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! 😉
Christine Nakamura is a Financial Services Professional at NYLIFE Securities LLC, Agent with New York Life Insurance Company. CA Insurance Lic. # OK47843. She leverages her extensive leadership and educational abilities to focus on her clients needs. Working carefully to create trust, build knowledge, and use that to develop a personalized strategy that fits clients and their goals. She and her husband, Steve Nakamura, also established “Ancient Vine Studio” six years ago in Long Beach to support a growing career in art. They raised two sons through the growing pains of high school and one joining the Marine Corps. As a wife, mom, and member of the Long Beach community she looks forward to helping others.
Intensively active in the arts community and focused on helping non-profits succeed in their endeavors. Christine is a very active Board Member for Musique Sur La Mer a fantastic children’s orchestra. She helped them make the permanent move to Long Beach as they celebrate their 20th anniversary, and they are an added bonus to the Shoreline village experience. Other organizations that have her full support; California Families in Focus, Long Beach Opera, Long Beach Architecture week, Long Beach Arts Council, and Ronald McDonald House. She loves the diversity of Long Beach and cares about the community.
For all your abstract obsessions look no further, located in beautiful downtown Long Beach, Ca., The Dark Art Emporium is a diverse art gallery environment dedicated to showcasing the artists and creators that often fly under the radar of most people’s perception of fine art.
Here you will find everything from real human skulls, creepy dolls, unorthodox taxidermy, to low brow, and dark fine art.
Robert has spent 20 years pursuing the best training possible, both following and shaping current trends and styles while specializing in color treatments and precision cuts. He has been part of the Spa Sidney Team since opening day in 2002. His philosophy is simple, “I have a clear understanding that you wear your hair every day and it is your most important accessory. To book an appointment visit the Spa Sidney Beauty Lounges website.
Hole Mole restaurants are the definition of “Southern California Comfort Food.” They are a family-owned and operated chain servicing Long Beach, Carson, Tustin, Huntington Beach and Costa Mesa, but don’t let the word “chain” fool you. For anyone looking for that authentic Ensenada style fish taco, Hole Mole is what you seek. From the crema to the fresh fish, add a little of their tasty salsa and you got yourself a taco tuesday straight from baja.
Established in 1984, the Shoreline FrontRunners of Long beach is a gay and lesbian running and walking club that welcomes folks of all abilities and without regard for who you love. This supportive community offers Tuesday and Thursday night runs that meet at Ocean and Redondo. On Saturdays, the group meets for a 7 a.m. long distance run and a 9 a.m. run/walk followed by breakfast at 10:30, which is a great way to connect with the members. The group provides speed training sessions posted throughout the week, Friday night potlucks and happy hours.
Start your meal by taking shots. This is the spot to savor your classic cocktails and brunch with some entertainment. Known for its gay-themed environment, Hamburger Mary’s started in San Francisco and now has 17 locations across the country. You can also take home a souvenir bottle if you order the 20 oz or the 60 oz Mary’s Leg specialty drinks.
Macksoud & Macksoud, LLP, offer full service family law for the benefit of clients throughout Southern California. Alexander E. Macksoud, the founder of Macksoud & Macksoud is an experienced trial lawyer and negotiator who has been handling divorce and family law cases since 1971. He is one of a select group of California family law attorneys who is a Certified Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Attorney Alexander E. Macksoud is joined by his son, Alexander E. Macksoud II — an experienced family law attorney in his own right. If you are involved in a family law dispute, the attorney you choose is important. One of the most important criteria for any family law attorney is the ability to protect your rights at trial. Macksoud & Macksoud loves to settle cases when it is in their client’s best interest and are never afraid to take a case to trial when it is necessary to protect a client’s financial or parental rights.
From Beastie Boys to Journey, Knyght Ryder has got your favorite hits on lock! They are a kick-ass 80’s (and 90’s) tribute band rockin all over Long Beach. Be sure to catch them at the Gaslamp or hire them for your next event!
When you’re considering a permanent addition to your body in the form of ink, choosing a shop with a long history is always crucial. Look no further than the Outer Limits Tattoo shop, the oldest continuously operated tattoo shop in the USA and the second oldest worldwide. The shop originally opened in 1927 inside the then “Seaside Amusement Park,” part of the original “Pike District” and gave many young seamen their first nautical tattoos. Whether you’re looking for a tattoo or a little piece of Long Beach history, Outer Limits is a must see.
It’s game day and MVP’s really is Long Beach’s MVP. They have it all, meaty American style burgers, huge baskets of seasoned fries and an outdoor patio. You can watch the big game and chow down on a delicious burger, sounds like a home run to us!
Scott Sonderman holds a doctorate degree in Physical Therapy and has worked with a variety of athletes and people which makes him well equipped to guide you on your fitness journey. Scott founded the I DEFY FITNESS community to make fitness a part of your lifestyle. Scott fuses physiology and nutrition together with what he calls the viking warrior spirit to make training fun with tools and weapons.
A full service wine shop, tasting room and lounge! District Wine specializes in small production wines and imported beer. This engaging and relaxing environment where wine lovers gather to learn, taste and enjoy wine in the eclectic East Village of Long Beach offers happy hour specials everyday of the week that you don’t want to miss. They offer a tasty selection of small plate appetizers and yummy flatbread pizzas to nibble on while spending quality time with friends.
Stephanie Anderson may be an accounting and tax professional, but she’s really in the business of helping others. She assists businesses and individuals with tax debt through the resolution process and gives them a fresh start. She works with a number of small businesses preparing their payroll, financial documents and taxes. Skip the software when it comes to filing your taxes and visit Tax Prose where someone on Stephanie’s team will guide you through the process and be a resource for you, your family and business for years to come.
Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride, Inc. was established in October 1983 and produced the first annual Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride Festival & Parade in June of 1984. Over the past several years, the Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride Festival & Parade has become the 3rd largest in the nation, now attracting over 80,000 participants over the two-day celebration. More than 200 marching groups and floats comprise the parade entries since 1995, representing various religious, human service, governmental and social organizations. Their mission statement; to engage in and support bridge building activities that educate, encourage and celebrate LGBT inclusion and pride. Coming in May 2019 the parade is held along Ocean blvd.
Kari Barba started tattooing at age 19 and has built a 35 year long career and is now considered one of the most prestigious tattoo artist of her time. She has won over 500 awards, including Best Tattooist 3 times, and a lifetime achievement award. Kari loves to tattoo colorful Asian styles, Portraits, Realism, and Black and Gray. Kari thrives on the diversity of her clientele and the endless options of art styles. She’s constantly growing and learning and it is reflected in her ever changing style. She is now the owner of the oldest tattoo shop in the U.S., Outer Limits Tattoo. If you are interested in a consultation or an appointment with Kari, feel free to contact her directly.
A Long Beach favorite since 2013, Michael’s Downtown transforms the freshest locally sourced ingredients into Italian-inspired dishes like hand-made pasta and wood-fired pizza. It’s the quality of food, combined with their warm and casual atmosphere, that has made Michael’s Downtown the go-to spot for fresh and healthy Italian food.
When it comes to baseball players Long Beach State University outshines the rest! They have produced more big leaguers than any other school in the country. Head coach, Troy Buckley has laid down a solid foundation that has turned these young athletes into professional baseball players. The Dirtbags established themselves as one of the strongest teams on the West Coast and continue to dominate college baseball.
The Prospector, located on the corner of 7th St. and Junipero Avenue was opened in 1965 and has not lost is old timey charm. This frontier-themed steakhouse and saloon has got prime rib, mashed potatoes and entertainment. Catch a local band or sing your heart out on karaoke night, a must for all karaoke lovers.
If you have any questions about buying a new home, don’t worry because Bixby Knolls Mortgage has you covered. They will translate jargons so you have a better understanding of your loans and give you advice on managing your accounts such as raising your credit score to get the best loan for your new home. Bixby Knolls Mortgage was established in 1989 and has been named as pilot company to start programs for California State Teachers Retirement System Loan Programs.
One of Long Beach’s best known attractions with over 1.5 million visitors every year. The Aquarium of the Pacific has been offering visitors from around the world a look at a collection of over 11,000 animals representing over 500 different species. In October of 2018 the Aquarium celebrated a milestone in the construction of its expansion, Pacific Visions, opening to the public in spring 2019, will house a state-of-the-art immersive theater, expanded special exhibition and art galleries, and additional space for live animal exhibits.