Testimonial by John Ludwig

"I started coming in to your tavern when I got out of the Navy in 1962. Since I'm living in Oregon I only get to visit once in a while now, although I will be moving south when I retire next Feb. Looking forward to a few cold ones among friends. My family actually has quite a history with you. My uncle, Jim Loughran, was a close friend of Joe's many years before I first came in."


Testimonial by Dana Frey

"Hello Joes! I was born and raised in Long Beach (the shores) and had my first 'Special' back in the early 60's. My Dad and Grandpa would take me there after racing at Ascot Park. When I think back, cokes were a dime and a special was a quarter or something like that. During the late 80's my son and I would stop there after racing at Ascot. I went there all the time while I was growing up. When 21 came, after work on the way home from Signal Hill, I'd stop in for a schooner of Pabst. Many a good Schooner, special, and eggs did I enjoy! The ambience was always great! I remember the attempt of a 2nd Joes downtown, but nothing is ever as good as the original. My wife, kids and I relocated to WA just outside of Olympia back in 92'. We come down every year to visit friends and relative, and when we do, our 1st and last stop is always at Joes, the greatest place in LB to have a good sandwich and a cold beer! Gotta a lot of memories there! I've gotta a great photo coming soon for 'The Wall. I'm sure everyone will enjoy it! Cool website! Keep on keepin' on JoeJosts! Looking forward to another visit soon!"


Testimonial by Megan

"We visited Long Beach about 15 years ago. Our favorite spot was without a doubt Joe Jost's. We came day after day for beer, pretzels and the highlight, PICKLED EGGS!!!! What a perfect combination. What perfect eggs! All these years later we are still salivating and thinking about those yellow eggs with just the right kick of peppers. Is there any way you can tell us how to make them at home?? We live in PA, and we are tortured not to be able to taste those eggs! We put in "Joe Jost's pickled eggs" into our google search, and there you were. It was great to relive the experience a bit...thanks especially for posting your menu board! Please send us a recipe...or at least a few hints!! Still thinking of you after all these years."


Testimonial by Bill Brundage

"Hello: I just discovered your great website and am elated!!! I retired in Wisconsin a couple of years ago from Huntington Beach after growing up in Long Beach and the only thing I miss about the area is Joe's! I started going there in 1958 after graduating from Poly in 55' (actually,the truth be know,I snuck in a few times before I was supposed to!). We used to meet there at 6:00 pm each Thursday night to play snooker and golf until closing at 11:00. Remember in particular the care Wally used to give the tables by brushing after each game. We used to make wagers on weather or not the ashes from the cigarette in his mouth were going to fall on the table while he was brushing it. He was really a unique guy and fit in just perfectly with the ambiance of Joe's. Now I have my pool table in the basement and no one plays until it is brushed after each game (thanks for the training Wally!) My biggest problem here is trying to duplicate the pickled eggs so I can show my friends one of the greatest things about Joe's (thus far not successful). I was hoping you would take pity on an old patron and let me have the recipe as I am going through terrible pickled egg withdrawal pains."


Testimonial by Damian Hoffman

"Hello from God's Country near Green Bay, Wisconsin! I first visited Joe Jost's after returning from the Gulf War while serving in the Marine Corps in the early '90's. A Marine buddy of mine (Matt Saenz) took me there to show me that there was a "real" tavern in Southern California (I had been skeptical about that since I was from one of the largest tavern states in the country--Wisconsin). Anyhow, Matt and I use to spend our weekend "Libo" trips at his parents house in Long Beach, during which we would find time to stop by to have a special and a schooner and to shoot some pool. I remember how proud he was the first time he and his dad took me there. You could see the obvious pride they both had in your place and in the way it was so real to them. My experiences at Joe Jost's ended a year or so after returning from Operation Restore Hope in Somalia. I finished my time in the Corps and moved back to Wisconsin. I've often thought about SoCal and the good times I had at Joe Jost's. I have even took measures to make sure that my wife understands how important my blue and grey Joe Jost's T-shirts are to me and that they are never to be thrown out! When I stumbled on your web-site today I made sure to order some more nostaligic memorabilia. Although it has helped me to remember the good times by seeing your site, it has also made me bummed as I have been trying to locate my friend Matt Saenz for a couple of year's now with no luck. I last heard that he was a state trooper or police officer near Long Beach. If you or any of your customer's no the Saenz family or Matt, please give him a shout for me. Thanks! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it."


Testimonial by Toby Settle

"Ken and the gang at Joe's, Just wanted to say nice re-design on the site, looks great. And a big thanks to Cathleen for the bio on Joe Sr. What a guy! As an old Longo boy (Poly '62') living in Seattle for the last 21 years, I very much appreciate being able to log on and grab a virtual schooner and special. Joe's means a lot to me and I visit a lot (too much according to my wife) when in town every couple of years or so. As one of the people in your testimonials area said Joe's is like going to church. As soon as I walk through the front door I get re-centered and all's right with the world. A cold schooner of Pabst, a special and a copy of the Press-Telegram and I'm home again. Thanks and keep up the great work!"


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.

We provide the dry mix, you provide the eggs, jar and 40 gr. cider vinegar. Just follow the instructions and in just 7 days you will be able to enjoy our pickled eggs. Make them for your own use or send one to a friend or relative as a gift. Click here to place your order now.


Press Telegram Article about Pickled-Eggs Kit
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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-8pm • Phone: 562-439-5446
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