Photography Provided By: Alan De Herrera
Photography Provided By: Alan De Herrera

Gatsby Would Approve: The Country Club is Coming to Costa Mesa

Check Out Mario Marovic and Andrew Gabriel’s Latest Concept

Written By: Chelsea Raineri
Featured Image Provided By: Alan De Herrera The Country Club Costa Mesa

For Newport Beach and Costa Mesa locals, 17th Street is one of the best ways to spend a Friday night. With so many options of different bars and restaurants, it’s almost impossible to find yourself with nothing to do. Not to mention, the scene on this strip is hip and happenin’. To add more fuel to the fire, The Country Club, opening Dec. 5 exclusively for those 21 years and older, is offering yet another cool spot to grab a drink with your friends.

Mario Marovic and Andrew Gabriel, restaurant and bar owners in Orange County, have done it again and opened up this new restaurant and drinking establishment. “We wanted to do something timeless and old school and we wanted to call it The Country Club. After we had the name for the business, it kind of took a life of its own in terms of the decor,” said Gabriel.

The same owners as Wild Goose Tavern, Dory Deli, Malarky’s Irish Pub and Stag Bar + Kitchen, found it important to keep with the original A-frame roofline. “Not only does it house decades of memories, having been a bar since the ‘50s, it is the most significant and redeeming quality of the old building. It’s also become a familiar part of the 17th street landscape over the years. It has character, and the vaulted interior beams, which had been covered all these years, are absolutely beautiful. That’s something we’re really excited to showcase as the building’s signature focal point,” said Marovic in a press release.

In addition to the ‘50s-style architecture, guests can expect dining, drinking and, of course, dancing. There will also be banquettes, bottle service, live music and more! Walking in, you’ll be greeted by a bookcase and wing chairs, and funny quotes are painted on the ceilings that include things like, “You can learn a lot about a woman by getting smashed with her,” and “If you drink, don’t drive. Don’t even putt.”

The Country Club will be open later this year, so grab your friends and head down for a great time!

The Country Club Costa Mesa
330 E 17th St
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
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Born and raised in Orange County, Chelsea is a local through and through. A true foodie at heart, you can find Chelsea face first in a grilled cheese or in line for the latest food craze. A Magna Cum Laude graduate from Chapman University, she is excited to bring her passion for writing, editing, and all things trendy to Locale Magazine.


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