Ready for Happy Hour?
Offering more than just drinks, YNK (You Never Know, get it?) in Irvine is a haven filled with beautiful decor, plush carpets and dim lighting to set the mood. Located inside the Irvine Marriott, it definitely falls under the “hidden gem” category. With different international inspirations for their specialty cocktail menu each month, there’s plenty of reasons to keep going back for more.
Side track for a second – if you haven’t been to the Irvine Marriott – it’s worth a visit. Even being currently under construction, the grounds of this hotel are impressive. From hidden nooks with pod-like chairs that you can hook your iPhone up to, as well as modern decor, a looker of an outside bar and a mini Starbucks, what more could you want?!
Here’s a breakdown of what I got to snack on, and why I LIKE IT, LOVE IT AND WANT SOME MORE OF IT.
My delicious adult beverage, a Paloma, with fresh grapefruit & tequila.Served in a tall glass with a copper straw. So insta-worthy ;] Very refreshing!
Left to Right: Extremely flavorful Salmon Poke with Lotus Chip, Deviled Eggs, and Chorizo & Mushroom Queso Fundido served with warm tortillas – all highlights of the night!
Had to get in that #CheesePull tho!
I would come back again for a fun night out with girlfriends, or date night. I’m not sure if YNK hosts small events, but it would be ideal for a small bridal shower or bachelorette, for sure. So, thoughts? Are you going to stop by? Their new “ASIA” cocktail menu is available through December (Thai Tea w/ Bourbon O_O). Make sure you tag &visit them on Instagram @YNKIrvine
Thanks for stopping by!