The only one of the Long Beach 4th street bars that routinely boasts a line to get in, Red Room is worth it-if you get there before everyone else does. Floor to ceiling red decor (surprise!)... or is it just the red light bulbs used to illuminate the place? There's a pool table in the center, but nights are usually too crowded to even consider playing a game. Weekends sport some pretty decent DJs, but if you're not in the mood to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the LB hipsters, stumble about 10 feet down the street to punk rock dive bar Fern's.
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Too big to be a suburb of LA but TFC (look it up!) to be OC, Long Beach sits between the two, siphoning off Orange County youth who are too afraid to move away to an actual large city. But hey, Long Beach is a pretty cool place to b...