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. 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.

(310) 546-4813

313 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, United States

A South Bay Classic

($10-$19)

American, Bar Food

Happy Hour, Hard Liquor License

Manhattan Beach

Hip/Eclectic

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

The Deck, The Strand, Hermosa Beach, CA, United States

All Day

Allow Flip Cup, By the Water

Hermosa Beach

You can’t go wrong here. They have one of the best views of the pier, the strand, beach and the volleyball courts. There’s usually a few games going on at any time and the views are great. Read more…

(310) 376-8910

120 International Boardwalk, Redondo Beach, CA 90277, United States

A South Bay Classic, Start Sunday Funday Here

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

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

By the Water, Happy Hour, Hard Liquor License

Redondo Beach

Hip/Eclectic

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 bar food. Read more…

(424) 275-4820

100 Fishermans Wharf, Suite H, Redondo Beach, CA, United States

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

($10-$19)

American, Bar Food, Breakfast Spot

Redondo Beach

Diner, Hip/Eclectic

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

(310) 798-9183

514 N Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA 90277, United States

Amazing., Hidden Gem, Solid Date Spot

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

American, Asian - Other, Bar Food, Mexican

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

Redondo Beach

Hip/Eclectic

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. The decor is spare and modern, featuring exposed brick walls and a low-slung ceiling over an intimate dining area. Read more…

(310) 374-00

409 N Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA, United States

Catch the Lakers Here

Darts, Happy Hour, Pool Tables

Redondo Beach

The Pitcher House has a variety of “Specials.” From FREE ping pong to a rack of pool for only $0.50. It doesn’t stop there. They have darts, foozball, video and pinball games, computer trivia and shuffle board. Read more…

1500 Aviation Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90278, United States

A South Bay Classic, Catch the Lakers Here, Hidden Gem, Start Sunday Funday Here

Happy Hour, Hard Liquor License

Redondo Beach

Dark drinking spot with red & animal-print decor, a hip rock ‘n’ roll vibe & biker memorabilia. Read more…

(310) 379-5144

202 The Pier Fisherman's Wharf, Redondo Beach, CA, United States

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

Redondo Beach

Starboard Attitude is a nightclub located on the Redondo Beach Pier. It’s considered to be the oldest “live blues club” in the South Bay area of Southern California. Read more…

(310) 545-0777

2401 N Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, United States

Happy Hour, Hard Liquor License, Pool Tables

Manhattan Beach

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. Tucked in between Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach, it’s the place to go for strong drinks and friendly servers. Breakfast & Lunch. Read more…

(310) 316-6717

1312 East Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277, United States

Redondo Beach

  Pats II sits at the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Avenue F at the southern end of Redondo Beach. Pats is your standard local dive bar, catering to those who want a drink anytime between 6am and 2am. Pats does not serve food. Read more…

(310) 545-9910

1501 N Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, United States

American, Bar Food

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

Manhattan Beach

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. With nearly 40 TVs and multiple satellite receivers, this South Bay landmark caters to sport enthusiasts of every stripe. Read more…

(310) 791-4849

1712 S Catalina Ave, Redondo Beach, CA 90277, United States

A South Bay Classic, Top 10

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

American, Bar Food, Breakfast Spot, Steakhouse

Dancing, Happy Hour, Hard Liquor License, Outside Area

Redondo Beach

Hip/Eclectic

Hennessey’s is a major watering hole in the area, a pub spot with the best burgers in town. This is the second of 10 locations throughout the Southwest, and it’s been here since 1978. Read more…

(310) 372-1997

1101 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, United States

A South Bay Classic, Hidden Gem

American, Bar Food

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

Manhattan Beach

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 yourselves at Ercolés? A pool table and cheap drinks, you might ask? Sure, that too. But what about burgers, baby?! Yes, that’s right. Read more…

(310) 545-6563

3600 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, United States

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

American, Bar Food, Breakfast Spot, Mexican

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

Manhattan Beach

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. After Greg graduated from USC, Ron offered him $100,000 to start his own place. Read more…

(310) 545-9333

3770 Highland Avenue, Ste. 103 , Manhattan Beach, CA, United States

American, Bar Food

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

Summer’s Sports Bar is located in a wood-paneled retail and office complex, at the busy corner of Rosecrans and Highland avenues. Since the restaurant is situated at the top of a hill, the exterior seating offers a nice view of the Pacific Ocean. Read more…