Best neighborhood bar: Gasser Lounge
Gasser’s finally beat out the North End as locals’ favorite neighborhood bar. Billing itself as the “South Bay’s only true rock ‘n’ roll bar,” Gasser’s off-the beaten track location on Aviation Blvd. does not deter those looking for a craft cocktail, a cold beer and good music from crossing PCH. And with beer flowing from a one-of-a-kind Harley Davidson V-twin motor tap, the bar’s roots in motorcycle culture remain alive.
1500 Aviation Blvd, RB. www.gasserlounge.com
Runner-up: North End Bar & Grill, 2626 Hermosa Ave, HB. 310-379-5379. www.northendbar.com