Dive Bars

Although most of the dive bars in Manhattan Beach have evaporated due to the recent gentrification, you can still find some authentic neighborhood watering holes such as Ercoles and Grunions there. Hermosa Beach strongholds such as Barnacles and Hermosa Beach Yacht Club have resisted the tides of change, as have ultimate dives such as Pat’s II and The Bull Pen in Redondo Beach.

Hip/Eclectic

Manhattan Beach

Happy Hour, Hard Liquor License

American, Bar Food

($10-$19)

A South Bay Classic

Irish-style pub chain serving breakfast, bar bites, burgers & more in a casual, traditional space. Read more…

All Day

Hermosa Beach

Allow Flip Cup, By the Water

You can’t go wrong here. They have one of the best views of the pier, the strand, beach and the volleyball courts. Read more…

Hip/Eclectic

Redondo Beach

By the Water, Happy Hour, Hard Liquor License

American, Asian - Other, Bar Food, Dessert, Mexican

($10-$19), ($20-$29)

A South Bay Classic, Start Sunday Funday Here

THE SLIP BAR and Eatery…Where great food and drink kiss the Pacific Ocean! At The Slip, we don’t think food at a bar has to taste like… Read more…

Diner, Hip/Eclectic

Redondo Beach

American, Bar Food, Breakfast Spot

($10-$19)

Catch the Lakers Here, Hidden Gem, Start Sunday Funday Here

Branch of a landmark local sports bar chain serving an eclectic mix of pub grub in kitschy digs. Read more…

Hip/Eclectic

Redondo Beach

Dancing, Darts, Happy Hour, Hard Liquor License, Video Games

American, Asian - Other, Bar Food, Mexican

($10-$19), ($20-$29)

Amazing., Hidden Gem, Solid Date Spot

Within walking distance of the Pacific Ocean, this laid-back-yet-elegant bar and restaurant provides a welcome dose of atmospheric charm to the city of Redondo Beach. Read more…

Manhattan Beach

Happy Hour, Hard Liquor License, Pool Tables

Local Legend. Owned by the same family for generations, The Castle is the same as it has ever been and, that’s exactly why we love it. Read more…

Manhattan Beach

Darts, Happy Hour, Hard Liquor License, Pool Tables, Video Games

American, Bar Food

Just as grunion fish crowd the beach during their annual spawn, Manhattan Beach natives flock to Grunions Sports Bar & Grill for their sports-viewing rituals. Read more…

Hip/Eclectic

Redondo Beach

Dancing, Happy Hour, Hard Liquor License, Outside Area

American, Bar Food, Breakfast Spot, Steakhouse

($10-$19), ($20-$29)

A South Bay Classic, Top 10

Hennessey’s is a major watering hole in the area, a pub spot with the best burgers in town. Read more…

Manhattan Beach

By the Water, Darts, Happy Hour, Hard Liquor License, Pool Tables, Video Games

American, Bar Food

A South Bay Classic, Hidden Gem

With its interesting cast of characters, malodorous facilities, decaying interior, and all in all, a dumpster dive bar quality, what other reasons could there be to find… Read more…

Manhattan Beach

By the Water, Dancing, Happy Hour, Hard Liquor License

American, Bar Food, Breakfast Spot, Mexican

A Breakfast Favorite, A South Bay Classic, Catch the Lakers Here, Start Sunday Funday Here

Sharkeez is the creation of Ron Newman- founder of the red onion chain of casual restaurants that flourished in the 1970’s and ‘80s- and his son Greg.… Read more…

Allow Flip Cup, Darts, Happy Hour, Hard Liquor License, Outside Area, Pool Tables, Video Games

American, Bar Food

Summer’s Sports Bar is located in a wood-paneled retail and office complex, at the busy corner of Rosecrans and Highland avenues. Read more…

Manhattan Beach

Darts, Happy Hour, Hard Liquor License, Pool Tables

American, Bar Food

  Pool tables, plentiful TVs and daily lunch specials keep ’em coming to the Hangar Inn, where you can snag a cheeseburger and chips for $1.50 on… Read more…