Best Entertainment in Irvine

March 14, 2019
Best Entertainment in Irvine

When the weekend rolls around, it’s time to have some fun! Whether seeking a family-friendly affair or an adults-only outing, Irvine offers endless activities to add excitement to its residents’ everyday lives. Plus, from vivacious live music to the technologically-driven world of virtual reality, there’s nightlife for every lifestyle. Grab your friends, family or your partner, and venture into Irvine’s most enjoyable entertainment avenues!

Irvine Improv

Get ready to laugh! The #1 Comedy Club in the nation, Irvine Improv features elite entertainers and internet sensations such as Bill Burr, Kevin Hart, Joe Rogan, Dana Carvey, Gabriel Iglesias, Wayne Brady, Patton Oswalt, David Alan Grier and David Spade. The spacious and comfortable setting offers an intimate ambiance, where guests can interact while enjoying an evening filled with laughter. A decadent menu is offered by Umami Burger, located adjacent to Irvine’s premier comedy venue. Dishes include delicious dips, tasty bites, street tacos, flatbreads, desserts and the restaurant's signature burgers and sandwiches. An expansive drink menu includes beer on draft and in the bottle, a selection of wines, and signature cocktails, in addition to non-alcoholic refreshments. Irvine Improv is ideal for an adult crowd and welcomes groups and private events with advance booking.

Irvine Improv
527 Spectrum Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618
(949)854-4544

Irvine Barclay Theatre

One of California’s most unique and imaginative performing arts centers, the Irvine Barclay Theatre hosts an array of artistic acts in dance, music and theater. The “jewel box” venue boasts impressive acoustics and an intimate atmosphere, allowing audiences to immerse themselves in expressive experiences. Upcoming events include the National Geographic Live 2019 Speaker Series, Malpaso Dance Company, Festival Ballet Theatre: Sleeping Beauty, The Phantom Tollbooth and Sutton Foster in Concert. The theatre is surrounded by both casual and formal dining opportunities for a complete evening on the town. Plus, Irvine Barclay Theatre offers group opportunities and can be rented for private functions and performances.

Irvine Barclay Theatre
4242 Campus Drive
Irvine, CA 92612
(949) 854-4646 

Spaces

 

Seeking something unexpected? An innovative escapade, Spaces takes virtual reality to an entirely new level. Cutting-edge technology with 4D effects and 3D face scanning transports guests to new worlds pressing the boundaries of imagination. Spaces’ latest attraction is Terminator Salvation: Fight for the Future, where participants engage in an epic battle to save the universe. Fun for all ages and mom-approved, this activity adds intrigue and excitement for families, groups, celebrations and more.

 Spaces
734 Spectrum Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618
(949)932-0606


Bacchus Bar & Bistro

 

A quaint and casual neighborhood wine bar in Quail Hill, Bacchus Bar & Bistro offers a refined and relaxing experience. The local vino spot boasts 50+ wines by the glass and 200+ wines by the bottle. For the foodie, Bacchus Bar & Bistro features a complete seasonal menu featuring artisanal dishes including snacks, appetizers, salads and main courses such as a charcuterie board, pork lollipops, pear salad and filet mignon. Stop by on a Friday or Saturday evening for live music from a variety of local artists playing Spanish guitar, acoustic rock, the blues, R&B and ambient ballads. Wine Club members receive access to exclusive events, with additional discounts on food and wine purchases.

Bacchus Bar & Bistro
6735 Quail Hill Parkway
Irvine, CA 92603
(949)502-4600

Dave & Buster’s

 

Centrally located at Irvine Spectrum Center, Dave & Buster’s offers a variety of activities for both adults and children alike. Considered the football and hoops headquarters, sports-buffs can enjoy massive HDTV’s, stadium sound, sports viewing parties, game day specials and so much more. The expansive restaurant floor features a variety of games for all ages, including arcade-style attractions, Dance Dance Revolution and virtual reality simulations. Billiards and bowling add to the already exciting and competitive atmosphere. After working up an appetite through intense game-play, guests can indulge in a delectable menu featuring classic American fare and hand-crafted cocktails.

Dave & Buster’s
661 Spectrum Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618
(949)727-0555 

Irvine offers endless entertainment options for families, couples and groups. Whether you’re seeking an intimate evening or an exciting adventure, entertaining experiences rest just around the corner. So, head out and have some fun in Irvine!

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