This Dublin-Style Pub in Newport Beach Got a Makeover and Is Better Than Ever

We’re Headed to Muldoon’s in Newport Beach—Here’s Why

Take a trip to Dublin without the pricey plane ticket! Muldoon’s Irish Pub in Newport Beach has a newly remodeled courtyard, a revived menu with seasonal items, fresh craft cocktails and a lineup of DJs and bands on the books. Neighboring Fashion Island, Muldoon’s has been a staple in the community since 1974 and is known for its jolly hospitality, delicious pub-style fare and cold pints. The festive watering hole’s new and improved vibe offers a modern twist on the original concept and still remains true to its Irish roots. Here are five reasons to come drink—uh, we mean see it—for yourself! Muldoon’s Newport Beach


1 | Courtyard Digs Muldoon’s Newport Beach

The most charming part of Muldoon’s might just be their spacious and relaxing courtyard. The recent renovation includes new patio dining and lounge furniture, making the patio area all the more cozy and welcoming. With its large sycamore tree set among Muldoon’s Dublin Pub, Celtic Bar and Tavern Dining Room, the shade offers a welcome respite from the sun and a perfect spot to grab lunch with friends. At night, the courtyard is nothing less than magical under the stars and is the ideal space for dinner and cocktails. 

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2 | Seasonal Eats Muldoon’s Newport Beach

In addition to Muldoon’s classic Irish dishes, diners can also try new seasonal items on the menu, including the Trinity Dip sandwich (sliced prime rib on a freshly baked roll, creamy horseradish, Swiss cheese, grilled mushrooms and onions) and Doon’s Brussels Sprouts appetizer (served crispy with a honey-sherry glaze, topped with shaved Pecorino and toasted hazelnuts). For a lighter option, try the Galway Market Bowl (farro and red quinoa with Dijon mustard, honey, olive oil and garlic vinaigrette, topped with arugula, avocado, tomato and cucumber dressing). There’s no better place to treat your tastebuds!

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3 | Pub-Crafted Cocktails

Beyond a perfectly poured pint of Guinness, Muldoon’s is introducing 11 pub-crafted cocktails that are perfect for sipping in the new courtyard. The Smoked Pecan Old-Fashioned (pecan-infused Irish whiskey, demerara syrup, black walnut and orange bitters, smoked with apple wood chips) has the wow factor, as it’s poured with smoke into your glass! You’ll also want to get your paws on the Doon’s Spritzer (cucumber mint vodka, lime, Manzanilla, St. Germaine and sparkling wine), the Peppercorn Mule (peppercorn-infused vodka, lime, strawberry, ginger beer) or the mouthwatering Spicy Sunday Margarita (jalapeño-infused tequila, lime, agave and Tajin rim).

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4 | Late-Night Rendezvous

Sip drinks with friends both new and old in the Dublin Pub, Celtic Bar or courtyard while listening to live music or a rotating list of guest DJs. Muldoon’s is the perfect late-night spot, as it’s open until 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and until 11 p.m. the rest of the week. Raise your lager, stout or IPA and bid Sláinte while feeling as close as you can to the Emerald Isle!

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5 | Connect With Friends

Going out for dinner and drinks and socializing with friends feels exciting and new again. And whether you’re Irish or Irish at heart, Muldoon’s is a great place to catch up with old pals and make new ones. Cheer on your favorite teams while watching a game on one of the many TVs or challenge your friends to a game of darts as you jam out to Celtic and other genres of music. And once March rolls around, there’s no doubt this is the spot to be on St. Patty’s Day! 

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Muldoon’s Irish Pub
202 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Photography Provided By: Ricky Black

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