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Redondo Beach Brewing
Active Beers: 11
Beer Ratings: 37
Beer Avg: 2.96
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$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
1814 South Catalina Avenue
phone: (310) 316-8477
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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| Reviews: 16
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
I always thought that the Boardwalk was the center of attention of Redondo Beach, but I was shown to be wrong. The area around Redondo Beach Brewing is loaded with little shops, and not far west is the beach. Bring some pocket change with you, as parking is restrcited to the street, and it is all metered.
Just before three in the afternoon, the bottom level of the brewpub (there are two levels) was clsoed off. That meant I was forced upstairs for a drink. The upstairs bar is small, and only holds four people. There is a mix of booths and tables inside, and an outdoor patio overlooking the street. The decor reminded me more of a family restaurant than a brewpub, however. But there were a few TV's around the place.
Six different house beer were available, which included a red, pale ale, blonde, "Dubbel" IPA, "winter wit", and blueberry wheat. I tried the standard pale ale, which was alright. You could also get a sample if you want. The beers are served in 17 ounce pilsner glasses, and go for $5 ($4 during Happy Hour. Unfortunnately for me, HH didn't start until 4pm).
Buffalo shrimp quesadilla with tri-colored peppers? Please! I was actually surprised how well it came out. Or maybe I was desperate for something to eat, cuz I hadn't had lunch yet. Reasonable service from the bartender, thanks for checking up on me.
Redondo Beach Brewing won't stick out in my mind as a place for homemade beer. Hey, it could be worse, there could be no one brewing in town.
05-06-2012 23:09:06 |
More by DoubleJ
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Redondo Beach Brewing is located about a block away from the ocean in Redondo Beach on Catalina avenue, maybe 25 minutes from LAX off Pac Coast Highway. There is metered parking on Catalina but make sure you are aware of the 15-minute meters.
The interior is 2 levels, with a restaurant area and larger bar on the ground floor and a smaller bar upstairs. There is a nice alcove that allows patrons a nice look at the street below. The bar seating is pretty scant.
RBB has 6 beers on draught, most of which are the same as at Manhattan Beach Brewing. They did have a couple different such as Nut Brown and the Blueberry Wheat. Aside from that they are mostly the standard brewpub offerings. The beers are available in a sampler as well. I did not notice what the non-Redondo beers were, if any.
Service here was good on a late Wednesday afternoon. The bartender was friendly and happy to explain what her favorite beer was and why.
I did not try any food on this visit.
Overall I doubt I would come out to this brewpub again unless I was hitting Manhattan Beach and Union Cattle as well. Worth a stop though if I find myself in the immediate area again.
02-22-2008 21:48:54 |
More by Dogbrick
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$
I have been to this place a couple times over the years, but decided to review it this time
Their main attraction is their Blueberry Wheat beer and many people visit here just to try this brew, and it does not disappoint
My old employer's band use to play here some times and it is a pretty laid back joint
Food is pretty decent, large portions and not your typical nasty bar grub
Pretty upscale place considering what it is, selection is pretty good, made up of their own brews, most of them are good, pale ale and stout are usually the better brews
Prices are not bad either, but it does help to know people who work there and get discounts, but not bad regardless
Not too far from the beach near Rat Beach in Redondo/Torrance
10-27-2007 16:42:33 |
More by Floydster
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
Located a couple blocks off the beach in Redondo, with a nice patio upstairs to enjoy the ocean breeze. Bar area is good sized with plenty of seating. HD TV behind the bar is a ncie touch. The beers were all decent, with the Blueberry Wheat being the most interesting of the group. Food looked good, but we didn't actually try any. What really made this place was the service - very friendly and talkative bartender.
Note: Apparently there is a relationship with the Manhattan Beach Brewing Co. They have shared investors, and many of the same beer names and signs, but different brewmasters and owners.
01-30-2005 05:39:56 |
More by rowew
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
Tight packed little brewery near the beach in Redondo (hence the clever name). The bar and some open seating open up to you as soon as you walk in, and there is additional seating upstairs. The bar has the fermenters right behind it on display. The place has a decent feel to it, but it's a little cramped for space, and it got crowded real quick.
The beer was average, at best. The Pumpkin and Blueberry beers were their best offerings. Feel free to see beer reviews for more details. They only had 6 beers to choose from, and the bartender was unable to tell us much at all about the beers themselves, which is always a bit disappointing.
That leads directly into the service, which also left something to be desired. The place was not that busy at all while we were there, and yet there was still a lot of waiting and lack of attention.
The food was actually pretty decent. Decent menu, with some variety, and rotating specials. I would actually return for the food despite everything else. On top of that, the prices were not unreasonable at all. It's unfortunate that the beer and service tanked the experience.
01-02-2011 07:27:52 |
More by GarthDanielson
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$$
Visited in mid-afternoon on Monday, January 14th, 2008. Typical decor (brass and dark wood and big shiny brew tanks) pulled off well. Smallish downstairs patio and upstairs balcony seating with lots of sunlight. They usually have six of their own beers on tap, but only had five the day I was there. Our waiter was busy, but we did see him several times. The food is good (if a bit pricey) and the beer is... well, average. As with so many places, the food is better than the beer and the ambiance is really the biggest draw. If you're nearby, go for it, but this is certainly no destination.
03-10-2008 23:25:42 |
More by charlzm
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 2 | service: 1.5 | selection: 2.5 | $$$
Located on one of the main streets off 2 blocks from the beach, we passed by here numerous times and decided to check it out.
Vibe was not at all there! Not a crowd at all except 5 people at the bar, quiet, boring, and when I went to the jukebox, my music didn’t even come one! Maybe coming here to watch a game or eat would be different but I wouldn’t get any of their beer. Isn’t this the purpose of a BrewPub?!?!? The brew kettles were in copper kettles right behind the bar and this was cool but thats all.
All beer was tapped with no head, blueberries added to one (Blueberry Wheat), and nothing seemed to be right...
Service, no way... No one came over to us, and then when I went to the bar, I got the "what do you want?" normal question and no presentation or help at all. Come on, get your act together! Your a brewpub, not a chain restaurant. Capture your customer's attention with a great presentation of the beer and history!
Selection 5-7 of their own but weren’t any good. They didn’t ask for sizes for what size beers we would like, samples, or anything... They had wine available but very limited as well.
Tough place to walk away from and have a good rest of the night! It was a terrible experience (beer vs. brewpub itself) and hope that they realized this from our exit of the place very abruptly after finishing our beers. They need to get their act together if they want to have a good reputation.
07-13-2011 17:59:34 |
More by DCon
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
On a trip to LA, I made the 10 miles trek down to Redondo Beach from LAX Airport (unfortunately at rush hour), but the brew and food were worth the effort.
This establishment has the easy-going, family-oriented atmosphere of a neighborhood pub. On tap, they offered a Pale Ale, "Rat Beach Red", a "Beach Blond", 1-2 other locally brewed beers and some macro-beers (Coors Light). Not a great selection, but adequate.
Hophead that I am, I ignored all others and ordered the pale ale, and I was not disappointed. I can't enter a new beer, so I'll give this mini-review: Advertized as having an "aggressive hop character" I found the PA a little tame, and served a little cooler than is optimal. But this ale warms to the job. Rather than a hop blast, the hop aroma and flavor were undistinguished, with grassy and yeasty flavor notes. There was an almost metalic taste followed followed by a dry, bitter finish. Mouthfeel was initially pleasant with good effect from moderate carbonation, but this moves to an astringent pucker mid-palate, & this is where the malt is expressed as an almost-sweet carbohydrate stickiness that is quickly overpowered by the bitterness. Nonetheless, this is a drinkable brew, and, especially when paired with spicy food, quite satisfactory.
The food was good. I ordered Portabella Fajitas, tasty and nicely spiced. The PA was served in a 17.5 oz weizen glass, and there just wasn't quite enough to go with my dinner, so I had to break down and order a second.
Service was good, moderately attentive and efficient. Not too crowded at 7 pm on a Tuesday night, lots of families, but no room at the bar.
While the price was a little high ($25 for modest dinner and dessert & 2 brews), one must remember that this place is just two blocks from the beach, and it was a fine little walk along the beach to sober up. Surfers, volleyballers, great views of Palos Verdes and Santa Monica Bay... who could ask for a better place.
06-22-2006 17:06:46 |
More by dickroop
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$
Both Manhattan Beach Brewing Co and Redondo Beach Brewing Co were in my sites on my visit to LA. I went to MBB first and was a little disappointed to see RBB on the table lore/advertising and that the investors decided on common graphics etc. I didn't want to hit "the same place twice" but RBB was only about a block away from the hotel that we stayed at on the beach. I didn't even wander upstairs. The bar downstairs was large and very inviting. I was drawn to a seat by the brewing hardware with a good view of the flatscreen TV. You've gotta like a bartender that can move beer and keep the conversation going with a smile! I thoroughly enjoyed the stout(s) and the laid back environment. The calamari hit the spot. I would highly recommend RBB for the craft brew hunter!
08-19-2005 11:18:44 |
More by jjayjaye
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$$
Pretty small brewery in redondo beach that has a nice interior and the fermenters right behing the bar. They served 6 house beera that were average with bluberry wheat standing out the most for me. It actully was a really delicious fruit beer that had fresh buleberries in the glass when it was poured and not too sweet. The bartender was very nice and attentive with a cool vibe for a saaturday night. Quite small for a brewery but a cool joint to stop by when your near redondo beach. You definitely need to try the blueberry wheat beer for sure.
05-31-2010 01:27:26 |
More by Gobzilla
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