Thursday, July 18, 2024
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Long Beach Last Call draws thousands across 10-day celebration of bar culture

Thousands of revelers—be they dancers or drinkers, in the industry or seeking to support it—came out in love for Long Beach Last Call: 15 events across 10 days of celebration in the name of our bar culture and the people behind one of our strongest social and economic drivers.

Maritime Bicycle Courier—Long Beach’s sole bike deliverer—quietly and permanently shutters business

Long Beach has officially lost one of its most unique (and green) businesses: Maritime Bicycle Courier, the nearly decade-long delivery service that used bicyclists, has permanently shut down.

Long Beach restaurants for sale: Seabirds, Little Coyote, Saltwater Deck, Steady Brewing, more looking for new owners

2023—despite the amount of great Long Beach restaurants, both new and old, releasing great dishes and the coming of nearly 25 new spaces this year—was a year of immense struggles and it is means that multiple Long Beach restaurants for sale will and are popping up. They already include some of the city's biggest food names, including Seabirds Kitchen, Little Coyote, Saltwater Deck, and more.

A holiday ode to the queer bars of Long Beach’s Gayborhood—and every queer bar in the world

The holidays can be a convoluted emotional bag for those within the queer community—and this is a dedication and reminder that whether surrounded by love or still searching to find some form of it, our bars are more than just bars: They're our churches.

Long Beach needs its visitors bureau—so what is, if any, the controversy surrounding the Long Beach Convention Center?

The CVB—what is the Long Beach Convention Center and its Visitors Bureau—is separating into two different entities. That is not controversial but a good thing no matter which angle is examined.

Long Beach’s inaugural Sake Day proved itself to be the most underrated drink event in the city

Long Beach's inaugural Sake Day event was nothing short of stellar, helping SoCal move beyond the sake bomb and into the art behind quality sake.

Long Beach Bartenders Guild closes a gap in the local hospitality industry that’s existed for too long

Yes, amid the tables lined with pours of various tequilas and mezcals from Nosotros—a tequileria and mezcaleria that has bases in both Jalisco and...

Long Beach has scored its first Michelin star—but the Guide’s importance in SoCal (and the world) needs to be dismissed in the modern world

There is no question this is an accolade—but therein lies another question: Should this accolade mean something for an organization that dismissed our entire region?