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Balboa Saloon

700 E Bay Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92661-1357
+1 949-673-9783
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good20%
  • Average20%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible13%
10 Feb 2017
“Dive bar delight”
27 Oct 2015
“OK "locals bar"”
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Bar, American
$$ - $$$
700 E Bay Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92661-1357
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

I used to frequent this place 30 years ago when I was younger and lived in the area. I have moved away now, but was back in town recently and went back for a visit. The best thing about this place is that nothing has...More

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 27 October 2015

A bar with potential with new management. Good location/layout. Owner can run off business with attitude/belligerance.

Thank Frank C
Reviewed 25 March 2015

While I love the interior of this bar, the public Restroom across the street smell, and that smell reaches over to the saloon. I wish they would get air conditioning and keep the front doors closed to keep out the smell.

Thank DrCICS
Reviewed 4 November 2014

The duelling banjos from the movie "Deliverance" should be the background music playing in this bar. It would be a subtle warning that "outsiders" are not welcome! We held a reunion at a friend's residence along the bay front on Balboa Island on Halloween. We...More

1  Thank Monlucriel
Reviewed 31 May 2014

This place was so fun... If you aren't into trendy hot spots, don't care about being seen, this is your place. Awesome local pub, wish we could have stayed longer...the service was excellent and we met friendly local folks!

Thank mesajenn
Reviewed 20 March 2014

After enjoying great BBQ at Balboa BBQ, a friend and I stopped at this saloon for drinks for a while before we took the ferry to Newport Beach before the last run. The saloon is fun and you meet very interesting clients. The bar tender...More

Thank Msafiri_Mwenyeji
Reviewed 11 February 2014

I often go fishing out of the pier in Newport Beach, CA and the Balboa Saloon is always a great place to grab a few beers after docking. Nothing fancy from a long shot just friendly and fun with some great characters ... and even...More

Thank steve d
Reviewed 31 January 2014 via mobile

This place is a cool gig. Great place to shoot pool and have a good time. Bartenders are all real cool and pour the drinks right. Good food to. Definitely enjoyed my times there.

Thank JCStolz
Reviewed 25 October 2013

We read the reviews and went any way. Yup, they were true. It was mid afternoon, mid week so it was slow. Bartender was rude to say the least. Too bad, tourists would love this spot and from the looks of it, they could use...More

Thank Ruffierules
Reviewed 20 August 2013

This place is a little loud for my taste, but we still had a good time. The service here was ok, our cocktails were made pretty good, there are a lot of locals here but I always love places like that. It kind of has...More

Thank Ginene
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Restaurant Details

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Bar, American
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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Open Hours
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 E Bay Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92661-1357
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-673-9783
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