The Low Down
Know Before You Go: This is a cash-only, beer-only bar. Specialty drafts like Widmer, Harp and Guinness are a real steal when purchased in 20-ounce schooners.
Look Good: This is definitely a dress-down establishment. Blend in with the regulars by purchasing Joe Jost's merchandise from the bartender.
Save Time: Avoid the long waits for pool by arriving before 8pm, Thursdays through Sundays.
The Extras: The bar uses an antique roaster to cook its own half-pound bags of peanuts.
Rants, Raves & Reviews
Historic Long Beach tavern and billiards bar with a dedicated local following.
by Contributor at Citysearch
Established as a barbershop during Prohibition, this old-fashioned pub is a beloved landmark for multiple generations of Long Beach natives. Die-hard regulars are mostly hard-working folk who hunker down in theâ¦
By Rhonda J at Insider Pages
Love this place - relaxed, comfortable, fun! Love the pretzels & fresh peanut butter - I'm addicted, but not the same without their PB. Read More
By Darryl D at Insider Pages
The best way I can describe this place is "comfortable." You walk in the door and you immediately relax. For food the Joe's special is good or my f... Read More
Diamond in the rough
By Patrick K at Insider Pages
Not one of the best neighborhoods to be surrounded by (I live around here), but definitely one of the best places to eat in the area. Joe Jost's p... Read More
A Bar with Character
By Terry M at Insider Pages
I didn't realize this type of bar existed in the LA area until I stopped by Joe Josts. An average-Joe type of watering hole...cold beer, simple foo... Read More
By Steve W at Insider Pages
You just need to go. Have a beer, a sandwich ( Most people like the 'special', but I like the liverwurst), and a pickled egg. Get some fresh roaste... Read More