Posted 12/17/14 by Miles Young in Lifestyle

The Hippest Bar Hotels in Long Beach, Calif.

Much of the dynamic nightlife in Long Beach, Calif., resides in popular hotels like Long Beach’s Queen Mary Hotel, with its Observation Bar and Art Deco Lounge on board. The Observation Bar was once the First Class Lounge when the ship was in service. It’s the perfect place for a nightcap or an after-dinner drink.


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Embrace the Latin Influence at Hotel Maya’s Fuego Bar and Hookah Lounge

Hotel Maya – A Doubletree by Hilton Hotel is home to Fuego Bar and Hookah Lounge, one of the trendiest digs in Long Beach. Fuego uses its largest selection of premium tequilas in the region to fashion signature margaritas and other unique cocktails to pair with creative dishes like Fire Roasted Poblano Chili and Fuego Paella. Coming highly recommended is the Coco-Rita, a marriage of El Jimador blanco tequila, lemon, lime, coconut, orange, pineapple, and sugar. Settle down with your favorite bevvie and relax with a hookah smoke.

Sip on Unique Signature Cocktails at Sip Lounge in the Renaissance Long Beach Hotel

Sip Lounge, in the Renaissance Long Beach Hotel, is an upscale, upbeat, urban space. Give the Wildflower Martini a try. It consists of Absolut Wild Tea vodka, St. Germaine Elderflower liqueur, and fresh squeezed lime juice. Take it outside and drink it by the fire pit, or cozy up in one of the romantic coves with your special someone. Barkeeps will even create a drink just for you! Sip Lounge proves that often the best place is right in your hotel! Fodors can help you find other cool hotel bars at your travel destination.

Enjoy Some Downtime at the Lobby Bar in the Hyatt Regency Long Beach

Kick back and watch your favorite sports at the Lobby Bar at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach. Four plasma television screens will make sure you catch all the action while enjoying your best brew, and some appies like vegan spring rolls or Habanero potato chips. Stay for dinner and grab a juicy burger or a signature Margherita pizza. The Lobby Bar’s downtown location makes it a great place to start the night. Hint: Try the Lemon Basil Blast signature cocktail, made of vodka, muddled fresh basil, squeezed lemon, and agave.

A Room With a View

Visitors say the Sky Room, perched atop the historical Breakers Hotel, has the best view in Long Beach. One thing’s for sure: it’s the perfect spot for cocktails, dessert, and dancing. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time to the gangster 1930s with the art deco decor. The fare has classically elegant items like roast duck breast, filet minon, and black truffle beef carpaccio.

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