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Blackie's by the Sea

American, Bar, Pub
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2118 W Oceanfront, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4327
+1 949-675-1074
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779 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're there for the first time, you might be overwhelmed and under appreciated by the locals. Just kick back and enjoy the super cold beer and the crap on the walls.

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Thank yogiacomo
New York City, New York
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108 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

One of my favorite beach dive bars. (and I have been to many of them around the world.) Nothing fancy about it, but it represents old time Southern California. casual, cheap beer, good crowd, pool table, TV's, etc. Very cool. It looks like it has been there forever, and the rest of the neighborhood was simply built around it. You... More 

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Thank david m
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

A friend of mine suggested that we stop in this place to have a beer and the special sandwich. This place has been around since the beginning of time and it has a cult following. We weren't disappointed. It was a fun place to check out. It's a must visit in Newport Beach.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Great Dive.. local hang out off seasons Crazy in the summer. Plenty of sports on the large number of TV's

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Thank Wesley C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped for lunch and we ordered wings, guacamole. And some appetizers. The wings were one of if not the best wings I have ever eaten. I'm from Buffalo ny and nj and have had wings from Anchor bar to pick a Lili bar in nj and these wings were better. Very impressed !!

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Thank bmitc
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

This place is my favorite place to hang out after work. The locals are great and the bartenders are awesome. Cheap cold beer by the ocean what more could you want?

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Thank Ash4family
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77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

The beer is cold and comes fast. Good cocktails but the place could use a good cleaning. Lots of old locals hanging out having drinks

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Thank Rich S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Take the ferry over, rent a bike, ride to Blackies and enjoy a few pops with a diverse clientele served by a bartender with some real chops. Skip the foofoo drinks, a beer and a shot will be best enjoyed here. A true dive bar can be measured by the availability of loose packs of smokes for sale, dust on... More 

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Thank E3Whisky
Rosemount, Minnesota
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3 reviews
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Classic bar right on the beach in Newport. I've been stopping in whenever I can for the past 20+ years, ever since we discovered it when we came out for a week to watch the Badgers in the 1994 Rose Bowl, and it hasn't changed much since then. I stopped in a couple weeks ago and some of the same... More 

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Thank GreenerBadgers
London, United Kingdom
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016

Cool dive bar, great low-key atmosphere and low cost alcohol. We went here for new years and got some great headbands and the staff was really sweet. There are some pool tables a swell which would be fun for groups...not much room for pool players at night though so think it would be somewhere fun during the day when its... More 

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Thank Tara T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol
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Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2118 W Oceanfront, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4327
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-675-1074

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?