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“Ride the Red Car in Torrance, California” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Red Car Brewery

Red Car Brewery
1266 Sartori Ave, Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 782-0222
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Ranked #71 of 474 Restaurants in Torrance
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Pub
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Houston, Texas
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“Ride the Red Car in Torrance, California”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

A smaller neighborhood brewpub with good food and drink, Red Car Brewery is a less visible member of the Los Angeles beer scene. Tucked away in the suburb of Torrance, Red Car brews beer onsite and serves some tasty food in the midst of a casual atmosphere.

Red Car Brewing is a laid- back place and upon entering, the first thing I noticed was the smell of wood and metal and it reminded me of an industrial warehouse. It wasn’t bad at all, but in fact rather interesting and fitting. The brewery named itself after the famous California red cars that used to be so commonplace and the unusual first impression of industry, due to the scent, seemed just right considering the brewpub’s theme.

The menu selection at Red Car Brewery isn’t very large, but there is enough available to satisfy. Foods are divided among appetizers, pizzas, sandwiches, burgers, and pasta and there are several worthwhile options. I decided to go for a burger because it seemed like the best food to pair with the beer. It was very tasty and, as predicted, it proved the perfect item to eat while sampling a platter of beer.

Speaking of the beer, this is the reason many people will want to visit Red Car Brewery and it is, indeed, reason enough to stop by. I tried each of the five items on tap and my only disappointment was that they didn’t have more beers on tap. The menu listed them, but there was none available. This was a disappointment, but it didn’t ruin the day. I was still happy with my small samples of the five beers they had on tap and I liked them all.

California is overloaded with breweries and Red Car Brewing is certainly one worth visiting. Stop by for lunch or dinner, sample some beer, and learn more about this brewpub and its many tasty food and drink offerings.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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“Good place for a business lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

If you are going there for a business lunch I suggest you make a reservation since it is very busy at lunchtime. It is reasonably priced with a good variety of food and good service.

Visited April 2014
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Long Beach, California
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“Great Place to Hang Out with Friends and Family”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Red Car Brewery provides a great atmosphere for you to enjoy the company of your friends and family. The food is a bit heavy, but tasty with moderately sized portions. The beer is average

Visited November 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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“If you like BJ's Restaurant, but in a smaller setting...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

If you like BJ's Restaurants but prefer it in a smaller setting, Red Car fits the bill. Great selection of food including pasta, pizza and burgers. Best of all, they have their own mini sports bar partitioned off from the main dining area and brew their own craft beers. Price of their food and beer is just right and the service was excellent.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles
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“Good place for a beer”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

I've been here several times with the family and my basketball team. Very good beer brewed on the premises, a nice mix of different types. One drawback is they are often out of one or more of them.

Food is good, its not what I would call fine dining but good tasting and reasonably priced. Service is so-so, they seem to be understaffed all the time but the place isn't that big so you can get their attention to get what you need.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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