That review of Alex's Bar seems to have been written before. and now re-used. The bar is certainly not small and there is one female bartender with noticable tattoos. And no one behind the bar is "heavily tattooed".I would call the Red Room a small neighborhood bar, but Alex's, small?I suggest your reviewer checks the place out.
Best Neighborhood Bar/Long Beach - 2007
Small, dark and covered with pictures of naked ladies sporting Afros, Alex?s Bar is totally trashy. Trashy chic, that is. You enter the bar through a door off a parking lot next to an Auto Zone, and once you pass through those portals, the distinct odor of class (you know: new shoes, champagne, cigarettes) is sure to entice even the most skittish of patrons to begin drinking heavily. The hard-pounding bass leaking from the instruments of the bar?s many bands (performing everything from thrash to emo) are sure to get patrons? feet stomping and lighters blazing. Featuring a slew of tatted-up, bad-ass bitches behind the bar who serve up tall cans of Pabst Blue Ribbon and whiskey shots, Alex?s is a dream come true for people looking for something real. Real trashy.