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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Manhattan’s sister site Redondo Beach Brewing.
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