The pub crawl is a common sight in South Bay, and for good reason: There are many great options – from bars and pubs to lounges or clubs – to choose from that are clumped together within walking or biking distance from each other. Here’s one idea for an itinerary next time you’re celebrating a birthday, raising funds for a good cause or just entertaining some out-of-towners with a pub crawl in South Bay.
Start things off at Baja Sharkeez in Manhattan Beach, which opens at 9 a.m. and weekend drink specials include monster Mimosas and a Bloody Mary bar. You will find plenty of seating and a casual atmosphere before the nighttime dance crowd surfaces.
If you’re on foot or biking, hit the Strand and head South to the Manhattan Beach Pier. Stop at Shellback Tavern, a classic SoCal beach dive bar that serves breakfast, but only on the weekends. Just up the street, Simmzy’s Pub is a local favorite with lots of outdoor seating, a strong beer selection and sangria that’s only available on the weekends. Less than a block away, Hennessey’s Tavern features $4 Bloody Mary’s on the weekends with their breakfast menu, or a bottle of Champagne with fresh squeezed orange juice for $20.
The next stop should be the North End Bar & Grill, a favorite of the locals where the drinks are known to be quite stiff and lots of games will be on the TVs.
Next your pub crawl will hit Hermosa Beach, where there are many options for your group. A great pick would be Patrick Malloys, an Irish sports bar with a popular patio that offers all-you-can-drink Mimosas for one hour when you buy a breakfast item. Just a few steps away is American Junkie. Happy Hour is seven days a week (3-7 p.m.) at this spot, when you can chose between $3 beers and well drinks, $5 specialty cocktails and the famous Junkie Cup or beergarita for $8.
If your pub crawl is still going strong and you want to move on, head toward Redondo Beach and stop by Barnacles Bar & Grill to enjoy the outdoor patio. Breakfast is served all day, if you’re in the mood, and beers and pitchers are on the cheap side.
If you have made it all the way to Redondo Beach, the Hudson House has a local vibe and an awesome beer selection with more than 50 options to choose from. A good option for the last leg of your pub crawl would be the appropriately named Kegs, which features a healthy selection of beer on tap. Right on the Redondo Beach Pier, Kegs overlooks the water and will likely have some live music to end your pub crawl on a festive note.