What we're about

From Pulp Fiction: "Be cool!"

We have just one objective: Meet new people.

This group is for Orange County professionals in their 20s, 30s and 40s. We meet for happy hour on a regular basis, usually on Wednesday or Thursday evenings, at cool places in Irvine, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, and surrounding areas. The goal is to get together after work, have a cocktail, and meet new people. We already have a core group that come regularly, but we also have new people each time.

This group will only succeed if we have good attendance with fun people. Attendees may get wristbands, making it easy to identify others in the group, if we're in a crowded place. As the organizer, I will try to ensure that all attendees meet everyone else in attendance, so come join us and invite your friends!

Our events normally start at 5:00 PM and go until 8:00 or 8:30. You don't need to arrive by 5:00. That's just when it starts. Come whenever you're available. We'll be there until at least 7:30 PM. Members often have dinner together, but that part is not organized in an official way. Please come with a friendly and inclusive mindset.

Be good to each other! #OCHappyHour

PHOTOS: Are you curious what our events are like? Check out the many photographs our members have uploaded from all of our past events.

VENUES: If you represent a restaurant and/or lounge and would like to host one of our events at your venue, please contact the organizer, Patrick Schwerdtfeger. We usually get between 40 and 120 people at our events, and we like upscale places like Hive & Honey Rooftop (Irvine), Red Bar & Lounge (Irvine), The Winery (Tustin), Mesa Lounge (Costa Mesa), Aqua Lounge (Newport Beach), and Lido House Rooftop (Newport Beach).

"Like" our Facebook page here:

https://www.facebook.com/OC-Happy-Hour-111389083985801

Upcoming events (2)

Camouflage Night @ SOCIAL (Huntington Beach)

SOCIAL Huntington Beach

THEME: Camouflage Night!

Got camo? Wear camo! I'm gonna wear camouflage pants and a camouflage jacket. If you love camo as much as I do, show it off at this event. It'll be fun!

Note #1: This event starts at 6pm, not 5pm.

Note #2: If you feel sick or unwell in ANY way, please stay home. If you have a cough, cold, fever, or if you're sneezing or have a runny nose, it's best to stay home until your symptoms have passed.

Note #3: Please buy at least one drink and, ideally, some food as well (like appetizers, for example) while at the event. Especially during this pandemic insanity, we are grateful to have venues willing to host our group, and the best way to say "Thank you!" is to buy food and/or drinks, and tip well :-)

From Pulp Fiction: "Be cool!"

Are you an OC working professional in your 30s, 40s, or 50s? Come join us for another #OCHappyHour at SOCIAL in Huntington Beach (new location).

This group was formed on July 18th, 2018. Group membership as of 09/28 was 6,303 people!

As a group, we have just one objective: Meet new people! Come join us and bring a friend. This group is thriving because we have great people and great energy. So invite someone along. I'll do my best to introduce you (and them) to everyone.

Curious how many people will attend? We usually get 60% of the RSVP count actually showing up, so 100 RSVPs normally results in about 60 people in attendance.

Also, just to be clear, you don't have to be there by 6:00 PM. That's just when it starts. That's when I will be there, but feel free to come whenever you're available. Come at 6:30. Come at 7:00. Come at 7:30. We'll be there until at least 9:00 or 9:30.

Is it your birthday? If your birthday falls within a few days, either before or after this event, please post it in the comments below. We love any excuse to order something sweet, sing you a song, and help you celebrate in style!

Social Media: Please take photos at our events and post them to Instagram and Facebook! Tag them with #OCHappyHour and we'll add the best ones to our Meetup Group as well. We've had some awesome events, and it would be great to have a bunch of photos that we can all share with each other.

Group Instagram handle: @oc.happyhour
My own Instagram handle: @g8patrick

DUIs: Please drink responsibly! These events are getting better and better, but drinking & driving could make them WORSE very quickly. Uber and Lyft are cheap and convenient. Please take precautions to ensure you get home safe and sound after our events.

Be good to each other! #OCHappyHour

Halloween Costume Party @ Sevilla (Costa Mesa)

Sevilla Restaurant & Tapas Bar

** Halloween Costume Party!! **

Note #1: If you feel sick or unwell in ANY way, please stay home. If you have a cough, cold, fever, or if you're sneezing or have a runny nose, it's best to stay home until your symptoms have passed.

Note #2: Please buy at least one drink and, ideally, some food as well (like appetizers, for example) while at the event. Especially during this pandemic insanity, we are grateful to have venues willing to host our group, and the best way to say "Thank you!" is to buy food and/or drinks, and tip well :-)

From Pulp Fiction: "Be cool!"

Are you an OC working professional in your 30s, 40s, or 50s? Come join us for another #OCHappyHour at Sevilla in Costa Mesa (at the Triangle, 2nd floor).

This group was formed on July 18th, 2018. Group membership as of 09/29 was 6,306 people!

As a group, we have just one objective: Meet new people! Come join us and bring a friend. This group is thriving because we have great people and great energy. So invite someone along. I'll do my best to introduce you (and them) to everyone.

Curious how many people will attend? We usually get 60% of the RSVP count actually showing up, so 100 RSVPs normally results in about 60 people in attendance.

Also, just to be clear, you don't have to be there by 5:00 PM. That's just when it starts. That's when I will be there, but feel free to come whenever you're available. Come at 5:30. Come at 6:00. Come at 6:30. We'll be there until at least 7:30 or 8:00.

Is it your birthday? If your birthday falls within a few days, either before or after this event, please post it in the comments below. We love any excuse to order something sweet, sing you a song, and help you celebrate in style!

Social Media: Please take photos at our events and post them to Instagram and Facebook! Tag them with #OCHappyHour and we'll add the best ones to our Meetup Group as well. We've had some awesome events, and it would be great to have a bunch of photos that we can all share with each other.

Group Instagram handle: @oc.happyhour
My own Instagram handle: @g8patrick

DUIs: Please drink responsibly! These events are getting better and better, but drinking & driving could make them WORSE very quickly. Uber and Lyft are cheap and convenient. Please take precautions to ensure you get home safe and sound after our events.

Be good to each other! #OCHappyHour

Past events (114)

#OCHappyHour @ Peninsula Lounge (Newport Beach)

The Peninsula Lounge

Photos (601)