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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Annex, Long Beach, CA

4300 E Stearns Street
Long Beach, CA 90815
(562) 597-0560

  • Price per domestic pitcher: N/A
  • Credit/Debit: No (Cash Only)
  • Parking: Public Lot/ Street
  • Good for groups: No
  • Music: Internet Jukebox
  • Best Nights: Weekends
  • TV's: 5
  • Smoking: Outside/No Drinks
  • Alcohol: Beer Only
  • ATM: Yes
The Bar: Offset from the main boulevard, tucked behind a failing furniture store, you will find the Annex, which clearly shows it's a beer bar only. This is not my first encounter with this bar and not likely my last. Upon entering this establishment, there is a raggedy black curtain hanging in the doorway, not sure why though. Once inside, empty. The bar is a long U-shape. Two sides have bar stools, and one side has 2 person booths. I was told, they use to serve food here, but that is no longer. There is the classic dive bar icon...a shuffle board against the rear wall.
The Crowd: Every time I have been in this bar, there hasn't been more that 4 or 5 guys sitting together. Local neighborhood retires shootin the shit havin a cold one. Nice guys to say the least. This is not the bar to come to if you are looking to mingle with some women.... but the bartender on Saturday night it a cutie, so that is worth the stop in. However, flirting with is practically impossible, since she has heard every line in the book from those old men. (Not that I use lines, just my natural charm, Ha!)
Service: As you can imagine, with the lack of occupancy, service is quick and delivered with a smile.
Prices: $7.50 Import Large Schooner, and by large, I mean fishbowl.  $5.75 Domestic large schooner. $3.75 Domestic small schooner, $3.25 domestic pints. On tap they have: Coors Light, Coors, Budweiser, Bud Light, Sierra Nevada, Blue Moon, Miller Light, Pyramid Hefeweizen, Pacifico, Smithwicks, Guinness and Pabst Blue Ribbon.
Entertainment: Not much going on here in the hopes of entertainment, 5 TV's, a internet jukebox, and a shuffle board.
Restroom: Definitely one of the worst I have been in. The stall has a swinging door on it, and if you're over 5'5" you will unfortunately catch a glimpse of someone taking a dump.
Bartender: Sarah, hottie. Super nice. At least come here to say hi to her, if nothing else.
Closing statement: After 3 attempts to get in here for a review, finally a success. They are closed often due to lack of customers, but it's a cool place to relax if you are just looking to have a giant schooner of PBR and not worry about the mainline dating scene.

We give the Annex 3 out of 5. 

Bartender: Sarah
Small schooner.


  1. The Monday daytime bartender its the hottest......

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