It’s not often that fish can be described as punk rock, and yet that’s exactly the case at this Long Beach dive. Owned by former Social Distortion drummer Chris Reece, The Pike features a punk-loaded jukebox, live music and DJs by night, and some damn good grub. While tattooed bartenders sling strong drinks, the kitchen churns out burgers, tacos, and deep-fried goodness. Sole is the star of The Pike’s fish and chips, which almost look like three golden sausages (okay, they’re borderline phallic) until you cut into the crust, revealing the steaming white fish inside. The steak-cut potato wedges and creamy coleslaw are pure Americana, presented in a retro red basket that meshes well with the vintage photos and tchotchkes peppering the walls. Grab a pint of Snapshot wheat beer and you’ll be ready to rock.
|Venue name:||Pike Restaurant & Bar|
1836 E 4th St
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 11am-2am; Sat, Sun 9am-2am|
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