Best Gay Bar Orange County 2013 - Velvet Lounge
The busiest place on la Cuatro isn't a restaurant or a paisa bar; it's within the giant patio with the letters VLVT over it. Inside, some people are dancing, some are drinking, some are outside smoking, and most are just chilling. The bartenders may be the friendliest in the area, and you can actually talk to people, rather than stare broodily across the bar at the object of your desire. As if that weren't enough, it has a great Sunday brunch replete with a drag show, which just amps up its gay street cred even more.