The 3 best cocktail bars in Santa Ana

Vacation Bar | Photo: Jen L./Yelp

Looking to try the best cocktail bars in town?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top cocktail bars in Santa Ana, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to achieve your dreams.

Shoppers in the Santa Ana area historically spend more in the winter at bars and lounges than any other season of the year, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a software provider that helps small businesses manage online reviews. The average amount spent per customer transaction at Santa Ana-area bars and lounges grew to $36 for the metro area in the winter of last year, 3% higher than the average for the rest of the year.

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1. Mix Mix Kitchen Bar

Photo: Jen L./Yelp

First on the list is Mix Mix Kitchen Bar. Located at 300 N. Main St. downtown, the cocktail bar and modern European spot, which offers tapas and more, is the highest-rated cocktail bar in Santa Ana, boasting 4.5 stars out of 521 reviews on Yelp.

2. Vacation Bar

Photo: Jen L./Yelp

Next up is downtown's Vacation Bar, situated at 204 W. Fourth St. With 4.5 stars out of 302 reviews on Yelp, the cocktail bar has proven to be a local favorite.

3. El Mercado Modern Cuisine

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Lacy's El Mercado Modern Cuisine, located at 301 N. Spurgeon St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the cocktail bar and Mexican spot, which offers tapas and more, four stars out of 274 reviews.

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