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.

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Hermosa Beach

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

Mexican

($20-$29)

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

 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…

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Hermosa Beach

Dancing, Happy Hour, Hard Liquor License, Outside Area

American, Bar Food

($10-$19)

Start Sunday Funday Here

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

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Manhattan Beach

Happy Hour, Hard Liquor License

American, Asian - Other, Italian, Seafood

($30+)

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

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

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Hermosa Beach

By the Water, Happy Hour, Hard Liquor License

Mexican, Seafood

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

Spoil Yourself, Hidden Gem, Solid Date Spot

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…

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Redondo Beach

Hard Liquor License

Mexican

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…

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Manhattan Beach

Happy Hour, Hard Liquor License, Outside Area

American, Asian - Other, Italian, Seafood

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

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…

Redondo Beach

Happy Hour, Hard Liquor License

  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…

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Hermosa Beach

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

American, Bar Food, Steakhouse

($20-$29)

Amazing., Spoil Yourself, Solid Date Spot

    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…

Redondo Beach

By the Water

American, Seafood

Solid Date Spot

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…

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Manhattan Beach

Hard Liquor License

Italian

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

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…

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Manhattan Beach

By the Water, Happy Hour, Hard Liquor License

American, Seafood

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

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

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Redondo Beach

By the Water, Hard Liquor License

American, Seafood

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

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