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30 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
(310) 376-9833
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Location is everything

Me and a group of friends were in hermosa and needed a place to eat and we just stumbled upon this place because we found some availability on their front patio to sit down. Honestly the food was nothing spectacular but their location made up for it. Situated right on pier ave made this place worth... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
Andrew Y
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Anaheim, California
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Anaheim, California
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53 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Me and a group of friends were in hermosa and needed a place to eat and we just stumbled upon this place because we found some availability on their front patio to sit down. Honestly the food was nothing spectacular but their location made up for it. Situated right on pier ave made this place worth going to. You have... More 

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Anaheim Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We went here to celebrate Fathers' Day with our kids and their partners. We sat on the patio as the music inside was great but limited our conversation. The weather was great, music superb, service the best, and the food and beer comforting! This definitely requires another visit.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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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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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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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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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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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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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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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