Retro Row – Long Beach’s Top Outing Spot for Culture & Authenticity

Woman sitting at a table outside in front of a restaurant named Salud in Long Beach while traffic drives by.

Long Beach’s Retro Row is one of those places that you’ll never forget once you go. Retro Row is a small business district on paper but is much more when one actually sees it first hand.

It isn’t just about the great food spots, bars, or thrift shops (which are awesome). It’s about how this place makes you feel. The creative & vibrant spirit of Retro Row and the people you come across as you spend time there provide visitors with a strong sense of community & a great time, every time.

Featured in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Los Angeles Magazine, and New York Magazine, Long Beach’s Retro Row is a must-visit when visiting this area of Orange County.

“Long Beach is a city defined by its neighborhoods, and one of them is the area around Fourth Street and Cherry Avenue dubbed Retro Row. Anchored by the gloriously redone Art Theater, you’ll find everything from junk stores to places selling $8,000 Hans Wegner Chairs.” -Los Angeles Times

Fourth Street is described as a tight-knit community that brings business, residents, and visitors together in a celebration of independence and diversity. Thrillist names Long Beach as one of the most diverse cities in the United States and Retro Row follows that trend.

This prime stretch of Long Beach real estate boasts a long list of dining, thrifting, shopping, drinking, and cafes. With a little something for everyone, Fourth Street is the perfect destination for a date night, a long night out, or a day with the kids.

Check out this amazing gallery of images to see what Fourth Street in Long Beach is all about, and continue reading for a full guide to local bars, restaurants, and shops. 

 

Bars

This neighborhood bar has a substantial selection of wine and craft beer. Don’t miss out on live music five nights a week and a menu full of small plates. 

Address: 2142 E. 4th St

Phone: (562) 343-5463

Hours: Monday-Thursday (5 pm-11 pm), Friday (5 pm- 12 am), Saturday 2 pm- 12 am) (Sunday 11 am- 11 pm)

 

The Stache is a trendy bar with modern black and red decor and dark wood furniture. This is the place to be if you’re looking for a hipster vibe with friendly bartenders and affordable drinks. 

Address: 941 E 4th St, 

Phone: (562) 606 2529

Hours: Monday-Friday (2 pm- 2 am), Saturday (1 pm- 2 am) (Sunday 9 am- 2 am)

 

This restaurant and bar serve up surprisingly good food, drinks, and live music with an unpretentious atmosphere. It’s always crowded so plan accordingly. 

Address: 1836 E 4th St 

Phone: (562) 437 4453

Hours: Monday-Friday (11 am- 2 am), Saturday-Sunday (9 am- 2 am) 

 

A cozy, comfortable, & friendly wine bar serving up delicious wines from across the world, craft beers, and small dishes including charcuterie and bread plates. Your ears will also thank you for the occasional live band performances. Drop in to grab a glass and you’ll be glad you did.  

Address: 2027 E 4th St 

Phone: (562) 588 5008

Hours: Mon (5:00 pm – 10:00 pm) Tues – Thurs (5:00 pm – 11:00 pm) Fri (5:00 pm – 12:00 am) Sat (3:00 pm – 12:00 am) Sun (3:00 pm – 10:00 pm)

 

Restaurants

A beautiful interior with a full bar and authentic Peruvian food makes this restaurant a must-visit. 

Address: 2308 E 4th St 

Phone: (562) 439-8545

Hours: Monday-Saturday (12-3 pm, 5- 10:30pm), Sunday (12- 3pm. 5pm- 9pm) 

 

A go-to for classic American fare and pizza. Restauration offers a large outdoor seating area with vertical gardens, handmade tables, and repurposed lighting.

Address: 2708 E 4th St

Phone: (562) 439 8822

Hours: Hours affected by fire (see website for updates)

 

Delicious Vietnamese fare with fan-favorite dishes including Bahn mi’s, BBQ pork sandwiches, and spring rolls.

Address: 2118 E 4th St

Phone: (562) 434 2009

Hours: 11:00 am -9:30 pm Sun – Thu, 11:00 am – 10:00 om Fri-Sat.

 

Shops

This classic Long beach store is chock full of vintage gifts and artisanal goods fit for every generation. Make sure to check out their old-fashioned candy counter.

Address:  2001 E 4th St 

Phone: (562) 434 6464

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday (11 am- 6 pm), Sunday-Monday (12 pm – 5 pm) 

 

Trebor Nebets is an upscale home and décor shop with a wide selection of vintage, private label, and new furniture. They also offer interior design services. 

Address:  2116 E 4th St 

Phone: (562) 901 0600

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday (11 am- 6 pm), Sunday-Monday (11 am – 5 pm) 

 

This specialty shop sells children’s clothing and gifts for newborns. Also available are classic children’s toys including re-released Fisher-Price products. 

Address:  2116 E 4th St 

Phone: (562) 901 0600

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday (11 am- 6 pm), Sunday-Monday (11 am – 5 pm) 

 

Founded by a Roller Derby pro, Moxi Roller Skates is the only place to go when looking to buy an awesome set of roller skates. When we say awesome, we mean it. Their skates come in a myriad of colors, styles, and prints that will leave you in awe. Moxi’s also sells ice skates, protective gear, and accessories. Read their history & get to know them a little better.

Address:  2132 E 4th St 

Phone: (888) 599 6694

 

Retro Row is also only minutes away from the beach, Bixby Park, and The Long Beach Museum of Art. If you’re planning to spend the day here, rest assured that you won’t run out of ideas or places to go. A visit to this area is something you’ll always remember. 

 

Looking for convenient hotel accommodations to experience Retro Row and everything Long Beach has to offer? Hotel Current is conveniently located just minutes away from downtown, surrounding entertainment venues, scenic parks, the airport, and plenty of other attractions. If you’re looking for even more things to do in the LBC, check out our attractions page. Book your local stay with Hotel CURRENT today.

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