2018 Best of Long Beach Awards winners are here:
Art Gallery – Dark Art Emporium
Local Band – Knyght Ryder
Museum – MOLAA
Performance Group – Aerial Butterflies
Event/Festival – Long Beach Gay and Lesbian Pride
Local Attraction – Aquarium of the Pacific
Theater/Performance Space – Long Beach Playhouse
Live Music Venue – Alex’s Bar
Local Artist – Kevin Wood
Body Shop – Orozco’s Auto Service
Car Wash/Detailing – Circle Marina Car Wash
Auto Repair – Joe’s Auto Repair
Tire Shop – Tom’s Tire
Car Dealership – Cabe Toyota
Acupuncture – Long Beach Acupuncture
Barber Shop – Dappers & Dames Parlour
Barber – Zoe Garcia
Beauty Salon – The Den Salon
Stylist – Robert Orgill
Tattoo/Piercing location – Outer Limits
Tattoo/Artist – Kari Barba
Day Spa – Susan Hammond Skincare
Nail Salon – Kiwi Nail Salon
Massage – Massage by Staci – Naples PB
Breakfast – The Potholder Cafe
Brunch – The Attic
Fine Dining – 555 Steakhouse
Juice Bar – Rainbow Juices
Mexican Food – Lola’s Mexican Cuisine
Mediteranean/Greek food – Open Sesame
Thai Food – Thai District
Sushi Bar – Sushi on Fire
Italian Food -L a Paraloccia Osteria
Cambodian Food – Sophy’s Signature Dishes Thai & Cambodian Cuisine
Taco Tuesday – Hole Mole
Burger – MVP’s
Pizza – Michael’s Downtown
Healthy Food – Seabirds
Vegan/Vegetarian – Seabirds
Food truck – Kogi
Farmers Market – Marina’s on Sundays
Women’s Clothing – 4th & Elm
Men’s Clothing – Stay Anchored
Gift Store – MADE by Millworks
Home Decor – Recircle Home
Antiques/Thrift Store – Magnolia & Willow
Bike Shop – Long Beach Bike Shop
Marijuana Dispensary – One Love
Gym – 9Round Long Beach
Boot Camp – Groundwork Fitness
Yoga – Yogalution Movement
Running Group – LB Front Runners
Personal Trainer – Scott Sonderman
Sports Team – Dirtbags
Cleaning Services – Rug it Cleaning
Dry Cleaning – Katella Cleaners
Hotel – Hotel Maya
Boutique Hotel – Hotel Royal
Bar – Blind Donkey
Brewery – Ballast Point
Dance Club – Hamburger Mary’s
Happy Hour – Beer Belly
Wine Bar – District Wine
Karaoke – The Prospector
Cocktails – Blind Donkey
Non-Profit – AIDS Food Store
Activist – Justin Rudd
Public Official – Mayor Robert Garcia
Volunteer – Justin Rudd
House of Worship – First Congregational Church
Networking Event – Long Beach Broker Preview
Journalist – Brian Addison
Newspaper/Local News – Long Beach Post
Local Blog – Long Beach Home + Living
Photographer – Justin Rudd
Social Media Influencer/Personality – Jewels
Video – Long Beach Local News
Chiroproctor – Bob The Chiropractor
Dentist – Dr. Hosena DDS
Doctor/Clinic – Health Care Partners
Insurance Agent – Keir Jones – State Farm
Real Estate – Team Irvin
Lawyer/ Law Firm – Macksoud & Macksoud
Taxes/Accounting – Stephanie Anderson
Mortgage Broker/Lender – Bixby Knolls Mortgage
Best Coffee -Portfolio Coffeehouse
Ice Cream – Long Beach Creamery
Bakery – Sweet Jill’s
Desserts – Romeo Chocolates
Pet Store – Pussy & Pooch
Pet Sitting/Daycare – Bark! Bark!
Pet Grooming – Pawsitively Long Beach
Veterinarian – Long Beach Animal Hospital
Gay Bar/Nightclub – Hamburger Mary’s
Drag Queen – Jewels
Drag King – Phantom
LGBT Fundraiser – Easter Walk
LGBT Activist/Volunteer – Justin Rudd
DJ – DJ Smurks
Theme Night – Bearracuda
LGBTQ Event/Festival – Long Beach Gay and Lesbian Pride
Bartender – Melissa Almeraz
Karaoke – Executive Suites


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  1. Chrystal Fairbanks 7 months ago

    Best gym in LBC is 9round!

  2. JoAnn Bentley 7 months ago

    Best damn Italian Food and outdoor patio, NY style, “Horney Korner.” Music, playful, dog friendly, bitchenest Korner anywhere.

  3. Jonny 7 months ago

    Fights Solutions HQ Long Beach. MARTIAL ARTS.
    Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, MMA

  4. Eric ONeill 7 months ago

    Best Muay Thai and Jiu Jitsu Gym In all of Long Beach Hands Down!

  5. Tammy Roether 7 months ago

    Love team runners high!

  6. Aspa zachariou 7 months ago

    Don’t forget to tell your mommy about Modicas
    world famous pastrami!! Yummmmm

  7. Cort Huckabone 7 months ago

    Long Beach Kickball…..Love the BUNT PIRATES!!!!!

  8. Donald Caine 7 months ago

    LOL…..If I subscribe will I also get all the “She” Updates too?
    Only getting “all the he updates ” seems kind of sexist to me

    Perhaps you could do the letter “t” a service and interject it in the appropriate spaces on the web pages?
    “Make sure to subscribe and get all he updates about Best of Long Beach 2018”

  9. Sheree Nelson 7 months ago

    Best Pilates studio is Form and Movement (Pilates on the Bay).

  10. Madelein 7 months ago

    The best weekly Comedy & Burlesque show is the Tuesday night show at Harvelle’s. It’s been going on forever now, I can’t believe that it’s not on here.

  11. Michelle 7 months ago

    Knyght Ryder rules!

  12. Michelle 7 months ago


  13. Pamela Vigneau-Sears 7 months ago

    What about the Farmers Marketplace of Long Beach (Sundays) 5000 E. SPring St. (Spring & Clark).

  14. Dan 7 months ago

    I see Timeless Pints listed in Breweries- actually Lakewood
    Houses of worship should include Bethany Church on Clark -over 100 years old!
    Lakewood eligible but not Signal Hill?

  15. Ruth Okamuro 7 months ago

    Brian & Stacey!!!

  16. Ruth Okamuro 7 months ago

    Let’s hear it for Brian & Stacey!!!

  17. Jona 6 months ago

    Love Hairology by Holly , best salon !!

  18. Liz 6 months ago

    Best gym… your choice BUT best BOOT CAMP: LONG BEACH BOOT CAMP! Great vibe, awesome people and fun workouts no matter how fit (or should I say unfit) you are.

  19. Robert 6 months ago

    About U Boutique is awesome 👏🏼 for gift shopping for Mom, Daughter etc. Bere Dena is super helpful

  20. Cort M Huckabone 6 months ago

    LOVE The Bunt Pirates!!!! Kickball in Long Beach!

  21. Josie Anderson 6 months ago

    Best music in Long Beach!

  22. Dawna 6 months ago

    Under the Sun and Rainbow Juices… truly dedicated to quality and deliciousness! 🙂

  23. Josh Elliott 6 months ago

    Tara Perry is the best acupuncturist on the planet.

  24. Sharon Frickel 6 months ago

    Dr. Dodds are the best dentists and the office staff are fantastic too !

  25. Sharon Frickel 6 months ago

    Dodds dental is the best !

  26. Katie 6 months ago

    Anyone selling tickets that can’t make it tonight?

  27. Shazam! streaming 2 months ago

    Today, I went to the beachfront with my children. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and
    said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She put the shell to her ear and screamed.
    There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear.
    She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is
    entirely off topic but I had to tell someone!

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