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Long Beach Has New Goth-Themed Beer and Pizza Joint Called 4th Horseman

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At any given time, the beer bar stocks from 60 to 70 beers

4th Horseman
4th Horseman
Martin Svab
Mona Holmes is a reporter for Eater Los Angeles and a regular contributor to KCRW radio. She has covered restaurants, dining, and food culture since 2016. In 2022, the James Beard Foundation nominated her for a Jonathan Gold Local Voice Award.

A new beer and pizza bar called 4th Horseman has opened as of November 28 on 4th Street in Downtown Long Beach. Situated in the almost 90-year-old Walker Building, 4th Horseman’s style is a theme of everything dark. A giant red chandelier centers the 2,000 square foot room, and dark walls are lined with images from obscure horror movies and magazines, dim lighting, pieces from the neighboring Dark Art Emporium, and items from local flea markets or estate sales.

The bar serves only beer and wine, which offers everything from Miller High Life to craft beers, with a special emphasis on local brews. The license allows people carry booze out, so the cooler houses wines and upwards of 70 different beer cans. Long Beach’s craft brewery scene keeps expanding at a rapid rate, with many new brewers opening in the last few years.

Co-owners Ryan Hughes, Martin Svab, Jeremy Schott, and chef Adam Schmalz built 4th Horseman from the ground up, with Schmalz developing the menu that includes salads, and pizzas named after horror movies, including one called Rosemary’s Baby, and another dubbed Memento Mori with bulgogi, kimchi, gochujang tomato sauce, mozzarella, and roasted pineapple. The restaurant sources all produce from local grower Farm Lot 59, which is less than four miles away from 4th Horseman.

And in one more final bloody touch, 4th Horseman offers vintage arcade games, including Mortal Combat, Street Fighter II, and the first pinball machine to have sound, called Gorgar.

4th Horseman. 21 W. Fourth Street, Long Beach, CA