Want a unique experience? Then try Muldoon's in Newport Beach. Located near Fashion Island, Muldoon's offers an authentic Irish experience, not just on St. Patrick's Day (although it's pretty fun then too).
When you enter Muldoon's you're met with an outside patio, inside. Sound odd to you? It's not; it's one of the coolest bar experiences I've seen. Once you're inside, there are two different areas you can choose to hang out in. To the left is the "typical" bar side, complete with live band on Saturday nights. You'll find a long "L" shaped bar and small sitting area. Be forewarned, it is dark, but really fun with a Gothic feel. To the right is the "typical" pub side, complete with wooden stools, darts and another "L" shaped bar.
The bartenders on both sides are really fun and will keep your drink filled all night. Typical favorites include: Guinness, Jameson and the occasional Irish Car Bomb. However, if you feel like adventuring outside of the norm, I'd recommend a 'Black Velvet,' made with Guinness and champagne; it’s a take on a 'Black and Tan,' but in my opinion better.
This bar is probably not the best place for a first date, but it's a lot of fun with a group of friends who are looking for a more casual fun night. I'd highly recommend it, as it is one my most favorite spots in OC.