When the executive chef flys to France to bottle his own special blend of Champagne, you know the bubbles are going to be spectacular. In fact, that special blend makes Lido House the only hotel in the United States to have its own private bottles, and Topside makes it the only locale in Newport Beach to have a rooftop bar. Caviar service ($69 per person) is a must when sipping from Topside's expansive Champagne menu, and if cocktails are more your speed, a punch bowl of Not Your Sailor's Sangria is sure to have you feeling fine.
The Country Club
Part restaurant, part social lounge, this Costa Mesa hot spot has been attracting the who's who of O.C. since its debut in December. In the evenings, the cool crowd cozies up in sumptuous booths to sip three-hour martinis and share plates and apps like the 42-ounce ribeye tomahawk, Chicken Little sliders and hamachi tacos. And once the sun goes down, the music is cranked up with a live DJ on Fridays and Saturdays, and smooth jazz performances on Tuesdays. Order bottle service to have a dedicated VIP attendant at your beck and call.