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The best beer selections in Manhattan Beach. Chose from over three dozen draught beers and cask beer too. The food here is legit.
Terrible service, they messed up my order and then blamed me and then had the nerve to charge me full price for the food I didn't order. Bartender was a total jerk and just wasn't listening when I ordered. I am a huge tipper normally and it takes a lot for me to leave a small tip. Being a nice guy I couldn't bring myself to leave nothing but i should have.
Also this place is not a brewing co. they have beers on tap. Why are they called a Brewing co? All they are brewing is wanker bartenders. stay away.
AWFUL SERVICE. Worst service we've ever had. We are locals but this was the first visit since the renovation. The crowd was drunk and rude and the wait staff worse. When the bartender finally got to us, my husband asked for his beer in a glass rather than the plastic cups going around. He was told "NO NO NO". Really?! They were serving water in glasses so why not a beer? When we asked about this, our bartender, DAN got in my husbands face, berated him and yelled "Do you want to speak to the manager?" We left. And yes, actually I would like to speak to your manager and have you fired DAN. If you can't handle customer service, get a new job. We will be sure to tell our friends and our neighbors to stay away from this lousy place and go to SIMMZY's up the block. Better service, better food, much classier atmosphere.
Great place any day of the week.. This is the only bar in Manhattan Beach where they put as much emphasis on the food as they do their beer. Their recent remodel updated their look and gave it a more hip feeling. The booths are a little cramped, but the food and beer make up for it. If you're looking for an outstanding gastropub, in a town filled with numerous restaurants, I highly recommend this one. I am sick of going to bars where the food is gross, greasy, and boring. If an ice cold beer, burger and sweet potato fries sound good to you, then this is the place for you. If not, they also feature fresh fish and martinis.
loved it! A classic brew co, with great food!!!!!!!!. I WENT TO THE MANHATTAN BEACH BREW CO, JUST THIS PAST THURSDAY AND HAD A GREAT TIME. MY SISTER AND I LOVED THE FOOD AND THE ATMOSPHERE. I ADMIT I WAS A LITTLE HESITANT ON EATING THERE BECAUSE THERE WAS HARDLY ANYONE IN THEIR, BUT AFTER WE SAT DOWN TO THE COMFY BOOTHS WE WERE AT EASE. I THINK MAYBE THERE WAS NO ONE IN THERE BECAUSE IT WAS AROUND 345PM, USUALLY SLOW EVERYWHERE AROUND THAT TIME. SO THE BARTENDER CAME OVER LESS THAN A MINUTE AFTER WE SAT, WHICH WAS GREAT CAUSE I HATE TO WAIT TO LONG. HE WAS VERY FRIENDLY AS WE ORDERED TWO MICRO-BREWS. I HAD A BEACH BLONDE, VERY TASTY, AND MY SISTER HAD A IPA , WHICH SHE THOUGHT WAS FANTASTIC. WE ORDERED SPIN ARTICHOKE DIP WHICH WAS GREAT, THE CHIPS THEY SERVED WITH IT WERE HOT AND FRESH. WE ORDERED ANOTHER ROUND OF BEERS, AND THEN OREDERED OUR FOOD, MIGHT I ADD HUGE PORTIONS. BURGER WITH MUSHROOMS AND CHESSE W/ VEGGIES FOR MY SIDE. VERY TASTY, EXCEPT THE BUNN WAS A LITTLE SOGGY. MY SISTER ORDERED MANHATTAN CLUB W/ CURLY FRIES THAT DISH WAS HUGE. WE TOOK THE CLUB HOME BECAUSE WE WERE SO FULL FROM THE APP, THE BEERS AND THE BURGER. BY THE TIME WE LEFT THERE WERE A LOT MORE PEOPLE IN THERE. THE BARTENDER WAS GREAT HE CHECKED BACK ON US SEVERAL TIMES, HE DIDN'T RUSH US BECAUSE WE THERE FOR AWHILE. I LOVE THIS PLACE, I WILL TOTALLY BE BACK. I WISH THEY HAD ROOM FOR A OUTSIDE PATIO, GREAT LOCATION!!!!!!!!!!!!! PS LOVE THE BOOTHS.
Renovations destroyed the place. Not only did they ruin the open, beach atmosphere with the new booths and decor that attempts to be upscale, they have destroyed the menu. I used to go at least 1-2x per week, where they knew my order and I knew the bartenders and their kids. Now, the waitstaff could care less about the patrons, you CANNOT get a salad with your burger, and you can't see anyone else in the bar because the booths are too high (I'm going to keep my mouth shut on the horrible style and lack of comfort). I just had my last meal there today. On to Ercoles or Hennessey's!
A good place gone bad. This used to be one of my favorite places to go as it was the closest thing to a "real sit down pub" in the area that served decent food. But the recent renovation absolutely destroyed the atmosphere and the change in menu was a bummer as well. The new booths are not only completely uncomfortable and have you sitting practically on top of the table, but they're also so high you can't see what's going on around you and what kills and atmosphere in a bar more than not being able to see the other people coming and going or see a friend walk in. The beer is still decent, but it's unlikely I'll make the short walk down there again. Will I have to suffer with Hennesy's, fake Irish joint now?
Just another brew pub. The music is enjoyable, its dark, there's really good beer. Bring your own party since the place is small and unless you sit at the bar, you may get thirsty. Appetizers are a bit on the trendy side for price, but each one will feed two. Great for after work to unwind, watch the game, or amaze yourself at the huge aging tanks behind the bar. Previous reviewers said bad things about the menu, but I found the huge salads to be quite a surprise.
Beer aficionados and beach bums delight in pints of homemade pilsner, pale ale and porter..
This beachfront microbrewery might be small, but the garden packed with patrons downing tasty beers couldn't be any more inviting. Past the tiny tables, a copper-topped bar separates the drinkers from smiling bartenders and gigantic silver vats. The crowd consists of intimate groups of 20- and 30-somethings gathering over pitchers of beer.
The drinks are definitely the focus at this watering hole, with mirrors throughout that advertise the dozens of specially made brews offered. The microbrew menu changes seasonally, offering tasty potables like El Porto Porter, Pier Pale Ale and Manhattan Beach Blonde. For a more robust selection, consider Rat Beach Red Ale or Bohemian Pilsner. If a cocktail is more your speed, try the house favorites: Painter's Potion boasts triple sec, grenadine, fresh juices and four kinds of rum, while the Cafe Manhattan would make Starbucks jealous, with its combination of coffee, Bailey's and whipped cream.
Disappointment!!. "The Brew Co" as I used to call it was one of my favorite restaurants in the South Bay. Unfortunately, the owner has diverted way too much attention to his restaurant next door. The Hickory Burger used to be my favorite burger of all time and now youre lucky to get a pre-made patty. Also, you will notice other such cut backs through out the menu after you order. Also, if you thought that everyone was friendly at the beach, youre quite wrong! They waitresses that work here are so unfriendly theyll bring your night down!
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