All posts in Recommendations

MY FAVES: South Bay Happy Hour Spots

MANHATTAN BEACH

Shellback Tavern
116 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
Manhattan Beach 90266
(310) 376-7857
www.shellbacktavern.com
3-7 p.m. Monday thru Friday
$2.50 draft beer, $4 wells and wine, $3 appetizers

Fishbar
3801 Highland Ave.
Manhattan Beach 90266
(310) 796-0200
www.fishbarmb.com
2-6 p.m. Monday thru Friday and 9:30 p.m. to 12 midnight Sunday thru Thursday
Happy hour menu and discounted craft beers plus $1.75 oysters (increments of 6) and $1 tacos on Tuesday nights

The Rockefeller
1209 Highland Ave.
Manhattan Beach 90266
(310) 545-5810
www.eatrockefeller.com
5-7 p.m. Monday thru Thursday and 3-7 p.m. Friday
$5 select beer and wine plus $1 mix-and-match oysters on Monday 5pm to close! New happy hour menu $4.95 to $5.95 includes flatbread du jour, guacamole and chips, truffle mac n’cheese, heirloom salad, short rib tacos, and sweet potato bombs

HERMOSA BEACH

Mediterraneo – The Med Kitchen & Bar
73 Pier Ave.
Hermosa Beach 90254
(310) 318-2666
www.themedhb.com
5-7 p.m. Monday thru Friday
Half-off price of over 30 microbrews plus 2-for-1 selection of tasty small plates

Abigaile Restaurant
and Ocean Bar & Lounge

1301 Manhattan Ave.
Hermosa Beach 90254
(310) 798-8227
www.abigalerestaurant.com
5-7 p.m. Monday thru Friday
“R+D Hour” drink and food specials, including #2.50 draft beer, $4 wells and wine, $3 appetizers

Greenbelt
36 Pier Ave.
Hermosa Beach 90254
(310) 798-6585
www.greenbelthermosa.com
4-6 p.m. Monday thru Friday
$5 bites include kale caesar and mushroom flatbread plus half-price selection of draft beers and drinks

Saint Rocke
142 N. Pacific Coast Hwy.
Hermosa Beach 90254
(310) 372-0035
www.saintrocke.com
6-8 p.m. Monday thru Friday (latest happy hour in the South Bay!)
Pick your favorite drink, draft beer, wine, or appetizer for only $5!

The Rockefeller
418 Pier Ave.
Hermosa Beach 90254
(310) 372-8467
www.eatrockefeller.com
5-7 p.m. Monday thru Thursday and 3-7 p.m. Friday
$5 select beer and wine plus $1 mix-and-match oysters on Monday 5pm to close! New happy hour menu $4.95 to $5.95 includes flatbread du jour, guacamole and chips, truffle mac n’cheese, heirloom salad, short rib tacos, and sweet potato bombs

REDONDO BEACH

Bouzy Gastropub at Chez Melange
314 Ave. I
Redondo Beach 90277
(310) 540-1222
www.chezmelange.com
4-7 p.m. daily
Special menu

Hudson House
514 N.Pacific Coast Hwy.
Redondo Beach 90277
(310) 798-9183
www.hudsonhousebar.com
5-7 p.m. daily
$2.50 draft beer, $4 wells and wine, $3 appetizers

Tapas y Vino
1729 S. Catalina Ave.
Redondo Beach 90277
(310) 791-8200
www.tapasyvino.com
3-6 p.m. Monday thru Friday
Special menu

NOTE: Avoid drama by checking times and menus with each and any of the places above in advance of your visit as happy hour specials and schedule are always subject to change without notice!

NOW OPEN: Fast Casual Eatery “Pie Pie Pie” in South Redondo

PIE PIE PIE! Sweet pies, savory pies, and even pizza pies are now freshly made and available for sale in one South Bay location. Check out Pie Pie Pie, a new fast-casual eatery that quietly opened its doors in South Redondo a few weeks ago at Torrance Blvd. and Camino Real (it occupies the space of the now-closed pizzeria, The Slice).

Don’t let its storefront location in a nondescript strip mall fool you — the savory pies, in particular, are top notch. I tasted the pumpkin pie, which is more savory than sweet (my preference) as well as the pecan pie, which is also not overly sweet. Both are excellent, but if forced to make a choice, I would more highly recommend the savory pie selections as I prefer the crust on those over the one used for the sweet pies.

Pie Pie Pie also serves Korean-style chicken wings, which are slightly sweet, not hot, and seasoned with sesame seeds. In addition, they offer a nice selection of New York-style, thin-crust pizzas (cheese, pepperoni, buffalo chicken, veggie and more), along with pasta, salads, and subs, the latter three of which I haven’t tried as of yet.

All of the yummy crusty creations at Pie Pie Pie are handmade by pastry chef Euni Kim (who trained at New York’s French Culinary Institute and worked at several New York restaurants like Battery Gardens and River Cafe). Her husband Kyoung Kang, who works in finance, runs the business side of making pies (and more). The business partners — who are also married — have lived in the neighborhood since 2011.

Call TODAY to order your holiday pies! Seasonal sweet pie selections currently include apple, pecan, and pumpkin. Order your Thanksgiving pies by 9:00pm on Monday, November 23! Note that Pie Pie Pie is always closed on Tuesdays.

PIE PIE PIE
610 Torrance Blvd.
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 316-5111
www.facebook.com/piecrustpie
www.instagram.com/pie_pie_pie_rb

VIEW MENU HERE

Open every day except Tuesdays at 11:30am to 9:00pm – pick up, eat in, or order for delivery ($20 minimum). Free onsite parking. NOTE: I recommend taking your pies “to go” and reheating them at home for lunch or dinner since the place is small (only three tables and four bar chairs) plus the ambiance of the space is not in line with the excellence of my favorite — the savory pies!