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1101 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5312
10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ercoles ("UHR-co-lees") has been in the same location since 1927. It is a bar with a limited menu of food (but check our Wednesdays, featuring 2-for-1 burgers, and Tuesdays and Thursdays featuring chicken or steak tacos). Lots of locals, but also friendly for visitors.

Thank Brian C
Burbank, California
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last dive bar in MB, good burgers, great choice of beer, good place to end the night or to start the night in MB...

Thank maxizent
Manhattan Beach, California
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233 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

This is a landmark in downtown MB ... and it is what it is ... A dive bar, fantastic drinks, great bar food, and fantastic people watching. Not young crowd, but if you want any of the above ... a great place to hangout.

Thank Ace90266
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

While the town (and world for that matter) are being overrun by restauranteurs and chefs battling it out for who can make the most pretentious Brussel sprouts or taking once fun bars and turning them into a reservation-only hipster meccas, ya gotta love the places that have managed to stay tried and true. Manhattan Beach doesn't have many of the... More 

Thank Kansas88
Manhattan Beach, California
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

This is a small, very low key dive bar. Great place to grab a beer or two with friends. Also, not bad for quick bar food. Definitely a locals only vibe.

Thank GlobalTrekFamily
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Good pub for hamburgers and beer and nice friendly staff. Worth a visit when at the beach. It w busy when we were there but we did not wait to long for food.

Thank surfsup2
Santa Monica, CA
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Erc's has been around since the 20's. There are lots of great places to eat and drink in Manhattan Beach, but I keep coming back here for one of the best burgers ever, good drinks and nice people. Plus it's cheap (really cheap) and pretty much free of trendoids.

Thank Samolocal
San Luis Obispo, California
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

If you want a taste of what old time Manhattan Beach was like--or just want a really good hamburger--check out Ercoles. I grew up in Manhattan and it's changed a lot over the last couple decades. Thankfully, Ercoles has not. My brother and I stopped in for a beer and a burger on a beautiful Saturday. We'd been out in... More 

Thank Michael S
Manhattan Beach, California
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70 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

This iconic bar in Manhattan Beach is a locals hangout. Visitors to the area can actually get a good basic meal (hamburgers, tacos,etc) and have fun with lots of area residents. This place has been around forever and continues to be a favorite for residents and out of town visitors. It's a total "dive bar" and is located in the... More 

Thank Johnwiz
Oliver, Canada
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219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

We have not eaten here although the food looks really good (standard bar food). However, we have been for drinks on many occasions. It appears to be a local hang-out and some of the patrons are real characters. It is a hold-over from another era, including that it is cash only. Drinks are good, service excellent and atmosphere the best... More 

Thank Ed S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1101 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5312
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Manhattan Beach
  • Phone Number: 3103721997

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?