The Village Inn, 127 Marine Ave., Balboa Island. Open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. (714) 675-8300. People here tend to be a little older than the kids you find thronging many beachside bars. The atmosphere’s informal, friendly and real. And the fireplace and couches in the corner make it just perfect for winter nights. Live music nightly.