There are pockets and hotspots spread throughout the OC which are defined as “Latin@” or “Mexican@” neighborhoods, but besides the coastal regions of La Naranja such as Newport or Laguna Beach, there isn’t a defined LGBTQ neighborhood in Orange County -but make no mistake, there is a still a “gay-ole” time to be had.
Let’s check out some lugares where there might be LGBTQ Latin@ “Oreo Cookies” might chill or not chill:
Center Orange County
12752 Garden Grove Blvd.
Garden Grove, CA
8112 Garden Grove Blvd.
Garden Grove, CA
Mira La Historia–> Garden Grove’s Frat House Bar & Nite Club has been proudly serving the gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual community in Orange County, CA for nearly 25 years. In the ’80s and ’90s, there were over 15 gay bars operating just in Garden Grove alone. And today, the Frat House is the only one to have survived! That calls for a drink!
The Frat House is open every day — 365 days a year — from 3 pm – 12:30 pm Monday, 3 pm – 2 am Tuesday – Sunday. After 9pm, the Frat House transforms into the hottest gay nightclub in Orange County with “Fiesta Latina!” (ay que ric@) featuring live DJs and drag shows Thursday thru Sunday. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, we play alternative / indie / electro / punk and ’80s music with occasional DJs dropping by for live sets and the projection of gay / experiemental and art movies.
1490 S. Anaheim Blvd.
Tin Lizzie Saloon
752 Saint Clair St
Costa Mesa, CA
321 West Katella Avenue
Disneyland Resort es un lugar magico, however during the “ay que popular” Gay Days it can be even more special with all the Red Shirts identifying friends of La Princesa Cinderella. Gay Days this year is Oct 3-5. Check http://www.gaydaysanaheim.com for more info.