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The party is always on in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. Located just a short way from Ayres Hotel & Suites Costa Mesa, this colorful collection of bars and clubs always brings out crowds of night owls whom are always ready to have a good time. With so much to do and see in this wild party hub, we have picked out a handful of great places for you to see next time you’re out on the town.





Originally founded in 1977, this homey, authentic Irish pub has been a historic staple of the Balboa Peninsula, offering an upbeat place to grab a beer with friends or dance to the latest hits while taking in the historic atmosphere of this green gem. Patrons can enjoy classic Irish-American delicacies such as the succulent Corn Beef Sandwich or the mouth-watering Pub Burger, prepared with handmade ground chuck patties, Tillamook cheese, and thousand-island dressing.





If you’re looking for a glitzy spot with fantastic light shows and a variety of bass-bumping DJ’s, then the Shark Club is the place for you. This venue regularly hosts a variety of different music shows and events so each week brings something new and exciting. With a variety of different rooms and booths, dancing and even billiards,  The Shark Club is just the right place for party-goers to enjoy their Friday or Saturday night.



This restaurant and bar features a beautiful view of Newport Harbor by day which soon turns into rocking party by night. People looking to enjoy good meal with a few drinks can find a new daily special to entice the taste buds. And during happy hour, a bountiful selection of appetizers are on special. A local favorite is the Auzzie Shrimp, a dish of seasoned and grilled jumbo shrimp served with wasabi mashed potatoes and a tangy chipotle remoulade (kind of like a tartar sauce). You definitely want to soak up the ambience of a bar that was once owned by Chuck Norris, who actually hired Belgian action star Jean-Claude Van Damme as a door man.




Newly renovated and looking better than ever, Mexican Cantina-themed Sharkeez has added a new array of drinks and dishes to its already enormous selection. You and your friends can enjoy dozens of daily drink specials, entrees, and appetizers. Come on Wednesday’s for Sharkeez signature Burger Sliders or stop by on “Taco Tuesday” for delicious discount tacos and a live DJ Show! For those who want to plan a special event such as a birthday or even a bachelorette party, reservations can be booked here.


As diverse as its daytime fun,  from the Balboa Peninsula to the Newport Beach coast, there are so many different venues to choose from and the nightlife is endless. So the next time you stay at the Ayres Hotel & Suites Costa Mesa, come experience the lights and sounds of Orange County and make your night a memorable one. But remember, safety is what matters most and Ayres Hotels encourages you to always be aware of the law and to drink responsibly.  If you need a ride home at the end of the night of your eclectic bar hopping, we offer a free $25 credit for new Lyft users. What are you waiting for?

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