Paradise, Legendary Gay Piano Bar in Long Beach, Closing

After 30 years, Long Beach’s iconic Paradise Bar and Restaurant will close in April. According to LongBeachize, the neighborhood gay bar was purchased by the owners of Black, a quiet LA bar not far from the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, reports Eater Los Angeles.

Paradise Bar is Long Beach’s oldest gay piano bar and has maintained a steady presence within the city’s LGBTQ community.

The gay piano bar scene overall in greater Los Angeles has been struggling for years. The Other Side in Los Feliz had been a gay piano bar on Hyperion Avenue since the early 1970s, until it’s shuttering in 2012.