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Great Society Cider & Mead

601 E. Broadway (Atlantic Ave.) Send to Phone
A deep roster of alternative adult beverages pairs with rather good pub food at this chill Long Beach venue.


Dinner Tues.-Sun., Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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Great Society Cider & Mead, Long Beach, CA

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Great Society Cider & Mead Restaurant Review

: Planted in a corner lot a couple blocks north of downtown Long Beach, this intimately sized place is ideally positioned to be a respite from the bustle of city center business and happenings. Those who make the trek will find low-key comfort amongst killer Industrialist artwork, a quaint patio, and a rotation of 20 ciders and a half-dozen meads. You won’t find the mass marketed-stuff here --- owners Brenda and Otto Radtke have made their spot strictly a craft-driven affair. This makes bellying up to the bar a fun, adventurous experience, particularly if you purchase a flight. Food isn’t an afterthought. Starters like Brussels sprouts and house-made hummus are uncomplicated and flavorful, while share plates such as the must-try slow-cooked pulled pork fries topped with queso fundido and cider-poppy slaw complement the libations rather well. The compact list of mains is dominated by burgers and sandwiches stuffed with Polish sausage, and they make solid, straightforward companions to the drinks. And if you discover something you like, the in-house bottle shop allows you to take your new favorite beverage home. Weekend warriors can drop by to enjoy a brunch buoyed by cider mimosas, omelets and Benedicts.

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