Grab a Drink at One of Our Top Bars
From craft brews & cocktails to a fun night out downtown, there’s no shortage of after-party options in Long Beach. Thrillist recently named their favorite Long Beach bars here, but we’ve got a few to add to the list of our own!
Ballast Point Tasting Room & Kitchen –
New to Long Beach, Ballast Point is located on Alamitos Bay with one of the best sunset views in the city. Take the water taxi from downtown Long Beach over to this brewery to start your evening off with a scenic harbor tour. Indoor and outdoor seating makes this local watering hole popular year-round.
Beachwood BBQ and Brewing –
Located on the Promenade in downtown Long Beach, Beachwood BBQ and Brewing teeters somewhere between tradition and innovation, offering tasty 'que and fantastic brews. You won't find Coors or Heineken at Beachwood's bar. In fact, the beer lineup features a selection of hand crafted beers brewed on premise and 24 rotating microbrews, providing the best craft beer selection in Long Beach. In case you weren’t convinced already, Beachwood won Best Brew Pub in the World at the World Beer Cup in 2016.
The Beachwood Blendery –
Located in downtown Long Beach, Beachwood Blendery is the sister to Beachwood BBQ & Brewing. The Blendery is a small batch beer producer established in 2014 by the same creative minds behind the award winning Beachwood Brewing. The beers produced here are of the sour variety imitating the Lambic style beers of Belgium. Tasting room hours vary Wednesday-Sunday.
Belmont Brew Company –
BBC is a local tradition located on the sand between downtown Long Beach and Belmont Shore. Opened in the summer of 1990, Belmont Brewing Company is the oldest brew pub in the Los Angeles County. Rent a bike in downtown and ride along our waterfront bike & pedestrian path all the way to our local brewery. You’ll find a range of brews & blends, but we can’t lie, the Strawberry Blonde is definitely our favorite.
Beer Belly –
Conveniently located in downtown Long Beach a few blocks from the Convention Center, Beer Belly is one of the newest craft beer bars in the city but quickly becoming a popular hangout. Beer Belly was recently named the "Best New Craft Bar" in L.A. by LA Weekly, “thanks to the beer-curating prowess of owner Jimmy Han, who has a knack for procuring special kegs of the latest beers from small, independent breweries across the county.” Find decadent eats, traditional & beer-infused cocktails, & good times at Beer Belly in Long Beach.
Claire’s at the Museum –
Perched along the coast at the Long Beach Museum of Art, Claire’s offers a weekly Happy Hour & brunch options that are not to be missed. Thursday evening’s Happy Hour includes wine, specialty cocktails (honestly, how are we expected to choose from this list!!), and small bites & plates. For brunch, let’s just say, there’s a full menu dedicated to Bloody Mary’s…this is not a drill.
DogHaus Biergarten –
Conveniently located on the Promenade in Downtown Long Beach, Dog Haus has garnered critical acclaim and national attention for its signature all beef Haus Dogs and hand crafted proprietary Haus Sausages. Recently opened patio dining takes the fun outdoors so you can enjoy your drink with a side of SoCal sunshine.
Great Society Cider & Mead –
Nestled in the heart of downtown Long Beach, Great Society is also a highly sought-after newcomer to the city. A social house where fine food, craft cider and mead set the stage for conversations between old and new friends alike. Great Society has the largest selection of craft cider and meads in all of Southern California. Featuring 20 draughts and more in bottles, their extensive cider and mead list showcases craft producers from nearly every corner of the world.
Legend’s Sports Bar –
Located on 2nd Street in the Belmont Shore neighborhood of Long Beach, Legend’s is a regional favorite. In fact, OC Weekly recently named the Huntington Beach location the "Best Sport’s Bar" in Orange County! You’ll find a younger crowd watching various sports games & enjoying beers & cocktails until the wee hours.
Long Beach Beer Lab –
In the heart of the Wrigley neighborhood, along the Willow corridor, you will find the Long Beach Beer Lab. A small manufacturing brewery dedicated to fermentation forward beverages. Beer isn’t the only subject they focus on, though. Alongside the beverage manufacturing they have a small production sourdough bakery, because I guess if you think about it, there are some similarities. Tap Room hours vary from Thursday-Monday.
Located in downtown Long Beach, Padre is a gastropub offering a unique selection of handcrafted Latin cocktails and cuisine. This spot is perfect for hanging with friends in a totally Instagramable environment with a cool ambiance. This Spring, OC Weekly named their Pinchazo Margarita their drink of the week!
Pike Restaurant & Bar –
Situated as a buffer between the Fourth Street dive bars and the Retro Row shopping district, the Pike is one of LB’s most versatile bars. The schizophrenic decor of retro punk, nautical, and grand-prix themes perfectly matches the diverse crowd of locals who frequent the place. Featuring live entertainment nightly, the Pike Bar is a Long Beach staple, becoming one of the most crowded watering holes on weekend nights.
A Belmont Shore local sports bar, Riley’s is perfect for a drink with coworkers on their patio or to catch a game inside at the bar. Riley’s boasts the “best pizzas in town” & they do not skimp on the toppings. Ladies, if beer isn’t your thing, we recommend the sangria! Plus, don’t miss bottomless mimosas at brunch on the weekends until 1 pm with the purchase of food.
Shannon’s on Pine –
As the name suggests, this local favorite is located on Pine Avenue in Downtown Long Beach. Shannon’s touts itself as the “only true sports bar” in downtown Long Beach! Offering a busy nightlife scene until 2am every day of the year, Shannon’s serves great food & breakfast all day! Go to watch the game, and stay for some local fun.
Timeless Pints Brewing Company –
Located just behind the Long Beach Airport, Timeless Pints Brewing Company is a husband and wife team who started their journey as home brewers. They opened in 2013, and the brewery has developed eye-catching branding and a long list of flavorful ales. Hoppy IPAs are particularly well represented. The tap room is open Thursdays through Sundays.