By donating 100% of the profits from book sales directly to the bar, the photographers hope to help support the live-music mainstay during the COVID-19 pandemic until business can return to normal operations.
“It feels like a thousand pound weight has been lifted from my shoulders.”
The V Room, one of the jewels of the Long Beach bar scene, reopened Friday, after being closed for seven months.
The Retro Row mainstay will be operating with limited hours, Thursday through Sunday.
Unlike restaurants, bars haven’t had the chance to reopen minus a brief reopening stint in June that was quickly closed off shortly thereafter.
The bar is being designed by none other than Bamboo Ben, Huntington Beach’s third-generation tiki bar builder and the man behind everything from San Francisco’s Zombie Village to Kansas City’s TikiCat, named the world’s best tiki bar.
Every Thursday through Sunday, beginning at 6 p.m. until midnight, one has to simply venture toward the western wall of this Downtown venue, push on it, and enter Tikitiki, a dark, red-and-blue tinged, pufferfish lantern-lit space.
Long Beach is, unquestionable, a dive bar city—and I expounded on this virtue with a list of ugly-pretty watering holes that are essential divey cogs in the drinking world of Long Beachers.