Ok- The place is now named, "Brewco." It’s not in the same realm as the old Manhattan beach brewing company. It’s been remodeled, has new owners (same owners as "Rockfish" restaurant next door and "rock ’n brew" restaurant in El Segundo) and they’ve canned the old "on premises" brewing model for having over 25 taps of world-class regional and world craft brew (and additional 10 taps of rotating special brews). Food is consistently good as well as service. The menu is quite varied and has daily specials as well. A seat near the window provides ocean views. The place on weekends can get quite busy. I’ve been there a couple dozen times already and have sampled everything from their version of the "office burger" to the "filet mignon chilie" to the "blackened salmon" (which is superb). This is a solid restaurant with a phenominal on-tap and bottled beer selection.
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. I’d 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 that’s only a block off the beach. What more can you ask for?
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.
Just a few steps from the pier. Selections good overall, but the drafts were a little dissapointing. Bottles are better, where they normally have some good sours and Pliny the Elder. Food is pretty solid as well.
Nothing too mindblowing selection-wise, but you really can’t be too mad at a bar that serves a gigantic pour of La Folie for only 7 bucks. IIRC Sculpin was only about 6 a pint, as well. Great value, and they certainly get some great beers.
Visited at 2:00pm on Monday, 01/07/08. Decor is dark wood and brass and flat screen TVs showing FSN and ESPN. Booths are comfortable, bar has nice look. Service was reasonably fast and accurate. Wish they had more and better beers, but I guess I’m just spoiled. The food was pretty good but somewhat pricey: I had the BBQ salmon with fries and steamed veggies and ate every bite. Dessert menu has two items, neither of which sounded appealing to me and my friend. Not quite good enough as a restaurant to justify the prices and not good enough as a brewery to justify going for the beer. Still, I’d rather that they exist than not.
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.