149 Linden Ave, Long Beach, CA, US
Bio: Pretty much anyone who has spent a sizable amount of time in North County has heard of this near-historic hangout. The Basement Lounge (yes, it’s really underground with a New York speakeasy feel) got its start as an ultra hip nightclub, but has moved towards being more akin to its Long Beach Arts District location thanks to radical new management. The Lounge strives for style with greater accessibility than ever before. You can catch everything from trivia to poetry readings to live band and DJ sets within its walls, so if you're looking for a sleek venue with a dash of intellect, this is the place to be.