San Diego's Newport Avenue is the heart of Ocean Beach. A street that appears to still have that 1960's vibe combines in a few blocks a perfect balance of eating, shopping and drinking that has made many beach towns popular. Only Newport Avenue's palm lined street is better than almost any other beach street you could find in California and is truly unlike anywhere else in the United States.
Newport Avenue in Ocean Beach is the heart of the neigborhood and focal point of most visitors. A mix of surf shops, antique shops, clothing boutiques, thrift stores, and other specialty shops make it a great place to shop. Services offered on Newport Avenue include salons, car repair, shoe shine, banking, and entertainment. Many restaurants are located on Newport Avenue including the Little Chef Chinese takeout, Old Townhouse Restaurant, several Mexican food establishments, Newport Pizza, Lighthouse Ice Cream, sushi, pho, Hodad's, OB Smoothie Bar and Starbucks. There is a happening bar scene on Newport Avenue as well, though open all day the bars really take off at night especially on the weekends. The bars on Newport include an Gallagher's Irish Pub, the Harp, South Beach Bar and Grille, Pacific Shores cocktails, Sunshine Company Saloon and Cheswick's West bike bar.