In my eternal quest for the perfect Happy Hour, we tried the Chart House in Redondo Beach. This location is just up the street (north on Harbor Drive) from the Cheesecake Factory and Blue Water Grille (the latter is totally over-rated, in my opinion) and not far from the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Portofino Inn, and the site of the future Redondo Shade Hotel. I believe Happy Hour is from 4:30 - 6:30, and the restaurant is right on the ocean in case you are in search of the sunset.
Maybe the Chart House has a new Happy Hour menu, but what a find! Cocktails $6 - 7, decent wine by the glass is $5, and they have a selection of appetizers ranging from $4 to $6 each. The serving size for wine is good, and the serving size of appetizers varies from small to medium. We tried the calamari (quite good) the ahi nachos (REALLY good) and the lettuce wraps (also really good) each for $5.
All in all, the Chart House has a view of the ocean similar to that of the Cheesecake Factory (since it's only about a half-mile away) in a somewhat quieter context, and the appetizer menu for Happy Hour had some healthier options.
I have been a customer of the Chart House forever, love the menu, but prices have gone up exponentially since we used to go regularly for dinner. The ambiance is wonderful, and so I'll have to satisfy myself with Happy Hour, for the most part. Go and relax in a very nice atmosphere.