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Long Beach’s original (at least within the last decade) bar dedicated to All Things Tiki took over the space formerly occupied by the Tidal Bay bar on Anaheim Street back in 2019.

Brett Gallo—the man behind 4th Street’s high-brow-low-brow Stache Bar—and Jim Ritson—the man behind 4th Street Vine—polished the dilapidated space that was once home to both the Liquid Lounge and nightly regrets. (In a vain attempt to overcome its reputation as a disaster zone, the bar’s previous owner, Rob McCarthy, went on Spike TV’s “Bar Rescue” and converted it to the short-lived Tidal Bay bar.)

“We definitely want to maintain it as a neighborhood bar—there’s no reason someone shouldn’t be able to come in and buy a well drink or Bud,” Gallo said. “We won’t take that away. But man, when I first walked into here, I said, ‘This place is like a hut. It would be perfect for a full-on tiki bar.'”

And that they have: Bamboo Club remains a staple among local and annual visitors alike.