United States > California > Redondo Beach
joeneugs (148) Livermore, California | April 27, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
I went out of my way to get to this place on a tight schedule and quickly realized this wasn’t the kind of place to visit with a tight schedule. The setting is really nice right on the water with a view of the boats in the harbor, but this is deceiving. It’s actually situated in the middle of a tourist trap of a shopping center in Rodondo Beach. Parking was a nightmare (and expensive) and the crowds were annoying, even in the middle of February. Once I got to the place it all was good. There was a live band and a chill atmosphere, but a 5 minute line at the bar for brews. The tap list was awesome with lots of local brews I hadn’t heard of, but there wasn’t a lot of time to ask the bartender about them since there was a line behind me… anyway, they have some bottles here as well and they definitely seem to put a lot of thought and care into their selection specializing in local SoCal breweries which is really cool and nice especially for visitors which I expect they get a lot of. Overall, this is a place that’s nice to visit if you’re there doing the other touristy beach stuff, but not worth traveling to if you’re just doing a beer run.
Itzjerm (58) Taft, Tennessee | January 27, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Right on the water but definitely ran down. About70 beers on tap. Nice selection. I won't go out of my way to come back here though. They have food it looked good Vito didn't eat here.
Travlr (1520) Washington, Washington DC | August 25, 2013
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Wow, what an amazing place. Recommended by BeerandBlues2, thanks for that! If 88 taps don’t satisfy you, there are a slew of interesting and often overlooked bottles. Barstaff Matt went the extra mile, with generous samples and extra large pours. Plus, he knew every beer on the lost backwards and forwards. Scruffy interior with corrugated steel and My Sharona playing on the jukebox, and great location right on the harbor. Unbeatable.
paiste2002 (16) Saugus, California | August 13, 2013
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
We’ve been stopping at Naja’s for over 20 years now. We’ve seen it go from a complete toilet to an above average place to enjoy some great craft beers and sunshine on any given afternoon. The food is so, so, we always get the chicken kebab plate, the small plate is more then enough for my wife and I. The beer selection is about second to none in the greater Los Angeles area. Lots of specials and rare stuff hidden out of sight, you just have to ask and if they have they are sharing it. Music on the weekends is always a blast. The staff has always treated us as if we were family. Great place, I would say an almost must visit if your passing through Los Angeles.
t0rin0 (1345) Do Not Resuscitate, California | July 24, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited many times over the past 5 years. I actually heard about this place because at the time I was looking for some of the early Vertical Epics and they still had bottles of the 03. Actually their horrible website (which has been updated finally) still had the 02’s listed as well as the original Sawyers Tripel and a few other noteworthy bottles. By the time that I got there they were gone but I also didnt care all that much anymore. The tap list and atmosphere as well as the scenery are awesome. Well, the tap list isn’t always awesome but there are enough things to pick from that you can always either find something new or find a stand by that you know you’ll enjoy. The food is decent; typical greasy pub fare. The live music is a nice touch some times. It’s more of a popular bar than a beer nerd destination but that doesn’t take away from the experience. Parking sucks but there is a large parking lot next door. Prices are high on the bottles but reasonable on draft and food.
Vballnbeer (72) Gorham, Maine | July 5, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
Great selection of beer in a drab environment. Right at the harbor, but the building is run down.
VsXsV (44) Linköping, Sweden | August 3, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Huge amount of taps with loads of fun stuff on (sadly, a bit was out on our visit). Bartender was apparently a beer geek and hooked us up with some nice (and free) stuff. Didn’t try the food. Place felt a bit divey. Not too expensive. Biggest minus (for me) was that it stank fish from the harbor.
anders37 (7) Malmö, Sweden | July 29, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
A shed like place at the boardwalk. Was there late on a Wednesday evening but still lots of people there. Lots of beers on tap but about half of them were empty. Still many new ones for me.
casualcolors (10) , | April 3, 2012
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
The last bastion of the dive with the mindblowing selection. They get stuff on tap that you could spend years trying to find in a bottle. People can spend as much time as they want whining about how the bar doesn’t have some charming ambience, or how the bartenders don’t sing and dance for their tips, but what’s most important is the beer, and the people serving it know their product.
jhgrantjr (41) Tennessee | March 10, 2012| Updated February 14, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
This is a cool place on the boardwalk next to the Marina. They allow you to sample beers and have a large selection, especially rare local beer (AleSmith, Russian River, etc). Be sure to get the "kabob" plate.
Revised 2/13/13--I’ve been to several more top quality bars since going here almost a year ago, and Naja’s is still around the top of my list.
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