Best Dive Bars in Orange County

You’re not a Newport Beach local until you’ve been to Blackie’s By The Sea, which has existed since 1953 (when the beach was just a summer destination). The beach/surf spot was actually named after the bar (i.e., Blackie’s beach), because locals used the building as a landmark from the water.

If you’re up for a cold one (and they have a thermometer above the door that tells you how cold their beer on tap is), and you’re looking for an authentic, historical beach city bar, head over to Blackie’s. Just don’t hit a surfboard hanging from all the ceiling.

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