An Iconic Bar and Lounge in Newport Beach

Named after Newport Beach’s most celebrated former resident, actor John Wayne, Duke’s Place creates an unparalleled feast for the senses. This waterfront restaurant and upscale lounge in Newport Beach offers specialty cocktails, delicious entrées, wonderful live music, and breathtaking views of Newport Harbor.

Our menu combines culinary delights from the resort’s fine dining restaurant, First Cabin Restaurant, with a few pub-like dishes. Savor the ahi tuna tartar or enjoy the more casual seared Maryland crab cakes. Additional menu items include filet mignon sliders, a grilled carmelized onion burger, classic chicken Caesar salad, New York strip steak sandwich and many more. 

Enjoy Tasty Drinks, Live Music, and Dancing along Beautiful Newport Harbor

However, not everyone comes for the American food at our Newport Beach restaurant and lounge. Strong drinks, nightly live jazz, and the large dance floor lure those who have dined elsewhere. Take in nightly performances by acclaimed jazz musicians, where you can ease into a mellow mood and enjoy a wonderful evening filled with dancing. Located inside Balboa Bay Resort, this upscale bar and lounge in Newport Beach is the ideal spot to unwind at the end of the day or gear up for a night out on the town.

New Live Music & Specials

Enjoy live music of contemporary modern rock, pop, and soul, with a sprinkle of jazz. Our new, more lively music will make you want to get up and dance! Offered on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings, discover a whole new experience at our waterfront restaurant in Newport Beach, with upbeat tunes, tasty drinks, and so much more.

New Musical Line-Up:

  • Thursdays: Daniel Pappas

A Concert Pianist, Composer, & Instructor who comes from a love for many different styles and genres, Daniel Pappas draws his inspiration from a wide array of artists, such as Bach, Beethoven, Elton John, and Stevie Wonder. Daniel has the unique ability to cater to any age group! Come by and see him perform on Thursday evenings this August. 

  • Friday & Saturdays: Mark Le Brun and Guests

The exceptional talents of Mare Le Brun and selected guests create a magical atmosphere, sure to get you up on the dance floor, singing along to your favorite songs, or just sitting back and enjoying the background music during conversation. The combination of modern and contemporary rock, pop, soul and upbeat jazz is something not to miss on Friday and Satuday nights.


Enjoy Duke's Happy Hour Specials Too!

Now offered Monday through Friday, from 4 pm to 6 pm. Come by for $2 off domestic beers and $6 appetizers that will make your mouth water!

Duke's Restaurant Menus

 Hours of Operation

  • Monday – Thursday: 2 pm to Midnight

  • Friday: 2 pm to 1:00 am

  • Saturday: 7:30 am to 1:00 am 

  • Sunday: 7:30 am to Midnight

  • Happy Hour – Monday – Friday from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm