210 E 3rd Street
Long Beach, CA 90802
131 ½ Main Street
Seal Beach, CA 90740
Searching for a place to bask in the glory of meaty and brewful bliss? Say hello to Beachwood BBQ & Brewing. You guessed it, this Long Beach locale is cookin’ up ribs, brisket, and pork low and slow—all washed down with one of the house brews, or a rotating world draft on tap. You might stare at the green wooden planks with fun-named beers and be stumped (ahem, The That’s What She Said is a good choice). If you can’t commit, try a varietal flight to hit all the flavor notes. The patio welcomes four-legged patrons, and serves as a place to toss your pal some meaty handouts—doused with one of the delicious table-side sauces, because you’re that good of a dog parent.
The menu is both focused and full of variety, even including some healthy eats. If you’re not into saucy meat on pretzel buns (big mistake), don’t you worry. Lo and behold, their salads are a hit, especially the Cobb. Side favorites include fried green tomatoes, smothered steak fries, and tater tot casserole. Try one, try them all—just make sure you try at least one barbecued, grilled, or fried to perfection delicacy off the menu.
Beachwood’s ambience is casual, retro-modern (think clean and simple, with a 50s diner feel) and the staff is extra friendly. The downtown promenade location contributes to the welcoming vibes and offers strolling and people watching space before or after. Better yet, walking and biking trails are a few steps away.
Let your best friend lay by the fire pit on a cool night (read: late night happy hour) while you munch on ribs and sip a new ale. Don’t forget the side of bleu cheese grits, and have the growler filled with your new favorite on the way out.
Best for: BBQ-loving bowsers, ale drinkers, downtown dawdlers