Essential Long Beach food and drink happy hours: 2018 Edition

I am, admittedly, late on the Roe game. I got a ton of flack for not including it on my best restaurants of 2017 list—Chef Art Gonzalez has not one but two restaurants in the city, this one being his muse so to speak, given it took him well over five years to get off the ground—but in all honesty, I hadn’t been so it would have been difficult for me to ethically put it on such a list.

It is now becoming a more common part of my dining out routine—especially for its happy hour.

Go for the $2 oysters—some of the best happy hour oysters in the city, if not the best—and the delectable $7 duck fried rice.

Michael Kirkpatrick