Long Beach Pride 2018: A guide to Long Beach queer bars

LONG BEACH — Coming to town for some partying and frolicking during Long Beach Pride?

Remember, Paradise Bar and Restaurant has closed.

The Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride Festival will take place Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. along Shoreline Drive at between Shoreline Village Drive and Alamitos Avenue at Marina Green and Rainbow Lagoon parks.

Tickets are$20 online and and $25 at the gate.

The Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride Parade will step off Sunday at 10:30 at Lindero Avenue and Ocean Boulevard and march west to Alamitos Avenue.

The Long Beach area has almost a dozen queer bars, and Q Voice News will guide revelers to the watering holes.

The above video initially was posted last year.

Join Q Voice News contributor and travel vlogger James Quintanilla as your bar-hopping guide as he makes his way to Long Beach-area queer bars and clubs.

About the author

Phillip Zonkel

Award-winning journalist Phillip Zonkel spent 17 years at Long Beach's Press-Telegram, where he was the first reporter in the paper's history to have a beat covering the city's vibrant LGBTQ. He also created and ran the popular and innovative LGBTQ news blog, Out in the 562.

He won two awards and received a nomination for his reporting on the local LGBTQ community, including a two-part investigation that exposed anti-gay bullying of local high school students and the school districts' failure to implement state mandated protections for LGBTQ students.