IN PHOTOS: The V Room’s soft reopening

The V Room, one of the jewels of the Long Beach bar scene, reopened Friday, after being closed for seven months.

The bar, located at 918 E. Fourth St., has been welcoming patrons inside since the mid-1930s but will be offering service exclusively outside for the foreseeable future since its reopening is contingent upon it adhering to the regulations that govern restaurants, these days.

So, not only will patrons be limited to seating outside, but the bar is partnering with Sideburns restaurant across the street for food service. Sideburns, which is attached to The Stache Bar, serves mostly hamburgers, hot dogs, French Fries, pickled eggs, you know, bar food.

For now, the bar’s adjusted hours will be Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Today, Saturday, Oct. 17, is the V Room’s official grand opening. If you were thinking of going by and welcoming them back, or maybe you’re just thirsty, here’s a few images to show you what to expect.

Rachel Solorzano, 37, and Cyn Yeng, 38, sip cocktails on the outdoor patio at the V Room during their soft opening Friday, Oct. 16, 2020.

The V Room has two patio spaces stationed adjacent to the bar. The smaller, originally built patio space faces 4th Street. The new patio space facing Los Alamitos features a wood bar top and two tables that can each sit up to a party of six, Friday Oct. 16, 2020. Photo by Cheantay Jensen.

All four of the available two-person tables were occupied Friday afternoon during the V Room’s soft reopening, Friday Oct. 16, 2020. Photo by Cheantay Jensen.

Josh Senne, 26, chows down on a hamburger from Sideburns, the restaurant the V Room has partnered with to serve food, Friday Oct. 16, 2020. Photo by Cheantay Jensen.

Nearly all of the patio seating was filled Friday afternoon during the V Room soft reopening, Friday Oct. 16. 2020. Photo by Cheantay Jensen.

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Cheantay Jensen is an editorial intern who covers art and culture for the Hi-lo section of the Long Beach Post.
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