There are a lot of great nightlife options when you go to Newport Beach, CA. You just have to know what you’re looking for; here is what you need to know to get started for a night on the town.
Party Like a Local
The two best places to start, especially if you are the kind that likes to hang out where the locals do and get submerge yourself in the local vibe, then the Newport and Balboa Piers are for you.
At the Newport Pier, you can visit places like the Blue Beet, The Beach Ball, Javier’s Cantina, Muldoon’s Irish Pub, The Flying Fish, Mastro’s Ocean Club, Blackie’s, Cassidy’s and many more.
At the Balboa Pier you have places like the Cabo Cantina, Cruiser’s Pizza, Class of 47, The Balboa Saloon, Maverick’s Gastropub and more. Just make sure you are safe when you are drinking, especially when it is with a bunch of people you don’t know.
The Newport Beach Police Department are super-strict on drinking and driving, so bring someone along that’s not going to drink so they can watch out for you and drive you back to where you’re staying at the end of your night. A cab (or a car service like Uber) is a good thing to get the number for before you go out to clubs or any other place in the area where you can spend some time drinking.
If Bars Aren’t Your Thing, There are Restaurants, Theaters and More
Are there any movies that you want to see? There are great theaters that stay open late, and this is great because you can go out to eat, go to the movies, and then visit more places as you go through the night.
Fashion Island – one of Southern California’s most upscale outdoor entertainment and shopping complexes – has world-class dining to go along with one of the first 70 mm wide-screen movie theaters,
now upgraded to the latest movie technology.
Resort-style Five Star Hotels and More
If you are visiting from out of town, you should try to get a hotel to stay at where you can swim, enjoy a hot tub, or enjoy other relaxing activities while you’re there.
In the Fashion Island district you have the beautiful Islands Hotel, with world-class dining, the Aqua Bar, shopping and more, all withing minutes of the beach, Fashion Island and the airport. This is just one of the many hotels in the area. Call around before booking a room to learn about the various amenities in the area and that way you can make a better choice as to where to stay.
The nightlife in Newport has something for almost everyone. Hotels, fine dining, live music, dancing, movies, concerts, shopping – you name it, Newport has it. When you are ready to go, look up some places listed in this article and be prepared to have fun.