1. Travel

Top Long Beach Nightclubs and Bars

Long Beach Dance Clubs, Bars and Restaurants with Dancing

By

Hush Nightclub in Long Beach

Hush Nightclub in Long Beach

Photo © 2007 Kayte Deioma, used with permission
Downtown Long Beach is a popular nightlife center with most restaurants, bars, clubs and live music venues located along Pine Avenue from 4th Street to the Pike and Shoreline Village. Venues close and move frequently, so check with the venue to make sure they're still open and at the same location.

Dress codes apply at most places and at some clubs men are routinely patted down.

Top Downtown Long Beach Nightclubs and Bars

Alegria

Spanish and Latin American Restaurant/bar with flamenco shows Friday through Sunday with live Latin fusion bands between sets. There's enough dance space for four couples to hit the floor comfortably, but who needs comfort when the music is good?
115 Pine Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 436-3388
www.alegriacocinalatina.com

Auld Dubliner Irish Pub

The scene here evolves from after work happy hour to a late night college crowd with tourists, conventioneers and locals stopping in for the hearty Irish dinner fare in between. A fun mix of local Irish and non-Irish musicians play late sets.
71 South Pine Ave, Unit C
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 437-8300br> www.aulddubliner.com

The Basement Lounge

An underground club in the Long Beach East Village Arts District. Dancing to DJs playing Top 40 and hip hop with occasional live music. Thursday through Saturday.
149 Linden Ave. B-100 at Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 901-9090
www.basementlounge.com

Club Cohiba

Upstairs dance club with entrance on Broadway at the southeast corner of Pine. Two dance rooms with DJs, a few go-go dancers and wall to wall people. There's a cigar lounge with pool tables off the smaller room.
110 E. Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 491-5220
www.cohibalongbeach.com

Congregation Ale House

A popular church-themed pub with stained glass windows, lots of interesting beers on tap and good food at the corner of Broadway and the Promenade.
201 E. Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 432-BEER

congregationalehouse.com

District Wine

Trendy wine bar and gourmet beer club in the East village Arts District of downtown Long Beach. 144 Linden Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 612-0411
www.districtwine.com

Harvelle's

Underground live music club under the Congregation Ale House at the corner of Broadway and the Promenade.
201 E. Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 239-3700

longbeach.harvelles.com

Mai Tai Bar

Polynesian-themed bar located above the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company at the south end of the Cyclone Bridge at the Pike. Live island music and a small dance area.
97 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 435-1200
www.maitaibar.com/long-beach/about.php
Read the Review of Mai Tai Bar.

Kavikas

Just down from Mai Tai, Kavikas is a restaurant with a rather awkward bar area. The food I've had here was really good, but the service is spotty. Their bar scene is often overflow from Mai Tai. If you follow their Facebook page, they have constant specials and bar theme nights.
95 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 432-8700
www.kavikas.com

Mariposa

Restaurant and Latin dance club with alternating bands and DJs. Club is Wednesday through Saturday.
217 Pine Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 436-3600
www.mariposanightclub.com
Read the Review of Mariposa Nightclub.

Rock Bottom Brewery

Microbrewery that has a bar, but most of the space is the restaurant.
1 Pine Ave (at Ocean)
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 308-2255
rockbottom.com/long-beach

Sevilla Café and Nightclub

At Sevilla you can have dinner with a flamenco show, followed by dancing on a postage-stamp-size floor to a live Latin band, then head upstairs to bust a move with a DJ and go-go dancers in the main club.
140 Pine Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 495-1111
www.sevillanightclub.com, www.cafesevilla.com
Read the Review of Sevilla Nightclub.

Shannon's on Pine

Some people refer to Shannon's on Pine as a dive bar, but it's not that divey (although it is cash only, a feature of many a dive bar). It is however a local hangout, where downtown residents gather to watch the weekend sports on the many TVs over a reasonably priced beer and a burger, rather than a trendy tourist spot.
209 Pine Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 436-4363

SIP

SIP is pretty hip for a hotel bar. It fronts right onto Ocean Blvd with a heated patio out front.
111 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 437-5900
www.siplongbeach.com

Sgt Pepper's Dueling Piano Cafe

Lively dueling piano bar at the Pike, across from the Long Beach Convention Center. Sing-along piano shows and piano karaoke Wednesday through Sunday.
91 S. Pine Ave, Unit C
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 499-4600
www.pepperspianos.com

Tequila Jack's

Another waterfront restaurant and bar at Shoreline Village, Tequila Jack's is more restaurant than bar. They're known for their ginormous margaritas.
407 Shoreline Village Drive
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 628-0454
www.tequilajacks.com

Wokano

A slick Asian fusian restaurant and bar with tasty food and drinks and a decent happy hour. The bar scene is predominantly professionals from young to not-so-young.
199 The Promenade N
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 951-9652

www.wokcanorestaurant.com

The Yard House

Something like 140 brews on tap, really good food and waterfront location at Shoreline Village keep this place hopping.
401 Shoreline Village Drive
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 628-0455
www.yardhouse.com/CA/long-beach-restaurant
  1. About.com
  2. Travel
  3. Los Angeles Travel
  4. Nightlife
  5. Long Beach Nightlife
  6. Top Long Beach Nightclubs and Dance Bars - Downtown Long Beach Clubs

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.