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2803 E Anaheim St, Long Beach, CA 90804-3702
562-439-5446
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Bar scene

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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A Classic Landmark Pub

This never-changing beer/sandwich pub is a landmark Long Beach classic! I've been coming here since 1966, now 48 years, since I was at Long Beach State. Those that frequent this place are often ex-locals that have moved away, only to drop by when they are in town. Its a no-nonsense... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
SteveTraveler
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Seal Beach, SO CA USA
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Seal Beach, SO CA USA
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This never-changing beer/sandwich pub is a landmark Long Beach classic! I've been coming here since 1966, now 48 years, since I was at Long Beach State. Those that frequent this place are often ex-locals that have moved away, only to drop by when they are in town. Its a no-nonsense, never-changing and always-good menu, with numerous beer on tap and... More 

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Long Beach, CA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Don't worry, you have not accidently found a 1930's movie set. If you have not been here since 1930 you will notice that NOTHING has changed. We have never been here anytime when it wqs not crowded, and difficult to find a place to sit. We like to order the Joe's Special Sandwich, a Pickled Egg and the delicious Root... More 

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Fresno,ca.
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Homey, simple, local, cozy....locals love it as well as tourists. Fun place. Actually really liked my "Joes special", a sausage sandwich...NOT a hot dog! Pickled eggs were fun. Beer cold. Crowd interesting. Great vibe! Go!

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Whistler, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Beer mugs straight from the freezer, cheap bar snacks, friendly atmosphere - what more is there to ask. The hot-dog sandwich was good, the pickled eggs surprisingly tasty and its been a long time since I have been in a bar with a shuffle board table. Taken there by a friend, walked in with a little trepidation at first because... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

found this place by accident but what a gem. turns out it is the oldest bar and long beach and it shows: die-hard regular type place, and veteran bartenders. love the old timey feel, non pretentious, and the bartenders are always a good chat. pretzels go for free, and you must try the pickle eggs. (don´t be scared!) their hot... More 

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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67 reviews 67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

Ice cold mugs of beer, Joe's special sandwich and the people watching. This is the consummate dive bar and cannot be beat. This place is a must if you are in the Long a Beach area.

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Encinitas, CA
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213 reviews 213 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Great atmosphere, friendly bartenders and outstanding food. A great place, can't wait to go back. The offerings (beer, wine and a few simple food items) might be simple, but whatever we tried was just delicious.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

My husband has been here several times but this was my first. It's been around since 1924. They have their own ancient peanut roaster and roast them from scratch. Delish! There's all kinds of beers on the menu as this is a true retro 'dive bar' (I mean that in the best way). A moment of history suspended in the... More 

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Makati
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70 reviews 70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

After hearing a lot of stories from friends, I finally made it here. This is the oldest bar in Long Beach and I can see why. They still have the 28 F beers & it's a must try. I was so amazed seeing all the pictures on the wall of people from different places using their shirt. That's why I... More 

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Lafayette, Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

YES-GOOD-GO TO JOE'S. When you recover, go again! And again! Back in '87, I was in Jr. high algebra seated behind a fellow student wearing a Joe Jost's t-shirt. I drew the logo, and the kid wearing the t-shirt, and the entire classroom as the teacher droned on about exponents & integers. Then one day I saw the storefront out... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2803 E Anaheim St, Long Beach, CA 90804-3702
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Long Beach
  • Phone Number: 562-439-5446

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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