Paradise Piano Bar and Restaurant (Closed Permanently)

96% love it
GayCities Members report that Paradise Piano Bar and Restaurant has closed
Long-standing bar
Enjoy wine, karaoke, brunch and an occasional lounge act playing the piano in this mixed-crowd space.
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    • mexmenudo
      mexmenudo Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Well Traveled
      Nice local neighborhood hangout with entertainment often.

    • Bear411
      Bear411 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Horrible Horrible Horrible
      First off, I'd never been to this place before & after the way I and my guests were treated I NEVER will again. The bar is nice but that's where it ends! I was going to be in Long Beach to meet some friends and we decided to go here. The BIGGEST MISTAKE we could have ever made. It was on a Saturday evening and the famous "Rudy DelaMour" was playing. Now having seen this show for years I was pleasantly surprised to see him. My guests and I sat down for dinner and their began the insanity...service was horrid, the waiter was sitting at a table talking with there friends, 25 minutes later our waiter came and took our order...40 minutes later after that and NO FOOD! and when it finally got to our table the food was lousy....cold like it had just come out of the cooler. Next when we complained to "Eric" he was completely rude and nasty about it saying "no one ever complains about our food and if we didn't like it that we could leave...there we're others who could use the table" WHAT A JERK! he then proceeded to have our food packaged up without our asking and stood there staring at us waiting for us to leave. I asked to speak to the manager and he barked he was the manager, I then asked to speak to the owner and he said "I AM THE OWNER" handed us our bill (which was incorrect several things on it that we never ordered, over charged by $82.00 !watch your "tabs"!). Once it was corrected (again with a GREAT DEAL OF BAD ATTITUDE from the so called "manager/owner) we paid our bill & left the lousy left overs there...we walked out and as we did we asked one of the staff who "Eric" was...the employee replied "oh he's our manager" I asked if he was also the owner like he claims...the employee scofted and said "no this place is owned by Michael Barber" so he lied to us, but were we surprised, NO! We thouht we'd still try to give this joint a "go" after all "Rudy" is well known in Palm Springs and we love his show. Then we were standing at the bar ordeing a beer and apparently Rudy's show was over and they started something called "Dark Knights" aimed towards men of color. The crowd was SO NASTY, VICIOUS AND HATEFUL towards us and even at one point a 30+ y.o. guy after knocking a drink out of one of my guests hands said to us "this is a black bar and you aren't wanted here" we were so shocked and again "Eric" the so called owner was standing right there herd this and laughed... THIS PLACE COULD BE SO MUCH MORE! BUT WITH A MANAGER THAT "CLAIMS" TO BE THE OWNER....ALL I CAN SAY IS I WILL DEFINITELY BE WARNING THE PALM SPRINGS COMMUNITY ABOUT THIS LOW LEVEL CLASSLESS PLACE! AND ASKING THEM TO PASS IT ON! I HAD TO GIVE IT ONE STAR OR IT WOULDN'T LET ME POST A REVIEW BUT ONE STAR IS MORE THAN IT DESERVES!

    • KaliTomboi
      KaliTomboi Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Friendly Atmosphere
      Its been awhile since I've visited "Paradise" but years and years ago it was the location of my very first date and my last visit back in 2006 I must say the staff is STILL awesome food is great, the entertainment was fun, I'm imagining in 2011 if anything this place only gets better! I am starting to venture back into the LBC more often so I will be revisting soon

    • mattskal
      mattskal Over a year ago

      What a great gay venue in the heart of Long Beach. They have drink specials all throughout the week, go-go boys on Friday night and it's a piano bar on Saturday night. We all had not only a great di

    • rltickell
      rltickell Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Nice bar good staff and good food ....
      Nice people always something going on here , nice staff but many (bartenders) are straight. But go for the food and bar snacks menu ... .not to be missed.

    • krisbarrera
      krisbarrera Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great people and good fun.

    • AK_Cruiser
      AK_Cruiser Over a year ago
      Loves it

      2nd Favorite place in Long Beach
      Hit the Paradise on a Monday night, it's busy here as they have really cheap drinks (a Miller Lite and Absolute soda for $5 total)...the bartender is friendly and attentive and while we didn't attract much interest from the visiting locals we did enjoy a couple of rounds here. A return visit on Wednesday found a good crowd as well as a little more interaction with the locals. Large screen TV for sports and other programming enhances the feel of the bar, restaurant on premises.

    • tarantino
      tarantino Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Best brunch in town, hands down!
      The Paradise brunch is a bargain for such quality food. Bartender Chace and entertainment by Rob on piano make all welcome. A great place to bring your non-gay freinds and family

    • teatyme1
      teatyme1 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      The Paradise is...Paradise
      The Paradise is the first place I went to with my roomate and it was a lot of fun. The staff is friendly and the food is great. If on a budget, try out the 1/2 price drink specials on Mondays as well as there 2 for one menu items. There are some other great food specials on other nights as well, and for entertainment, there's karaoke Thursdays and smoldering Sundays featuring Sonji a great local singer and Jason Webber on Mondays I believe, Check it out, you won't be disappointed

    • willstringer
      willstringer Over a year ago
      Loves it

      great specials
      the paradice,is a great place to eat!,only drawbacks is parking park where instructed, watch city signs! area is cruise free zone! after dinner enjoy the beach!

    • BBUC
      BBUC Over a year ago
      Loves it

      A Piano Bar/Restaraunt
      Actually its quite nice inside, music is pretty loud for those eating there I would think. Can't comment just yet on food since we have been there only for drinks. Its one of at least 4 bars in a row on Broadway where if ones bored at one he can just walk very easily to other.