Nightlife in Manhattan Beach


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Over the course of the summer, Street Food Cinema rolls out more than forty events that showcase the greatest hits of the silver screen and the LA food-truck scene. When the gates open, guests spread blankets on the grass and pop open coolers. Live bands play until dusk, when crowd-pleasing movies such as Fight Club and The Sandlot across the big screen. Meanwhile, a rotating food-truck schedule assembles a diverse curbside lineup, which might include asian-inspired tacos from Komodo or the gooey delights of The Grilled Cheese Truck. Their events also feature movie-themed games projected on the big screen for audience participation. During showcases, artisan vendors are on hand selling fresh baguettes, fine meats, and sweets for purchase. Street Food Cinema's eclectic assemblage of food, music, and films has picked up attention beyond the park's bounds, snagging mentions on NBC4 and in the Huffington Post's Broke Girls Guide. Other videos of the events in action can be seen here. It's also become known for its philanthropic work: each year the organization supports one designated local charity.
1400 Park View Ave
Manhattan Beach,
CA
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OB's Pub & Grill steadies appetites in a mellow, beachside bar with unobstructed views of both the ocean and a hearty menu of classic bar fare. A broad spread of appetizers supports casual snacking, with fried shrimp battered in Red Hook amber ale ($8.50) or, in season, steamed artichokes served with melted butter and mayo on the side ($7.50). Patrons flex fingers around hearty burgers and sandwiches, such as The South Bay, a half-pound patty stacked with Louisiana hot sausage and cheese ($9.95), or a pepper- and onion-packed Philly cheesesteak, served on your choice of a french roll ($9.50) or, for true Philadelphia flavor, a cardboard cutout of the Liberty Bell. Sate seafood cravings with a fresh salmon entree, either grilled or blackened, with your choice of two sides, ranging from fresh fruit to USDA-certified steak fries ($13.95). OB's also serves a variety of breakfast items for surfers out catching morning waves and single merpeople out catching morning merdates.
3610 Highland Avenue
Manhattan Beach,
CA
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Forget the airplane sign out front—there’s no pressing need to go anywhere once you’ve grabbed a coveted seat at Hangar Inn. The bar’s 14 TVs redefine the term “in-flight entertainment” with a constant stream of MLB, NFL, and NHL action.
1001 N Aviation Blvd
Manhattan Beach,
CA
US
For a quick bite to eat in Manhattan Beach's Manhattan Beach neighborhood, Simmzy's' menu is packed with all-American options everyone will love. Those looking to shed a few extra pounds are advised to put their diet on hold, as Simmzy's serves anything but a low-fat menu. Kick back, relax and watch the game on Simmzy's' TV. Families will feel right at home at Simmzy's with its kid-friendly menu and atmosphere. Simmzy's is a suitable restaurant for both large and small groups. Eat outdoors Simmzy's (weather permitting) with their beautiful patio seating. You'll want to save quiet conversations for another spot, though — the restaurant can get noisy. Weekend visitors to the restaurant are well advised to take advantage of the reservation system — crowds tend to pack the place on Fridays and Saturdays. Keep it casual at Simmzy's — the restaurant is laid-back and patrons dress accordingly. Or, take your grub to go. Throwing a big party? Count on Simmzy's to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love. Street parking is available, or, on busy nights, a nearby lot is another option for drivers. Bicyclists will also find lots of space to safely lock up their bikes. A meal at Simmzy's will typically set you back about $30. You can pay with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or any major credit card. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Simmzy's — swing by for your favorite meal.
229 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Manhattan Beach,
CA
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For bar nibbles and pub food par excellence, Ercole is a top pick. G-free and low-fat are just a couple of examples, come here for a quick bite that will leave you feeling healthy. Follow the game or the news from the TVs in the bar. Groups of all sizes can easily be seated at Ercole. Ercole draws a good-sized crowd on weeknights as workers head over after leaving the office. No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back Ercole is ultra casual. Ercole is surrounded by a number of street parking options for patrons. Ercole offers parking for all diners, including those who travel by bike. You can fill up on Ercole's delicious fare without spending an arm and a leg — in fact, typical meals there run under $15. Credit cards won't be handy at Ercole, it's cash only.
1101 Manhattan Ave
Manhattan Beach,
CA
US
Though you can certainly get your burrito with beans and ground beef, the menu at Cantina Real Manhattan Beach encourages a little experimenting. Beyond the bounds of familiar Mexican dishes, it offers the chili verde burrito, a tortilla packed with tender chunks of pork simmered in a tomatillo sauce. There's also the enchiladas jaiba?enchiladas filled with crabmeat and cheese, covered in ranchero sauce?and the mahi mahi burger, topped with grilled onions and pineapple. After dark, the restaurant serves up an inviting spread of top-shelf tequilas. Bartenders pour them as shots or mix them into cucumber-mint margaritas by hand, instead of using the traditional repurposed cement mixer.
926 North Sepulveda Boulevard
Manhattan Beach,
CA
US
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