It is so fun to learn about different wines and even better to enjoy them in quaint cafe settings. There are so many wine bars to choose from here is our shortlist.
2142 E. 4th Street, Long Beach
This is more than just as a wine bar. Nestled in the heart of Retro Row, 4th Street Vine features small production wines from around the world, along with a great craft beer list. The vibe is mellow and not pretentious. There are high tables along the wall for groups to gather, and cozy corners for more intimate conversations. The bar itself is a perfect place to sit if you want to learn more about the wines you are drinking. Tucked behind the bar, the patio allows you to escape from your busy daily life. There is always changing art on the walls from local artists and live music five nights a week, and not just a bit of light piano. Full rock shows that represents the sophisticated underground music scene in Long Beach.
194 N. Marina Drive #101, Long Beach
A boutique beer and wine bar nestled into the Alamitos Bay Landing. With roots going back almost 10 years, Marina Wine was formerly the Five O’Clock Wine Bar, the “Five O’Clock” concept represents that time of day that everyone looks forward to when they can kick back, relax with their favorite drink and enjoy the company of friends and family… also, know as “Wine O’ Clock”. A perfect place for a quick bite to eat, enjoy a fight of wine, and music from local musicians.
2027 E. 4th Street, Long Beach
Next door to the Art Theater on 4th Street, this tiny wine bar packs a punch when it comes to quality, knowledge, and sustainability. They bring the community together to celebrate independence and diversity. They pride themselves as being the “cheers” of wine bars.
250 West Ocean, Long Beach
Located on the lower level of the Camden Building in the heart of downtown, it is the home of adventurous wines. It is a casual relaxed atmosphere that highlights the best wines, paired with the best local artists. It’s really hard to come to The Wine Bar and not end up making a friend. Whether it’s jazz night with world-class performers; vinyl night, where guests bring their own vinyl; or just a glass of your favorite varietal or brew after work, you’re bound to have a good time and make some new friends.
3131 E. Broadway, Long Beach
Enjoy wine in a private backyard setting. They focus on boutique wines from California but also include interesting wines from every region of the world. The owners taste more than 3,000 wines a year and put only 10% on their shelves. They are very selective and their 500+ loyal wine club members appreciate it. They have regular tastings, wine tasting events, and always something new to showcase in their brick and mortar retail shop.
3848 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach
Bixby Knolls’ Original Wine Establishment. Husband and wife team Ernie Henson and Christine Tasche selected the name Willmore to mount above the door as a tribute to William E. Willmore, Long Beach’s first real estate developer– the first person to visualize the area as the perfect place for a thriving city. We believe that the spirit of music, conversation and a glass of wine are what keep us connected to each other. Fun Fact: Employees dress to evoke eras gone by, often wearing trademark hats.
144 Linden Ave., Long Beach
Wine tasting in the heart of the East Village. District Wine provides an inviting environment for the wine novice and connoisseur alike. Enjoy their unique selection of small production wines, craft beers, and delicious small bites. “Come hungry and thirsty – leave satisfied and renewed.” The environment is inviting and relaxed. You can sit at the bar and learn about wines while you enjoy a flight of wine, or sit at lager table with friends. There are even oversized chairs for quiet sipping time alone. They have daily wine tastings and wines by the glass.
6255 E. 2nd Ave. Long Beach
Relax and discover something new. Take a minute to stop and breathe – and relax with a glass from our huge selection of different wines, champagnes, Moscato’s, sangria, and more. Whether it’s your first stop, a much-needed pitstop, or the only reason for your visit, our brand new Wine Bar is going to take your gourmet grocery shopping experience to the next level. Sip ‘n’ Shop is a complimentary shopping service for our Wine Bar guests. A Gelson’s associate will do your shopping as you relax and enjoy a glass of wine or tapas! Live the California dream!