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.
When you stay at The Queen Mary in Long Beach, you'll be on the waterfront and minutes from RMS Queen Mary and Long Beach Cruise Terminal. This eco-friendly hotel is within close proximity of Shoreline Village and Aquarium of the Pacific.
Make yourself at home in one of the 314 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring iPod docking stations and flat-screen televisions. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available to keep you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature designer toiletries and complimentary toiletries.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including a health club and bicycles to rent. This Art Deco hotel also features wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and an arcade/game room.
Grab a bite to eat at one of the hotel's 3 restaurants and 3 coffee shops/cafés, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours).
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, audiovisual equipment, and express check-in. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a ballroom, banquet facilities, and exhibit space. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
At Mirage Coffee House, the beans are fresh and the roasts are bold.
No need to miss out on Mirage Coffee House just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The bar has loads of options that can accommodate your dietary needs.
Guests can migrate to the bar section to catch the game on the TV.
Have a few picky young eaters in the family? Not a problem at Mirage Coffee House, where the food and ambience are perfect for family dining.
At Mirage Coffee House, there's no need to confine your meal to a traditional dining room — outdoor seating is available when the weather is warm.
Surf the web from your tablet or laptop on Mirage Coffee House's complimentary wifi.
Need room for one more? Add another to your party — Mirage Coffee House is great for large groups.
It can be a bit of a mob scene on the weekends, so don't take a chance on getting seated — best to call ahead and make a reservation.
No need to put on airs for a trip to Mirage Coffee House — the dress code and ambience at this bar are totally laid-back.
Call Mirage Coffee House for catering if you have a big event coming up.
Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead.
You can leave your car curbside with nearby street parking.
Your tab at Mirage Coffee House will usually run to about $30 per guest.
Order all of your favorite pub classics and munch away at Executive Suite.
TVs are also on hand in the bar to keep up with the latest scores.
Big crowds can spread out in comfort at Executive Suite, which specializes in hosting large groups and gatherings.
Energize your evening with some dancing — the bar often hosts a DJ.
Be prepared to raise your voice, though — the bar can get noisy.
Weekend visitors to the bar are well advised to take advantage of the reservation system — crowds tend to pack the place on Fridays and Saturdays.
No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back Executive Suite is ultra casual.
Guests can leave their vehicles in the nearby lot — valet service is also available — or circle the block for a spot on the street.
You'll typically spend about $30 per person to dine at Executive Suite, so plan your budget accordingly.
Enjoy a large array of finger food at Roxanne's, a local pub.
The menu at Roxanne's does not include any low-fat options, so come ready to indulge.
Never miss a play with TVs broadcasting the biggest games in the bar area.
Dine out in the open during Roxanne's' summer season when patio tables are available for use.
Wifi is on the house at Roxanne's, so bring along your tablet or laptop.
Pull your partner onto the dance floor — the bar provides more than enough room to twist the night away.
You may be better off finding a table during the week, as weekends at the bar tend to be packed.
For those in a rush, the bar lets you take your food to go.
Prices are affordable, with a typical meal running under $30.
All major credit cards are accepted, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.
At the Shamrocked Beerfest, festival attendees celebrate St. Patrick?s Day with unlimited tastings from more than 25 breweries. The event takes place at San Manuel Stadium from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on March 14. Admission includes a souvenir glass and entry to the ballpark. VIP ticket-holders get in an hour earlier, at 12 p.m., and they also receive tickets to the season opener for the Inland Empire 66?ers. While patrons drink, they can enjoy live performances by Smashing Satellites and Alevela.