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Photo courtesy of Pinot’s Palette.

While we have personal preference toward Brushstrokes & Beverages because, well, we’re often for our hometown team when it comes to businesses that have been here for years, we would be outright lying were we to say we’re angry that massive chain Pinot’s Palette has officially opened in DTLB.

While Brushstrokes & Beverages is the beautiful, Long Beach-centric vagabond of the paint’n’drink industry, bouncing from venue to venue across the city—also: it’s been largely regarded as the best paint’n’sip in the region—Pinot’s is Long Beach’s first permanent space dedicated solely to the art of drinking while creating, well, tangible art.

The Texas-based chain first opened in Houston nearly a decade ago and has quickly soared to 159 locations across North America, including nearby locations in Huntington Beach, Brea, and Tustin.

This particular franchise will be operated by Monica Ochoa and Mark Pollard.

“Pine Avenue is the perfect location for Long Beach’s only Pinot’s Palette,” Ochoa stated. “We look forward to enhancing the downtown area with a sprinkling of artistry, alcohol, and amusement for locals and visitors alike.”

Two-hour events start at $35 and go up from there.

Pinot’s Palette is located at 470 Pine Ave. in DTLB.