The drinkery is housed in the former loading bay of MADE. The alley entrance, cement flooring, galvanized steel air ducts, and chain-link fencing give the space a factory feel. These throwback elements might very well inspire a bar patron to take a flight of fancy back to the days of the old, hardscrabble, sea-faring downtown Long Beach and its shop workers, sailors, longshoremen, and vagabonds.
Elinor will feature a rotating menu of craft beers, wines and non-alcohol options from local, independent, or woman-owned breweries, wineries, and crafters. They’ll also be projecting cult classic movies and TV shows and will feature free Wifi for those looking for a dark place to hang out.
This is the newest addition to MADE’s mixed-use space which includes the retail shop & art gallery, the In The Clouds art gallery, and the Nuts N’ Bolts event venue. With all of these spaces combined, you can expect lots of creative programming such as art openings, live music, Sunday Funday crafternoons, hosted game nights, story telling, and variety shows on the zany, comedic side.
“So many out-of-towners come into MADE,” says manager Heather Kern. “They will be thrilled to discover a hidden local watering hole in the back of the building, a place that’s casual where they can plan what to do next in Long Beach.”
Elinor promises to be a spot where both locals and visitors alike can raise a toast to the independent, down-to-earth spirit of Long Beach, past, present, and future.