To wind down our first official Orange County visit, we are going to caravan from north Huntington Beach (about a 15 minute car drive south of Lazy Dog Cafe) to O.C.'s quaint "hole in the wall" Gay bar called THE LIZZIE (NOT Lezzie!) SALOON--and sometimes still referred to by its original name "The Tin Lizzie" where we can enjoy a post-dinner "cock" tale. Since it is the area's only Gay bar it attracts a diverse cross section of Gay men and some lesbians.
It is appropriately located in the south tip of the "freeway TRIANGLE" between the 405, the 55 Costa Mesa & 73 Corona Del Mar freeways--a couple of minutes south of South Coast Plaza, and near the major intersection of Bristol & Baker Streets.
Though I cannot vouch for having pre-scouted this establishment (which I usually try to do when places are closer to home), a handsome, longtime O.C. acquaintance of mine (who I was trying to persuade to join us), highly recommended it after reading my comments about the only 2 Huntington Beach area gay bars closing over the past year or so.
The place has a kitschy-but-fun 80's faux Victorian decor and claims to serve fine wines, signature martinis as well as vintage cocktails. Although it is too small to have a dance floor, it does have a crystal chandelier over its pool table--which is a very nice touch.
It actually has a weblink with interesting photos, too, as well as map and address info...
Parking: There is a very small parking lot and otherwise street parking should be available within walking distance.