Red Car Brewery and Restaurant

1266 Sartori Ave
Torrance, California United States 90501
brewpub (Red Car & Restaurant)  3.35/5.0 16 reviews
MON-THURS: 11:30A-9:30P; FRI: 11:30A-11:30P; SAT: NOON-11P; SUN: NOON-8:30P

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  • 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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  • 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.
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  • 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
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 12/20
User57106  (35) , | January 8, 2008
Visited on Monday 01/07/08 at about 4:00pm. Place was deserted. My friend and I sat at the bar and ordered an appetizer (spinach/artichoke dip). He had a pint of the porter, while I had the sampler. The bartender was very friendly and attentive, though not as knowledgable about beer as we were. The food took a long time to come, but that was okay. They have six taps brewed on premises, though they were out of the red ale when I visited. The decor is best described as early 20th century red brick reminded me of a firehouse. Dark and quiet when we were there, though I have been before when it was bustling and noisy. The relief bartender was also attentive and friendly she and I struck up a conversation about cars, of all things. Nice place. (here comes my standard closing line). If I lived closer, I’d visit a lot more often.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
tangentrider  (2) Alabama | June 24, 2007| Updated August 18, 2008
Dine here at least a few times a month. Very flavorful food. Today’s lunch was pork chops with ancho chili saucevery good. The beer is good. Their fall pumpkin ale is quite good.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 5/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
wajacobs  (1) | April 20, 2006
Had lunch and the South bay IPA. The salad was fine (can’t ruin a salad). The beer seemed a little off and perfumy, bitter without the aroma I expect from an IPA
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  • 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?

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