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.
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