So why didn’t they have this when I used to live in downtown Long Beach…?
No matter, the important thing is that the Long Beach Craft Cocktail Festival is here and it’s happening this Saturday!
Here’s how it works:
Local Long Beach bartenders representing some of the best cocktail spots in the city (16 confirmed entrants so far) will face off at Roxanne’s Cocktail Lounge off Wardlow starting at 1:00pm on Saturday.
As an attendee (and judge!), you’ll be expected to sample each creation over the course of two tasting sessions and then vote for your favorites.
No unlimited pours (sorry) but samples will generally be allocated in 2-4 ounce servings, depending on the vendor.
Cocktail contributions will be available from the following area bars and restaurants: Roxanne’s, The Exhibition Room, 320 Main, Sky Room, The Attic On Broadway, The Stache, Alex’x Bar, Parkers Lighthouse, Harvelle’s, The Pike, Tantalum, James Republic, Federal Bar, Eldorado Bar, BO-Beau, Chianina.
Tickets are $20 for a regular pre-sale and $100 for VIP, which includes access to The Exhibition Room staging area for all bars making drinks, plus personal time with bartenders and a goodie bag with giveaways.
The Long Beach Craft Cocktail Festival takes place on Saturday, June 13 from 1:00pm – 5:00pm at Roxanne’s Cocktail Lounge & Latin Grill is located at 1115 E. Wardlow Rd. Long Beach, CA 90807