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A Guide to Gay Long Beach

Long Beach

There is a roar down by the shore, and it's happening all over Long Beach.

California's sixth-largest city may be part of the bigger whole of L.A., but there is a whole lot of action happening right here.

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Long Beach is nearly as diverse as Los Angeles. It has a beach – a long one, and that's not just a pun – combined with a hip mentality, a population of beach-minded bar-goers, lounge lizards and younger clubbers who hang out at places on lower Pine and upper Pine downtown, as well as Belmont Shore just down the shore

Downtown Long Beach means Pine Ave., with its collection of restaurants, peppered with a few bars and shops. Just about every place has a patio, and diners enjoy late-night dinners that give the place a European atmosphere. This is a remarkably rare experience in Los Angeles.

Long Beach

Further down on Pine is the Pike, an area of restaurants, bars and sightseeing tour boats.

Long Beach Bars

The Brit (1744 E Broadway), a neighborhood bar and grill with patio, attracts bears among their general mix.

Club Broadway (3348 E Broadway) is a long-time women's bar with busy pool tables.

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Club Lucky ended Sunday nights at Red Club, Newport Beach, but now do Wild Wednesdays and Friday BoyBar 18+ events at Hamburger Mary's with their sexy crew of go-go boys both nights. See their website for more upcoming Orange County special events such as recent events at House of Blues (1530 S Disneyland Dr, Anaheim).

Club Ripples (5101 E Ocean Blvd) called "the bar with the motion that rocks the ocean," is on two levels with dance floor and outdoor patio.

Ripples Long Beach

The Crest (5935 Cherry Ave) men's bar, open daily, has pool games, Undies Sundays with Barbecue, and leather Friday nights, with buzz cuts on alternate weeks (1st, 3rd & 5th Fridays).

Executive Suite (3428 E Pacific Coast Hwy) popular upscale dance bar. It's mostly women except on Thurdays, and (especially) on Fridays when it's full of guys, many from surrounding Orange County.

Falcon (1435 E Broadway) is a small but busy neighborhood bar, typically on weekends, with a patio bar to escape the crush.

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Flux (17817 Lakewood Blvd) is a neigborhood gay dance club just off 91 Freeway in Bellflower just north of Long Beach, with easy parking, good drinks prices, and no cover charge.

Hamburger Mary's (740 E Broadway) is a full-service restaurant and dance and show club, 18+ most nights (except Tuesdays, most Saturdays, and Sundays 21+). Daily happy hours are 4-8pm; Mondays have drag as well as dancing; Wednesdays see go-go boys and open Talent Night drag shows; Thursdays are for women; and Friday BoyBar is for the young guys. Saturday nights alternate between women (1st, 3rd), and bears (2nd, 4th). Saturdays 2-6pm come for the country music line dancing, with lessons the early half; and Sunday nights from 9pm they play hip hop and urban beats.

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Mineshaft (1720 E Broadway) is a longtime men's cruise bar with pool, games and patio.

Paradise Bar & Restaurant (1800 E Broadway) has women, men, karaoke, and drag, with special menus nightly including 2 for 1 Mondays budget night out , Baja Tuesdays for Mexican, plus a wide selection of weekend brunch choices, served 10am to 2pm.

Long Beach Leather Club Pistons

Pistons (2020 E Artesia Blvd) leather/bear/cruise men's "wild-life refuge," with a full events calendar including third Friday Bad Boy nights for "hot daddies and willing boys."

John Schinnerer's Silver Fox (411 Redondo Ave) is an easygoing video bar of many years, thronged with sociable locals of all ages. They have popular Wednesday karaoke (singers get half-price drinks); Friday hors d'oeuvres and piano entertainment; outdoor smokers' patio, plus special theme parties, shows, and holidays events. A steadfast supporter of the local community for many years.

Sweetwater Saloon

Sweetwater Saloon (1201 East Broadway), this early opening neighborhood gay men's drinking establishment has more of a mix than most, plus patio, jukebox and sports on TV.

Long Beach Restaurants

212 Degrees Bistro (2708 E 4th St) outdoor patio, latin menu with Puerto Rican flair, friendly gay staff.

Utopia Restaurant, Long Beach

Frenchy's Bistro (4137 E Anaheim St) superb French bistro cuisine with local influences, good wine selection, worth braving an unfashionable location.

Hamburger Mary's Long Beach

Hamburger Mary's (740 E Broadway) full-service restaurant and dance bar, burgers, salads, sandwiches, deserts, every day lunch and brunch specials. The all-you-can-eat Sunday buffet brunch features drag entertainment from the Brunchettes.

Open Sesame (5215 E 2nd St) Middle-East-Mediterranean grill to wake up the taste buds, with good beer selection, lunch, dinner and take-out.

Two Umbrellas Cafe (1538 E Broadway) Tom and Manny's gay-friendly place with hearty breakfasts. Friday and Saturday dinners include their notable BBQ ribs.

Utopia (445 E First St) good restaurant in the interesting East Village arts district, California eclectic cuisine. Reserve online for special evening four course wine tasting dinners.

Long Beach Shopping

Condom Revolution Store (3316 E Broadway) sells a wide variety of condoms, lubrication and sex toys.

The sex retail store Crypt , (1712 E Broadway) has adult DVD sales and rentals, club and casual wear, fetish and leather gear, toys and accessories, plus cards, books, magazines and books.

Hilo Clothing (2752 E Broadway) specializes in modern gay apparel and accessories, including it's own Hilo brand, plus other local and international designers.

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