Mine Shaft

Mineshaft is one of the oldest gay bars in Long Beach, and it’s still a central mingling spot for the neighborhood. On weeknights, you might find some locals hanging out around the pool table, chugging beers and snacking on mozzarella sticks. But on weekends, The Mineshaft feels a bit like a buzzy nightclub—the DJ plays classic Top 40 hits, the room gets packed, and most people end up dancing with a stranger. If you’re looking for new connections, there’s a good chance you’ll make friends here—just remember to bring cash.

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