Top Choice Bar in Long Beach & San Pedro


Adjacent to Retro Row, this nautical-themed dive bar, owned by Chris Reece of the band Social Distortion, brings in the cool kids for live music acts every night – with no cover, thank you – and serves beer by the p…
Top Choice Bar in Long Beach & San Pedro

Federal Bar

This converted, historic bank with its weighty granite bar, crystal chandeliers and burly wooden columns offers a good selection of craft beers and booze. In the downstairs former vault, it hosts DJ nights (soul, fu…
Bar in Long Beach & San Pedro

Observation Bar

If you like your cocktails with a sidecar of history, the main bar on the Queen Mary is the place to be. The ocean liner's one-time 1st-class lounge still has art-deco furniture, art and finishings. Slink into a Sin…
Juice Bar in Long Beach & San Pedro


There seems to be a juice bar on every LA block, but only this one is owned by the gregarious Angela, who will pound a (spicy ginger) shot with you to cure what ails ya. Other fave juice concoctions include the ener…
Cafe in Long Beach & San Pedro

Portfolio Coffeehouse

Portfolio has been supporting the arts, and nurturing Retro Row, since 1990, with poetry readings, art exhibit space and live jazz performances on Fridays and indie bands on Saturdays. Lounge around on mid-century f…
Brewery in Long Beach & San Pedro

Brouwerij West

In San Pedro's old warehouse district, this brewery opens to the public five days a week for tastings from beers such as the Popfuji unfiltered pilsner, Starfish IPA and blueberry-flavored Dog Ate My Homework. Enjoy…
Sports Bar in Long Beach & San Pedro


Local sports freaks and sun worshippers collide at Riley’s during big games. Ice-cold beer is poured into massive goblets, the pub grub is decent and the outdoor patio is usually populated.
Pub in Long Beach & San Pedro

Congregation Ale House

A popular pub on the Promenade on the ground floor of a historic building, Congregation Ale House has nearly 30 craft beers on tap and a nice patio out front. It has decent pub grub, too.
Bar in Long Beach & San Pedro


A Long Beach shingle of the venerable Santa Monica spot, hosting regular blues bands, burlesque dancers and the famed Toledo Show on Thursdays.
Diner in Long Beach & San Pedro

Walker's Cafe

Bessie Walker started selling sandwiches at this classic Americana divey biker bar in 1943, and the place has hardly changed a lick since: sloping linoleum floor, retro jukebox, greasy burgers and cold beers sold ch…