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! 😉
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!”
9Round is a specialized fitness center for people who want a unique, fun, and proven workout that guarantees results. 9Round offers a kickboxing themed fitness program that incorporates a functional, cardiovascular, and circuit training regimens. Perfect for people on the go who still want to get their sweat on. There are no class times, you go in, do your 30 minute workout and you’re done! Clarissa and all the trainers are super friendly and helpful, get ready to feel strong and badass! Visit their site to sign up for 1 free class.
Chef Romeo started taking chocolate making classes to blow off some steam on his time off from work. This little hobby soon became a passion and he decided to leave his job to become a chocolatier full time. Chef Romeo thoughtfully sources cocoa from around the world in order to create chocolates that are unique and delicious. He has a passion for social justice that guides his principles, he uses fair trade chocolate and creates real relationships with farmers. Stop by his shop and taste his chocolatey creations yourself or better yet, book them for your next event and give your guests a chocolate experience they’ll remember forever!
Long Beach’s favorite bartender serves up frosty beverages at The Sweetwater Saloon! Melissa will make you feel at home in her bar and is an experienced mixologist like no other in the city. She mixes a little bit of love into every cocktail and we can guarantee you’ll taste the difference. You’ll come in for the drink, but you’ll stay for her lovely personality that enchants guests and has won her a top spot as Long Beach’s favorite bartender!
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.
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.
La Parolaccia Osteria is a family owned and operated restaurant with a relaxed and intimate atmosphere where everyone is treated like family! Perfect for birthday celebrations, date night or just to enjoy some delicious pasta and wine, which is never scarce around these parts. You are sure to leave happy and satisfied.
When you’re training to get fit, having the right coach is key to success. Giovanna Ferraro and her staff of highly motivated fitness coaches at Groundwork Fitness have got you covered. She’s been faithfully transforming the health and fitness of locals for over 7 years; helping customers overcome obstacles and reach their ultimate fitness goals. At Groundwork, you’ll benefit not only from the popular circuit training, but also the functional training that benefits you throughout the movements of life.
Located in the basement of the BroadLind Hotel, the blind donkey is a local hangout famous for a killer old fashioned. Serving a menu of small-batch whiskeys, draft beer & American bar bites you are guaranteed to find the drink of your choice. Not to mention it was once turned into Ryan Gosling’s “Seb’s” from the feature film “La La Land”. The Blind Donkey offers games, brews and is a whiskey lovers delight.
You might have a lot of questions and concerns about insurance and it is driving you nuts. Keir will answer any questions you have about homeowners, car, and life insurances. Keir is dedicated in providing quality service to his customers while also supporting the community of Long Beach.
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.
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.
If you’re looking for comfort on a cold day Sophy’s has got you covered. With their array of Cambodian and Thai dishes you are bound to find a bowl that fits your needs. Not to mention the the Phnom Penh noodles, Beef jerky, and the BBQ pork are divine! and with the largest population of cambodian residents in the nation, here in Long Beach, there is no question they know their dishes.