Legends of Aviation

4100 Donald Douglas Drive
Long Beach, CA 90808
562-420-6800
Most of us would only go to an airport for a good reason-to give a friend a ride, or to get on a plane to Hawaii. But if you have to pick up a stranded loved one just in from Chicago or some snow-swept locale, Long Beach Airport has a really nice little bar that can help them take the edge off the drudgery of air travel. Housed in the streamlined moderne splendor of the main building at Daugherty Field, the bar sits inside a semi-circular shaped, terraced room with a bar top and several tables and booths. Massive windows behind shelves holding wine bottles afford a panoramic view of the runways, control tower and in the distance, Signal Hill. The bar features a nice selection of bottled brews as well as some on tap including Stella, Blue Moon and Newcastle. But be prepared" A 16 oz. glass of Budweiser will set you back $7.50. The bartenders also serve up Manhattans, Cosmopolitans and Martinis featuring 2 oz. pours of top-shelf booze such as Maker's Mark. The prices may be sky-high, but so is the quality of the drinks.