Nolan's Pub Restaurant Long Beach435 East Park Ave, Long Beach, NY 11561
Friendly, easy going atmosphere where every single person there is friendly. As former residents of this town, and after Sandy, a lot has changed. BUT Nolans' still has that small neighborhood feel, where everyone knows you and welcomes you with a hug. If you want reasonable prices and good conversation...this is the place. We will be back. Reviewed by Bonnie M.
This bar is quintessentially long beach. I stumbled into here late night with a friend after being invited by another group of people, and all I can say is what a great time. It doesn't attract the proverbial Dennis the Mennace type wash outs but rather a group of people who have weathered the storm time after time and seem to have had fun while doing it. With that being said, if you are not ready to engage in discourse tantamount to Clint Eastwood and his barber in Gran Torino, this place is most definitely not for you. Be ready to be challenged, harangued, and prodded; but what fun would a local bar be without an initiation of sorts. In terms of the ambiance, this place feels more like your living room than a dive bar and a testament to this is the fact that they serve all their beers in cans. It is cash only although there is an antiquated machine where you swipe your debit card and can get a tab at the bar. The fact that this machine never seems to work yet everyone attempts to use it (drunkenly) only adds to the mystique of this establishment. If you are looking for an unpretentious and alcohol fueled bacchanalia, Nolan's is most definitely the way to go. If you want to fist pump and wear your Armani slippers and use your dads credit cards to buy magnums of Grey Goose; stay away. Reviewed by Dean T.