Lakewood Nightlife: Celebrate St. Paddy’s at Brien O’Connors Pub

For those looking to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Lakewood at an Irish Pub, you won’t find a more authentic location than Brien O’Connors Pub. The second you park, the bar offers that old school Irish Pub feel that gets you excited to have a drink. Locals say the place has “great cocktails and a nice selection of beers. The bartenders are all very friendly and hilarious”.

St. Paddy’s Day is like the Super Bowl for this pub as it goes all out on entertainment, decorations and drink specials to make the night memorable for anyone drinking in the location. The bar also offers pool tables, a jukebox and ample seating. So grab your friends and enjoy Brien O’Connors for a St. Patrick’s Day full of fun and shenanigans. Just remember to stay safe and never drink and drive. Order an Uber instead. 

Brien O’Connors

4130 Paramount Blvd, Lakewood, CA 90712
Phone number (562) 627-8999

Have an Animal Filed Adventure!

Who’s ready to hang out with some animals? Lakewood is a vibrant city with a lot of great parks, restaurants and attractions for you to visit. One of those attractions is the petting zoo and equestrian center “Pony Time.” This location is very family friendly and has pony rides for children of all ages!

This fun location is open Wednesday-Sunday from 10am – 5pm. The property boasts pony rides for tiny tots (hand led) for only $5 and trotting pony rides for older children starting at $7 (only on weekends). The general price of admission is $1 and includes a visit to their petting zoo! They have rabbits, goats, chickens, sheep, an alpaca, a cow and even four horned sheep.

If one of your children have a birthday coming up, this is the perfect place! If you were looking for some quality parent-child time, they also do Mommy (or Daddy) and Me classes. For a birthday reservation or class enrollment, please make an appointment. For all information regarding this property, check out their website.

Where To Eat the Best Breakfast in Lakewood

If you are a person who loves breakfast, Lakewood has a number of tasty and well reviewed locations to try the next time you dine out. Here is a quick look at some of the best spots near you.

The Nest

9260 Alondra Blvd, Bellflower, CA 90706

Phone number: (562) 804-5097

The Breakfast Joint has over 1500 four-star reviews and is known as one of the best spots in the Lakewood/Bellflower area. A reviewer gushed on Yelp “This place is so delicious, I enjoy every bite” which is what many others continue to say.

Cassidy’s Corner Cafe

11132 Del Amo Blvd, Lakewood, CA 90715
Phone number: (562) 860-1177

Cassidy’s is a neighborhood breakfast shop known for their coffee and breakfast sandwiches. The location is open at 6am everyday and offers quick, tasty, and inexpensive options for people on the go. The burritos and sandwiches are the most popular items for people in the know so don’t hesitate to grab one!

Hilltop Park: A Great Place To Go on a Trail Walk

The Hilltop Park on the border of Lakewood and Signal Hill is a great place to spend the day relaxing and enjoying nature on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon (or early morning if you are into that sort of thing). Locals compare the area to Griffith Park because of the spectacular view it offers. Park goers can see all of Long Beach and the ocean while enjoying the hiking and walking trails.

The park is a quiet and seclusive area and is perfect for hosting a picnic, a bbq, exercising or taking a  romantic stroll with your significant other. Overall, Hilltop Park is perfect place for Lakewood and Long Beach residents looking to enjoy the outdoors without having to trail too far. The trails themselves are simple and do not require much training. So get out there this weekend and enjoy life in Southern California.

Hilltop Park

2351 Dawson Ave, Signal Hill, CA 90755
Phone number (562) 989-7330

How To Make Valentine’s Day Special For Long Time Couples

For those couples who have been in a relationship for a long time, keeping the spark alive and burning does take a bit of work. With life moving as fast as it does, we can all neglect our relationships from time to time–which is why Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to connect and fall in love all over again. Here are a few tips to try.


Hold hands: holding hands is an intimate gesture that can get lost in older relationships. Make an effort to touch, hold hands, hug and be in each others spaces during your date night. The closeness will create extra intimacy.


Put your phone away: phones can be a romance killer. It’s so easy to check your phone every few minutes and avoid intimate conversations. Leave the phones in the car, look each other in the eye and talk to each other.


Long walk: long walks are the stuff romance is built on. After dinner find a pier and go for a long walk and talk about life, your hopes, dreams, and desires. Nothing will make your relationship stronger.


Lakewood Bars: Find a Place To Watch Super Bowl LI

Do you need a place to watch the Super Bowl? This year the game takes place on Sunday, February 5th when the Atlanta Falcons take on the New England Patriots in Houston. The game is typically the most watched event on TV draws over 150 million viewers worldwide. Even if you don’t like sports, chances are you’ll watch the game. The commercials are great, Lady Gaga is performing during half time, and the entire day is an excuse to hang out in a bar and have a few drinks.

For those in the Lakewood area, there are a number of excellent places that will be showing the game and provide various drink & food specials. Here is a quick look at two places near your Lakewood apartment to consider visiting.

Shipmates Restaurant & Sports Bar
11424 South St, Cerritos, CA 90703
Phone number (562) 924-3211

Glory Days Sports Grill
4132 Woodruff Ave, Lakewood, CA 90713
Phone number (562) 420-2424

Participate in the Lakewood Family Run

The City of Lakewood is all about family and that sentiment was never truer than with their annual family run. The event takes place on Saturday, March 4, 2017 with a 10k, 5k, and 1k fun run race that features Sheriff’s deputies, local runners, families, kids, and council members. The run begins at the Sheriff’s Station and goes through various streets long the city.

Anyone interested can register here with prices for the 5 and 10 k races at $35 and $15 for the kids fun run race. The top three that finish in each category will receive a trophy and all finishers get a medal. Proceeds for the city wide event will go to Soroptimist International and the Lakewood Sheriff’s department and it various charitable efforts.

The race starts at 8 am and 9:30 am but the day will also feature music, snacks, various healthy booths and much more. So sign up your family today and start training for this amazing city event.



Lakewood Manor: Come See What Apartment Living Should Be

The Lakewood Manor is what apartment living should be (and more). The complex is conveniently located in the heart of Lakewood and minutes from four major freeways (91, 405, 710 and 605) near the Lakewood Mall and other shopping centers. If you need a fancy restaurants, nightlife, or a local park, everything is within your grasps at the Lakewood Manor.

The apartment complex was built with open courtyards, a focus on greenery and trees in order to create an inviting and homey atmosphere. The community is pet-friendly (so bring your furry little family members) and the units come with walk-in closets, ceiling fans, AC units, garbage disposals, window coverings and tile floors. However, a tour can do much more than a blog ever could. If you are interested in moving to the Lakewood area, we offer 9 to 12 month leases. Call us at (866) 256-2737 to make an appointment for a FREE private tour. We look forward to meeting you!

Fun Things To Do In Lakewood, CA

Fun Things To Do

The city of Lakewood is quintessential post-WWII suburban town located in Los Angeles County, California. Lakewood is known for its beautiful park facilities, quaint local businesses, and its deep roots in community outreach.

The suburban town has everything to offer its visitors. Guests can partake in Lakewood’s longest running community event, The Fiesta. This family-friendly event takes place at the beautiful Mayfair Park. Guests can enjoy free music, eat delicious food from several food trucks and booths, and can purchase hand crafted arts and crafts from over 50 vendors.

Another annual event that guests can attend is the outdoor Summer Concert Series at Del Valle Park. Guests can eat good food, listen to great music, and kick back in their lawn chair. Several musical acts, such as the Beatles tribute band, “Hard Days Night” and the 80’s inspired band, “Knyght Ryder ” has performed at this concert series.

Simply put, Lakewood is the perfect town to visit during the summer and holidays.