Saturday nights in OC have become a lot more friendly to the local hip-hop fans as the part industrial, part hipster quarter of Costa Mesa (Randolph, Baker, Bristol area) has continued nurturing this hybrid stead of contemporary and retro Urban music. Mansion Costa Mesa (formerly known as Shark Club) has emerged as a new Orange County hip hop powerhouse.
While other Costa Mesa hip-hop spots like Memphis, cater to the older, A Tribe Called Quest-loving crowd and The Commissary, offer a Young Thug/IAMSU fix, Mansion looks to both realize the potential of the area and up the ante a bit with a fancier dress code requiring button-ups. It seems like a bit much for a club inside a small industrial area a stones throw away from The Camp. But upon entry, it becomes clearer there’s a reason for their sartorial standards.
Looking from the outside, the former Shark Club looks more like a defunct used car dealership that doubled as a front but inside, a grand lighting fixture, something like a LED chandelier that changes colors with the mood, catches your eye as floating rays drift around to the more traditional vintage style lighting fixtures. Black leather seats donned with plush white furs surrounded the dance floor which lead to a wide stage legitimized by a huge graphics screen, that might outdo something you’d find at the Observatory. The new spot is heavily inspired by Vegas. Waiters looked dapper in short-sleeve collared white shirts under suspenders with waitresses in sexy, black leotards and high heels.
- We have free guestlist available on the Discotech app
- Valet is $5-10 depending on what time you get there
- Outdoor smoking patio in the back
Where is Mansion Costa Mesa located?
Mansion Costa Mesa (MCM) is located in the Orange County (OC)
How much is cover charge at Mansion Costa Mesa?
Cover charge depends on the night – it’s usually $20. We do have a free guestlist before 12 available on the Discotech app.
How long will I have to wait at Mansion Costa Mesa?
Expect to wait anywhere from 15-30+ minutes depending on how busy it is.
When is Mansion Costa Mesa open?
MCM is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 PM – 2 AM.
What are the best nights to go to Mansion Costa Mesa?
Fridays and Saturdays are both good.
What is the dress code at Mansion Costa Mesa?
Standard club wear. Collared shirts, jeans, and dress shoes for guys. No hats, jerseys, tennis shoes, etc.
Is there parking near Mansion Costa Mesa?
There is valet and some street parking nearby but be sure to check the signs.
How much do drinks cost at Mansion Costa Mesa?
Drinks are around $10-14 apiece. Bottles are around $350 apiece.
Who are the resident DJs?
Mansion Costa Mesa features DJs spinning Top 40, hip hop, etc. Once in a while if you’re lucky you’ll catch a performance by a artist like Justin Bieber.
What kind of music do they play at Mansion Costa Mesa?
Mansion Costa Mesa is primarily a hip hop venue, though they will some times feature EDM DJs.
Where can I find a list of upcoming events / DJs at Mansion Costa Mesa?
You can download the Discotech app to see upcoming events, and book tables for Mansion Costa Mesa.