Eat+Drink

Breakfast

You're on your own for breakfast, but we'll probably have some coffee brewing, starting at 8am.

Lunch

Lunch is on your own. Directly across Campus Dr. from UCI (a 10 minute walk from Engineering) over Watson Bridge is the University Center shopping center with a variety of sit-down and fast food restaurants.

Directions: from the Engineering quad, start at Ring Road and turn right. Walk along Ring Road until you reach the flagpole near Aldrich Hall and Langson Library. Turn right and proceed over the Watson Bridge (follow green path on map) .


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  • ADYA fresh indian flavors
  • Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza
  • California Gogi Korean Grill
  • Chat for Tea
  • Chick Fil A
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill
  • Del Sushi
  • Eureka! micro brewery
  • Gen Grill
  • In-n-Out Burger
  • Jack-in-the-box
  • Le Diplomate Bakery Cafe
  • Luna Grill
  • Mendocino Farms
  • Nekter Juice Bar
  • Peet's Coffee (hours: 6a-11p)
  • Slapfish
  • Snow Monster
  • Spoleto
  • Stax Cookie Bar
  • Taco Bell
  • Temakira
  • Tender Greens
  • Veggie Grill
  • Yogurtland
  • Yushoken

A little farther down Campus Dr. (a 15 minute walk) is Campus Plaza with:

  • Asian Box
  • Del Taco
  • Gina's Pizza & Pasta
  • The Habit Burger Grill
  • Hen House Mediterranean Grill
  • Pig Haus Taiwanese Cafe
  • Starbucks Coffee
  • Strickland's Homemade Ice Cream
  • Vitality Bowls
  • Which Wich Sandwiches

A 5-minute drive off-campus at Bison Ave and Bayswater is The Bluffs, a small shopping center with:

  • Chipotle
  • Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
  • Daphne's Greek Cafe
  • Islands
  • Jersey Mike's Subs
  • Johnny's Real New York Pizza
  • Panera Bread Bakery (free WiFi; hours: 7a-8p)
  • Pei Wei
  • TLT Food
  • Wasa Sushi
  • Wildfish Seafood Grille $$$$
  • Wonderland Bakery

All on-campus retail restaurants are closed on the weekend with the exception of Stabucks and Wendys, upstairs in the Student Center open on Saturday (only) 10:00am-4:00pm.

DrupalCamp after Dark, Saturday, August 5

Current plans are to meet at Eureka! Brewery in the University Center shopping center across Campus Dr. from UCI (10 minute walk). We'll have some tables outside, so buy your drinks at the bar and join us on the patio.

After hours / nightlife

For those interested in seeing a bit of the night life in Orange County we recommend checking out the following scenes:

  • Irvine Spectrum (Irvine @ 405 & 5 freeways)
  • Fashion Island (Newport Beach off MacArthur Blvd & Pacific Coast Highway)
  • Newport Beach (Follow 55 freeway south, and continue on down Newport Blvd to Balboa Penninsula)
  • Huntington Beach (Dining and Drinking)
  • Laguna Beach (Arts and Dining)
  • Orange County Great Park