10 Extraordinary Instagram-Worthy Restaurants in Orange County

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These are some of our favorite Instagram-worthy restaurants in Southern California’s Orange County. These are great places to snap picture-perfect photos and to record the best TikTok videos. Go ahead and snap great pictures while dining on amazing foods and delicious drinks in some great environments.

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The FIFTH Rooftop Restaurant and Bar – Anaheim

Orange County
The Beautiful View Surrounding The Fifth In Orange County

The FIFTH is a well-known Orange County rooftop restaurant directly across the Disneyland resort. This place is at the top of the Grand Legacy at the Park Hotel. The FIFTH is the perfect spot to enjoy a great drink and a delicious meal. The best part about this restaurant is the views of Disneyland. The FIFTH has the best seats in the house to watch the magical fireworks show.

This rooftop restaurant is a great place to be for Taco Tuesday or their Tiki Tuesdays. Tiki Tuesday is tiki-inspired drinks and great food to pair with it. What makes them remarkable is their different themed nights throughout the week, which you need to experience! If you come down for Tiki on Tuesdays and wear a tiki-themed shirt, you will get 20% off your bill for being in the spirit.

This place is a vibe and a place you must visit at least once; you will be satisfied. The FIFTH is so impressive that many private events are held here, so before you come, make sure it’s open to the public.

Things To Know

  • Special Themed Days (Tiki Tuesdays, Taco Tuesdays, and more.)
  • Magic Key Holders and Disney Passholders get 10% off
  • Overlooks the beautiful Disneyland Resort
  • Craft Cocktails & Beer
  • Delicious Food

Address: 1650 S. Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92802

Old Vine Kitchen and Bar – Costa Mesa

Old Vine Kitchen and Bar is a hipster vibe restaurant serving fantastic food and drinks. Old Vine also has a rooftop bar that offers live music throughout the week and on weekends. They have a full bar with their unique mix of craft cocktails and a must-try Caramel Express Martini; it will leave you speechless. They have a great menu with beautiful dishes, such as short ribs, pasta, salads, and much more. Old Vine is an excellent place in Orange County to come and enjoy a weekend brunch and mimosas while you listen to live music.

Things to know.

  • Great place to come with family, friends, or date night
  • Rooftop bar with live music
  • Great food and drinks
  • Unique interior with a good ambiance

ADDRESS: 2937 Bristol St. Suite A-103 Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Hive and Honey – Irvine

Hive and Honey is one of many rooftops in Orange County but the hottest in the city of Irvine. Hive and Honey is located at the Marriott Hotel, directly across from the Irvine Spectrum. A fantastic feature at Hive and Honey is their 360-degree view of the city, and you can count on enjoying a fantastic view no matter where you are seated. The drinks and atmosphere are terrific, and the perfect place to enjoy a beautiful sunset while sitting around your firepit seats.

Every Friday and Saturday night, starting at nine, the Hive has a Dj playing live music while you enjoy the breathtaking views and sip on your cocktails. The Hive also has a full menu with delicious food options and bottle service for any occasion.

Things to know

  • This is a great place to take fantastic pictures for Social Media (especially during sunset)
  • Great for special celebrations
  • Perfect place to indulge in drinks without driving! Stay at the Marriott after you have a fun night.
  • Breathtaking views!

ADDRESS: 7905 Irvine Center Drive Irvine, California 92618

Parkestry Rooftop Bar – Anaheim

I love that Orange County is starting to develop more and more rooftop restaurants and bars because they are amazing. If you are visiting Disneyland or happen to be in the Anaheim area, I recommend you stop by. Parkestry is located at the top of the JW Marriott in Anaheim, just a block from the Disneyland resort. This is a great place to enjoy the city view while having a nice dinner. All their cocktails are made with the freshest ingredients to give the most abundant flavors. This rooftop bar is like a trendy hipster garden with amazing views and even more amazing drinks.

Things to know

  • Great place to watch the Disney fireworks
  • They host different events for holidays and much more
  • They are known for their craft cocktails

ADDRESS: 1775 S. Clementine St., 11th Floor Anaheim, California 92802

Top of the V – Anaheim

The top of the V is located on the rooftop of The Viv Hotel in Anaheim, just minutes from the Disneyland resort. This hotel was originally known as the Radisson Blue but was recently rebranded to The Viv Hotel and is well-known in Orange County. This lovely restaurant has only been open a few years and is already making a name for itself. The V is a unique Spanish-style cuisine with the best ingredients.

This is the perfect place to make an excellent impression for a date night or any special occasion. There are many great options, such as steak, fantastic lobster, paella, or duck. The V just stepped up the game for rooftop restaurants! A place worth checking out.

Things to know

  • Great for special occasions or date nights
  • Rooftop with amazing views
  • Basque Cuisine (Northern Spain Cuisine)

Address: 1601 S Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805

Pie Society Bar (Speakeasy) – Costa Mesa

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Take A Look At Some Of Their Delicious Pizza

The Pie Society is the best place ever to exist. Who doesn’t love a fantastic pizza with fantastic drinks? This place has it figured out and has done it right—cute trendy decor with the best menu options. Sometimes you want to go out, but you want a chill vibe with great aesthetics, drinks, and food; this place is it. This speakeasy houses some of the best pizzas, such as their burrata, which has pesto, caramelized onions, and arugula topped off with fresh hazelnuts. You can indulge in one of their crafted pizzas, pasta, wings, or salads here.

It’s an adult’s dream; They have a variety of craft beers, wine, and of course, crafted cocktails. Their life-of-the-party cocktails consist of vodka, cava, lavender, hibiscus, and freshly squeezed lemon. No matter what you order from here, it will be extraordinary. So when it’s your turn to pick a dinner date with friends, family, or a loved one, come here, and they will be blown away.

Address: 353 E 17th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Strong Water Speakeasy – Anaheim

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The Bar Area At Strong Water

Going to a speakeasy is always fun and exciting, making outings much more adventurous. Strong Water is one of the best speakeasies I’ve come across in Orange County. This place looks like you stepped into a shipwreck with a tiki decor twist. Just imagine a collaboration between Pirates of the Caribbean and Hawaii. This place is unique and impressive. The details inside are up to par with Walt Disney’s imagination. It’s Instagram-worthy.

This place looks fantastic and serves up some one-of-a-kind cocktails that make you feel like you’re on cloud nine. This speakeasy is the master of rum and is approved by rum connoisseurs. The Buzzin Jungle Bird is a fantastic award-winning cocktail with Jamaican gold rum, coffee-infused Campari, pineapple, lime, and bitters. This drink will leave you in amazement as you taste the coffee, rum, and tartness of the fruits. This drink is a banger and a must-try. The Buzzin won an award in 2020 for the best new cocktail. Once you try it, you will immediately see why this is an award-winning cocktail.

Strong Water offers a variety of food, and the Loco Moco burger is highly recommended. This dish was awarded the best burger of 2020! This place has won multiple awards, and I can see why. It is incredible inside, and the food and drinks are delicious.

Things to know

  • Fantastic vibe, award-winning drinks, and food
  • The best rum bar/ drinks you’ll ever have
  • Make reservations to secure your spot

Here is the link to their website. When you visit their website, please scroll down to the map area and follow their instructions. It’s like going on a treasure hunt! So much fun.

Address: 270 S. Clementine St. Anaheim, CA 92805

Ruin Bar Speakeasy – Costa Mesa

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One of their many unique, tasty cocktails at Ruin Bar

Ruin Bar is located in Costa Mesa and is the cutest bar I’ve ever seen. I love going to a vintage antique store with unique frames, tables, etc.; coming here to the ruin Bar will feel like you are in an antique shop with drinks. Throughout this bar, you will look at all the fantastic frames, tables, and decor this bar offers. You might even find yourself sitting inside an old vintage car or gondola.

This place is so cozy with indoor and outdoor spaces, making it that much better. They have live music on Thursdays and a DJ on Friday and Saturday nights. Ruin Bar was named one of the top 10 Bars in Orange County, and it’s easy to see why. A whimsical environment with craft cocktails such as their well-known Saged and Confused cocktail. They also make the popular Mamaguana, which comes from the Dominican Republic. The Mamaguana consists of Dominican medicinal tree bark infused with plantation dark rum, Ratu premium signature rum, Pinot noir, honey, and egg white sour. Wow, so much goes into this drink, but it’s something out of this world.

So much thought is put into their drinks, so any drink you order here will be excellent. Whether you’re a fan of speakeasies or not, this is one location that will become a favorite.

Address. 2930 Bristol St a111, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

The Blind Rabbit Speakeasy – Anaheim

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The Bar Area

The Blind Rabbit is a gnarly speakeasy in Orange County’s Anaheim Packing District. This place is always booked, and you’ll see why once you experience the ambiance, food, and drinks. The Blind Rabbit has the mystery movie look; the decor inside is very well put together and sets a calm mood.

They have a fantastic drink menu and a fabulous food menu as well. Their Alice Butter Dilemma is a cocktail that consists of butterscotch flavored scotch, Overholt rye, demerara, pecan bitters, and angostura bitters, and it’s nothing but perfection! A few unique recommendations are The Duck Confit mac and cheese and their braised kobe short rib; they will leave you wanting more.

The Blind Rabbit is reservation based only, so make sure you make one ahead of time to get your seat.

Address. 440 S Anaheim Blvd #104, Anaheim, CA 92805

Click here to book your reservation

Vacation Bar – Downtown Santa Ana

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One Of The Many Drinks At Vacation Bar

Vacation Bar is located in Downtown Santa Ana and is definitely a place you want to check out. The inside of this bar is so cute, with fresh green plants throughout the restaurant and bright, vibrant colors.

There is so much character inside this place, and it will quickly become a favorite. Vacation Bar serves craft cocktails from all over the world, bringing them together in one location. We are excited to announce that they will soon come out with a food menu. Can’t make it out of the country any time soon? No problem, Vacation Bar has you covered!

Pay them a visit and enjoy cocktails from around the world, like Bangkok, Morocco, or New York. It will make you feel like you’re on Vacation without having to leave Orange County!

Address. 204 W 4th St. Santa Ana, California 92701

2 COMMENTS

  1. Outstanding job Ashley! The places you described in detail, makes me feel I should visit these Fine restaurants as soon as possible. Continue to keep us posted on these hidden gems 👍🏽

  2. Your blog has been my best friend!! Everytime I need some ideas of where to eat or have some good drinks, I take a look here. For my birthday weekend I made reservations at The Blind Rabbit Speakeasy as well as the Vacation Bar, per your recommendation, and they did not dissapoint! 👏 Your descriptions of these places were on point and I will continue to use your platform to find places to visit. 🤗

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