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Long Beach Nightlife - Wine, Beer, and Endless Entertainment

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Long Beach has plenty of fun to offer by day, but that's just the beginning. When the sun goes down, the bar scene revs up. Or try something a little different: Join the lively crowd at a dueling piano show or experience some Spanish culture, then cap off your evening with a moonlit stroll by the waterfront.

Bars and cocktails

 

Long Beach is home to numerous bars, from no-frills dives to upscale cocktail lounges. You'll find them scattered throughout downtown and 4th Street's Retro Row, and there are plenty of options within easy reach of local hotels and the convention centre. You can grab a beer and watch the game or enjoy live music in a 1930s-inspired bar on the Queen Mary.

 

Observation Bar at the Queen Mary

 

This 1930s-style Art Deco lounge was once the first-class lounge on the Queen Mary. Today, you'll find the original artwork, along with a menu of signature cocktails and a calendar of live entertainment featuring everything from jazz to Latin music.

 

1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA 90802Tel: 1 877 342 0738

 

Observation Bar at the Queen Mary website

 

The Stache Bar

 

The Stache Bar on Retro Row stocks high-end bottles, and prices are affordable enough to enjoy more than 1 drink. The menu offers a variety of traditional and organic cocktails, including Moscow Mules blended with house-made ginger beer.

 

941 East 4th Street, Long Beach, CA 90802. Tel: 1 562 606 2529

 

The Stache Bar website

Unwind with wine

 

If beer and cocktails aren't your thing, you can try one of Long Beach's wine bars. Uncork your favorite varietal and enjoy small plates at these local spots, where the pace is a little bit slower and the atmosphere is slightly more refined. The city's wine bars are ideal for enjoying a relaxing evening after a day in the sun. Some even feature tastings and live music to round out the experience.

 

The Wine Bar

 

Located in downtown's Camden Building, The Wine Bar serves 24 wines by the glass, as well as microbrews and craft beers. Tastings and daily specials are available, and the vibe is low-key and unpretentious.

 

250 West Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90802. Tel: +1 562 590 5300

 

The Wine Bar website

 

4th Street Vine

 

4th Street Vine sits between Cherry Avenue and Junipero Avenue on Retro Row. Here, you'll find wines and craft beers complemented by small plates and live music from local acts 5 nights a week.

 

2142 East 4th Street, Long Beach, CA 90814. Tel: +1 562 343 5463

 

4th Street Vine website

 

Live entertainment

 

If you're looking for live entertainment, Long Beach won't disappoint. Venture beyond the bars, and you'll see that the city has a host of unexpected and fun entertainment options. From traditional Spanish food and dancing at Café Sevilla to dueling pianos at Sgt. Pepper's, you're sure to find something to suit your mood.

 

Café Sevilla

 

Café Sevilla has a traditional dining room, as well as a tapas bar and a nightclub. There's salsa dancing on select evenings, rumba-style guitar on the weekends, and renowned flamenco dance shows, complete with a full meal, on Saturday evenings.

 

140 Pine Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802. Tel: +1 562 495 1111

 

Café Sevilla website

 

Sgt. Pepper's Dueling Piano Café

 

Here, you can have food and drinks at the indoor/outdoor bar while you enjoy a dueling piano sing-along show with a healthy helping of laughs. If you have a favorite song, simply fill out a request slip.

 

91 South Pine Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802. Tel: +1 562 499 4600

 

Sgt. Pepper's Dueling Piano Café website