Chicago had monthly tiny beers, what does the LBC have? July 10, 2010 6:35 PM   Subscribe

I just moved to Long Beach, CA. Anyone around for a meet up?

So I find myself living in Long Beach, CA again. I haven't lived here since I was 18, so I have no idea where good drinking places are. Anyone interested in a meet up?

Orange County or South Bay LA is okay too I suppose.
posted by Arbac to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:35 PM (21 comments total)

what does the LBC have?

DRAMA. Snoop Dogg has made it impossible for me to think about Long Beach w/o Gin & Juice becoming a song stuck in my head.
posted by birdherder at 7:15 PM on July 10, 2010 [1 favorite]

I had a really excellent fish sandwich at Pike's Fish Grill recently. Seemed like a pretty cool place for a meetup.

LB's not that far depending on traffic, I'd be willing to come down given date and location info.
posted by carsonb at 7:37 PM on July 10, 2010

Um, YES!

I'm headed out the door right now, but there are sooo many things to do in Long Beach. I'm an unabashed Long Beach lover. It's to the point now where enjoying Long Beach is like, my hobby. There's the Pine Ave area, Belmont Shore, Shoreline Village, the arts district, and whatever else.

There's a good sushi place on PCH that has a great happy hour during the week... I'll post later with some other ideas.
posted by malapropist at 10:03 PM on July 10, 2010

Alex's Bar is one of the best places I've ever been to.
posted by ifandonlyif at 12:34 AM on July 11, 2010 [1 favorite]

Former LBCer here, willing to come down depending on the meetup date. I'd vote for the Pike, but as malapropist says, Long Beach has many good places.
posted by chicainthecity at 9:55 AM on July 11, 2010

Yknow, Alex's Bar isn't a bad idea... It's got a reputation as a great place, and I've never actually checked it out. I'd be down for a meetup there. What time works for you guys? I'm open between now and Wednesday, and again starting next Sunday.
posted by malapropist at 5:38 PM on July 11, 2010

I'd be interested, but don't have a suggested spot as I'm fairly new too.
posted by thankyouforyourconsideration at 7:48 PM on July 11, 2010

I'm available any evening the next few weeks. Do we want to schedule it a little in advance so more people have a chance to respond or should we take the current momentum and just run with it?

Alex's bar does look interesting, but it also looks like they have bands and a cover most nights. Monday night drink specials there look decent and Tuesday is free karaoke, which could be hilarious.

What are other people's thoughts? Any other ideas?
posted by Arbac at 8:05 PM on July 11, 2010

Oh how I LOVE Long Beach! I am going to move there come October of this year. I am there quite often.

Alex's Bar is supposed to be a great place. Reno Room is another good one. I don't know what kind of bar your looking for...there are some great dive bars as well.
posted by zombiehoohaa at 9:20 AM on July 12, 2010

We could schedule it a week or two from now and put it up on the sidebar to attract some attention. Some of the LA metafiltarians may even come down...

But yeah, I hear ya, I don't really want to pay a cover either, and Alex's might not be conducive to an actual conversation (i.e. too loud).
posted by malapropist at 11:24 AM on July 12, 2010

There's a good sushi place on PCH that has a great happy hour during the week... I'll post later with some other ideas.
posted by malapropist

Ummm, do you mean Sushi Studio? Because I hope you do, I love that place! But I think it might be a little small though.
posted by sweetmarie at 11:40 AM on July 12, 2010

Since no one mentioned it yet, I'd point out that if you like True Blood, Alex's is where they shoot Fangtasia.
posted by wildcrdj at 12:55 PM on July 12, 2010 [1 favorite]

I might be up for a meeting somewhere in Belmont Shore, somewhere on 2nd street. Or at Joe Josts. I like Alex's Bar and all, but I'm not sure it's the best place for a meetup (I've only been there with bands playing).
posted by jabberjaw at 3:05 PM on July 12, 2010

Joe Josts looks like fun. Does anyone know if they can comfortably fit us on some random weeknight?

How does Wed., the 28th sound to people? Say sometime between 6-8pm as a starting time? At the very least it'd be helpful to get a date locked down even if we haven't agreed on a specific place yet.
posted by Arbac at 11:03 PM on July 13, 2010

The date sounds fine to me.
posted by malapropist at 10:44 AM on July 14, 2010

So I'm gonna go ahead and say 6:30pm on Wednesday July 28th at Joe Josts. This way we can get it on the sidebar and maybe attract a bit more attention.

If anyone objects, speak up now.
posted by Arbac at 6:55 PM on July 16, 2010

I've made a post in the IRL section. Dunno if we're supposed to move the discussion over there not. Figured I'd link to it. *shrug*
posted by Arbac at 7:02 PM on July 16, 2010

Is the venue a 21 and over sort of ditty?
posted by makethemost at 12:11 AM on July 20, 2010

I see some weird testimony on Yelp that underagers can get into the pub area but not the pool room in the back. Odd.

Also of note: Cash only.
                  Beer only.
posted by carsonb at 12:08 PM on July 20, 2010

Oh awesome, a meetup! I'm in OC for a training thing and checked in here hoping against hope that there might be something happening. I'll be there, in my sketchy white company cargo van! Hope to see you there, carsonb.
posted by contraption at 5:53 PM on July 28, 2010

Ack!! I thought it was tonight. craps
posted by sweetmarie at 8:21 AM on July 29, 2010

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