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“Local Bar” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Blackie's by the Sea, Inc.

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Blackie's by the Sea, Inc.
2118 West Oceanfront, Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 675-1074
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Ranked #118 of 401 Restaurants in Newport Beach
Cuisines: American
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Newport Beach, Ca
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Local Bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Blackie's has been a local institution since I was old enough to drink (and even before) beer. GREAT spot to end up with friends on a weekend after riding bikes along the boardwalk. Local scene, tourists welcome…our "dive bar."

Visited August 2013
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  • English first
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English first
La Canada Flintridge, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Beers on the Boardwalk!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This is a great little local bar on the beach. We frequent this place for the friendly atmosphere and an occasional game of billiards.

Visited February 2014
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Has The Health Dept Seen Your Bathrooms?”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Fist off let me say we weren't expecting much at this beach bar. The beer was cold and its location on the boardwalk is all that is good about Blackies. The place is disgusting and looks like it hasn't been cleaned in decades. So ok, its a beach bar. What do you expect? I expect bathrooms to be clean enough to not worry about catching a third world country disease! The men's bathroom is something right out of TJ! My wife went to the womens bathroom and came back and said "we are leaving, NOW." Ok but what's wrong? Someone had decided that the toilet was so gross that they weren't even going to sit on it and left their mess in the middle of the floor! There is absolutely no reason to enter this place! None!

Visited December 2013
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Aspen, Colorado, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Perfect Pub on the Pacific”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

A sign inside says "yes you can bring food from other places and drink our ice cold beer...." Thats it!! Its local, on the boardwalk, and a great local ambiance if that is what you are looking for. Good sports bar to boot. Good bloody marys too...

Visited September 2013
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Classic beach dive bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Don't go for the food, which is mostly non-existent. Go for the beer, crowd, people- watching and atmosphere. Cash only they do have a full bar, too. Been around forever, or so it seems.

Visited August 2013
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