Dinner and a Show in Downtown Long Beach

You’ve just seen the symphony or a great comedy show at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, and now you’re looking for a place that’s open late where you can grab dinner and/or drinks. Here’s our guide to bars and restaurants near the entertainment center, and how long it will take you to get to them on foot.


Truthfully, Risü (207 E Seaside Way, Suite A) is much less than five minutes away–more like two. Located on the Rainbow Bridge between the Terrace Theater Plaza and the convention center, this patio dining space is the closest option for a meal, offering shareable plates paired with wine and cocktails. If you continue along the bridge, you’ll arrive at Ruth’s Chris Steak House (180 E. Ocean Boulevard, Suite 160), where you can get everything from a cocktail at the bar to a full dinner until 10PM.


On the corner of Ocean and Pine, Solita Tacos & Margaritas (1 Pine Ave) is open until 10PM Monday through Thursday and until 11PM on Friday and Saturday. Further south on Pine Avenue, The Pike Outlets (95 S Pine Ave) are home to several eateries, including Kalaveras and the Auld Dubliner Irish pub. For pizza, pasta and more, head to Buono’s Pizzeria (250 W Ocean Blvd).s


For those willing to walk just a bit further to build up an appetite, there are several choices on Pine Avenue, including Cafe Sevilla (140 Pine Ave), where you can catch a flamenco show to go with your Spanish tapas and the kitchen stays open until 1AM. And for a special late-night menu served between 10PM and midnight, try The Ordinarie (210 The Promenade N), where the bar is open until 2AM.Other spots open late on Pine include L’Opera Ristorante (101 Pine Ave), BO-Beau kitchen + rooftap (144 Pine Ave), and The Harbor (130 Pine Ave).


Head down to the waterfront for more late-night dining options in Shoreline Village and along the Rainbow Harbor boardwalk. Open until 10PM on Fridays and Saturdays, Gladstone’s Long Beach (330 S Pine Ave) is a great place for seafood with a view of the water. In Shoreline Village, keep the party going at Yard House (401 Shoreline Village Dr) or Shenanigans Irish Pub and Grille. Parkers’ Lighthouse (435 Shoreline Village Dr) offers a classy end to your evening, with the option to go upstairs to the Queensview Steakhouse for late-night libations with a view of the Queen Mary.

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