Martini Bars / Lounges

Pull up a chair and indulge at one of the many martini bars in the South Bay. Professional mixologists will craft an amazing cocktail to celebrate a special occasion, or just to celebrate it being 5:00. The highest concentration are in Manhattan Beach, although you can find some quality lounges as you move South.

Amazing., Spoil Yourself, Hidden Gem, Solid Date Spot

($20-$29)

Mexican

By the Water, Happy Hour, Hard Liquor License, Outside Area

Hermosa Beach

Hip/Eclectic

 Palmilla offers regionally influenced Mexican cuisine featuring the freshest seafood and the finest cuts of beef, along with the best selection of premium tequilas in the South… Read more…

Start Sunday Funday Here

($10-$19)

American, Bar Food

Dancing, Happy Hour, Hard Liquor License, Outside Area

Hermosa Beach

Hip/Eclectic

American Junkie is a modern interpretation of the traditional gastro pub, offering the best in food and drink. Read more…

Amazing., Spoil Yourself, Oenophiles You're Home, Our Favorite When the Boss is Paying for it, Solid Date Spot, Top 10

($30+)

American, Asian - Other, Italian, Seafood

Happy Hour, Hard Liquor License

Manhattan Beach

Hip/Eclectic

Down at the beach, overlooking the Pacific Ocean,The Strand House rises elegantly and iconically above the breakers. Read more…

Spoil Yourself, Hidden Gem, Solid Date Spot

($20-$29), ($30+)

Mexican, Seafood

By the Water, Happy Hour, Hard Liquor License

Hermosa Beach

Hip/Eclectic

Located in Hermosa Beach, just a block off the sand and strand, Día de Campo is a modern surf lodge, of sorts, catering to those who want… Read more…

Mexican

Hard Liquor License

Redondo Beach

Hip/Eclectic

With a name derived from a menu of 120 tequila varieties, this award-winning restaurant offers a variety of dishes that blend flavors from Oaxaca, Mexico City and… Read more…

Amazing., Spoil Yourself, Oenophiles You're Home, Our Favorite When the Boss is Paying for it, Solid Date Spot

American, Asian - Other, Italian, Seafood

Happy Hour, Hard Liquor License, Outside Area

Manhattan Beach

Hip/Eclectic

Located in the heart of Manhattan Beach, Darren’s features savory small plates and delicious fine dining set in a upscale yet welcoming, relaxed environment. Read more…

Happy Hour, Hard Liquor License

Redondo Beach

  You know that bar on the corner that serves up tasty microbrews, seasonal wines and an array of pub food that blends sophistication and comfort? Well,… Read more…

Amazing., Spoil Yourself, Solid Date Spot

($20-$29)

American, Bar Food, Steakhouse

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

Hermosa Beach

Hip/Eclectic

    UPDATE: Name changed to ALTA HOUSE. Located on the rooftop of The Abigaile, Ocean Bar has 180 degree sunset views from Malibu to Catalina. Read more…

Solid Date Spot

American, Seafood

By the Water

Redondo Beach

BALEENkitchen, the Oceanfront restaurant at The Portofino Hotel & Marina, was recently awarded a Zagat rating as among the “Top 10 Best Restaurants for Waterside Dining in… Read more…

Amazing., Spoil Yourself, Hidden Gem, Solid Date Spot, Top 10

Italian

Hard Liquor License

Manhattan Beach

Hip/Eclectic

Lido di Manhattan Ristorante and Bar, located in Manhattan Marketplace by Bristol Farms, has long been one of the South Bay’s best kept secrets. Read more…

A South Bay Classic, Amazing., Spoil Yourself, Our Favorite When the Boss is Paying for it, Solid Date Spot, Top 10

American, Seafood

By the Water, Happy Hour, Hard Liquor License

Manhattan Beach

Hip/Eclectic

      Renowned for it’s famous drink, the Navy Grog, ROCK’N FISH is well situated in Manhattan Beach’s downtown area. Read more…

Amazing., Spoil Yourself, Our Favorite When the Boss is Paying for it, Top 10

American, Seafood

By the Water, Hard Liquor License

Redondo Beach

Hip/Eclectic

One of the most elegant restaurants on the pier, Kincaid’s views include the marina, the breakwater and the beach. Read more…