Whether It’s After-Dinner Drinks or After-Hours Entertainment, These Spots Have Got You Covered!
Listen up, Long Beach locals! You just finished up a delicious dinner on Friday night, and you certainly don’t want the night to end. For another cocktail, a little bit of dancing and some flavorful bites, look no further than these late-night hot spots. From Brent Bolthouse and Chef Michael Mina’s latest venture with The Bungalow Kitchen to the legendary Roxanne’s bar, this is our guide to the coolest Long Beach places for a night out on the town. Go Out in Long Beach
Go Out in Long Beach
The place to be on a Friday or Saturday night in Long Beach is definitely The Bungalow Kitchen by Michael Mina at 2ND & PCH, truly a design lover’s dream. With a seemingly endless amount of meticulously decorated space with 70’s style accents and quirky, eclectic wall art (much of which is from the owners private collection), it is nearly impossible to decide where to sit and have a drink. You’ll need to come more than once to really soak it all in!
It is best to come for a late dinner and then stay for drinks while enjoying the DJ that plays classic rock on their spacious outdoor patio that overlooks the harbor. Their menu is impressive without being overwhelming; the margherita pizza features imported grains and tomato sauce from the famous Bona Furtuna farm in Sicily, making you feel as though you’re in the heart of Italy with each delicious bite. Don’t miss out on their famous spicy shrimp toast which has the perfect amount of spice, and wash it all down with a refreshing gin & juice cocktail made with coconut-infused gin, blood orange pomegranate, passion fruit and peach. Stay late, order another bottle, shoot some pool and let the good times flow!
Local Insight: You can keep the party going until 2am every Friday and Saturday!
Located just steps away from the iconic Queen Mary, Cafe Sevilla is a Spanish-inspired restaurant and music venue. They have a variety of sangrias which are an absolute must, and their papas bravas and croquetas will make you feel as though you are actually enjoying a dinner in Spain. Live music runs Wednesday through Sunday evenings from around 7 p.m. until close, so make sure to save some time after dinner for dancing!
The vibe at Harvelle’s Long Beach is sexy and sultry, featuring dim lighting and glowing red accents throughout the bar. While they do offer some tasty bites from Congregation Ale House, Harvelle’s is more of a live music venue and bar where you can dance and drink the night away. They’ve had both local and international artists play, and their shows never disappoint.
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When you’re looking for craft beer and stellar pizza for a casual night out, then The 4th Horseman should be your Long Beach go-to. The quirky and dark ambiance is strangely inviting, and it even manages to perfectly match the out-of-this-world pizza options. In addition to classic ‘zas like margarita and jalapeno, some of the more unique options are the Buffalo Bill (made with chicken, mozzarella, buffalo sauce and chive) and the Death to Piggy (made with house tomato sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, house-made Italian sausage, house-made meatball crumble and bacon).
Go Out in Long Beach
Interested in finding a country-themed bar that has everything from stiff drinks to a mechanical bull? Well, throw on those cowboy boots because with live performances happening multiple times a week, Cowboy Country is the perfect place to go out with a group of friends and let loose while listening to some great tunes. They even have pool tables for those who enjoy a good game of billiards. While the country-style atmosphere is perfect for sipping on a local beer as you shoot some pool or try your hand at two-stepping, their dinner menu features some tasty treats such as their fried zucchini or carne asada nachos. If you’re looking for something with an added kick, break a sweat with their savory yet spicy jalapeno poppers.
If you’re on the hunt for a great happy hour or a place to drink and dance ‘til 1 a.m., Roxanne’s has you covered. This Long Beach hot spot has a dive-bar atmosphere but offers high-quality drinks and food. From the Roxy Smash to the Tamarindo Loco, their drinks are both strong and tasty. If you’re craving something sweet, don’t skip on their plantain lollipops!
Looking for a modern and chic place to indulge in craft cocktails and quality food? If so, we suggest the VUE Bar + Restaurant. VUE is perfect for happy-hour drinks after work or a late-night bite with friends, but make sure you come hungry. Since they’re known for their seafood, you have to try the calamari and seared scallops. And if you have room for dessert, order their divine lava cake and send your taste buds soaring!
Allie Lebos graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2017 with a BA in Communication. While in school she was a staff writer at The Daily Nexus for nearly two years. Since graduating she has written for The Palisades Magazine, as well as Hidden Hills Magazine. Currently living in Santa Monica, Allie loves to indulge in good food, hot yoga, and daily walks along the beach; writing articles on travel, special events, as well as features on local businesses and individuals.