It has been a number of years but I'm pretty sure manhattan beach is about 18 miles north of long beach.Another option is heading south a bit to Manhattan Beach. Beer isn't too bad, food's pretty decent, and there are a lot of hotties walking around the area.
I used to travel to Irvine, CA for work, and would fly home on the Thursday evening redeye. I'd drop my luggage off at LAX around 6PM, drive to Manhattan Beach for beers and dinner, drive back to Hertz, and take shuttle back to airport. Used to do it every other week like clockwork!
I didn't realize there was a Yard House there. The one in Waikiki was awesome! That may have to be the requisite beer stop in Long Beach. And it's about a 15 minute walk from the hotel.It has been a number of years but I'm pretty sure manhattan beach is about 18 miles north of long beach.
In Long beach, I recall enjoying "the yard house". a lot of beers on tap, served out of the yard tall glasses.
We'll be staying about 1/2 mile from Pine Ave area. Not too far from the Queen Mary. We're thinking about doing the touristy LA/Hollywood thing but haven't decided yet. The Congregation Ale House looks like it has a pretty good selection.
*edit* just read a pile of yelp reviews for Rock Bottom. Seems they were bought be a conglomerate of some sort and have taken a turn for the worst. What a shame.I'm a bit late to the show but just went to Congregation Ale House in Long Beach. Good selection and good food too. The way you order is odd. You mainly order from a register at the bar then they give you a number on a stick. I wasn't a fan of that part.
As of TUESDAY there is a Beachwood Brewery just up the block from the Congregation. They were packed and it appeared they were in fact brewing on site. For whatever reason I didn't even realize this was happening.
Belmont Brewing is a short walk from my place but unfortunately it is consistently disapointing. The food is questionable, they never get things up to health code and their beers quite frankly leave a lot to be desired. Such a shame really!
The Yard House is always good as is Rock Bottom.