars out of 635 Yelp reviews. Head over to 2607 Main St. to see for yourself.

5. Center Hub

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Finally, over in Business District, check out Center Hub, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 100 reviews on Yelp. You can find the cocktail bar and beer bar in Trade Food Hall at 2222 Michelson Drive, Suite 220.


by Hoodline