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Best of Long Beach 2018 Winners List

Best of Long Beach 2018 Winners List


2018 Best of Long Beach Awards winners are here:
Art Gallery – Dark Art Emporium
Local Band – Knyght Ryder
Museum – MOLAA
Performance Group – Aerial Butterflies
Event/Festival – Long Beach Gay and Lesbian Pride
Local Attraction – Aquarium of the Pacific
Theater/Performance Space – Long Beach Playhouse
Live Music Venue – Alex’s Bar
Local Artist – Kevin Wood
Body Shop – Orozco’s Auto Service
Car Wash/Detailing – Circle Marina Car Wash
Auto Repair – Joe’s Auto Repair
Tire Shop – Tom’s Tire
Car Dealership – Cabe Toyota
Acupuncture – Long Beach Acupuncture
Barber Shop – Dappers & Dames Parlour
Barber – Zoe Garcia
Beauty Salon – The Den Salon
Stylist – Robert Orgill
Tattoo/Piercing location – Outer Limits
Tattoo/Artist – Kari Barba
Day Spa – Susan Hammond Skincare
Nail Salon – Kiwi Nail Salon
Massage – Massage by Staci – Naples PB
Breakfast – The Potholder Cafe
Brunch – The Attic
Fine Dining – 555 Steakhouse
Juice Bar – Rainbow Juices
Mexican Food – Lola’s Mexican Cuisine
Mediteranean/Greek food – Open Sesame
Thai Food – Thai District
Sushi Bar – Sushi on Fire
Italian Food -L a Paraloccia Osteria
Cambodian Food – Sophy’s Signature Dishes Thai & Cambodian Cuisine
Taco Tuesday – Hole Mole
Burger – MVP’s
Pizza – Michael’s Downtown
Healthy Food – Seabirds
Vegan/Vegetarian – Seabirds
Food truck – Kogi
Farmers Market – Marina’s on Sundays
Women’s Clothing – 4th & Elm
Men’s Clothing – Stay Anchored
Gift Store – MADE by Millworks
Home Decor – Recircle Home
Antiques/Thrift Store – Magnolia & Willow
Bike Shop – Long Beach Bike Shop
Marijuana Dispensary – One Love
Gym – 9Round Long Beach
Boot Camp – Groundwork Fitness
Yoga – Yogalution Movement
Running Group – LB Front Runners
Personal Trainer – Scott Sonderman
Sports Team – Dirtbags
Cleaning Services – Rug it Cleaning
Dry Cleaning – Katella Cleaners
Hotel – Hotel Maya
Boutique Hotel – Hotel Royal
Bar – Blind Donkey
Brewery – Ballast Point
Dance Club – Hamburger Mary’s
Happy Hour – Beer Belly
Wine Bar – District Wine
Karaoke – The Prospector
Cocktails – Blind Donkey
Non-Profit – AIDS Food Store
Activist – Justin Rudd
Public Official – Mayor Robert Garcia
Volunteer – Justin Rudd
House of Worship – First Congregational Church
Networking Event – Long Beach Broker Preview
Journalist – Brian Addison
Newspaper/Local News – Long Beach Post
Local Blog – Long Beach Home + Living
Photographer – Justin Rudd
Social Media Influencer/Personality – Jewels
Video – Long Beach Local News
Chiroproctor – Bob The Chiropractor
Dentist – Dr. Hosena DDS
Doctor/Clinic – Health Care Partners
Insurance Agent – Keir Jones – State Farm
Real Estate – Team Irvin
Lawyer/ Law Firm – Macksoud & Macksoud
Taxes/Accounting – Stephanie Anderson
Mortgage Broker/Lender – Bixby Knolls Mortgage
Best Coffee -Portfolio Coffeehouse
Ice Cream – Long Beach Creamery
Bakery – Sweet Jill’s
Desserts – Romeo Chocolates
Pet Store – Pussy & Pooch
Pet Sitting/Daycare – Bark! Bark!
Pet Grooming – Pawsitively Long Beach
Veterinarian – Long Beach Animal Hospital
Gay Bar/Nightclub – Hamburger Mary’s
Drag Queen – Jewels
Drag King – Phantom
LGBT Fundraiser – Easter Walk
LGBT Activist/Volunteer – Justin Rudd
DJ – DJ Smurks
Theme Night – Bearracuda
LGBTQ Event/Festival – Long Beach Gay and Lesbian Pride
Bartender – Melissa Almeraz
Karaoke – Executive Suites

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  • by Chrystal Fairbanks
    Posted October 14, 2018 9:12 pm 0Likes

    Best gym in LBC is 9round!

  • by JoAnn Bentley
    Posted October 17, 2018 10:54 am 0Likes

    Best damn Italian Food and outdoor patio, NY style, “Horney Korner.” Music, playful, dog friendly, bitchenest Korner anywhere.

  • by Jonny
    Posted October 22, 2018 4:31 pm 0Likes

    Fights Solutions HQ Long Beach. MARTIAL ARTS.
    Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, MMA

  • by Eric ONeill
    Posted October 22, 2018 4:34 pm 0Likes

    Best Muay Thai and Jiu Jitsu Gym In all of Long Beach Hands Down!

  • by Tammy Roether
    Posted October 25, 2018 7:53 am 0Likes

    Love team runners high!

  • by Aspa zachariou
    Posted November 1, 2018 8:18 pm 0Likes

    Don’t forget to tell your mommy about Modicas
    world famous pastrami!! Yummmmm

  • by Cort Huckabone
    Posted November 2, 2018 9:33 am 0Likes

    Long Beach Kickball…..Love the BUNT PIRATES!!!!!

  • by Donald Caine
    Posted November 3, 2018 5:44 pm 0Likes

    LOL…..If I subscribe will I also get all the “She” Updates too?
    Only getting “all the he updates ” seems kind of sexist to me
    Perhaps you could do the letter “t” a service and interject it in the appropriate spaces on the web pages?
    “Make sure to subscribe and get all he updates about Best of Long Beach 2018”

  • by Sheree Nelson
    Posted November 3, 2018 9:10 pm 0Likes

    Best Pilates studio is Form and Movement (Pilates on the Bay).

  • by Madelein
    Posted November 4, 2018 1:57 pm 0Likes

    The best weekly Comedy & Burlesque show is the Tuesday night show at Harvelle’s. It’s been going on forever now, I can’t believe that it’s not on here.

  • by Michelle
    Posted November 5, 2018 3:35 pm 0Likes

    Knyght Ryder rules!

  • by Michelle
    Posted November 5, 2018 3:38 pm 0Likes


  • by Pamela Vigneau-Sears
    Posted November 5, 2018 4:32 pm 0Likes

    What about the Farmers Marketplace of Long Beach (Sundays) 5000 E. SPring St. (Spring & Clark).

  • by Dan
    Posted November 5, 2018 8:04 pm 0Likes

    I see Timeless Pints listed in Breweries- actually Lakewood
    Houses of worship should include Bethany Church on Clark -over 100 years old!
    Lakewood eligible but not Signal Hill?

  • by Ruth Okamuro
    Posted November 5, 2018 10:35 pm 0Likes

    Brian & Stacey!!!

  • by Ruth Okamuro
    Posted November 5, 2018 10:38 pm 0Likes

    Let’s hear it for Brian & Stacey!!!

  • by Jona
    Posted November 6, 2018 3:30 pm 0Likes

    Love Hairology by Holly , best salon !!

  • by Liz
    Posted November 6, 2018 6:06 pm 0Likes

    Best gym… your choice BUT best BOOT CAMP: LONG BEACH BOOT CAMP! Great vibe, awesome people and fun workouts no matter how fit (or should I say unfit) you are.

  • by Robert
    Posted November 7, 2018 11:47 am 0Likes

    About U Boutique is awesome ?? for gift shopping for Mom, Daughter etc. Bere Dena is super helpful

  • by Cort M Huckabone
    Posted November 8, 2018 11:32 am 0Likes

    LOVE The Bunt Pirates!!!! Kickball in Long Beach!

  • by Josie Anderson
    Posted November 12, 2018 4:35 am 0Likes

    Best music in Long Beach!

  • by Dawna
    Posted November 15, 2018 4:00 pm 0Likes

    Under the Sun and Rainbow Juices… truly dedicated to quality and deliciousness! 🙂

  • by Josh Elliott
    Posted November 15, 2018 7:43 pm 0Likes

    Tara Perry is the best acupuncturist on the planet.

  • by Sharon Frickel
    Posted November 26, 2018 4:00 pm 0Likes

    Dr. Dodds are the best dentists and the office staff are fantastic too !

  • by Sharon Frickel
    Posted November 26, 2018 8:21 pm 0Likes

    Dodds dental is the best !

  • by Katie
    Posted November 30, 2018 10:26 am 0Likes

    Anyone selling tickets that can’t make it tonight?

  • by Shazam! streaming
    Posted March 6, 2019 4:08 pm 0Likes

    Today, I went to the beachfront with my children. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and
    said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She put the shell to her ear and screamed.
    There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear.
    She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is
    entirely off topic but I had to tell someone!

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