Today I headed down to The Attic on Broadway to check it out. My friend told me about it a week or so ago and said it was worth a look. I headed down at about 1pm or so and I had just eaten lunch so this trip was only to check out a few drinks. I now know that I have to head back for breakfast and for one of their awesome bloody mary’s but we will talk about that later.
I was on my Harley and I use that more and more when I am traveling around in Long Beach. Parking is usually rough but they are lenient on two wheeled vehicles and provide random free spots there and there. I don’t think they had Electra Glides in mind but its still a motorcycle. I pulled up in front of the Attic on Broadway and scored a spot right in front which was awesome.
What makes the Attic on Broadway different is that it is an old house that was converted into a restaurant. I think it is an old 1920′s craftsman home. Anyway, there are two larger rooms inside which I think were like the living room and dining room and it has a good sized space out in front that was converted to tables with umbrellas which makes it a great outdoor spot. You can just tell that this place gets swamped on the weekends. Good restaurants that make good food usually do.
I was greated by the hostess and I told her that I wanted to head to the bar and try a cocktails. She told me that there is a bar but not one that I could sit at but she would be more than happy to seat me on the big patio outside or at a table inside which was two good size rooms. I scoped it out a bit and it was kind of a warm day so I opted for the indoor option.
I was sat and shortly after, Karen came up and told me that she would be taking care of me. I explained that I already had lunch and that I was just there to try out a few drinks. I asked what the special where, and she said they had $3 Mimosas and some of the Martini’s on the menu where only $5. Perfect! I started with a mimosa and that was perfect. I love to drink those on a hot day.
Next on the agenda was to try the Pear Martini. It has pear vodka, simple syrup, champagne and mint and it was delicous. I have never had pear vodka before so that was a treat and I always like drinks that have mint in them. Again perfect for a hot summer day.
While I was finishing up my Martini, I overheard Steve Massis who is the founder talking to another blogger sitting at the table right next to me. I figured I would take the opportunity to introduce myself and to get his email addy so I could show him the write up and pics when I was done. Steve was a very cool guy and he, like me, is also bald and I get along with all bald dudes. It must be a lack of hair thing lol.
Anyway the drinks where awesome and I look forward to coming back and trying one of their bloody marys and their mac n cheese.
Written by Louie Baur