Small place with beer tanks right behind the bar, close enough to touch. They had 6 house beers on tap. The beach is only a few feet away, so it is very beach bum friendly. The food is good but overpriced, IMHO. The beer is typical brewpub fare, with their Rat Beach Red Ale being their best.
(Visited 02/2008): MBB is located about 15 minutes from LAX on Manhattan Beach Blvd, a couple blocks off Sepulveda. There is metered parking all around, and you can see the Pacific from their front door.
The interior is cozy and narrow, with table seating on the left and the bar on the right. Lots of wood and brick, and the brewing tanks are just a couple feet away from the bar seats.
The beer selection is pretty standard. There are six draughts and they run from Blonde to Porter, with one of the beers being a seasonal. All of the beers are average to above average. A sampler is available for all available beers for $6. They also have some bottles in a cooler behind the bar. Nothing too noteworthy there other than Chimay or Sierra Nevada.
Service here was good on a late Wednesday afternoon. The bartender knew the beers and told me a little about the brewer.
I did not try any food on this visit.
I doubt I would make a special trip again to go here but luckily there are a couple other brewopubs along Sepulveda, including Manhattanís sister site Redondo Beach Brewing.
Visited March 2008. Small narrow place exposed brick, stainless holding tanks right behind the bar. Service is typical for a crowded beach area. 6 house taps. 23 assorted bottles, no real highlights. Parking on street and for beach. Busy beach crowd and locals. Food was solid.
This place is NOT a brewpub anymore which from the old ratings is a great thing. 48 taps with pretty much all of them being of quality nothing super rare but all solid beers. I had a Ballast Point IIPA, my g/f had a local red wine that was also very good. Food was great I had a shrimp & scallop enchilada with killer rice and black beans. My g/f had a shrimp po boy that rocked also. This was a great place and was just a complete shock after reading these reviews. About 100 feet from the beach and pier which is great also. Prices were reasonable and service was perfect. There is nothing bad I can say about the experience, I had a really good time and would highly recommend this place.
This is a small brewpub with a long bar overlooking the beer tanks, and some booth seating, located just down from the beautiful pier and Pacific Ocean. Parking is at meters or paid lots. Their own beers, a guest tap, and a dozen bottles including B-M-C, and a few goodies such as Chimay red. Smallish place overall, but cozy. Beers range from O.K. to quite good. Food is pub fare and some fresh fish dishes of high quality. Good halibut, mac and cheese, soups, etc.
A pretty nice place near the beach. Parking might be tough, but I got really lucky. Typical average brewpub beer. Food was really good. I had the prime rib sandwich. I recommend it. Prices were reasonable. Nice Place
This is a nice looking place with the brewing tanks directly behind the bar. The bar was long enough and it looked like they had good food, but I donít know since I didnít try it. The bartender wasnít very friendly, maybe he was worn out from the lunch rush. Beers are ok, but its a nice place in a trendy little beach town atmosphere.
Went with some co-workers while on a business trip. The service was excellent. Our server was very knowledgeable and made solid recommendations when asked. I had the halibut tacos which were excellent. Iíd eat them every week if I could!
I had a Habanero Sculpin and Golden Road Better Weather DIPA on draft and then finished with a bottle of Pliny the Elder. All in all a great evening at a way-better-than-average beer bar thatís only a block off the beach. What more can you ask for?