Fun Team Building Activities in Long Beach

Sometimes the best way to build bonds inside an office is to get out of it. Here’s some places in Long Beach that offer a great variety of fun ways – golfing, axe-ing, zombie dodge balling – to bring your organization closer together as a team.


Co-workers with axes in hand, throwing them at targets, seems like a fun way to build teamwork AND trust. Located upstairs in Downtown Long Beach, Bad Axe (245 Pine Ave.) features seven throwing lanes, each with two targets as well as a throwing coach to not only go over technique and safety guidelines, but also teach some fun games like Cricket and 21. Groups of six or more can pre-book a lane, with larger groups able to reserve multiple lanes.


Golf has traditionally been the go-to game for business relationships, making Birdie’s N’ Brews (90 E. 4th St.) a great way to play, talk and build that relationship at your own pace. Its two golf simulators allow you to hit real golf balls virtually at the likes of hallowed courses such as Pebble Beach and St. Andrews, and can be rented for up to six people. Afterward, relax in the lounge area watching sports on TV while enjoying some of the craft beer, hard seltzer and cocktails Birdies N’ Brews serve.


While competition is a popular team building activity, this paint and sip outfit proves that creativity has its benefits as well. Brushstrokes + Beverages (501 E. Broadway) gives each person a canvas, paint and a project–could be floral, could be landscape, etc. The best part? It's BYOB, allowing for individuals or groups to tap into the artist within. Brushstrokes has a studio where groups can congregate, but they also book private events if that works better.


Given the size and scope of this iconic barcade, groups will be able to find an activity or two – or 10 – that they can enjoy together. Dave & Busters (7515 Carson Blvd.) is located at the Long Beach Towne Center. It has great food, drinks and, of course, games: more than 180 games of all types, from sports to virtual reality attractions such as Top Gun and Transformers. Open until midnight Sunday-Thursday, and until 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday, there’s also a host of ultra HD LED televisions that you can watch and unwind together.


Topgolf, the wildly popular driving ranges/lounges have widened their concept into the likes of this Swing Suite (500 E. 1st St.) at the Courtyard by Marriott in Downtown Long Beach. Its twin simulators allow you to hit golf balls as well as other games like baseball or football, hockey, and even fun carnival games like Zombie Dodgeball. And, as we know, nothing brings people together as much as Zombie attacks. As you play, you can enjoy fantastic food and beverages services in the comfy lounge setting.

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