Kevin Cody

Best of the Beach 2016 Dining and Entertainment

Best of the Beach 2016 Dining and Entertainment

Read reviews of over 80 South Bay restaurants and entertainment clubs selected by Easy Reader readers as the Best of the Beach 2016.

 Kevin Cody

Best of the Beach 2016 Craft Beer Bar: Simmzy’s

Simmzy’s is easily the busiest restaurant in Manhattan Beach, packed almost from the moment they open each day. There are over 25 different beers on tap here and the selection changes regularly.

 Kevin Cody

Best of the Beach 2016 Outdoor Dining: Hennessey’s Tavern

Best of the Beach 2016 Outdoor Dining: Hennessey’s Tavern

Hennessey’s Tavern holding the corner of the Pier Plaza and the Strand stakes claim to a panoramic view of the Santa Monica Bay from their roof-top patio.

 Kevin Cody

Beach of the Beach 2016 French/Continental: Dominique’s Kitchen

Beach of the Beach 2016 French/Continental: Dominique’s Kitchen

Their slogan is “Making good food an everyday occasion” and Dominique’s Kitchen really does achieve that laudable goal

 Kevin Cody

Best of the Beach 2016 chain burger: In-N-Out Burger

Best of the Beach 2016 chain burger: In-N-Out Burger

In & Out serves the burger that made burgers famous, a recipe straight from the 1950s, before vast quantities of preservatives and premade items joined the mainstream.

 Kevin Cody

Best of the Beach 2016 Caterer: Lisa’s Bon Appetit

Best of the Beach 2016 Caterer: Lisa’s Bon Appetit

Lisa’s Bon Appetit makes it just a bit easier to decide on what to serve. Just stop in at their café and sample a few items,

 Kevin Cody

Best of the Beach 2016 Dessert Bakery: Becker’s Bakery

Best of the Beach 2016 Dessert Bakery: Becker’s Bakery

Becker’s Bakery is one of the oldest businesses in the South Bay.

 Mark McDermott

Best of the Beach 2016, Liquor Store: Ocean View Liquor

Best of the Beach 2016, Liquor Store: Ocean View Liquor

The key to the success of Ocean View Liquor is as simple as it is rare: the little shop on Manhattan Avenue near the HB/MB border is genuinely a part of the community it serves. Owner Norm Kalosh lives across the street with his wife and two kids and he carefully curates what the store […]

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Best of the Beach 2016, Best Outdoor Dining: Hennessy’s Tavern

Best of the Beach 2016, Best Outdoor Dining: Hennessy’s Tavern

Hennessey’s Tavern holding the corner of the Pier Plaza and the Strand  stakes claim to a panoramic view of the Santa Monica Bay from their roof-top patio. “We are just steps away from sand,” said manager Shawn. “It is the best place to enjoy a fine meal, drink and catch the sunset.” Heat lamps and […]

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Best of the Beach 2016, Best Brewery: King Harbor Brewing Co.

Best of the Beach 2016, Best Brewery: King Harbor Brewing Co.

After finishing runner up to the Strand Brewing Co. in their first year of existence last year, King Harbor Brewing Co unseated the four time consecutive winner. Redondo Beach’s only brewery stoked both the beer connoisseurs and casual beer drinkers with their IPA, the versatile pale ale “The Quest” (interchangeable with different hops throughout the […]

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Best of the Beach 2016, Best Yogurt: Yogurtland

Best of the Beach 2016, Best Yogurt: Yogurtland

Yogurtland credits its Best of the Beach win to using only using creamy, fresh California milk without antibiotics or added hormones. “We use real fruits and nuts,” said shift leader Aleria. “We believe in great customer service.” Yogurtland: 271 Avenida Del Norte (310) 944-9572, Village Del Amo Shopping Center 21213 Hawthorne Blvd (310) 543-0391, Manhattan […]

 Kevin Cody

Best of the Beach 2016, Best Happy Hour: Baja Sharkeez

Best of the Beach 2016, Best Happy Hour: Baja Sharkeez

    “Buy any feature drink and get another for 25 cents” helps explain what makes Baja Sharkeez’s Happy Hour the Best of the Beach. Combine that with great grinds and complimentary chips and salsa. “Our tasty little pick-ups like our Spicy Queso Dip and our Mini Mex Combos are awesome,” said director of marketing […]

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Best of the Beach 2016, Best Neighborhood Bar: Ercoles

Best of the Beach 2016, Best Neighborhood Bar: Ercoles

  Even with the passing of longtime owner Gary Moore last September, Ercoles continues to hold fort in a rapidly changing Manhattan Beach. “We are excited to carry on for Gary,” said manager Dennis Scott, who’s been going to Ercoles for 30 plus years. He’s a part of the family as his wife, who is […]

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Best of the Beach 2016, Best DJ: DJ DIK

Best of the Beach 2016, Best DJ: DJ DIK

If there’s a sweet beat being played in the South Bay, most likely it’s coming from the turntables of South Bay native DJ DIK. “This past year was dominated mostly by my Friday night residency at American Junkie. We are continuing it through the summer,” DJ DIK said. “Another staple has been my Thursday night […]

 Richard Foss

Best of the Beach 2016, Ethnic BBQ: Silvio’s Brazilian Beach BBQ

Silvio’s isn’t quite like any other place in LA. It’s part sports bar, part Brazilian restaurant, and part beachy grill where you can get a plain grilled Mahi sandwich or a Mississippi pulled pork sandwich. Purists may be outraged, but this place isn’t for them – it’s for everybody who likes simply seasoned and expertly […]

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