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Joe Jost's

Map & Directions 2803 E. Anaheim St.
Long Beach, CA 90804
  • Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Reservations Not Accepted
  • Free Parking


LA Weekly's Description

At Joe Jost's divey little Long Beach enclave, drinkers come for the frosty beers but stay for the pickled eggs. That's right; Jost's is locally legendary for its spicy-brined eggs, dashed with black pepper and tossed back with a handful of pretzel sticks at the bar. The eggy, slightly funky, protein-rich orbs are a throwback to the 1920s, when the bar's namesake Hungarian owner sold them by the Mason jar full to stay open during Prohibition. Thankfully, those days are long gone now, and only the pickles remain. The classic draught beer is served up near freezing in thick glass goblets, perfect for ducking the Long Beach heat while riding one of the old metal barstools. For the brave, there is a small stage in the corner where an occasional strummer plucks away at his acoustic guitar, but most everyone in the room is either taking a bite of the hot dog on rye sandwiches, swallowing another bite of pickled egg or sipping happily away at their beer in one of the oldest continually operational bars west of the Mississippi.

Member Reviews

  • PowAJamz
    PowAJamz wrote a review for Joe Jost's
    on 01/14/11

    Here's a locally famous little tavern that makes a mean lil' $3 sandwich; the Joe's Special is a simple combination of a tasty polish sausage, pickle, swiss, and mustard on rye. Hang out with the old dudes and order up a schooner of beer.

  • JeffB7 wrote a review for Joe Jost's
    on 05/14/10

    You either like it or you don't. Nothing I'm going to write will change your mind.

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Tips from foursquare

  • LA Weekly on 12/01/10

    LA Weekly's Best of LA 2010 pick - Best Pickled Eggs!

  • Mike B. on 04/11/10

    Eat a pickled egg. They're made of magic

  • Regine A. on 03/20/12

    Coldest beer in Long Beach! Have the special and some pickled eggs. If you're not down for beer, try the root beer mmm!

  • LBDC on 08/30/10

    if you like it "hot" ask for the Spicy Mustard. it's made in-house, and will either give you facial hair, or make it fall off.

  • iOCDad on 04/17/10

    Cash only, but there's an ATM in back room ($1.50 charge)

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