NEWPORT, Ky. – With snow in the forecast for the second day of spring, this may be the perfect time to plan for a beach vacation.
Luckily, Newport Beach Patio Bar will open this Saturday at 120 E. Third St.
"It's in the old Arnie's space," said Zac Costa, operating partner of the bar. "As of this Friday, that will be the last day as Arnie's."
Newport Beach Patio Bar will open at 11 a.m. Saturday with a revamped outdoor patio that will include 48 swings and a large sand area with a fire pit and beach chairs.
The interior decor will reflect a tropical feel, Costa added.
The bar will continue to serve Arnie's food menu created by Demetrios on the Levee, with a few new additions such as chicken and shrimp kabobs and a selection of tacos.
Costa said Newport Beach Patio Bar will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday with live music. An acoustic set will kick off the entertainment at noon, followed by the Naked Karate Girls from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and a set by DJ DaveyC from 6:30-8 p.m.
"We hit all demographics," Costa said. "Everyone is going crazy about it (the bar and grand opening) on social media. One of our Facebook posts has exceeded 120,000 viewers with 2,000 likes."
For more information and regular hours visit Newport Beach Patio Bar's Facebook page .