Marty's On Newport

3.7
60 reviews
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$30 and under
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Marty’s on Newport is an intimate entertainment venue, bar, and diner.

With top notch national acts in a small setting and a classic diner menu, entertainment is now a complete experience. Music schedule and ticket purchases can be found at www.martysonnewport.com

We look forward to bringing you shows that even we thought were impossible to see in a venue like this.

Marty’s on Newport, a new California Classic.
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RM
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

I am giving this a five star review because it is an excellent place to see a band. The staff were super great from the time you came up to the door, the wait staff excellent and not a single snobby employee, which in my experience is unusual! The only two things I would change .. 1. Only one toilet in the ladies room ( which wasn’t actually a problem but it could be) 2. A little better air circulation. I felt like I might pass out at one point but I didn’t want to leave the front.

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GL
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

Had dinner reservations for 7:30. Arrived at 7:00 to have a couple of drinks before eating. We were told “sorry you cant come in til 7:30”. Had to walk across the street for a beer in the cold December evening. Came back right on 7:30. We were told that because if the “cover and sound check” that we still couldn’t enter. WTF!! Kept waiting outside in the cold for another 20 minutes or so until we were allowed in. Don’t take F’ing reservations for a set time and then keep punters waiting outside! That’s just ignorant with a whole heap of bull customer service thrown in! Once inside our server was very helpful and nice but I guess he realized he had a lot to make up for!

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m
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

didn't eat anything, but amazing intimate venue for live music

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M
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We never made it in to our dinner reservation. We spent 45 minutes looking for parking!!! I wouldn't recommend this venue to anyone. It was way too loud unless you have musical earplugs. I didn't have to suffer the next day consequences due to the volume of the music for the venue size. My husband couldn't hear anything. I read capacity was 150 people. There were two times that many people if not more. What a hazard. Never again.

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DM
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Band stopped playing 35 minutes into session. Malfunction? Who knows? 9:40 pm , no reason to stay. Between Uber, reservation obligation, tickets -date night was a bust.

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g
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

kind of sad that the menu changed i loved the fried green beans and potato chips

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TH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Excellent dive bar for Live music. I only gave a negative review because I reserved a table for dinner but when you get there, there is no such thing.

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DB
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

If you like dive bars with outstanding service, great drinks, good bar food, and excellent local music; you’ll love it. Saw The White Buffalo and had an unobstructed view at the bar the entire night since we arranged to eat early.

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DT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Gray place but food is terrible.

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CL
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Bar staff was friendly and fast. Burger for dinner was great! Only bad thing is that you can not see the stage unless you are in front.

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LN
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Marty’s has a captive audience and I was very grateful to have to booth we could hang out at for the whole concert. All tables basically seat at the same time. There is 1 waitress for about 12 tables and she described the back as only 1 cook. From time sitting down to food served was over an hour, after 8:30. When u get there she tells you that u have to prefer at least $15 of food. Burgers are $10, fries are $5, chicken strips are $8. The burger was ok and there were plenty of fries. To make our $15 minimum per person we ordered “loaded fries” which are supposed to be like In n out Animal fries. There was a small dollop of sauce/onions in the middle of a basket of fries. Unimpressed. If u want to have a place to sit at a concert at Marty’s, this is your option. Food was decent and the waitress hustled but overall the experience was very average. Have the right expectation that u are basically paying $15 a person to sit and they throw in some very basic bar food...you will be pleasantly surprised.

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CH
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I used OpenTable to reserve seating for dinner/ early entry before a 9pm show. I made the reservation for 730p. When we arrived, the bouncer let us know that the band was still doing their sound check and had to wait. At 745p, he let us in and scanned our tickets. There was no one to greet us, so we took seats at the bar. The bartender handed us the drink menu to look over. When we inquired about the food/ dinner menu, she said that the kitchen is closed for the night. So there we were with empty stomachs and $11 beers over an hour before the first opener is supposed to perform. The bar/venue does not allow re-entry, so we couldn't leave to get something to eat without forfeiting the show we paid to see.

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NB
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marty’s is awesome. Thank you Brian for your insight😁

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AS
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First of all our server Tim was amazing. The door guy was helpful when we arrived. Had a great night dancing. Wish there were a bigger ladies room. The smoking patio could use some better lighting and ventilation.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

That place shouldn’t be open. It’s not up to safety codes.

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SM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We came for a band/concert and reserved a booth at 7:30. We were seated late, but that wasn't the restaurant's fault; it was because the band was not finished with their sound check until 45 min later. Anyway, the food was pretty good. I ordered a veg option: pulled mushrooms (a take on pulled pork). Tasty, but I wish there were more mushrooms, sauce, and coleslaw. Fries were excellent. We were mainly there for the band, but I would go back. For bar food, it was above average. Service was great.

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BT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We never made it in. We arrive for our dinner reservation and were told by the doorman that any cars in the parking lot behind the restaurant would be towed. Can I spend 20 to 30 minutes looking for a spot to park. All of the lots were marked private with the threat to tow.
As a consequence we did not go inside and walked away from our 50+ dollar tickets for the entertainment.
We went over to a Korean barbecue restaurant and had a wonderful time.
I would suggest that you warn potential customers regarding the parking issue so they can arrive early or Uber or make other parking arrangements.

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JM
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm so happy and impressed every time I go here. The new menu is better than ever!

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j
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4food 1service 1ambience 4

Showed up at 7:29 for my 7:30 reservation and was told there were no available tables/seats. Hostess told me I should have come earlier. Website says doors open at 7:30.

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DF
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We reserved a table, but never got one, stood for hours and the music was supposed to start at 8, we left at 9:40 and the band still hadn't started. Total waste of time and money.

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RS
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Truly a dive bar in a neighborhood I used to live in. As for the bar there is no draft system since opening, which I believe was 5 months ago. Food was bar food but overpriced, not knowing if this was concert related or not but A burger for 19 bucks is a little much. I really went only for a concert waited all night to see whom i came to see as the Headliner and they played for only 40 minutes.

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DF
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome dive bar with a stage ! Strong drinks and good food ! Definitely will be going to another concert .

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TB
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Marty’s is a great venue for concerts. While it is a bit of a hole in the wall, we got to meet our favorite artists and watch a great show! The food was decent and the drinks were strong. The prices were to be expected for a “concert” event. The bartenders were extremely quick but the food took a while to come out. Overall I give Marty’s a 4/5. I will be back, hopefully often!!!

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ML
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been going to Marty's off and on for over 15 yrs. I have always enjoyed my time there. The two things I didn't care for was the price for a beer. And how the booths didn't accommodate the big people. I would have preferred the tables better. Booths take up too much space.

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RG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Made reservations to have a seat and get early entry to a show. Seats were great. Food was too.
Our server was by often checking on us during the show. 👍🏻👍🏻

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D
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place to see a band. Parking is miserable and the food is fairly expensive, other than that the place is pretty awesome.

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RG
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

For the event, it was fun & the bartenders where great & the workers friendly.It was not to crowded & not like the reviews that I read in the passed.
No crowded restrooms & the airconditioning work fine.It was not hot in the bar.Great fun & fans had a chance to see the group up close. GREAT TIME !!

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EA
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Such a great line up of bands! We were lucky to see EODM in an intimate venue. We will definitely be back!

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N
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent! Food was quite good but pricey as were the drinks. But overall good if you don’t mind spending a lot.

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IE
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This was my first time here; I went for a concert. The food was good; the drinks could be better. The staff were nice; the ambiance was great!

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DH
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Monica was the best bartender! I have been here 4 times and never had a bad experience!!! Awesome place to see live music

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YU
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I went to see dj quick, glad we did reservations otherwise it’s all standing. Because we ended up being just 2 we were seated at the bar. Which I found perfect seating! From where we were sitting at we had perfect view of the stage. Small venue, hella hot though didn’t feel any AC! Overall we had a great time! (Kinda remind me of my old hang out!

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JH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

I was forewarned in other reviews about the high prices of food and drinks,mediocre A/C at best.
They need to redesign this place if they want to be a concert venue.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service/environment/food was great and the band Through the Root would have been killer but the Audio was terrible.

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SG
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I didn’t even get to go to the concert because my tickets were misplaced 😢

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ER
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place to see a show and have some drinks. Highly recommended!

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place to see big artists in a personal venue. Bartender awesome (didn't get his name). Gets really hot.. Otherwise will go again.

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VR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank u 4 a great place of great entertainment..the food was great. Chris Robinson was phenomenal...it was a 2 night festive

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K
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

So I read all the reviews on Yelp and Open Table before arriving on the day of a concert. The reviews were on point; keep your expectations LOW!! I will start off by saying two good things; our waitress was sweet and we got to see a living legend, Wanda Jackson. This is an old dive bar in a strip mall with horrible air conditioning (we were sweating in our booth we reserved). The bathroom has one stall. We were able to reserve a booth to get there early and have dinner. The menu was VERY limited and VERY expensive and not worth even a portion of what you pay. They are charging prices of a nice restaurant when they should be serving bar food at bar prices in a dive bar like this. We couldn't even order an appetizer, only a full dinner/meal. I believe the cheapest thing was a grilled cheese for $15.00. The drinks/cocktails were served in little plastic cups, and you couldn't even get an ice water with the drinks we were ordering. They only have $3.00 bottles of water. If they are going to charge the expensive prices, the food/drink/etc. should be quality. There are only seven booths in the back of the venue. When the house music was playing during dinner and between acts, it was really loud over our head. Once the main act started, there was no sound out of the speakers in the back so we couldn't hear Wanda Jackson's stories she was telling between songs. The sound quality here sucks! Sooooooooo doors opened at 7:30 and we had reservations for 7:30. There were three (yes, three) opening bands, and the main act didn't come on till almost 11:00! I would never have bought tickets for something that started at 11:00 p.m.! We only stayed because this might be our only chance to see her perform. We go to over 25 concerts a year at many different venues, and I will NEVER come back to this venue EVER again, and I will make sure to tell everyone I know my experience.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was fun

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