about us


about us

Ernie Henson selected the name Willmore to mount above the door as  tribute to William E. Willmore, Long Beach’s first real estate developer– the first person to visualize the area as the perfect place for a thriving city.

As you enter Willmore, you’ll be greeted by vintage and rustic furnishings and décor. Some pieces include an antique upright piano built in 1922, Employees sometimes dress to evoke eras gone by, often wearing trademark hats.


News and Events

We believe that the spirit of music, conversation and a glass of wine are what keep us connected to each other. We feature local musicians and themed parties, including our Wine Club Pick Up Party, throughout the year.

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Established in 2012, Willmore has become one of Long Beach’s favorite wine bars. A testament to our commitment to excellent wines and community engagement, Willmore has won several local awards and has garnered notice from the likes of Sunset Magazine, the Long Beach Press Telegram, and the Long Beach Post.

meet our staff

The Team