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For those looking to sip and savor their way through the city’s hand-crafted cocktails and farm-to-table bites, we know the best bars and restaurants to enjoy happy hour in Long Beach
From hand-crafted cocktails, to fresh seafood, to sunset views, happy hour is at its happiest in Long Beach – a Southern California hotspot for those looking to sip, savor and relish the city’s many bars and restaurants serving both traditional and innovative drinks, as well as farm-to-table bites. Whether your evening is just beginning, or winding down – we know a place to enjoy a good happy hour and sunset view of Alamitos Bay!
When: Daily from 4pm-6pm
The Deal: $6 beer, $8 wine and hand-crafted cocktails and $5-6 bar snacks
Where: 500 E 1st Street, Long Beach, CA 90802
Known for its seasonal menus, farm to table fare and sleek, quintessentially Californian stylish indoor and outdoor setting, James Republic is the perfect spot to kick the weekend off early with happy hour. Patrons can enjoy discounted beer, wine and specialty cocktails, including James Republic favorites like “Blinded by the Sun” a cocktail made with sugarcane, rum, lychee and lime, or “The 36th Chamber” – a James Republic concoction consisting of green tea infused vodka, matcha, honey and almond milk. For those looking to satisfy their appetite, the happy hour menu also includes snacks like market oysters on the half shell and house made ricotta cheese paired with various charcuterie meats.
When: Monday from 3pm-close, Tuesday-Sunday from 3pm-6pm
The Deal: $6 well drinks, $4-6 beer, $8 wine, $7-9 select cocktails, $6-12 “tantalizers” or appetizers, snacks and burgers
Where: 6272 E Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA 90803
Perfectly situated along Alamitos Bay, deep within Long Beach’s Marina Pacifica, Tantalum is a Long Beach local secret which elevates water-front dining into a culinary experience. Tantalum’s eclectic menu blends together Californian and Asian influences to showcase complex flavor profiles with even the most discerning palates in mind. With a 75-foot mahogany bar and a sleek interior that offers panoramic views of Alamitos Bay, Tantalum is the perfect spot to share a drink with friends, enjoy a date night and soak up a gorgeous Southern California sunset.
When: Monday-Friday from 3pm-6pm
The Deal: $5 margaritas, Moscow/ Irish/ Mexican Mules, Palomas, Draft Beer, Bottled Beer and House Wines. $6 bar snacks, including Queso Fundido, Mole Chicken Tacos, Elote, Guacamole, Hand-Rolled Taquitos and more.
4140 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90807
2030 E 4th Street, Long Beach, CA 90814
Inspired by the cooking styles found in Mexico’s most notable culinary regions, including Guadalajara, Veracruz, Mexico City, Yucatan Baja California and Oaxaca, Lola’s is a local family establishment dedicated to serving contemporary, farm to table Mexican cuisine dedicated to using organic produce, local meats and sustainable seafood. Its made-from-scratch recipes, homey atmosphere and delicious discounted cocktails, and choice of indoor and outdoor seating make the restaurant an excellent choice for happy hour in Long Beach.
When: Monday-Thursday from 3pm-7pm, Friday from 3pm-8pm
The Deal: $5 craft beer, $6 happy hour cocktails, $7 house wine, 20% off all other drinks. $5- $8 happy hour seafood, including jumbo shrimp cocktails, sushi rolls, crab cakes and calamari.
Where: 435 Shoreline Village Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802
Boasting spectacular sea-side views from every table, Parkers’ Lighthouse does two things exceptionally well – California seafood and California wine. Happy hour patrons to Parkers’ Lighthouse can enjoy both along with live-music and immaculate Southern California sunset views of the harbor. With an extensive wine list and happy hour seafood specials including $6 coconut shrimp, $9 lobster rolls, and $8 crab cakes – seafood lovers and relaxation enthusiasts alike will enjoy an evening at Parkers’ Lighthouse.
When: Monday-Friday from 3pm-6pm
The Deal: $3 Pilsner, $4 seasonal beer, $4 well cocktails, $5 house wine, $5 bloody mary. $5-$6 comfort fare favorites, including shrimp and grits, short-rib poutine, ceviche cups, sliders and more.
Where: 3441 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90803
A local eatery praised for its innovative twists on comfort fare favorites, the Attic is a Long Beach staple designed for indulgence. Serving up iconic dishes like flaming hot mac and Cheetos and barbeque shrimp and fried pickles, the Attic plays homage to southern comfort fare with a SoCal spin. With deals on beer, wine and cocktails and indulgent happy hour menu items like garlic ricotta toast, short-rib poutine and a mini-version of the eatery’s signature dish, flaming hot mac and Cheetos, the Attic is the prime happy hour destination for those looking for a laid-back evening in Long Beach.
When: Monday-Friday from 3pm-6pm
The Deal: $5 beer, $7 wine, $9 specialty cocktails. Discounted bites, including white bean and red pepper hummus, burrata flatbread and more.
Where: 4828 E 2nd Street, Long Beach, CA 90803
For an elevated farm-to-table experience, happy hour enthusiasts can enjoy Saint and Second, a chic New-American rooftop bar and restaurant in Belmont Shore frequented by visitors and locals alike. Its stylish interior, fresh food and hand-crafted cocktails make Saint and Second a well-loved happy hour spot in Belmont Shore. Sip on a signature “Dark and Stormy” made with Gosling’s Black Seal Rum, house-made ginger syrup, fresh lime juice, and club soda, while indulging in Saint and Second’s signature duck meatballs, beer battered squash and more in a chic, modern rooftop setting.
When: Monday-Thursday from 2pm-6pm
The Deal: $6 beer, $7 wine and well drinks, $8 margaritas. $10 bar appetizers, including Kobe beef slider duos, mahi mahi tacos and more.
Where: 190 North Marina Drive, Long Beach, CA 90803
If live music, ocean breeze and spectacular sunset views of Alamitos Bay sound like your ideal happy hour – Boathouse on the Bay (simply known as Boathouse) is an excellent choice to either wind down your evening or kick it off, Long Beach style. Boathouse’s open kitchen, wood-fired grill and soft lighting give the establishment the warm, natural feel of an old-time sailing loft, while the outdoor deck allows the breathtaking Alamitos Bay to serve as the perfect backdrop for an evening to remember.
When: Monday-Thursday from 4pm-7pm
The Deal: $4-$7 drinks and starters, including strawberry margaritas, a color-changing blue to purple rum punch, garlic and paprika fries, battered fish tacos, ceviche and more.
Where: 285 Bay Street, Long Beach, CA 90802
Indisputably one of the best views of the city, the Hyatt Centric’s Rooftop 360 offers panoramic views of Long Beach in a modern pool and lounge setting. Kick back and relax in one of the rooftop’s comfy cabanas while sipping on a variety of discounted cocktails and snacks. Ask the bartender to make you a color-changing drink, and watch as the cocktail turns from blue to purple, just like the rooftop’s sunset views.
When: Monday-Friday from 3pm-6:30pm, Saturday and Sunday from 3pm-5pm
The Deal: $6 wine, sangria and cocktails, $4 draft beer, $4-8 bar snacks, including spicy prawns, oysters by the half shell, and cinnamon sugar donuts
Where: 2708 E 4th Street, Long Beach, CA 90814
Recently re-opened, Restauration is ready for its revitalization as Long Beach’s premier New American eatery, serving up seasonal, local cuisine and delicious craft brews and California wine. Its dog-friendly patio is the perfect place to enjoy a drink with friends, while also spending time with the pups. The happy hour menu features a variety of craft beers and wine cocktails, such as sangria and the Napa Mule. Restauration is one of the few happy hours that also takes place on the weekends, too! Sunday happy hour, anyone?