Beer Belly is a beer bar focused on serving craft beer, and crafty food. At the corner of Long Beach Blvd and 3rd, this downtown gem is full of surprises. They feature craft beers from all over the greater Los Angeles region and are committed to cultivating an appreciation for the quality and creativity behind craft beer. Don’t forget to check out their hidden tiki bar, if you can find it! 😉
Established in 1981, Tom’s Automotive Service Center is the trusted name in auto service in Long Beach CA, and surrounding areas. Family-owned and operated, Tom’s offers personalized service for your car, truck, or SUV. See them for regular maintenance, tire sales, lift and leveling kits, and auto repair. They are a TIA certified tire dealer and carry only the most respected tire brands.
Nestled in the heart of ‘Retro Row,’ Lola’s seamlessly blends traditional and contemporary culinary creations drawing inspiration from all over Mexico while staying true to original family recipes passed down from generations. Everything they serve is farm-to-table fresh ingredients. Their green salsa has become famous in the area, affectionately known as “green crack,” and luckily it’s available for purchase by the pint and half pint. Although it’s a great spot any day of the week (and brunch on the weekend), you won’t want to miss Taco Tuesday where guests will enjoy $2 tacos and $2 Pacifico’s that will satisfy both the carnivore’s and vegans among us!
Calling all treasure hunters! Magnolia and Willow needs to be at the top of your list for hot spots! With an eclectic selection of antiques, large furniture, electronics, jewelry and more you are bound to find some funky gems. With great prices and a super friendly staff, Magnolia and Willow is the shop you never knew you needed.
On the cutting edge of creative expression for over 20 years, Portfolio Coffeehouse serves up culture, cooking and caffeine. They made history in 1990 as the first coffeehouse to present poetry readings and the tradition continues with live entertainment select Friday and Saturday nights. Just like the rest of Retro Row, you’ll feel right at home among the vintage furnishing, fine art and outdoor patio.
It is not hard to see why this Bear and Cub party that travels the world is Long Beach’s favorite theme night. Bearracuda made its big splash in Long Beach at Eagle562 early in 2018 and its worldwide popularity caught up with it here. Bearracuda is held several times a year, so stay tuned for more parties to come!
When news breaks around the greater metropolitan Long Beach area, Long Beach Local News is on the scene! Tune in nightly at 6 pm on Channel 32 and 41 for the latest breaking news in the community, politics, entertainment, business and more!
One of the original Toyota dealers in Southern California, Cabe has been family owned and operated since the beginning in 1966. You’ll notice the difference in experience the moment you walk on the lot. Their staff is helpful and attentive while maintaining a level of honesty and integrity that you won’t find anywhere else. Their competitive advantage is a direct, family oriented atmosphere without the usual high pressure sales. They deliver superior value by offering professional, friendly and fun service at a competitive price.
Since 1999 Open Sesame has offered cuisine created from scratch with heart and passion – to nourish and revive memories of the flavors and traditions that the owner, Ali Kobeissi cherishes. His love of herbs and spices began at age 15, when he worked for a neighborhood spice factory in Lebanon. Now with two locations, open sesame brings the flavors of tradition to our part of the world.
Long Beach is no stranger to the bicycle lifestyle, from fixies to beach cruisers, we Long Beachers love our bikes. The Bike Shop on Broadway is your one stop shop for all bike related issues. Bicycles are their life! They offer quality new bikes from all the best brands along with accessories and maintenance services. Carlos is sure to have what you need!
You’ll scream for Long Beach Creamery! Their frosty, handcrafted desserts are made using local, organic ingredients which tell a story unique to Long Beach. With so many delicious flavors, it’s best to choose a whole flight so you can get a taste of all they have to offer. It’s easy to see why their customers are devoted fans with options for the traditional ice cream lovers, vegans and sorbet lovers. You’ll find a frozen treat you can’t live without! A fan favorite is the Key Lime Pie ice cream with actual Key Lime Pie mixed in!
Who doesn’t love to sing? Executive Suites has been a favorite among Long Beachers for years! Their Karaoke Nights on Tuesdays & Wednesdays have gathered a following and if you stop by, you’ll see why. On Tuesdays, the drink special is out of this world and it gets even better on Wednesday’s, Host Lenny Sinatra will give you a $2 drink chip for each of your first three songs!
The newly renovated Hotel Maya – a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel offers spacious guest rooms with a private balcony and is minutes from the Long Beach Convention Center. The lush tropical gardens, colorful decor and stunning views of Long Beach Oceanfront make Hotel Maya an excellent corporate or wedding venue. Book your next getaway or staycation with the beautiful Hotel Maya, don’t forget to check out their Mariachi Sunday Brunches at “Fuego”.
Tara Grace Perry, LAc, NBAO has been serving the Long Beach, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and Greater Los Angeles area since 1996. She completed a year at one of the top five traditional medical hospitals in China as well as three years at Emperor’s College in Santa Monica (the #1 California College). She was chosen to be the first acupuncture teacher at UCLA’s prestigious Arthur Ashe Center. This was the very first time any UC campus offered acupuncture to its students for their medical care. It was highly successful and continues to this day. Tara completed an additional 600 hours of study in acupuncture orthopedics and is a member of the National Acupuncture Orthopedics Board (NBAO). She is state and nationally licensed.
This boutique Thai restaurant is like no other, in the heart of the East Village, Thai District is a must stop for locals and visitors alike. Some of their signature dishes include a spicy lemongrass soup and Khao soi, a house specialty from the owner’s hometown in Northern Thailand. Your taste buds will never be the same!
As one of the first dispensaries in LB, One Love Beach Club has been serving the community for over 10 years! One Love is family owned and operated and dedicated to bringing patients the highest quality medicine in a clean and safe environment.
A staple in on Belmont Shore for over 28 years, this bakery is a Long Beach classic! Taking a glance at their baked goods will make your mouth water, especially their cinnamon rolls that look like they were made for a king! It doesn’t matter if you’re just starting your day or need a treat after dinner – Sweet Jill’s is the place to go. Although the bakery started with just one location in Belmont Shore, they now have additional locations at the Long Beach Airport and Seal Beach’s Old Town.
For so many people today, it would be hard to imagine a time when Long Beach Pride did not exist. Started in 1984 to foster cooperation and mutual respect between the LGBT and greater Long Beach community, the Pride celebration quickly grew to become the 2nd largest revenue earning event for the city, attracting over 80,000 guests to their two-day festival. The organization maintains an office year round to continuously inject a sense of greater self-worth within the community. Over the past 31 years, Long Beach Pride has become a large philanthropic foundation which has funnelled over $1 Million back into the community in the form of grants and scholarships.
Hotel Royal was built in 1923 and retains its Art Deco roots, with upgraded rooms for every traveler and modern comforts. Their European style accommodations are each decorated differently, so that each stay is like no other. Hotel Royal is right in the heart of downtown Long Beach, in the East Village Arts District that is pulsing with art galleries, coffee shops, and unique retailers. Whether you’re traveling from far away or a local, the Hotel Royal is a must stay!
Dappers & Dames Parlour is a one of a kind barbershop servicing men, women, and children in Downtown Long Beach. Their welcoming and dependable, dual licensed Barbers|Stylists are passionate about executing top quality crafted services, specializing in men & women hair cutting and traditional hot towel razor shaves. It is their mission to build strong, long-term relationships with every client. Whether you have short hair or long hair they can help create a look that perfectly complements you.
Sushi On Fire is all about good food and fun! Serving some of the best fusion and traditional Japanese sushi dishes since 2005. All items are prepared with authentic Japanese ingredients, flavored by their famous recipes, and presented to you in the Sushi On Fire style. As they would say, “Come light the fuse!”