11/14/2012 at 06:00 AM EST
After celebrating at the GQ
Men of the Year bash in Hollywood on Tuesday, Breaking Bad
's Aaron Paul
hit up hotspot Bootsy Bellows with a group of guy friends.
The actor and his pals arrived around 1:30 a.m. and hung out in the back VIP room, opting to party on the dance floor instead of at a table. Paul got "incredibly excited" when the DJ spun Michael Jackson's "Thiller," a source tells PEOPLE, and afterward, ran out of the VIP room, returning soon after with Pat Benatar's daughter, Haley Giraldo. The two seemed like old friends and danced to Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell's "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" before Paul, who sipped on vodka cocktails throughout the evening, rocked out to the Four Tops hit "It's the Same Old Song."
Though Paul was without his fiancée
, Lauren Parsekian, he "seemed really jovial and excited to be out with his boys all night," the source says. The guys had so much fun that they stayed until the lights came on and the club was closing. – Jennifer Garcia