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Top bar recommendations from locals

Seafood Restaurant
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“Nice place, good seafood. Upstairs bar great for discount sushi rolls at happy hour. Bay view.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Café
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“Breakfast/lunch/dinner place on the beach at Crystal Cove. They have a little outdoor bar where's there's usually no wait. Sunset spot, too.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Te Mexican Place in Newport Beach that is a go to if you want Mexican. Fun Bar. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Bar
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“Mutt's is a great beach bar/restaurant. It's actually my husband's favorite spot. Usually not super crowded at night, it's hopping during the day. The whole menu is great from the pizza (my husband's favorite), to salads, sandwiches and even breakfast. And they serve schooners of beer. You can't go wrong here.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Ask for a seat on the waterfront patio. Make sure to check out their list of fresh, locally caught seafood choices. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Enjoy food and drink in this open setting. Casual, but nice place to eat or drink! The food is great and the cocktail list, too!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“A short walk away this fabulous restaurant also offers outside seating with a fire pit. The bar is usually pretty busy but this place is great for date- night or business meetings. Dress is smart casual. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Pub
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“One of the few places in town that stays open late and offers live music. Thursday nights is the local singles scene and it's packed every Thur, Fri, & Sat. Great bar scene. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
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“This place is a Costa Mesa staple.. everyone and anyone who likes a good ol' beer and some shuffle ball or pool will be there! Very entertaining.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
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“Small bar with amazing bar food. Gets crowded late but great spot earlier in the night. Try a Wild Boar Sausage or the special for the night. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“You can eat and drink here, but this is a popular place for food and drink! Head over on a Friday or Saturday night with your group for a few drinks!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
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“Amazing healthy options, great vibe, outdoor patio seating, and good mix of drinks!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bar
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“local boardwalk scene and most popular place known in the bar scene around the world so don't forget to mention me by name "Darcy" let them know i sent you for your sweat shirt! and you will receive a free drink out of the Well after you buy or 10% off sweatshirt one per person”
  • 7 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“If you want excellent food, plenty of tv sports screens, and lots of beer, this is a great place. This is a chain by my favorite local sports bar with a gourmet kitchen. This is in the Triangle Plaza so it is about 15min walk. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
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“This is a tiny little place right on the boardwalk, and a short 10 minute stroll from our beach house. The fish is so fresh, the service is good and the bartenders are really nice. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“21 Oceanfront Restaurant is one of the best kept secrets on the Peninsula. Located at the base of the Newport Pier, it is locally known to have the best sunset bar in the city. The restaurant has the perfect wine list that compliments exceptional steaks and seafood. ”
  • 11 locals recommend