Food & Drink

The 20 Best Bars in Long Beach

Published On 03/05/2014 Published On 03/05/2014
Beachwood BBQ
Courtesy of Beachwood BBQ
Flickr/Morten Rand-Hendriksen
Stache Bar
Courtesy of Shannon’s Bayshore Saloon
Courtesy of Beachwood BBQ
Pike Restaurant and Bar
Congregation
Crow’s Cocktail
Red Room
Thirsty Isle
The Parlour Lounge
Joe Jost's
The Prospector
Flickr/Shalom
Hamburger Mary’s
Roxanne's
Flickr/Steve McClory
Fourth Street Vine
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1. Belmont Brewing Company 25 39th Pl, Long Beach, CA 90803 (Long Beach)

The oldest brewpub the LA area has been serving quality food and drinks for more than 25 years (you better have gotten them something something silver for their anniversary, or did you forget about it?). Menu items include seafood, salads, poultry, and breakfast meals. Stop in for happy hour from 3-6pm Monday-Friday for 40% off appetizers. Plus, it’s hard to beat the oceanfront location.

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2. Stache Bar 941 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90802 (Long Beach)

Celebrating mustaches like no other, this hidden gem serves high-end bottles of small-batch spirits (as well as the usual suspects) at a surprisingly low price. Shoot pool with the hipsters and go HAM on beer and shot specials. If cocktails are more your thing, The Stache has a nicely curated menu of organic handicrafted spirits and libations.

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3. Shannon's Bayshore 5335 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803 (Long Beach)

This classic Long Beach haunt is a top notch spot to grab a drink and hangout. Locals love this dependable, dive-like spot, where you can counter cold beers and quality conversation 365 days, 7 days a week. Depending out how you want your night to pan out (wild or tame), we recommend Shannon's house special: a drink called “Shoot the Root”, which includes a shot of root beer schnapps dropped into a tumbler of Coors Light.

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4. Beachwood BBQ & Brewing 210 E 3rd St, Long Beach, CA 90802 (Long Beach)

Beachwood's Long Beach location is perfect for relaxing after catching some surf -- get a few brews, an indulgent entree (mac and cheese, without a doubt), and kick back. Beachwood specializes in BBQ fare in a laid back, diner-style setting. Quaint midcentury modern touches take the decor one step farther and go perfectly with the "so good it must be homemade" plates.

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5. Congregation Ale House 201 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90802 (Long Beach)

The Congregational Ale House is a monastic-themed bars turned brewery with outposts in Long Beach, Azusa and Pasadena. CAH sought to bring a community and the spirit of Old World beers to LA. The chapters serve weekly drink and meal specials, including Serves food and weekly specials, including a la carte and combo options. With a diverse tap list, Congregation’s pourin’ for the masses.

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6. Crow's Cocktail 5728 E 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90803 (Long Beach)

Hidden among fancy restaurants and bay-front homes on Naples Island, Crow’s is an upscale Long Beach dive serving cheap drinks.

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7. V Room 918 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90802 (Long Beach)

With super-cheap drinks and quality talent on the juke box, this dive is a must for anyone looking for a low-priced good time.

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8. The Red Room 1227 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90802 (Long Beach)

With great drink specials every day of the week, this Long Beach watering hole is a classic neighborhood dive bar.

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9. Ashley's Bar & Grill 1731 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90802 (Long Beach)

Established in 1938, Ashley's is a primo spot whether you want to chow down on tasty pub grub or sample a few of their of their 31 different brews.

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10. Fern's 1253 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90802 (Long Beach)

With one of the best jukeboxes and awesome drink specials every day of the week, Fern is a great bet if you're looking to tie one on and hear some sweet tunes.

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11. Pike Bar & Fish Grill 1836 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90802 (Long Beach)

Owned by Chris Reece of Social Distortion, Pike Bar sports an interior decorated with retro punk, nautical, and grand prix themes and if a tasty family resto during the day and a popular drink spot at night. Chow down on fresh seafood, pasta and sandwiches for dinner and stay late for DJ sets and dance parties.

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12. Roxanne's 1115 E Wardlow Rd, Long Beach, CA 90807 (Long Beach)

This bar/resto serves Latin-inspired food and pre-prohibition cocktails in a classy atmosphere. It also has a secret extra bar in the back (just knock on the telephone booth door to get in).

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13. 4th Street Vine 2142 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814 (Long Beach)

Located in the heart of Retro Row, this small and unpretentious vino joint offers a vast selection of wine and craft beer and is a big supporter of the local music scene.

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14. Alex's Bar 2913 E Anaheim St, Long Beach, CA 90804 (Long Beach)

Opened in 2000, this Long Beach drinkery is a perfect divey spot to drop by for a game of pool, some quality tunes, and cheap drinks.

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15. The Prospector 2400 E 7th St, Long Beach, CA 90804 (Long Beach)

This bar/resto/nightclub is a quality spot for cheap drinks, tasty eats, and great music.

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16. Gallagher's Pub & Grill 2751 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90803 (Long Beach)

This Irish pub and grill is a perfect spot to watch a game, order up a cheap drink, and listen to talented local musicians.

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17. Hamburger Mary's Bar & Grille 330 Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802 (Long Beach)

Come for the tasty food and cheap drinks and stay for the amazing Shows and super-fun dance floor.

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18. Thirsty Isle 4313 E Carson St, Long Beach, CA 90808 (Long Beach)

Thirsty Isle is a great little dive in the heart of LBC -- head here for some cheap brews, great grub, and a rowdy local atmosphere.

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19. The Parlour Lounge 102 Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802 (Long Beach)

This secret speakeasy within The Federal is just the tip of the iceberg in coolness (see what we did there?). Set inside an old bank vault, cozy up on one of their couches and get a zesty 'tail.

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20. Joe Jost's 2803 E Anaheim St, Long Beach, CA 90804 (Long Beach)

This mostly locals-only LBC hotspot is doling out cheap brews and even cheaper pickled eggs and roasted nuts to snack on.