Located on 7th and Cherry–a central location to Long Beacheans far and wide– Que Sera regularly plays host to a variety of events featuring local bands and DJs.
Que Sera is somewhat of a rite of passage for Long Beach musicians looking to break into the live scene– scoring a gig at the venue is relatively easy and all styles and genres are accommodated. The venue is more than just a testing ground for developing bands, however; every month offers an array of unabashedly good times, whether fueled by sets by your favorite local bands or drunkenly euphoric dance parties. Over the years, Que Sera has provided a home for themed nights such as the beloved-but-now-discontinued Good Foot and the EDM-based Long Beach Housing Project. Some current hits include the goth-adorned Release the Bats, Bump ‘N Grind (whose nostalgic ’90s party jams routinely pack the house), the monthly Under the Covers Open Mic Night, and a Tuesday residency of underground hip-hop, roots reggae, and funk.
The vibe at Que Sera is dive-y yet cozy– the fireplace is a cool feature. Tables next to the bar area offer a place to sit and chat with friends over cocktails or give your sore feet a break from dancing the night away. The pool table is situated in back, out of view from the dancefloor and, really, most of the venue. These separate areas give visitors different options, but can divide the audience’s energy. On a good night, though, no shortage of such energy transpires. The corner stage faces a sizable dancefloor and can be seen by most of the bar area. The DJ booth on the other side of the dancefloor keeps the mix alive between band sets. The sound system is decent (additional amps/monitors recommended). The iconic backdrop of bedazzled gold drapes strung with white Christmas lights adds some flash to the visual element.