Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on our site in 2014, however, the links to the Long Beach, California Scene are still relevant to anyone leaving on a cruise from the Port of Los Angeles, and looking for pre-boarding places in the area.

We received this press release from the Downtown Long Beach Associates about restaurants and happy hours in Long Beach, and with may of our Couples Cruisers staying in or near Long Beach for the May Couples Cruise, we thought this information would come in handy when planning evenings out.

More than 30 Restaurants and Bars in Downtown Long Beach
Offer Happy Hour Food and Drink Specials

LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 1, 2014)

Local residents and employees will have no lack of post-work watering hole choices in Downtown Long Beach due to a new district wide happy hour campaign. More than 30 participants will feature discounted drink and food specials as part of a Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) sponsored promotion, the organization announced today.

“Downtown Long Beach is an authentic Downtown, with a high density of employees, residents, and businesses,” shared Gina Dartt, DLBA Marketing and Special Events Manager. “It offers a true urban experience, where residents and employees can seamlessly transition from home or the office, to a bar to dinner.”

From fine dining to casual eating and swanky lounges to local dives, customers can choose between a wide variety of experiences. Initial participating businesses include Agave’s Kitchen & Tequila, Alegria Cocina Latina, Auld Dubliner, Bay Street Lounge (Hyatt the Pike), Beachwood BBQ & Brewing, Broadway Pizza, Café Sevilla, District Wine, Federal Bar, Fuego (Hotel Maya), Gaucho Grill, George’s Greek Café, Gladstone’s, Hamburger Mary’s, Hooters, House of Hayden, James Republic, Louisiana Charlie’s (Shoreline Village), Michael’s Pizzeria, Octopus, Parkers’ Lighthouse, Public Beer & Wine, Rebel Bite, Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery, Shannon’s on Pine, Shenanigans, Sip (Renaissance Hotel), The Sky Room, Taco Beach, The Stave, and Wokcano.

.“Downtown Long Beach will make you rethink your regular happy hour spot,” added Dartt. “Farm-to-table chefs, master mixologists and craft brewers at our award-winning restaurants and bars are serving up delicious dishes and drinks every night – all within walking distance of one another.”

Participating bars and restaurants are offering unique choices for drink and food specials for happy hour. From wine flights and classic cocktails at James Republic to Whiskey nights at The Stave, discounts on house-brewed beer at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing, or Sangria and Empanada hour at Gaucho Grill, Downtown Long Beach establishments offer the culinary creativity to keep customers coming back over and over.

“As a hub for economic activity as well as dining and entertainment, Downtown Long Beach is a perfect place to enjoy happy hour,” continued Dartt. “The diversity of dining options offers something for everyone.”

Downtown Long Beach Happy Hour will continue to grow in the coming weeks, with more businesses participating every day. To learn more about the happy hour specials in Downtown Long Beach, including featured drinks and profiles of favorite local bartenders, please visit http://www.downtownlongbeach.org/happyhour or call 562.436.4259.

About the DLBA:  The Downtown Long Beach Associates is a non-profit organization operating on behalf of the property owners and tenants of the Business Improvement District. It is dedicated to the management, marketing, security, maintenance, advocacy, and economic and community development of the assessment districts in cooperation with the City of Long Beach and the private sector. For additional information, please see www.downtownlongbeach.org.


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