Summer Review Round-Up (Long Beach Eats and Drinks a Lot)

We’ve spent most of the summer out and about, surfing, running, and beaching – but occasionally found time to eat.  Alright, realistically, we ate a lot.  Long Beach received a bunch of new places this summer so we felt obligated to head down and try them out.  Here’s a summary of this summer’s reviews – in no particular order.

First off, Biddy Mulligan’s.  This new pub on Park Ave had decent food, good atmosphere, and amazing specials.  Now that they’ve been there longer and settled down – any updates from the community?

Barrier Brewing Company:  Long Beach’s own brewery – though located in Oceanside.  A great duo making amazing beer.  Growler fills should be on everyone’s Saturday schedule.

Pop’s Seafood Shack & Grill:  Without a doubt, one of the most contentious reviews and most heavily commented articles on this site.  People love it, people hate it.  Jersey Shore on the bay of Island Park or the perfect complement to this City’s nightlife and eating choices?

Jake’s Wayback Burgers:  Our latest review from our newest contributor.  “Everything was decent” – though they don’t have bacon!

Bahia Social Club: This trendy tapas spot takes over the dingy Tiki Bar.  Some were up in arms that I considered it expensive.  Now that it sounds like every reader of this blog has gone – what do you think?

John Henry’s:  Though packaged as a wing throwdown, John Henry’s shined as the winner of the best wings in Long Beach

JAX Tacos and Dogs @ Sugo: Anthony went down to Sugo – the seller of so many different kinds of food that I’ve lost count.  The Tacos?  Amazing though!

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4 thoughts on “Summer Review Round-Up (Long Beach Eats and Drinks a Lot)”

  1. Bahia Rocks!, Pops charges a dollar a foot to dock the boat so screw them, John Henrys good wings indeed, Need to try tacos at Sugo…my personal weekness is tacos…hard shell…need em’…Have not been to the others yet.

  2. Biddy Mulligan’s – fun place, ok food, they bought back drinks (maybe only because they are new, but who cares why). I am going there tonight again after work. Would recommend. Good tap selection.

    Pop’s – this place is still trying to figure out its identity. I love the setup and the ‘grounds’, but the crowd is all over the board as far as age and interests. Also, the margaritas I drank there were terrible, but that could be 1 bartender out of X that put together a crappy mix.

    Bahia – I went there early on and was pretty drunk, but I was kind freaked out with how white it was (I mean the actual color of the walls, etc, not the people). I think I have to check it out semi-sober to better opine.

    John Henry’s – I really like this place, also the food is good. The crowd is a little mid-fifties at times, but I don’t hold that against the place (nor does it stop me from going there – my wife never wants to go there so bleh).


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