Best Bar In Long Beach Orange County 2013 - Alex's Bar
Everyone loves Alex's Bar for the amazing music, for its cameo as Fangtasia on True Blood, for its griminess and sheer beauty, but within these walls lies a bona fide cocktail program. Owner Alex Hernandez oversaw a slight revision of the place to get his bartenders in line with the mixology craze, and the results are worthy of any hipster bar—we love the Black Sleep of Khali Ma, an obvious nod to those of us who grew up watching Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom nonstop on KTLA-TV Channel 5 during the 1980s. But if you just want to be a working-class punk instead of some smarty-art fucker? There are crappy beers just for you. A fine place for all the sectors of Long Beach's alcoholic scene.