Commonwealth Lounge & Grill - Closed

2406 Newport Beach Blvd.
Newport Beach, CA 92663


  • Sun, Thu-Sat 11am-2am, Mon-Wed 4pm-2am
  • $$
  • Free Wifi, Multi-Level, Patio/Sidewalk Dining
  • Full bar
  • Parking Lot Available, Valet Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
Commonwealth Lounge, the brand that has so far been the poster boy of the Downtown Fullerton Revival, brings to coastal dwellers a Central OC kind of nightlife, a Fullerton kind of flavor. Key in Commonwealth Lounge's operating model is its steady roster of DJs, live bands and, on some nights, a burlesque act of which you've no doubt seen featured slideshows on our paper's website. But Commonwealth, above all else, is less a restaurant and more a Goth-punk nightclub that the sunnier and comparatively richer Newport Beach types may or may not be quite ready for?a place to be after-hours for a drink, to chill and to be around friends with whom you'd rather not hear above the loud, loud music. The best time to come is during happy hour for generous discounts on booze and food or after 9 p.m., when something interesting happens at the small corner stage on the second floor.

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