The busy stretch of Coast Highway known as Mariners’ Mile in Newport Beach is nothing more than a thoroughfare for many drivers. These four spots, however, offer compelling reasons to stop.
On the Rocks
Open since June, this sports bar offers big-screen TVs and plenty of good pub food to share, from wings ($13) to nachos ($11). But it’s the cocktail menu—including the OTR Ultimate Bloody Mary, served with a slider, shrimp, and bacon ($14)—that makes this place stand out. 2332 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach, 949-637-8444, ontherocksnb.com
Fashion designer Jeff Yokoyama, known for launching surf brands Maui and Sons and Pirate Surf, creates his current lines and sells them in this modest shop. Fans can pick up Mucho Aloha items and pieces from Yoki’s Garden, which refashions discarded athletic gear. 2429 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach, 949-351-5389, yokishop.com
The no-frills shop is one of the best places in the city to find interesting, well-priced wines. Manager Rick Webster, who has been with the store since 1968, stocks some hard-to-find bottles, such as Opus One and Silver Oak, and leads a knowledgeable, friendly staff happy to provide recommendations. 110 Tustin Ave., Newport Beach, 949‑631‑1212, rolfswine.com
Vintage Hair Salon
This cozy one-room salon decorated with vintage hair-product ads and midcentury modern furniture feels like a throwback to the 1940s. Lisa Tickenoff, the owner and only stylist, specializes in haircuts from that era, updated in a way that makes them look modern and fresh. 2436 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach, 949-335-8172, thevintagehairsalon.com