When you feel the need to unwind after that long commute back to Long Beach, or after a stressful day with the kids, where do you go? Some people seek out the happy hours at the city's many bars and restaurants that offer drink and food specials and live entertainment. Patch offers a just few suggestions:
Beach House, 906 W. Beech St.:
Through the years, Beach House has grown to be a popular Long Beach destination in both the summer and winter seasons. Offering a happy hour five days each week, Beach House serves for some as the perfect place to kick back with friends or co-workers before heading home.
"Don't Worry Be Happy Hour" runs from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, promoting half priced specials on all bar items including cocktails, bottled beer and draft beer. On Friday, happy hour lasts an extra hour and features a guest bartender each week, so patrons can expect a livelier crowd.
In the warmer months, happy hour is generally filled with live music from local bands or DJs. All year round, patrons can stick around for some of Beach House's special events like Psychic Night and Trivia Night, or for great deals during the big game. Beach House boasts a full kitchen as well to accompany their happy hour, though discounts do not apply to the food menu.
Biddy Mulligan’s Irish Pub, 22 E. Park Ave.:
A newbie to Long Beach's dining and nightlife scene, Biddy Mulligan's Irish Pub promotes a happy hour every day of the week, including Saturday and Sunday. From 4 to 7 p.m., patrons can indulge in $4 beers and mixed drinks at the bar.
Since its opening in July, Biddy Mulligan's has noted that the Irish drink options have become very popular, like Smithwick's Ale, Guinness Stout, Killian's Irish Red and Magner's Cider.
Much like the Beach House, Biddy Mulligan's also stocks a lunch and dinner menu featuring generic pub food with an Irish twist. The bar is decorated with several flat screen televisions so sport fans are sure to enjoy the scene.
The Inn, 943 W. Beech St.:
A West End hotspot, The Inn offers happy hour Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. where the entire bar is half off. Patrons can often see live bands performing through the night and can order appetizers or dinner off of the establishment's extensive menu.
After happy hour, Monday nights are filled with specials on Coors Light and sliders for the football games. Guests can embrace the south on Tuesdays with $1 tacos and $4 coronas.