Until recently, The Guild Club was a members-only space from the team behind neighboring Arc. Now, the dark, ornate bar at SoCo is open to all. It’s designed for indulgence, with a moody elegance that opts for the top shelf. So it goes with the Twain, the bar’s take on an Old-Fashioned with spendy Pappy Van Winkle 10-year-old bourbon and Angostura bitters.
3321 Hyland Ave., Ste. G, Costa Mesa, 949-500-5561, theguildclub.com