Downtown Long Beach’s Portuguese Bend Distillery is a full-blown restaurant, but the best reason to come here is for the house-made gin and vodka. They make good cocktails with them - our favorite is the Moonlighter, with their vodka, falernum, and ancho chili - but if you really want something that showcases their gin, order Smoke Bay in a martini. It’s a classic London-style dry gin, and it’s great. No matter what, drink them out on the patio that looks onto 3rd St. And if you do get hungry, get the pastrami chili cheese fries to snack on.
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The 4th Horseman
The 4th Horseman is a horror-themed Long Beach bar of apocalyptic proportions - expect blood, guts, and great craft beer.
Ballast Point Tasting Room
Ballast Point Tasting Room might be a complete bro-pocalypse on the weekends, but it still has the best views in all of Long Beach.
Jongewaard’s Bake N Broil
The Bake N Broil is a Long Beach institution for diner classics and incredible pies and cakes.
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Millie’s in Silverlake is the classic breakfast spot you go to when you need an escape from LA.
Marco’s Trattoria in West Hollywood is a neighborhood spot filled with locals who come for its good food and great bottomless brunch.
Audrey is the restaurant at the Hammer in Westwood, and a great place for some cocktails and dinner (whether or not you actually visit the museum).
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Beachwood Brewing & BBQ
Beachwood Brewing in Long Beach is home to some of the best craft beer in the Southern California, and serviceable BBQ, too.
James Republic is one the more reliable brunch spots in downtown Long Beach and a great place to catch the game too.
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