About Family Photos Thoughts Stuff Drinks Food
Blackie’s By The Sea, Inc.
2118 West Oceanfront
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 675-1074
*Call or go to Blackie’s for details. Supplies are limited. Prices may vary.

Home       Contact

About

William "Blackie" Blackstock founded Blackie's By The Sea in 1953. Back then, Newport Beach was only a summer vacation spot. Local surfers named the beach "Blackie's Beach", as it was the only structure they could see from the water. Blackie's was open from June through August, then closed for the rest of the year when everyone went back home.

In 1961, Blackie sold the business to Joe Walker. Joe owned the bar for a period of three years, still keeping to the original summer schedule.

In 1964 Joe sold the bar to Chuck Frei, who remains owner to this day. Chuck opened the bar year round, quickly making it a great location for locals to get together and relax. Blackie's was incorporated in 1973.

Les Bobbitt came to Blackie's in the early 1970's as a bartender. In 1975 Les became, and remains today, Blackie's acting Secretary/Treasurer and Manager. In 1998 Blackie's obtained a full liquor incense, expanding from beer and wine to cocktails as well.

Today, Blackie's remains a Newport Beach treasure, full of great customers and bartenders.

© Copyright 2004 - 2007 Blackie's By The Sea, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Web Design and Web Hosting by: Ashworth Consulting