More Modern Mexican Lounge Decor Coming But Same Laid-Back Bar Attitude
Sharkeez in Newport Beach is closing but hold on folks, it’s only temporary.
It’s getting a 10-week makeover and will re-open in November. It’s final day in its existing state is Sunday, Sept. 7.
And it’s going out in style, with a closing party featuring DJs and $3 u-call-its. All weekend there are guest bartenders and a look back at the 10 years. Has it been 10 years already? Geez.
What Sharkeez is doing is giving the place a facelift, making it more upscale in appearance like it has done in Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach. This is not to say it will become upscale, just that it will be a bit more like a nice Mexican-themed lounge rather than a Baja beach bar. It’s improving the lighting, the sound and the TVs for sports viewing.
After a while, even a place as successful as Sharkeez needs to change things up a bit. Just down the street, Woody’s Wharf has made a comeback among Newport beach’s singles and the opening of American Junkie and it’s $3 Happy Hours (even on weekends) has had an impact on the local bar scene.
Sharkeez is always either one step ahead of the game, or if it finds itself a step back in one particular phase (take the Coronas in the margarita that took Junkie patrons by storm in Hermosa), then it takes a large stride.