ZotPass 2016-12-13T09:42:25+00:00


What is the ZotPass?

The AGS ZotPass is a key tag that gives grad students access to discounts at select vendors throughout Orange County. These vendors were hand-picked by the AGS Staff for their quality and value, and will be a great way for you to try new tastes while exploring various parts of the OC.

How does it work?

Just show your key tag to one of the partner vendors before placing your order, and you can get the discount indicated in the list below.

Where can I get one?

To get your ZotPass key tag, come by the AGS office at the Student Center during our Wednesday Bagel Day!


Featured Vendor:

dine-logo-anthillAnthill Pub and Grille
UCI Student Center

Perk: $1 off food items on Saturdays (cash only)
Approved by owner/manager: Tim
Note: 7% of the Pub’s revenue goes directly back to AGS, so come enjoy great food and beer while supporting your graduate student government!
Yelp Reviews:
“You can’t beat the Happy Hour prices and selection of craft beers here!”
“Stoner tots and fries. That’s all I will remember about UCI…”
“The pub also hosts tap takeovers – events where a brewery will take reign over the pub for a day and have an expanded selection of brews for you to try. Within the past few months they’ve had Stone brewery, Green Flash, Saint Archer and Russian River takeovers amongst others.”


ZotPass Partner Vendors:

rayspizzaRay’s New York Style Pizza
4199 Campus Dr, Irvine
(949) 854-5044

Perk: 2 slices of pizza for $4; large 1-topping pizza for $14.95
Approved by owner/manager: Ray
Yelp Reviews:
“The pizza is great and Ray is awesome! My wife is from the East Coast and knows NY style pizza; this is it.”
“I love this place! Pizza is thin and perfectly crispy. Best part is it’s not over flowing w sauce.”
“Love Ray’s!!! Best NY style pizza in OC. The service is impeccable! Ray Jr. always personally greets us and ensures that we are well taken care of. Nice beer selection too!”


bellacocinaBella Cocina Mexican and Italian Restaurant
1501 W MacArthur Blvd,
Santa Ana
(714) 755-7000

Perk: 10% off
Approved by owner/manager: Jeff
Yelp Reviews:
“Everything that we ordered was delicious: steak fajitas, chicken enchiladas, and cajun pasta. Even the sides–mexican rice, flour tortillas, garlic bread–were all made to perfection.”
“We got the apple walnut chicken salad and the southwest chicken salad. Both were delicious, came with exceptional presentation and with generous portions of chicken, avocado, fruits, walnuts etc..”
“I’ve been to all the big taco Tuesday places in the area and this place blows them out of the water. The chicken and carnitas tacos were excellent and they were only $1.25 a taco! I guess I just found my go to taco Tuesday spot.”


avocadocafeAvocado Cafe
6060 Scholarship Dr, Irvine
(949) 752-0523

Perk: 10% off (alcohol excluded)
Approved by owner/manager: Haywood
Yelp Reviews:
“Such a wonderful place! Atmosphere and customer service left me in the best mood 🙂 definitely coming back here!”
“Every time I visit I am blown away by how delicious their sandwiches are.”
“Happy hour menu is really good, nachos are gigantic and you can watch the game inside any week day 4-7 Monday- Thursday,”
“The owner (Taylor) puts her heart into quality and freshness. Talk to her and learn how deep her culinary background goes! She’s travelled the world and blends her passion into this place.”


bardotBardot Bars & Coffee
5331 University Dr, Irvine
(inside Farm Direct supermarket)
(949) 552-5119

Perk: 15% off
Approved by owner/manager: Brian
Yelp Reviews:
“Damn if that coffee isn’t the best I’ve had in Irvine.“
“Back at this place again…love their coffee and was lucky to try the Panama Geisha today…wow…it blew my mind away…definitely a must keep come back place for sure…”
“Brian, the head barista, was very friendly and talkative about his coffee and you can really tell that he’s proud to offer a quality product. Very nice foam art and above all, a great cup of coffee.”


Restaurants with existing student discounts:

No need for the ZotPass at these locations. Just show your student ID to the vendors below and get the perks!

Strickland’s Ice Cream
4523 Campus Dr, Irvine
(Albertson’s plaza)
(949) 387-9955
Perk: 10% off w/ UCI ID

ginasGina’s Pizza & Pastaria
4533 Campus Dr, Irvine
(Albertson’s plaza)
(949) 725-1144
Perk: 10% off

The Veggie Grill
4213 Campus Dr, Irvine
(Trader Joe’s plaza)
(949) 509-0003
Perk: Entree+drink for $6.48 4-6PM on weekdays

Farm Direct (grocery store)
5331 University Dr, Irvine
(IHOP plaza)
(949) 783-3999

Perk: 5% off with student ID