The Wayfarer featured in Greer’s OC

Wayfaring on the Westside
By Greer Wylder | July 21, 2014


The long awaited Wayfarer, formerly the site of the iconic Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa just opened with a brand new look inside and out, including a stylish bar, small kitchen addition, upgraded acoustics, and state-of-the-art stage sound and lighting. The Wayfarer kept the “Detroit Stage”, paying homage to its history and continuing the legacy of live performance. Tickets are available at

Owner Jeffrey Chon is bringing his passion for the food and entertainment industries and is offering regular weekly entertainment ranging from reggae to live DJs to karaoke:

Mondays – Residency
Tuesdays – SoCal Reggae All Stars
Wednesdays – Britain’s Finest – Tribute to the Beatles
Thursdays – Live Music
Fridays – Upbeat Live/DJ Sets
Sunday Days – Matinee/Day Shows
Sunday Nights – Sunday Night Karoake

From the Wayfarer menu, you can order draft and bottled beers, wines, a long list of whiskeys, as well as bites such as KFC, a Korean fried chicken with spicy chili sauce and green onion ($10); Hamachi Crudo, a sashimi yellow tail with sea salt and yuzu citrus ($11); a burger with Angus chuck brisket mix, pork belly, and pickled onion ($9); Mom’s Mac with sharp cheddar, honey ham, pickled jalapeno ($7); Charred Peppers, shishito peppers, with miso togarashi marinade ($6); Fried bologna with mortadella, arugula, beer aioli, and gouda ($8); and Sweet Tooth, talenti gelato, a surprise flavor ($4).

Wayfarer also serves a simple, but perfect brunch: choose from a breakfast sandwich with French baguette, prosciutto, sautéed broccolini, tomato, arugula, and fried egg ($9); Sticky Bun French Toast with French-style puff pastry with cinnamon sugar and Chantilly cream ($7); and Benedict with baguette, poached egg, tomato, avocado, pork belly and Siracha hollandaise ($9).

Open 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Friday; and noon to 2 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The Wayfarer, A House of Social Provisions is at 843 W. 19th Street in Costa Mesa. 949.764.0039

Photo Credit: Jakubek Photography

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