Red Car Brewery and Restaurant | Torrance, California
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Red Car Brewery and Restaurant
Good based on 15 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

1266 Sartori Ave
Torrance, California United States 90501 [ print map ]
310 782 0222 | facebook | twitter

Hours: MON-THURS: 11:30A-9:30P; FRI: 11:30A-11:30P; SAT: NOON-11P; SUN: NOON-8:30P

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Red Car Brewery and Restaurant

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15 reviews for Red Car Brewery and Restaurant
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  77%
 Selection  53%
 Food  74%
 Value  75%
 Overall  67%
 Rating  68%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 4/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 12/20
Sokolov  (696) Moscow, Russia | March 27, 2015
Just 4 brews at the time of my visit, but all very good - with distinctive character & excellent taste.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 10/20
t0rin0  (1511) Do Not Resuscitate, California | July 23, 2013
Stopped in with gobzilla on a brewery tour of the area (this is before Monkish, the new Angel City, and El Segundo). We actually arrived after they closed but the guy that was sweeping up unlocked the door for us and let us order a flight. There were actually some other customers in there too but they weren’t serving beer or food anymore for the night. Because of that my experience may not be entirely representative of their normal service but they were all quite nice.

We sat at the bar (which was pretty nice) and admired the wood covered fermenters as the beers were poured. As has been mentioned, the beers really aren’t very good unfortunately. The location is a bit weird but as we’ve discovered that matters very little for most breweries. I tried the flight, left a generous tip, and headed back off into the night, never to return.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail  (1171) San Leandro, California | May 18, 2013
Somewhat small brewpub. Nice historical Spanish-style decor on the outside, plenty or parking, and a definite charm to it. The service was quick and friendly and the prices seemed decent. The beers, however, are wholly disappointing/subpar. Five beers, none of which were something I’d order again. If you’re doing the Torrance tour, might be worth a stop for a few ticks.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
mrdaws  (1) , | October 10, 2012
The beer is on point and the service is excellent. I wish I could get over to Red Car more! Have you had an IPA today?
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 12/20
BMan1113VR  (422) Los Angeles, California | November 21, 2011
Stopped by on a rainy Sunday. Nice, historical exterior. Plenty of parking on the street and lot next door. Big space, long bar, some big screen TVs for sports. Didn’t try the food, only a sampler flight (of the 5 house beers). Well priced, but all mediocre. Very small brewing system. An interesting stop, but not worth going out of your way.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick  (797) Columbus, Ohio | June 1, 2011
(Visited 08/2010): Red Car is in Torrance off of Torrance and Cabrillo. They have a decent sized private lot and there appears to be metered parking in the surrounding blocks. The brewpub is housed in a historic brick telegraph building. The exterior has stucco and a patio, with lots of windows. The inside is brick with cream colored walls. The bar is on the right side with a small dining area opposite. Brewing equipment is visible behind the bar, and there is a chalkboard listing what beers are on tap. Red Car has 5 beers on draught and has a sampler for $5.25. The styles are pretty typical, including an Amber, APA, IPA, Porter and Anniversary Ale. The beers are average for the most part. Service on a weekday lunch at the bar was pretty good. The bartender was not very busy and was friendly. I had a sandwich and fries for lunch and it was decent. Overall this place does not exactly have a robust array of beers, and the ones they do have are straightforward. However it still merits a visit due to the nice atmosphere and overall quality of the beer and food.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 4/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
beernoevil  (51) Suwanee, Georgia | March 20, 2010
Not much of a lunch crowd but we were there a little before noon. Only 3 beers on tap. I asked about the Motorman’s Reserve and then ordered the IPA. I think the server ended up giving me the Reserve. At least I hope she did for the brewer’s sake because it sure was not an IPA in my book! I didn’t feel like causing a fuss and the beer tasted good (just not as an IPA) so I just drank it and ate my Ahi Tuna Burger, which by the way, was very good. Otherwise it was a like so many other brewpubs around the country - good food, OK beer and nothing to really make it stand out. I’d go back if in the area but wouldn’t go out of my way.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
trampdaddy  (43) California | March 14, 2010
Such tasty beers! IPA is killer! Great food and excellent happy hour specials
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2  (846) San Diego, California | August 26, 2009
Nice oasis sitting in sunny LA. The house beers are good and the food is decent, albeit a little pricey, but not by LA standards. I enjoyed seeing the brew tanks right behind the bar and the brewer/owner performing his craft.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
elihapa  (65) Honolulu, Hawaii | July 17, 2009
A humble spot in downtown North Torrance. Upon entering you are led to a large hall that is divided equally into a bar section (with brew equipment behind), and a restaurant seating area. My friend and I chose to sit at the bar. The beers we had were all decent, but served improperly cold and in funky goblets. Five were on tap the day I went, all pretty standard offerings (IPA, porter, amber, etc) The food was tolerable, but, again, nothing to write home about. Overall, there is nothing really worth complaining about this place, but it falls short of an "exciting" experience.

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