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Aqua Lounge

690 Newport Center Dr. (Santa Cruz Dr.) Send to Phone
Hip lounge at Fashion Island Hotel in Newport Beach featuring outdoor seating, DJs, craft cocktails and small bites.


Lunch & Dinner daily
Open late

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Aqua Lounge, Newport Beach, CA

Operations may be disrupted due to COVID-19. Be sure to contact the restaurant to find out its current status and offerings.

Aqua Lounge Restaurant Review

: Fashion Island Hotel in Newport Beach livened up the lobby with Aqua Lounge, which draws crowds of revelers when the DJs are spinning (Thurs. 7 p.m.-12 a.m., Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m.-1 a.m.). (The clubby scene may come as a surprise to hotel guests checking in late at night after a long day of travel, but perhaps they'll be enticed to join the party.) Crescent-shaped booths, which can be reserved at a premium, surround the blue-lit, circular bar. Beyond that is the patio overlooking the pool. A short menu has "bites & shareables" including oysters on the half shell, a cheese and charcuterie spread, and a thin-crust pizza. There's also an after-hours menu available Fri.-Sat. 10 p.m.-midnight, offering a beef taco, buffalo cauliflower bites and The Classic Burger. (Brittany Valles is now the executive chef.) About a dozen wines are available by the glass, plus craft beers on draft and specialty cocktails like the Cucumber Cobbler (sage-infused Hendrick's Gin, green apple and cucumber purée, homemade ginger syrup and lemon juice) and The Millionaire (Duke bourbon whiskey, Cointreau, lemon juice, homemade grenadine and egg white).

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