Sip LBC Week to Show Off Long Beach’s Growing Cocktail and Beer Scene

The Piedmont Sour at Federal Bar’s Parlour, one of the establishments partaking in Sip LBC week. Photo by Brian Addison.

Shortly after hosting the city’s inaugural Eat LBC week, drink lovers and foodies Elizabeth Borsting and Terri Henry have decided to take on the fine libations that Long Beach’s growing cocktail and beer scene are offering.

Be it tap takeovers, a 562 signature cocktail, or a full-out Meet the Cicerone or Winemaker dinner, the pair are beginning to gather pubs, bars, wine bars, and restaurants to show off their drink-making and beer-curating skills.

“Our hope for the event is to get residents moving about the city, trying new venues, supporting local businesses—just like Eat LBC,” Borsting said.

Taking place between September 21 through 27, the event will mimic Eat LBC’s approach: ticketless, patrons simply visit the established locations and purchase the Sip LBC offering.

So far, more than a dozen establishments have signed up, including:

  • Five O’Clock Wine Bar
  • The Sky Room and Up Lounge
  • District Wine
  • Auld Dubliner
  • Bo-beau Rooftap Bar
  • The Stave
  • Brix at the Shore
  • The Federal Bar
  • Iguana Kelley’s
  • Sababa Restaurant & Lounge
  • Café Sevilla

To discourage people enjoying a few too many libations and hopping behind their own wheel, Long Beach Yellow Cab will be offering a $15 discount to people participating in the event.

For more information and to discover new places partaking in the event as it approaches, visit www.siplbc.com

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Brian Addison has been a writer, editor and photographer for more than a decade, covering everything from food to politics to urban transportation and housing. In 2015, he was named Journalist of the Year by the Los Angeles Press Club and has since garnered 12 nominations and an additional win for Best Political Commentary. Born in Big Bear, he has lived in Long Beach since college. Brian currently serves as a columnist and editor for the Long Beach Post.
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