Why Kaplan English students love Irvine nightlife

Kaplan students guide to nightlife at IVC

Looking for extravagant California nightlife without extravagant prices? You’ll find it if you are learning English at Irvine Valley College.

Without the international reputation for after-dark entertainment of nearby LA, Irvine’s huge variety of bars, clubs and restaurants have managed to hold on to their American charm. In fact even the most luxurious Irvine venues still have a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.

Take Andrei’s conscious cuisine and cocktails, for example. The elegant décor and beautiful dishes rival any US fine dining experience, while the use of organically grown local ingredients shows a caring side.

The Chateaux Lounge nightclub also has a high-class feel with its glittering chandeliers and talented international DJs playing the latest house and R&B anthems. On Tuesdays, however, its neighbourly side comes out, when it offers salsa lessons to anyone and everyone who wants to join in for a bit of spicy Latin fun.

Spice fans will also love Irvine’s El Cholo Cantina, the perfect place to get to know your fellow Kaplan English language students over a tasty Mexican fiesta platter. If that sounds a little too hot to handle, perhaps you’ll enjoy the great value American classics at In-N-Out burger, known as the home of the best burgers in Irvine? Or you might prefer the nightspot of Irvine’s most cold-blooded residents; the sharks in the 2000 gallon fish tank at Shark nightclub.

Edwards University Cinema and the Irvine Barclay Theatre also offer something you’ve never seen before, with their great range of plays and independent movies. On the other hand, the pool tables and jukebox at Patrick’s pub, Irvine’s lively slice of Irish culture, are a little less unusual but just as enjoyable.

Finally, for yet another US hidden gem, take your friends from Kaplan’s IVC English language school to Bacchus’ Secret Cellar. This intimate venue not only provides live jazz and blues, it also hosts tasting events of the wines from its well stocked wine cellar.

The best way to experience thrilling California nights out on a student budget, Irvine is the USA’s biggest nightlife secret.

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