Aug 1, 2022

ABC Revokes the License of the Bottom’s Up Tavern in Long Beach

Long Beach – The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) has revoked the liquor license of the Bottom’s Up Tavern located at 1739 East Artesia Boulevard in Long Beach. Alcohol sales are immediately prohibited.

ABC agents opened an investigation following a fatal crash on March 1 that took the life of a father and his young daughter. Today agents posted a notice of indefinite suspension after their undercover ABC investigation found that the Bottom’s Up Tavern was operating a disorderly premises involving numerous illegal sales of cocaine, ecstasy (MDMA), oxycodone, and cannabis, at the licensed location. In addition, the Long Beach Police Department responded to multiple incidents at the location.

The owner of the store recently signed an agreement accepting the penalty. The license must be transferred within 180 days to a new owner at a new location outside the city of Long Beach.

“ABC is committed to keeping communities safe,” said ABC Director Eric Hirata. “This location had become a disruption to the neighborhood and local community.”

ABC protects communities through education, prevention, and enforcement programs designed to increase compliance with California’s alcoholic beverage laws.

ABC is a department of the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency.

Contact

Additional information may be obtained by contacting:

John Carr, Public Information Officer
3927 Lennane Drive, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95834
Email: pio@abc.ca.gov
Phone: (916) 419-2525

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