Catalina Island's first Biergarten slated to open in time for Summer.

AVALON, CALIF. (May 18, 2023) - Catalina Island Company is excited to announce the opening of the island’s first biergarten this June. Flx Biergarten’s name is a nod to the vintage Flx buses that have been a staple of island tourism since the 1950s. On June 1, Catalina Island Company will host a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the much-anticipated unveiling of the watering hole for nostalgia and ale lovers alike.

Flx Biergarten is set to be the island's first and only biergarten located in Avalon. Paying homage to the island's rich history, Flx takes its name from the iconic '50s Flxible buses that once graced the streets of Avalon and wandered the island’s interior with curious tourists. With an open-air atmosphere that includes charming string lights and cozy firepits, Flx is the perfect place to enjoy a cold beer, wine, seltzer or kombucha with friends. Plus, beer lovers can sample a variety of styles with tasty beer flights. This Fall, Flx Biergarten will host Catalina Island Company’s first Oktoberfest from September 29 to October 1.

"The Flx Biergarten project has been an exciting ride. It’s fun to see the Flx Bus from the ‘50s back in action and used as inspiration for this modular concept featuring trailers that came all the way from North Carolina and Illinois. These trailers allow us to keep the lot wide open, providing a new, fun, outdoor venue. The team hit the mark on this one," said Hunter Rusack, Director of Operations at Catalina Island Company.

The Catalina Island Company is the island’s largest resort operator and has been delivering quality service since 1894. The company aims to continue to add new offerings, keeping Catalina a premier southern California vacation destination while enhancing appreciation for the island’s history.

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Catalina Island's premier resort operator, Catalina Island Company, provides exceptional guest experiences with dining establishments, hotels, a beach club, entertainment venues, and more than a dozen land and sea tours and activities. The newly renovated Hotel Atwater joins the other Avalon accommodations at Mt Ada and the Pavilion Hotel. Other notable entities include Descanso Beach Club, home of Catalina's only beachside restaurant and bar, as well as the Zip Line Eco Tour, Catalina Aerial Adventure, and Catalina Falconry Experience, all part of

Descanso Adventures. Catalina Island Company also has an extensive portfolio of premier meeting and event venues, including oceanfront Catherine's Terrace at Descanso Beach Club and the Avalon Boardroom in Hotel Atwater. Additionally, Catalina Island Company operates the village of Two Harbors on Catalina's west end, including Harbor Sands, Banning House Lodge & Villas, Harbor Reef Restaurant, several campgrounds, and more. For additional information, go to

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