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THE PREMIER LGBTQ BUSINESS & SERVICE DIRECTORY

ORANGE COUNTY Vol. 6

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TABLE OF CON TENTS

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ABOUT ORANGE COUNTY

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RESTAURANT GUIDE

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EVENTS SCHEDULE

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BAR GUIDE

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LGBTQ ORGS & ATTRACTIONS

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BUSINESS DIRECTORY

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ABOUT ORANGE COUNTY LGBTQ Orange County Orange County is a diverse area with a wide variety of suburban cities. Laguna Beach is the most “gay friendly” community with a gay beach and a number of bars and restaurants. Just one hour south of LA, this quaint and artistic beach town is nestled in the heart of otherwise conservative Orange County (“The OC”). For years, Laguna has attracted all types with its sandy beaches, high end lodging, numerous art galleries, and its well-known Laguna Playhouse. Daytime means hitting the popular West Street gay beach just south of town. Climb down the stairway at the end of West Street and down another stairway at the Coast Royale condo complex, then walk a bit down the beach. The friendly and good looking crowd is well worth the walk. Newport Beach/ Irvine has a new Hamburger Mary’s bar and restaurant that is drawing a nice gay crowd at night and on the weekends.

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RESTAURANT GUI DE Taco Maria

il Barone Ristorante

Locally sourced Californian-Mexican fare 3313 Hyland Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA

Italian trattoria serving sophisticated dishes in a contemporary setting 4251 Martingale Way, Newport Beach, CA

Playground

Irenia

Modern gastropub offering American fare & top-shelf drinks 220 E 4th Street, #102, Santa Ana, CA

Hip Filipino restaurant offering great cocktails in a cozy setting 400 N Broadway, Santa Ana, CA

The Ranch Restaurant

Lola Gaspar

Sophisticated mainstay featuring farm-fresh, seasonal steak & seafood 1025 E Ball Rd, Anaheim, CA

A cozy tapas joint serving up Latin & Spanish small plates, plus creative cocktails 211 W 2nd Street, Santa Ana, CA

Orange Hill Restaurant

L’Hirondelle Restaurant

Upscale hilltop venue dotted with koi ponds & waterfalls 6410 E Chapman Avenue, Orange, CA

Belgian-French bistro fare & brunch served in an old-world setting 31631 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA

Orange County Mining Co

Traditional steakhouse with rustic decor & panoramic views of Orange County 10000 S Crawford Canyon Rd, Santa Ana, CA

Water Grill South Coast Plaza

Posh place, live sophisticated music and excellent service 3300 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA

Zinc Cafe & Market

Delicious bites and casual atmosphere 350 Ocean Avenue, Laguna Beach, CA

Rutabegorz

Dizz’s As Is

Beach-side grill 2794 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA

Regulars dig the relaxed hippie vibe at this casual eatery devoted to health-inspired eclectic fare 264 N Glassell Street, Orange, CA

El Torito Grill

Shiki Japanese Restaurant

Japanese restaurant offers teppanyaki, a sushi bar, sake & lively service 1936 E Katella Avenue, Orange, CA

Stylish local Mexican chain 951 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA

Nirvana Grille

OC Brewhouse

Eatery boasting inviting rooftop seating & an innovative menu of Californian dishes 303 Broadway, Laguna Beach, CA

Casual lounge serving Southern California microbrews & pub eats 11999 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA

Okura Robata Grill & Sushi Bar

Jagerhaus

“New Gay Spot to eat & drink!” 858 South Coast Hwy , Laguna Beach, CA

Goulash, bratwurst, strudel & other German specialties are served in a quaint space 2525 E Ball Road, Anaheim, CA

Anepalco Restaurant

French-inspired Mexican cuisine 415 S Main Street, Orange, CA

LinX

The Beachcomber Cafe

Beachside eatery serving California favorites 15 Crystal Cove, Newport Coast, CA

Exposed-brick eatery & patio offering inventive artisanal sausages, Belgian fries & craft beer 238 W Chapman Avenue, Orange, CA

Marche Moderne

Peter’s Gourmade Grill

Specialty burgers, sandwiches, gyros & salads round out the menu at this unassuming takeaway joint 14311 Newport Ave, Tustin, CA

Chic French establishment 7862 Pacific Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA

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2021 EVENT SCH EDULE JUNE

AUGUST

OC MUSIC FEST 2021

SAD SUMMER FESTIVAL

JUN 25 - 27

AUG 07

The Orange County Jam Band Club presents: 2 stages, 3 days, 15 bands. Children ages 12 and under are FREE and do not need a weekend pass for admittance on event days. Visit www.oc-musicfest.com.

Presented by Journeys. Featuring All Time Low, The Story So Far, Movements, The Maine, Grayscale, Destroy Boys. citynationalgroveofanaheim.com/events

AUG 27 - 28

BEYOND WONDERLAND 2021

JUN 26

When day breaks in Wonderland, a curious cast of characters emerges, and fantastical animals of all shapes and sizes run wild.

SUMMER ROOTS CRAFT BEER & MUSIC FESTIVAL

Reggae, surf rock and lots of beer all get brewed together during this boozy Orange County fest. The brand-new event heads Oak Canyon Park on June 26 with over 25 breweries in tow, and four hours of unlimited tastings to sip your way through the 100-plus brews they’ll be pouring. Visit us online at www.summerrootsfest.com.

In this place beyond our imaginations, colors shine brighter, smiles are wider, and the secrets of Wonderland come to light. www.beyondwonderland.com

AUG 21 - 28

CALIFORNIA WINE FESTIVAL 2021 Bringing together California’s best wineries who pour hundreds of vintage red and white wines, complemented by dozens of the region’s top chefs and specialty food purveyors serving gourmet appetizers along with live music and an ocean view. www.californiawinefestival.com

JULY

JUL 09 - 11

SO W’HAPPY FESTIVAL 2021

Enjoy 6 stages, 200 artists, 30,000 people, camping zones, FUN zones, food trucks and more! Visit our website for line-up and pre-party info. Visit www.so-whappy.com.

SEPTEMBER

JUL 11 - 12

SEP 10 - 12

MUSIC FESTIVAL AND ACADEMY

OC SPRING HOME & GARDEN SHOW

A two weeks long music education program for kids. Located at Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente. Visit www.casaromantica.org.

This show displays and exhibits the latest ideas in home improvement, remodeling, interior-design, decorating, and landscaping.

JUL 16 - 31

OC FAIR 2021

In addition, we provide educational and informative seminars and demonstrations designed to help homeowners enhance the beauty and the value of their homes. southerncaliforniahomeshows.com

It’s Time For Fun! The OC Fair is excited to welcome you back Wednesdays Sundays, all month long! Online ticket purchases in advanced required for entry. www.ocfair.com

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BAR GU ID E VLVT | Velvet Lounge LGBT-friendly bar & restaurant featuring American comfort fare along with DJs, dancing & cocktails. 416 W 4th Street, Santa Ana, CA

Executive Suite Gay, lesbian & transgender nightclub with a chic lounge area, karaoke, pool & weekly drag shows. 3428 Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, CA

Tin Lizzie Saloon Victorian-style gay & lesbian bar draws guys & gals for themed nights, happy hours & pool tables. 752 St Clair Street, Costa Mesa, CA

The Circle OC Great music, good vibes and open smoking patio area. 8901 Warner Ave, Huntington Beach, CA The Wayfarer Awesome music venue with an intimate atmosphere. 843 W 19th Street, Costa Mesa, CA

Main Street - Bar & Cabaret Bar & cabaret with a hip gay scene, a rotating roster of DJs & plenty of dancing. 1460 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA

Surf City Hookah Lounge Hookah lounge with great vibes. 19092 Beach Blvd, Huntington Beach, CA

Frat House Gay bar with a mostly male crowd for dance beats, cocktails, pool table nights & weekend drag shows. 8112 W Garden Grove Blvd, Garden Grove, CA

Palmz Hookah Lounge Great atmosphere, hookah, music, and service. 17823 Beach Blvd, Huntington Beach, CA

Club Ripples Late-night, high-energy gay bar with a patio featuring cocktails, live entertainment & DJ nights. 5101 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA

San Clemente Vape Lounge Premium products in an atmosphere unlike any other. 401 S El Camino Real, Unit G, San Clemente, CA

Bravo Night Club Bi-level dance club with mostly Latin acts & theme nights ranging from goth to gay and salsa. 1490 S Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA

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2021 EVENT SCH EDULE SEP 12

BRIDAL & WEDDING EXPO 2021

Turn your dream wedding into a reality! Our event features an amazing selection of wedding professionals ready to help you find the perfect gown, reception venue, invitations, photographer, music, menu, honeymoon destination, and much more! Visit cabridalshows-of.com.

SEP 24

BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE @ DOHENY STATE BEACH

Broken Social Scene boasts as many as nineteen members at a time. Formed in 1999 by Canadians Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning, this Canadian indie-alt band is characterized by soft whispery vocals and large-scale ensemble instrumentals. www.brokensocialscene.ca

OCTOBER OCT 08 - 10

DIRTYBIRD CAMPOUT WEST 2021

Dirtybird campout is a outdoor camping and electronic music festival. Featuring your favorite dirtybird DJ’S. www.dirtybirdcampout.com/west

OCT 09

IRVINE GLOBAL VILLAGE FESTIVAL Orange County’s premier multicultural event, the Irvine Global Village Festival, returns to the Orange County Great Park this year for a full day of food, art, music, and a celebration of Irvine’s diverse community. Visit www.cityofirvine.org.

OCT 14 - 17

2021 JAZZTRAX FESTIVAL

Longest running Smooth Jazz festival in the World...since 1987.Each October this festival hosts some of the top entertainers from the smooth jazz genre as well as Exciting New Break Out Upand-Comers. Visit www.jazztrax.com.

NOVEMBER NOV 06 - 07

PUNK IN THE PARK 2021

Two epic days of punk rock and beer. The event will be held at the sprawling Oak Canyon Park, centrally located in Silverado, CA. Enjoy live performances from an impressive lineup of punk rock icons, including headliners Pennywise and NOFX. www.punkinthepark.com

NOV 12 - 14

WEST COAST GEM & MINERAL SHOW

West Coast Gem & Mineral Show features fashion accessories, gift merchandise, lapidary, beads, antique & estate beads, gemstone, glass, crystal, ball beads, metal beads, tools, jewelry, buttons, lampwork, seed beads, and pearls, etc. Visit 10times.com/westcoastgem-mineral.

NOV 27

THE OC FARMERS MARKET

California certified farmers’ markets are the real thing - places where genuine farmers sell fruits, nuts, and vegetables directly to the public. Every farmer who sells at a certified market is inspected by the county agricultural commissioner to make sure that he/she actually grows the commodity being sold. www.ocfarmbureau.org

DECEMBER DEC 03

POUYA @ DISNEYLAND HOUSE OF BLUES

After creating quite the name for himself in the underground rap scene in southern-Florida through his various mix-tapes, Pouya released his debut studio album “Underground Underdog” in 2016. Since then the young-star has released a further four albums, his most recent, FIVE FIVE, being the reason he’s heading out on a 37 date tour! Visit losangeles-theatre.com/theaters

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LGBTQ COMM U NI TY ORGANIZATIONS & ATTRACTIONS

LGBT CENTER OC

LGBT organization providing services to the community from HIV testing to support 1605 N Spurgeon St, Santa Ana, CA (714) 953-5428 | www.lgbtcenteroc.org Q-CARE CLINIC

Quality Health Care for LGBTQ Youth & Families 800 N Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701 (714) 480-3501 TREVOR PROJECT

Suicide Prevention www.thetrevorproject.org Trevor Line (866) 488-7386 PFLAG ORANGE COUNTY

P.O. Box 1100, Laguna Beach, CA 92652 Phone: (949) 459-2834

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BUSINESS D IRECTO RY ADOPTION Koinonia Family Services ....................................... 16

HVAC Airwest Air Conditioning and Heating ................... 11

AUTO DEALERSHIP McKenna Subaru ..................................................... 3

KITCHEN DESIGN & REMODELING Roomscapes Inc ............................back outside cover

BUSINESS CONSULTING ACI Consulting ......................................................... 5

LANDSCAPE DESIGN B. Rose & Associates............................................... 17

CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT MM & Company LLP .............................................. 17

MACHINERY MOVING & STORAGE LA Machinery Moving .............................................. 9

CLEANING The Maids ................................................................ 7

NEW CONSTRUCTION Roomscapes Inc ............................back outside cover

DENTIST Dentistry Now ........................................................ 13

NUTRITIONIST Sunshine Nutrition & Wellness ............................... 9

EYEWEAR European Optical ................................................... 17

OPTOMETRY European Optical ................................................... 17

FAMILY MEDICINE Pacific Coast Family Medicine.................................. 9

RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL LOCKSMITH Southern California Security Centers Inc ............... 13

FASHION European Optical ................................................... 17

SAFES Southern California Security Centers Inc ............... 13

FINANCIAL ADVISOR EP Wealth Advisors LLC ................... back inside cover John Arens- Edward Jones..................................... 13

SKIN CARE OC Skin Vibes ........................................................ 13 SUNGLASSES European Optical ................................................... 17

FOSTER CARE Koinonia Family Services ....................................... 16

WEALTH MANAGEMENT Discovery Wealth Management .....front inside cover

GENERATOR SALES & INSTALLATION Duthie Power Services ............................................. 1

WINE CELLARS Roomscapes Inc ............................back outside cover

GENERATOR SERVICE AND REPAIR Duthie Power Services ............................................. 1 HOME AUTOMATION Southern California Security Centers Inc ............... 13

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