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30 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
(310) 376-9833
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Live music venue

After an afternoon on the beach and passing by some not so authentic Irish pubs (I was in the mood for bangers) I wandered in here. The outside seating area was packed but inside except for maybe 3 people it was empty. The bar staff was friendly and the drinks good. The bartender told me they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

After an afternoon on the beach and passing by some not so authentic Irish pubs (I was in the mood for bangers) I wandered in here. The outside seating area was packed but inside except for maybe 3 people it was empty. The bar staff was friendly and the drinks good. The bartender told me they had a band coming... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Love the friendly hometown experience The Lighthouse has to offer. I was there recently this year to see my son showcase at their open mic night. The staff is very friendly, decent food and great drinks. If you're looking for some great music and a hometown feel, this is the place.

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Los Angeles, California
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183 restaurant reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Yes, the Lighthouse is a staple for locals. I went many times in the 90's and now I usually only stop in when I am entertaining guests from out of town, but I should go more often. I think I avoid the Promenade on the weekend because of the difficult parking and lines at the bars. I went to the... More 

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Bellefontaine, Ohio
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Had a great time at The Lighthouse in on Hermosa Beach Pier. Went in after dinner to watch the local band on 90's grunge night. We had a great time. Atmosphere was great, crowd was friendly and lively. Band was good. Had a few drinks and watched a couple of sets. Parked in public parking behind the building. Had such... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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49 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

There is always something old and new at the Lighthouse. The sound is great, the place has a different vibe every night of the week and the staff makes you feel like a local. This is a good time place to hang out, listen to jazz, rock or reggae and enjoy bar and grill food with friends!

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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52 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Stopped in for some great traditional jazz at the Lighthouse on Sunday afternoon. Good service, reasonable drink prices, and a great nostalgic way to relax at the Hermosa Beach.

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Spring, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

We love this place for the live jazz performances on Wednesday evenings and Sunday brunch. It is an older crowd at these times, and service is understaffed, consequently overworked and not as attentive as we'd like. Still very friendly. Typical pub style brunch offerings done well. Great Bloody Mary.

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WOODBRIDGE
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

Live bands 7 nights a week. No cover. No karaoke thank God but you can sit in with the band Thursdays and sing. Sheet music is provided. Order whatever beer is on special as the prices are ridiculous.

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Temecula
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2011

Being a past resident of the South Bay, there are just some places that are tried and true.. The Lighthouse is one of them. Sure there is a line on Saturday night but hey get there early grab a booth or table and your done. We had the the blast of all times on 8/6/11 a bachelorette party weekend, Saturday... More 

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Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2011

The Lighthouse Cafe is a jazz music legendary location from the 60's. So many concerts there were recorded over the year. Unfortunately, jazz is only available a day or two a week there now, but the venue is a terrific place to see live music of any genre. I was in town on business and decided to go to their... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Hermosa Beach
  • Phone Number: (310) 376-9833

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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