They’re raising the bar in Long Beach—both figuratively and literally—during Cocktail Week. Sip LBC, Long Beach Wine, Beer & Spirits Week gets underway September 21-27 with special tastings, pairings and educational events taking place at some 25 venues throughout the city.
Our favorite spots to check out during Sip LBC:
The Federal Bar, housed in an historic 1920s bank at the corner of First Street and Pine Avenue in downtown Long Beach,will offer a drink theme every day of the week with Sidecar Sunday, Absolut Mule Monday, Tequila Tuesday, Whiskey Wednesday featuring a trio of flights, Local Beer Brewery on Thursday, Old Fashion Friday, and Sazerac Saturday.
Brix in The Shore guests can enjoy Looking at the World through Wine, Beer and Cheese featuring three artisan cheeses each paired with a fine wine and craft beer for $18.88.
Hotel Maya will be the backdrop for Cutthroat Cocktail featuring four Long Beach bartenders competing behind the bar in a series of challenges and sabotages. Chef Rahm Fama of the Food Network show Meat & Potatoes will emcee the event and each guest will receive a signed copy of his new book Meat and Potatoes. Tickets to either event are $75 per person and partial proceeds benefit Team Spirit Long Beach, which offers support to breast and ovarian cancer patients at Long Beach Memorial Hospital’s Todd Cancer Institute.
For more information and to see a full list of participating spots www.siplbc.com