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Best Bars In Newport Beach

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It's easy to see why Newport Beach is a destination for both locals and tourists. Not only is the weather amazing, but there are plenty of great places to visit, especially on the waterfront. For whatever reason, if you're looking for a good bar in Newport Beach, these are some great places to include on your itinerary. For other great bars in the area, visit our original list of the Best Bars in Newport Beach.

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Mutt Lynch's
2300 W Oceanfront
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 675-1556

It's hard to pick just one reason to go to Mutt Lynch's. The location, right by Newport Pier, is impossible to beat. After all, it's tough to top a bar where you can literally walk off the beach and in the door. You'll also find a good selection of taps and big mugs that you can enjoy as you overlook the beach. Finally, there is the food ranging from breakfast burritos to southwest egg rolls. You're assured a good time if you head to this classic Newport bar.

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Balboa Saloon
700 E Bay Ave.
Newport Beach, CA 92661
(949) 673-9783

Balboa Saloon is a great place for a lot of reasons. First, it has the low-key vibe you would expect from a bar that is right on the beach. Second, you'll find a good selection of cold beers that are perfect for those warm summer days. You'll also find a good selection of pizza and sandwiches to enjoy with your beverages. Finally, in addition to the big screen TVs, you'll find darts and pool here. In other words, if you're looking for somewhere you can while away a day, Balboa Saloon is a good choice.  

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Malarky's Irish Pub
3011 Newport Blvd.
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 675-2340

Like most Irish pubs, Malarky's has a good selection of beer and whiskey for customers. However, those aren't the only reasons to visit this great Newport bar. Open 7 days a week, and a favorite spot fro St. Patrick's Day celebrations, Malarky's Irish Pub has been around since the 70's and continues to draw big crowds for its tasty bar food, large selection of drinks and specials, and fun nightlife. But, if you want to start earlier on, you can start here at 7:30am daily. Serving a full breakfast menu during the week, local stop by for weekend brunch specials, and for lunch and dinner. You'll find a variety of burgers as well as favorites like fish and chips on their menu.

Related: Best Irish Bars In Orange County

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Billy's At The Beach
2751 W Coast Highway 
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 722-1100

Some might argue that Newport Beach is paradise. If that's the case, the only thing better is a Hawaiian-themed bar in Newport Beach. Billy's is home to some great Mai Tais and other tropical drinks like Planters Punch. However, you'll also find great food here, including a lot of seafood dishes like fish chowder and grilled swordfish. Billy's offers a popular brunch on Saturdays and Sundays as well where you can order options like a poke omelette, eggs benedict, banana macadamia nut pancakes, scramble, huevos rancheros and much more. But, don't forget to order up a Bloody Mary or mimosa to go with your brunch. After all, few things in life are better than a boozy brunch on the beach.

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Muldoon's Irish Pub
202 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 640-4110

Muldoon's Irish Pub is a great Newport Beach watering hole that's become legendary in the area. For forty years, this popular pub has served home-style corn beef and cabbage, as well as other classic Irish dishes along with its wide range of cocktails and beer. With live music, a crackling fireplace, a comfortable patio, and of course a full bar, what's not to like? And of course, there's a wide variety of Irish beers and whiskies, too.

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Stag Bar + Kitchen
121 Mc Fadden Pl
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 673-4470

Looking for a great happy hour? Stag Bar + Kitchen is a great place to stop by. Open from 8am to 2am and offering a 11 hour happy hour, you can guess why this Newport Beach bar has become a big hit. Aside from a full bar including specialty cocktails like their raspberry mint gimlet, or a Staghattan (their version of a Manhattan), and a Pineapple Express cocktail with Maker's 46 and house inflused pineapple, boozy brunch drinks, draft and bottled beer (Ballast Point Sculpin IPA, Budweiser, Modelo Especial, Pabst and more), whisky and more, they also offer a full kitchen with meatball dishes, pizza and much more.

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Class Of 47
209 Palm St.
Newport Beach, CA 92661
(949) 675-5774

Sometimes you just want a no-frills bar where you can hang out with friends and have a few drinks. If you're looking for such a place in Newport, Class of 47 is a great option. This place is definitely well-stocked with liquor and beers. Two pool tables will help keep you occupied while you enjoy your drinks. You can even join in the tradition of decorating a one-dollar bill to add to all the others on the ceiling.

Related: Best Dive Bars In Orange County

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The Winery Restaurant and Wine Bar
3131 West Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 999-6622

Newport Beach bars aren't all about beer. The Winery Restaurant and Wine Bar is a perfect case in point. This Newport Beach spot is more of a hybrid restaurant/bar and features wines of all kinds, as well as tasty appetizers and a full menu of food. There are plenty of libations though aside from just wine though. From cocktails to beer and more, this fine dining spot has become a popular place for locals to throw back a few.

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American Junkie
2406 Newport Blvd.
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 675-4444

A patio in paradise just about sums up the beautiful at this harbor-side restaurant and bar. Offering simple American food like burgers and fries, which is coupled with solid beer specials and strong cocktails, it's a must visit bar in Newport. Bottomless mimosas are the perfect addition to brunch on Sundays, and Tuesday is taco night. Weekday happy hour specials include $3 beer, well drinks, and wine.

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Newport Landing
503 Edgewater Place
Newport Beach, CA 92661
(949) 675-2373

If you're looking for a a spot in Newport Beach with a great view to throw back a brew or a delicious cocktail, then Newport Landing, located in the iconic Balboa Pavilion, is the perfect spot. The seafood-packed menu is also a draw, with an awesome oyster bar which gets steady raves. The popular happy hour offers cocktails and beers, which can also be enjoyed outdoors on the patio, making that sweet ocean view even sweeter.

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The Beach Ball
2116 W Oceanfront
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 675-8041

This local landmark has many draws, including a pool table, a beach-front location, and it even starts serving potent Bloody Marys at 6am. With a funky and fun vibe, The Beach Ball is a great spot to watch sports on one of the bar's many TVs, too, or take a photo within the on-site photo booth. The popular dive bar also sells plenty of signature T-shirts as it does beers. Specialty drinks, well drinks, and plenty of suds are served every night until 2am, which means there's only four hours before the fun begins again.

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