Nightlife in San Pedro

3rd Female Hip Hop Honor Awards at The Warner Grand Theatre on Saturday, September 13, at 7 p.m. (Up to 45% Off)

3rd Female Hip Hop Honor Awards

The Warner Grand Theatre

$42.39 $25

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Gala honors hip-hop stars such as Da Brat, Oaktown’s 3.5.7, and Michel’le, with comedy from Melanie Comarcho and music from Petey Pablo

Four-Hour Pub Crawls for One or Two from Big Red Bus (Up to 67% Off)

Big Red Bus

Tilted Kilt Long Beach

$60 $18

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Four-hour tour of four Irish pubs, three providing appetizers; scenic drives along the California shoreline on a classic double-decker bus

Queen Mary Events: Shoreline Jam or Long Beach Funk Fest on August 30–31 or September 1 (Up to 50% Off)

Queen Mary Events: Shoreline Jam or Long Beach Funk Fest

Long Beach

$50 $25

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Shoreline Jam welcomes reggae from The Dirty Heads and Pepper; George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic headline the Long Beach Funk Fest

Four-Concert Mini-Series from Long Beach Symphony on Saturday, October 4–May 30 (Up to 50% Off)

Long Beach Symphony Orchestra

Terrace Theater and Long Beach Arena

$198 $99

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Four-concert series includes Beethoven and Mendelssohn symphonies, surf-rock hits from Papa Doo Run Run, and Brazilian bossa nova

Sunday Brunch for Two with Mimosas or Fondue for Two or Four with Wine at Five O'Clock Wine Bar (Up to 44% Off)

Five O'Clock Wine Bar

Long Beach

$40 $24

Waffle bar with fresh fruit at Sunday brunch; cheese and chocolate fondue with a wide selection of wines by the glass; patio with fire pits

Film, Panel, or Workshop at Long Beach Indie International Film Festival on August 28, 29, or 31 (Up to 50% Off)

Long Beach Indie International Film Festival

Cinemark at the Pike Theaters

$10 $5

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100+ films from across the globe, including shorts, feature-length narratives, and documentaries, along with workshops and political panels

Select Local Merchants

Established: 1996

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Parking: Free street parking after 6 p.m. and all day Sunday

Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Films and Concerts

Recommended Age Group: All Ages with parental guidance

Q&A with Joleen D'rage, Deputy Director

What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?

The Warner Brothers believed a glamorous picture palace should be a place of escape, a place where dreams come true. They built three lavish art deco picture palaces in Beverly Hills, Huntington Park, and San Pedro. The Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro, the first sound-equipped theatre in the South Bay, opened to the public on January 20, 1931, with a star-studded gala premier. Jack Warner christened it "The Castle of Your Dreams," created by its chief architect B. Marcus Priteca and designer A.T. Heinsbergen.

What?s your favorite part of your job?

Engaging and inspiring our community through the arts.

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In the mid-1990s, we saved the Warner Grand Theatre, a spectacular 1931 art deco movie palace and cornerstone of the town's revitalization. (Plans were to turn it into a swap meet.) Today, we promote and preserve this beautiful theater while also presenting events and educational experiences at the Theatre and at the Grand Annex, our cabaret-style venue down the street.

420 W 6th St
San Pedro,
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Although it now has more than 430 locations in 28 countries, Hooters wasn’t always welcomed by the public. In fact, when it opened in October 1983 in Clearwater, Florida, the founders of the restaurant were “quickly detained for impersonating restaurateurs,” according to the company's website. But the restaurant was able to prove it was more than just a pretty face—that it was serious about serving tasty American food and frosty brews—and its popularity exploded in the decades to follow.

Amid its beach-themed vibe and flat-screen TVs, Hooters still fuels appetites with original chicken wings, burgers, sandwiches, and fresh salads. Of course, nobody carries those casual eats and icy pitchers better than the Hooters girls. To complement their friendly smiles, their uniforms harken back to the ones the original waitresses wore in 1983: orange hot shorts and white tank tops with the emblematic owl on the front—though that owl has lost its Lionel Richie perm.

71 Aquarium Way
Long Beach,
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Of all the things a bar could be well known for, eggs might be low on the list. At Baddeley's Pourhouse, however, pickled eggs become unlikely stars, especially when washed down with iconic crimson, blue, and silver cans of Pabst Blue Ribbon. As patrons cluster in choruses of clinking cans and glasses, games flicker to life on seven high-definition televisions, which helped earn the tavern the No. 3 spot on CityVoter's list of Best Sports Bars in 2011. In a neon halo, a computerized jukebox spills out tunes and secret aspirations of becoming a food replicator on a starship missions. The cinnamon-hued felt of the pool table washes into the colors of red-topped bar stools, where customers perch as they order from the daily specials or discuss forming a synchronized swimming team for sponsorship by the alehouse.

3348 E Broadway
Long Beach,
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Since its maiden voyage in 1936, The Queen Mary has cultivated a colorful history by transporting iconic figures from Winston Churchill to Fred Astaire across the ocean blue, as well as serving as troop transport in a world war. Today, passengers board the famous ocean liner to tour historical and haunted areas amidships or stay overnight in an onboard hotel. Visitors rub elbows at seasonal soirees and dive into historical exhibits, fueling up at restaurants, bars, and cafés for a literal taste of The Queen Mary's brand of luxury.

1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach,
CA
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Wall-to-wall plasma TVs flicker with broadcasts of high-intensity sports as guests to Beach Club Sports Bar & Grill bite into burgers piled with pastrami, chili, or bacon. When not urging on their team, visitors can also create competition of their own, sending pool balls flying or throwing down a foam finger to challenge rival fans to a duel. On weekends, mimosas and bloody marys wash down morning breakfast fare on a sunlit outdoor patio.

5755 E Pacific Coast Hwy
Long Beach,
CA
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When Sagi Rochman was drawing up the plans for his new restaurant, he knew he wanted it to be cool. So he named it Sababa, which is Hebrew for "cool"?a designation the chic lounge has easily lived up to. The space brims with plush curtains, modern art, and sleek couches, where groups sit as they sip on craft beers or one of Sababa's award-winning specialty martinis. The spa martini is particularly refreshing, a blend of cucumbers and freshly muddled strawberries that cools patrons as they sit on the outdoor patio under the rays of the Earth's only remaining sun. "The" Margarita is also popular with guests, an unorthodox mixture of tequila, Grand Marnier, freshly pureed passion fruit, and pineapple juice, which one regular swears is the best margarita outside of Mexico.

The cocktail list gets some stiff competition from the food menu. To build up the gustatory roster, Rochman enlisted the talents of celebrity chef Eric Greenspan, a contestant on Food Network programs such as The Next Iron Chef. Inspired by Rochman's heritage, Greenspan constructed a fusion of Mediterranean and Israeli flavors, resulting in dishes such as goat-cheese pizzas and seared ahi tuna with harissa mashed potatoes. There are plenty of small plates as well, including grilled eggplant with tahini and chicken kabobs with an olive-date sauce. As if the inspired tapas and lauded cocktails weren't enough, the lounge regales diners with a slew of events held throughout the week, including wine flights on Tuesdays and dance parties with live DJs on Fridays and Saturdays.

6527 E Pacific Coast Hwy
Long Beach,
CA
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