Ballast Point Opens In Long Beach

Ballast Point, Long Beach’s latest brewery, officially opened Thursday Alamitos Bay Landing. The Ballast Point Tasting Room & Kitchen at the south end of the retail center (the former Khoury’s location). It’s their first location in Los Angeles County.

Joanelle and I met some friends for the Opening. This location alone is everything you could hope for and they did a great job with the design and set-up so you can enjoy the views. There are plenty of taps to serve but it was slammed for opening night at all 3 bars. This is a massive space and you can tell they plan to fill it daily. They have to fine tune the serving process, however and get used to the crowds. People aren’t going to want to wait 30-40 minutes every time they order a beer.

Nevertheless, I love the location. You can check out the waves inside the Seal Beach jetty, watch all kinds of sailboats glide in from the sea, and watch Hawaiian outrigger paddlers practice all within the cozy confines of the upper patio. We ventured downstairs for a bit to scope out the accommodations, but again being opening day, it was too crowded. I will be back, and soon. This is huge for Long Beach.

Here are some pictures from Thursday night:

 

-JK

About Jim Kinmartin - Business Insurance & Risk Management Broker

Jim is a California licensed Property & Casualty AND Accident & Health insurance agent working at the ISU - Olson Duncan Insurance brokerage in Torrance, CA. He grew up in Fullerton, CA and graduated from Servite High School in Anaheim and Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and currently lives in Long Beach, CA. Have questions? Just ask! Or, follow Jim on Twitter at @JimKinmartin

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