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).

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Upcoming events (1)

#OCHappyHour @ The Country Club (Costa Mesa)

The Country Club

** Please read this description before RSVPing ** Note #1: This event is allowed because we will be OUTSIDE on the patio. Please bring a jacket in case it gets chilly. Note #2: Please bring a mask along with you. It will be required when you check in at the hostess stand. Once on the patio, the masks will no longer be required. But out of courtesy for others, we should all have one available, especially when mingling with non-group members. Note #3: 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. "Like" our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/OC-Happy-Hour-111389083985801 From Pulp Fiction: "Be cool!" Are you an OC working professional in your 20s, 30s, or 40s? Come join us for another #OCHappyHour at The Country Club in Costa Mesa (on East 17th Street). This group was formed on July 18th, 2018. Group membership as of 07/20 was 4,783 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 (81)

#OCHappyHour @ SOCIAL (Huntington Beach)

SOCIAL Huntington Beach

Photos (538)