i'm a chapman grad...lived down in orange for 4 years...and i loved the last year the best. the main reason was paul's. paul's is the best dive bar ever. the people were friendly, the drinks were strong and the location was perfect (aka, walking distance). I got to be one of the 'regulars' for about 10 months. it was somewhere people knew my name (not unlike cheers), and i got to befriend the 'scary people', who were truly the friendliest people ever. thursday nights were chapman nights, for those of you who want to meet 'pretty people', that's the best time to go...i'd say at least 200 chapman kids would be there, with at least 85% of them being good looking. anyway, Paul's is awesome. and I should probably get back there soon.
Pros: friendly people, great drinks, relaxed atmosphere
Cons: parking is bad.