Although bars are fun any time of year, summer is just different. The weather is warmer, the days are longer and the drinks are colder. So really, what more can you ask for? Not to mention, during the summer, visiting watering holes in seaside towns like Long Beach is practically a Long Island tradition. Here are a few of the best Long Beach bars for summer (or really any time of year)!
Eat, Drink and Be Merry at these Long Beach Bars
For a place to unwind after work, take a date or party the weekend away, Speakeasy is the neighborhood watering hole for you!
This Long Beach bar’s chill, lounge-like atmosphere features all of your favorite sporting events, as well as great live music on the weekends. Also, in addition to out-of-this-world wines, beers and cocktails, Speakeasy can whip up some mean American cuisine, including dishes like:
- Smoked Duck Grilled Cheese
- Thai Tuna Lettuce Wraps
- Pork Rib Poutine
- Parmesan Truffle Fries
Not to mention, if you visit enough times, you may even find yourself in Speakeasy’s prestigious “100 Pint Club”!
Half-Moon Bar & Grill
Blocks from the ocean, Half Moon Bar & Grill is one of the best local taverns for craft beer, signature cocktails and creative pub fare.
This Long Beach bar is also one of the best happy hour spots in town. Besides drink specials, they offer a $6 bar menu with all of your favorites. In fact, people have come from far and wide to get their hands on signature snacks like the Buffalo Chicken Spring Rolls, Boneless Wings and Jumbo Pretzels!
Additionally, Half-Moon hosts plenty of specials throughout the week, from $6 Taps and Apps on Mondays to $2 tacos and $4 Corona’s on Thursdays. You can find their entire weekly schedule here.
Lilly’s of Long Beach
If you’re looking for the quintessential Irish pub in Long Beach, then you’ve come to the right place. That’s because Lilly’s of Long Beach has just about every kind of Irish beer, whiskey and spirit that you could ever hope for.
This Long Beach bar also has some incredible grub that you don’t want to miss. Although they have all kinds of foods, their Irish cuisine is far and away the tastiest on the menu. Some of their most popular selections include:
- Full Irish Breakfast
- Irish Chicken Curry
- Shepherd’s Pie
- Corned Beef Sliders
Keep in mind that Lilly’s of Long Beach is also a terrific nightlife venue. They host live music on Fridays at 8 p.m. and even have trivia on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
In order to truly enjoy yourself and unwind this summer season, make your way to one of these great Long Beach bars!