WHY A plate of retro charm and a side of rock ‘n roll.
WHAT A key in the rise of Retro Row—the vintage-loving stretch of 4th Street famous for its pin-up poses and deadstock designs—the Pike is owned by former Social Distortion drummer Chris Reece. The bar is themed around the icons of lost Long Beach—namely the long-gone Pike amusement park. When DJs aren’t spinning everything from Lee Hazlewood to Os Mutantes, it becomes more of a restaurant, with quality sandwiches and burgers, pastas and seafood dishes. Fish ‘n chips is the essential dish, a basket of golden, beer-battered sole that’s perfect with a draft ale.
WHO A well-inked crowd hungry for simple cocktails—lobster and otherwise.
Region: South Bay to South L.A.
Neighborhood: Long Beach
Features: A Scene, Breakfast, Cocktails, Dinner, Lunch, Open Late, Vegetarian
Price Range: $10-$16, $10-under
Cuisine Type: American