Best Live Music
There is no shortage of cool places to hang out and listen to live music in Long Beach.
Alex's Bar is mere blocks from The Prospector and it offers live music most nights including punk and hard rock.
The Pike Bar & Restaurant, owned and operated by Social Distortion drummer Chris Reece, offers a range of punk, rock, to DJ sets. On Sundays, bring your iPod and add your own favorites to the playlist.
On the east side, The Gaslamp offers a mix of rock along with 80s cover bands like Knight Ryder.
Downtown offers a bevvy of live music locales, many specialized in a specific genre.
The Auld Dubliner in downtown Long Beach attracts Celtic and Gaelic-flavored live acts from across California and beyond, with Traditional Irish music every Sunday afternoon.
Sea Bird Jazz Lounge, next to the famed Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles, offers live jazz, R&B, touring artists and more.
The Long Beach Symphony Orchestra performs classical music, modern composers and Broadway hits in the Long Beach Arena year-round. Performances usually begin at 8 pm, but come early with a picnic to enjoy before the show.