Once a commuter town, Long Beach is becoming one of Southern California’s hottest cities. Being centrally located between SoCal’s two largest counties, Long Beach provides a small town feel while also still in close proximity to the state’s major metropolises. With this guide, you will find some of Long Beach’s best places to eat, drink, shop and dine.
Located in Downtown Long Beach, Pie Bar offers a variety of homemade pies. What makes this place so special is their testers,“pie flight,” which are shot glasses filled with pie from key lime to bourbon pecan. They also have pies in mason jars for delicious treats on the go.
With an homage to Belgium, Beachwood has mimicked the brewing process to bring the best lambic to Southern California. Their beers are served in smaller glasses and in colorful, rustic bottles. The sour blondes and the multi-barrel experiment, which is infused with cherries, is a must try!
This cute home-decor boutique has got people commuting from Los Angeles to Long Beach just to visit the shop. It has been able to keep prices low due to owner’s excellent bargaining hunting skills. But all the pieces are carefully chosen to complement each other and to keep a neutral color palette.
Located in a historic bungalow along 7th Street, Pizzanista was started by pro-skateboarder, Salman Agah. One favorite amongst locals is the Meat Jesus, packed with pepperoni, bacon, anise-seeded sausage, all on top of a sourdough crust.
With a dining patio that looks like it’s straight out of Pinterest or Tumblr with aluminum chairs, handmade wooden tables and hanging lights that cast a flattering glow. Restauration is perfect for Sunday morning brunchers and families looking for early bird dinner specials while also enjoying a seasonal and international beer and wine list.