Lifeguards in the OC

Lifeguard reunion delivers simple message: We are family

Daily Pilot - January 02, 2014

Guards from every decade since the 1950s were on hand at an old lifeguard hangout — Malarky’s Irish Pub, where I work for part-owner and retired lifeguard Capt. Brent Ranek.

OC Weekly

Poorman’s OC ‘4 under $6’

OC Weekly - February 17, 2014

Katie the bartender is pouring quite a few Irish Coffees! If I’d had more time, a delicious Irish Coffee or three would have had me seeing triple the crowd. Malarky’s did have the biggest TV of any bar, a 110 inch jumbo screen.

The Barry Walshe family turned out at Malarky's in support of Newport Elementary School.

Mario Marovic, Malarky’s Helping the Schools

Los Angeles Times - March 23, 2011

One of the strongest bonds in Newport-Mesa is evident in how local businesses support community needs and causes.

The financial commitment of business assisting local health and welfare, education and social services is a hallmark of community goodwill. This has developed through the decades into a strong tradition. Clearly, it is a tradition that is good for business and good for society.

“It is very important to me to have a connection to this community on a level that matters to my customers,” Marovic said. “It’s not just because it is good business, but it is because so many people in the community have so many fond memories of Malarky’s. it is simply a part of their lives, which makes it all the more important to support the schools, Hoag Hospital, and the people in the community who need help. That is, after all, the great honored tradition of a community pub and restaurant.”