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


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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  • Blaze 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
  • Mendocino Farms
  • Nekter Juice Bar
  • Peet's Coffee (hours: 6a-11p)
  • Slapfish
  • Snow Monster
  • 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:

  • Del Taco
  • Gatten Sushi
  • Gina's Pizza & Pasta
  • 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
  • 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 27

UCI Anthill Pub, 6PM

We have the UC Irvine Anthill Pub reserved for Saturday night starting at 6PM, sponsored by Achieve Internet. The Pub will have their kitchen open for dinner, and food and drink are being sponsored this year.

There are ATMs nearby.

The Anthill Pub is in the upper level of the Student Center. It's about a 10 minute walk across campus to the Pub. Or you can drive your car to the Student Center Parking Structure (your existing parking pass is good there) and enter from there.

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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