Players is one of my favorite bars. After you've gone a few times you get to know the regular crowd. It's a laid back place. The best nights to go are Monday and Thursday when Kevin hosts karaoke. The atmosphere is not bar-like, you feel more like you're haning out at a buddy's house. Jim, Bill, Kevin, and Fabi are great and the pizza's not bad either. This place is the BEST kept secret in Costa Mesa.
But if you're looking for 'bros' or the typical Orange County blondes, this is not the place for you.
Pros: friendly atmosphere, huge age range, great regular crowd
Cons: small, closes before 2 :-)