Long Beach Casual and Friendly
Hi all, I'm looking for a place to go tonight with my Husband and a friend (whom I haven't met). Someplace reasonably priced where we can sit and have drinks, some nibbles and decent conversation. Definitely can't be too noisy, since we want to catch-up and I'm not sure how good his English is. I'm from L.A. proper and have no clue about Long Beach. Any recs?
Theres also a pub in Naples that isn't bad - Limericks 2nd. Food is good. Beer and wine only. The two above mentioned pubs are good as well.
Its a bit of a bar (I like bars) but the food is very good and it is out of the way, and very affordable - Curleys on Cherry and Willow (north west side, behind the oil rig).
Burgers, chili. - mixed drinks.
Joe Josts is also tops...beer only. dont fear picked eggs! The definition of casual and friendly. Beer only. A long beach classic, actually our only classic.
There are two good choices on Broadway - LG's on the north side of Broadway past Redondo (accross from The Library) is a good, quiet pub. Across the street is the Reno Room, once a great dive bar till the remodeled, but they have a very small mexican (Coco Reno's) next door/attached that is fairly good mexican.
otherwise list above is very good.
There are actually several places on 2nd street that might fit your bill- there is Open Sesame for Lebanese (one of my favorites), La Creperie for crepes- they also have live music, Belmont Station for Mexican (could be a little loud depending on if it's a game day), or Naples Rib Company for BBQ (I like this better than Lucille's). Otherwise, you can head to the Pine Ave area where you find your standard chains- Gladstones, PF Changs, Yard House. Not overwhelmingly spectacular food, but it's really nice eating by the water. Also- you may want to consider the Seal Beach area- Koi's is great for sushi, and there are some fun Irish Pubs (O'Malley's, Muldoons) you can also grab a drink, some food, and just hang out...