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Koreatown's Beer Belly Is Bringing Craft Brews To Long Beach

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A Koreatown bar known for an amazing craft beer selection and duck fat fries is opening a second location in Long Beach.Beer Belly, one of our favorite casual spots for a beer and a bite, is expanding its waistline south with a new spot planned for Long Beach Boulevard near 3rd Street, according to Downtown Long Beach. While the details are still fuzzy about when the spot will open and how similar it might be to the OG, it's a safe bet that husband and wife owners Jimmy and Yume Han have something great in the works. Fingers crossed that they'll continue the tradition of hosting special beer releases and events with breweries, as well as their great menu offerings like the duck fat fries and their bacon mac 'n cheese.

The Long Beach location already has a pending ABC license according to Eater LA, so it may not be long until we hear more. The new location will be in the same building as Beachwood’s Blendery, so craft beer fans will have plenty of excellent options.

Beer Belly owner Han also recently created a bit of buzz when he recently took over iconic Koreatown bar Frank 'n Hank. But from what we can tell he only plans to add a bit of polish, while keeping the charm.