Joe Jost's Is Still a Cut Above Most Bars 

Los Angeles Times Joe josts
Patrick Mott 

Joe Jost's originally was a barber shop where Joe, then a barber, began serving sandwiches and root beer to his patrons during the Prohibition years. After the repeal of Prohibition, he started serving beer in hefty schooner glasses. But health department regulations forced a choice: Either cut hair or serve food and beer. Joe hung up the shears forever.

Ken Buck opened a second Joe Jost's in 1979 in downtown Long Beach at the corner of Pine Avenue and 5th Street, designed mainly to cater to the lunchtime crowd. While he says it has been successful, there still is an unspoken assumption among most Long Beach natives that when one speaks of Joe Jost's one means the little brown bar just off the corner of Anaheim Street and Temple Avenue. The one with the root beer sign still over the door. The one that will probably be there when [Wally Joyner]'s grandson is knocking them over the right field fence at Fenway.
Matt Lundin dishes up pickled eggs, a Joe Jost's specialty. Twenty-ounce schooners of beer, baseball playoffs are fare for patrons at Joe Jost's in Long Beach.

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Attention Joe Jost's Pickled Egg Lovers!

Pickled Eggs Mix from Joe Jost's


Are you currently living in an area of the world that doesn’t allow you to make a quick visit to Joe’s but you hunger for one of our famous Pickled Eggs? Well over the years we have received many requests to ship our pickled eggs, but we resisted these requests due to the extreme expense involved. However we have solved that problem, with the help of a food scientist we have developed a dry powdered formula to duplicate our famous pickled eggs.

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Joe Jost’s Tavern is located at 2803 East Anaheim Street, Long Beach, CA 90804 USA
Monday-Saturday: 10am-11pm • Sunday: 10am-9pm • Phone: 562-439-5446
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