Find the nightlife that moves you in the many bars and clubs of Long Beach, from hot Latin dance floors and underground clubs to Irish pubs, laid-back beach bars and outdoor patios with a view. Happy hour specials and beautiful sunsets are plentiful, and many of Long Beach's clubs are located near each other for easy bar hopping with an ocean breeze.
With a young college crowd from nearby California State University, the bars and clubs of Long Beach bars provide an intensely good time and a diverse selection of nightlife options. Many Long Beach bars and clubs are congregated in the downtown area, and patrons can bar hop from one outdoor patio to the next. There's also action down the beach in Belmont Shore and in the East Village Arts District, where the crowd turns hipster. Dress codes often apply at Long Beach clubs, but many venues are beachy and casual, especially in Belmont Shore. Choose from sizzling salsa clubs with tiny dance floors, chilled-out jazz and cigar lounges, dance clubs with DJs and go-gos, wine bars and live bands playing everything from reggae to rock and roll. Long Beach bars and clubs are known for outdoor patio seating and excellent happy hour drink specials that lure patrons into partying all night. Try Cafe Sevilla for hot Latin dancing downtown, Mai Tai Tiki Bar for a happy hour harbor view or Blue Cafe for live jazz and blues. Hit up the East Village Arts District on second Saturdays of the month for the Long Beach Art Walk, and don't miss The Basement Lounge while you're there for underground electronic music. - Shilo Urban
For a unique Long Beach bar experience, sip a cocktail as you overlook the city skyline on the legendary ocean liner Queen Mary. Reserve a room and stay all night or just hit up the bars excellent happy hour specials.
1923 E 7th St
Long Beach CA 90813
Noted for live rock shows and DJ nights, this Long Beach hangout is a bit of a dive - making it the perfect choice for local hipsters and the people who love them. Find a lively funk and soul night called Good Foot every second Friday of the month.