Envy Lounge, Newport Beach’s best new bar and lounge for socializing and seeing live entertainment, is centrally located in Orange County off MacArthur Blvd, just down the street from the John Wayne Airport behind Bosscat Kitchen and Ten Asia Bistro.
Envy Lounge has quickly become a favorite social and special event destination in Orange County because of its beautiful open lounge seating, nightly entertainment, delicious craft cocktails and small plate menu, complimentary valet parking, and never, ever a cover charge.
The passion project of Newport Beach entrepreneurs Sammy Lakhany and Ali Hojat, Envy Lounge is open Tuesday through Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoon. Designed to offer guests a sophisticated environment where they feel relaxed and can socialize, Envy features different local Dj’s every evening. Music is kept at a reasonable volume to encourage conversation and mingling, until later in the evening when guests feel like dancing.
The modern speakeasy-style lounge is reminiscent of early Hollywood glitz and glamour in true Great Gatsby style. Gold and deep blue velvet sofas, luxurious crystal lighting, and heavy velvet drapery evoke sophisticated party elegance. Five private cabanas, each seating 15 people, line the perimeter of the lounge for intimate gatherings, and open sofa seating is featured indoor and outdoor.
Every evening, local Dj’s spin twenties tunes to house, Hip Hop, top 40, jazz, and dance music. While there is not a designated dance floor, dancing is allowed and encouraged, and on most evenings Envy guests can be seen dancing all around the Lounge.
Tuesday evenings feature “Jazz Night” directed by jazz musician Jonathan Rowden. Some of Southern California’s best jazz musicians, including Will Brahm’s Homenajé, The Saddleback Big Band, The Connie Han Trio, and many others, play live from 9pm to midnight.
Wednesday evening features “Wine Wednesday Mic Night,” in which an eclectic group of singers perform with house band The Reel Band and all wine bottles are half off all night.
Sunday afternoon from 1pm to 3pm Envy Lounge hosts “Newport Sundaze” parties in the outdoor patio.
Envy Lounge Happy Hour is Tuesday through Saturday from 5pm to 8pm. All drinks and small plates are half off. All of Envy’s craft cocktails, such as “Bonnie and Clyde,” “The Flapper” and “Jackrabbit” are made with organic fresh fruit and homemade syrups. Delicious small plates, created by Ten Asia Bistro and craft cocktails are moderately priced at $10 to $15 each.
With 4,000 square feet of lounge space, Envy Lounge is ideal for any kind of special event, including corporate events, orange county wedding venue, wedding receptions, fashion shows, proms, etc. The Envy Lounge kitchen can create small plates and appetizers for any occasion or event. The 4,000 square foot lounge can accommodate 400 guests with lounge seating or 600 guests with furniture removed. The venue features: a 60 foot long bar; two levels of indoor lounge seating; 5 cabanas; a 1000 square foot outdoor patio with bar and lounge seating, a DJ booth, and a 300 square foot 3D screen for video projection.