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“Real Location of La La Land movie”

The Lighthouse Cafe
Ranked #29 of 146 Restaurants in Hermosa Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed January 26, 2017

The Lighthouse Cafe has a long history as a jazz venue and was recently featured in the movie La La Land. We live nearby and decided to drop in for the early evening (6-9 p.m.) Wednesday jazz entertainment. Unfortunately, the Lighthouse only has jazz three times a week - Wednesdays from 6-9, Saturdays from 11a.m. - 2:30 p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

On other evenings, the Lighthouse features other music genres. My wife and I had dinners of Ahi Tacos and Fish and Chips. Both were fine but not a real reason to visit.

The website has a calendar of the groups who are booked and it's worth taking a look. For trios and quartets, there's no cover. But when there's a big band, they charge $10.

We enjoyed the evening and plan to go back when we can.

They have a happy hour menu from 6-9 nightly.

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Thank tomslyck
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Reviewed January 23, 2017

this is just an overflow bar for when the rest of Hermosa pier bars are full. Good spot to get away from the crowd.

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Reviewed January 17, 2017

The Lighthouse Café is a super throwback music establishment. Do not judge it by the outdoor view. Décor and setting are more 40's and 50's than anything else. Just a very interesting and great café environment.While Wednesday's are devoted to Jazz, other nights have different types of music. The food is good, but you are not there for fine dinning, it is the music. Food and drink prices are very reasonable. We discovered the Lighthouse quite by accident, and have and will continue go return. if you see the movie "La La Land" look for the Lighthouse Café and the Hermosa Beach Pier, both are prominent locations in the film. And If you go on Wednesday look for Gloria as she is hottest lady in town, by the way she is 91!!

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Thank AbacusTT
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Reviewed January 17, 2017

Occasional very good music -used to be great. Bar food -okay. Specialty drinks good valued -try the Miles Davis. Crowd can be iffy at times

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Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

I was there on Halloween party. It was absolutely great. Fantastic band with awesome singer. Great time and a lot of very friendly people. Recommend!

Thank Jarek B
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