The Downtown Long Beach Alliance is presenting another virtual Taste of Downtown program this month and it’s all about happy hour.

We’re talking everything associated with happy hour—cocktails, appetizers, music, even makeup.

The three-hour livestream on Friday, May 21 will feature live cocktail, fashion, food and makeup demonstrations from local bars, restaurants and retailers including Michael’s Downtown, The Auld Dubliner, District Wine, BO Beau Kitchen, Made by Millworks and Elinor, and Maral Designs.

Entertainment will be from local pop artist Syliva Bosco and modern soul band, The Intuitions.

To watch the free livestream on Facebook, click here. Program is from 6-9 p.m.

Program schedule is as follows:

  • 6:00 – 6:10: Master of Ceremony by Urban Society
  • 6:10 – 6:40: Pop performance by Sylvia Bosco
  • 6:40 – 6:55: Happy hour fashion show by Maral Designs
  • 6:55 – 7:10: Shandy cocktail and Disco Eyes makeup tutorial by Made & Elinor
  • 7:10 – 7:25: Squash blossom demo by Michael’s Downtown
  • 7:25 – 7:40: Jardesac Aperitiva cocktail demo by District Wine
  • 7:40 – 7:55: Bulgogi fries & cocktail demos by BO Beau Kitchen
  • 7:55 – 8:10: Irish coffee demo by The Auld Dubliner
  • 8:10 – 8:40: Modern Soul Performance by the Intuitions

To the uninitiated, Taste of Downtown was a popular, annual food and drink festival where locals could roam through lines of pop-up tents to sip and taste the offerings of dozens of local bars and restaurants in Long Beach. The celebration pivoted to an online platform at the outset of the pandemic.