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! 😉
The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) was founded in 1996 in Long Beach, California and serves the greater Los Angeles area. MOLAA is the only museum in the United States dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American and Latino art. MOLAA expands knowledge and appreciation of modern and contemporary Latin American art through its Collection, ground-breaking Exhibitions, stimulating Educational Programs, and engaging Cultural Events.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Established in 1929, the Long Beach Playhouse has become a Landmark of the city and a staple for performances for decades. Producing over 12 shows annually, the Long Beach Playhouse cuts across age, gender, ethnic, and cultural boundaries to nurture and cultivate audiences. Their vision; To serve our diverse community with quality theatre, strong educational programs and collaborative efforts. To produce socially significant, classic and contemporary plays.
Serving up live music Thursday through Sunday nights, Alex’s bar has become one of Long Beach’s best live music venues, “Turning down the suck since 2000”. From the decor to the killer sound system, great cocktails and friendly staff, they have it all. Alex’s bar is a staple for up and coming bands from far and wide. Drop in for some live music, good beer, trivia night or a classic 80’s night. You will not be disappointed.
Singer. Pianist. Actor. Musician, Kevin Wood is the triple threat. Originally from Cody, Wyoming, Kevin Wood moved to Long Beach after traveling around the US as well as Canada with the national tour of the Broadway smash hit RENT. Kevin has been seen on stage in productions of Musical Theatre West’s “Wedding Singer”, “Bat Boy” (Stages Theatre) as well as a member of Orange County’s Gay Men’s Chorus “Men Alive” and at Downtown Disney in the acappella group “WestBeat”
What started with one auto repair shop in 1999 has now grown to four locations, two in long beach and two in Bellflower. This family owned business offers full service auto repair and maintenance services which include complex diagnoses, engine repair and even simple oil changes. They truly go a step beyond at Orozco’s. Check out their blog for great advice on keeping your car running smoothly!
Looking for a hand car wash and detailing you can trust? Look no further! Circle Marina Car Wash is the most friendly, honest hand car wash auto detailing team in the area. Their experienced car washer and detail service attendants will keep your vehicle looking its best. Their team is highly skilled and have years of experience. Most of all: they love cars and care about yours.
Joe’s Auto Center has been serving the Long Beach community since 1995. They also have many customers residing outside Long Beach continually returning for premier automotive service. They hold themselves to the highest standards of automotive quality and customer service. Their main priority is to make sure you enjoy affordable quality service and leave well informed and safe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Zoe Garcia of Dapper & Dames Parlour is your go-to hair extraordinaire, from razor shaves to styling she provides the ultimate experience. Servicing women and men she exudes versatility and style. Building lasting relationships is her business model and has gotten her where she is today, servicing the East Village in Downtown Long Beach. Book your appointment on dappers and dames website today.
The Den Salon in Long Beach is without a doubt the place for men’s and women’s contemporary hairstyles in an authentic barbershop environment. This relaxing atmosphere is the perfect place to try out something new, seductive highlights or sensational colors; or just the usual chop. Their seasoned stylists can help suggest hair products to maintain your look. Their attention to detail and uniquely comfortable environment is what brings their repeat customers back over and over again.
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.
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.
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.