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Back in the days when "R.M.S. Queen Mary" plyed the Atlantic Ocean, the Observation Bar was the First-Class lounge, for the rich and famous.  Observation Bar retains it's 1930's Art Deco decor, and original artwork still hangs above the bar.  

Photo:  How often do get to enjoy Dos Equis beer, and barbecued chicken wings aboard a former ocean liner? Observation Lounge is located on the R.M.S. Queen Mary, on the Promanade Deck, just under the navigation bridge. The forward-looking windows, in the lounge, can clearly be seen in this photo, located under the navigation bridge.

Photo:  Observation Lounge is pure, 1930's Art Deco, and features original furniture and original paintings above the bar.  Is that HD tv, to the left of the photo, from the 1930's too?  Bartender Sergio, and waiter John are behind the bar.  I felt a bit out of place, with the particular type of English I speak, as the couple to the left of the photo were from England, and the gentleman near the center of the photo were from Australia.

Photo:  I belly up to the bar with a cold, on-tap Dos Equis beer.  Photo shows the two-level bar, and the windows in the rear of the photo face forward, and look over the forecastle of the ship.  It's just after noon, on Friday, October 4, 2013, and I'm just starting the first of three XX beers that I would enjoy aboard R.M.S. Queen Mary today.

Photo:  Looking down from the starboard bridge wing of the navigation bridge into the outdoor dining area of the Observation Bar.  Back in the days when R.M.S. Queen Mary was a passenger liner, this area also provided somewhat sheltered outdoor seating for patrons of the First-Class lounge.  One of the docents told me that during storms in the North Atlantic, frequently this area was unusable do to waves crashing over the window!

Photo:  My friendly waiter, John, brings my order of "Queen Mary Chicken Wings" to my table.  After I ordered a plate of wings, I moved from the bar to a small table, near the forward end of the bar.  Note, as an ex-Navy guy, I'm using nautical terms!

Photo:  John snapped my photo, as I prepare to enjoy my wings, and another Dos Equis beer.  As small portion of the outdoor seating can be seen through the windows, in the background of the photo.

Photo:  Observation Bar offers a small selection of appetizers, such as chicken wings, hummus dip, shrimp cocktails, egg rolls and meat and cheese combination plates.  I opted for a plate of "Queen Mary Chicken Wings," barbecue style.  (You can choose between barbecue or spicy.)  For $10.00, you get 10 wings, three celery sticks, and a small cup of Ranch dressing.  Like the draught Dos Equis beer, at $7.00 a pint, it's priced on the high side, but the wings were delicious, the atmosphere was stunning, and the experience was priceless.  You get what you pay for, and at the Observation Bar, you get atmosphere, quality and class.

Observation Bar is a great place to relax, enjoy a drink, or in my case a couple of beers, nibble on delicious pub-style appetizers, in a stylish, sophisticated, 1930's Art Deco atmosphere.  I highly recommend spending a day on the Queen Mary Resort, and enjoying a bite to eat, and a beer or two at Observation Bar.

Observation Bar and Art Deco Lounge
1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, CA 90802
562 435-3511

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