“I’m outdoorsy as in I like to get drunk on patios.” Whoever said that was a genius because there is nothing better than enjoying a drink in the sun. Wait…. actually there is. Let’s add a side of ocean views to the equation. We have compiled a list of three oceanfront dive bars, which are guaranteed to provide a good time in the South Bay—So go throw on your favorite t-shirt and best drinking shoes and go check them out!
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What You Can Expect: This Irish-style dive bar offers not only great food and drinks, but also an incredible view if you can make it through the rush of Irish chaos upon entrance. Once you find your way to the stairs, you’ll happily enjoy the ambiance of a stunning beach view from the upstairs patio.
Where It Is: 8 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254. Locations in Manhattan and Redondo Beach as well.
What We’re Drinking: Hennessey’s Tavern offers happy hour from Monday-Friday from 4-7 pm where certain menu selections are only $5! Don’t forget to try the 23oz jumbo beers of Coors Light or Angel City Pilsner—I bet you don’t have what it takes to brave the 50oz “World’s Largest Pint”.
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What You Can Expect: Stick your toes in the sand with a beer in hand at The Deck! This local dive bar has pool tables, beer bong, live music and cheap pitchers. What else could you ask for? Did we mention—It’s the perfect place to catch an amazing California sunset.
Where It Is: 1272 The Strand, Hermosa Beach, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.
What We’re Drinking: The Deck offers happy hour from Monday-Friday from 3-7 p.m. where there is $2 off beer and wine!
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What You Can Expect: Whether you’re watching people wipe out on their bikes or diving in the sand at the volleyball courts, The Shellback Tavern is perfect for a view of the pier—Don’t worry, you can hide behind your drink. This dive bar is great for catching up with friends because of their cheap drinks, vast beer selection and spectacular pub grub.
Where It Is: 116 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Happy Hour: The Shellback Tavern has happy hour from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. where there are $3.25 cocktails, well drinks and domestic bottle beers. It also includes $8 pitchers of beer and ½ off appetizers.