great mellow place, great service, good house music, favorite martini, great staff, great food, great atmosphere
Great Vibe but Tiny!. Wonderful little place in Mahattan Beach - it's tiny but cute There's a exclusive club upstairs. Fantastic drinks, friendly staff, VIP area upstairs. I wonder what that is all about?
Good place.. Lots of variety of people. Good to hange with friends and chyll. Very different from the other scenes around manhattan.
A favorite place in MB.
Great little bar, friendly bar tenders and it feels like a secret place sometimes.
Drinks are pricey but if you sit at the bar they keep getting refilled when someone else orders a similar one.
Fun place, can get crowded quickly though.
Great Ambiance, Awesome Music, Unique Martinis. I live in San Francisco, and have always been a proponent of lunge type bars. San Francisco is home to some of the best lounges in the world, all with their own unique style and sophistication. I found the Side Door to be one of my favorite lounges I have ever been to, which is not an easy thing for me to say. The four times I've been there I enjoyed the music selection. Trance, Downtempo, Trip-Hop and Electronica give this gem of a place a certain ambiance that can't be found just anywhere. The service is great, and the female bartender who seems to be the regular there is very pleasant and knowledgeable of the in-house special Martinis. The Martinis are not cheap, but you will have fun trying them all out. I myself only have a few more to go before I can say I've tried the whole menu. A little steep in price, but the drinks are worthy of the price. If your looking for a cool fun place to hang out in Manhattan Beach, this is the place to go. The crowd is sophisticated and the atmosphere is unique and welcoming. Enjoy!
Best Ambiance Best Service - anywhere. This cozy little hole in the wall is located right in the heart of downtown Manhattan Beach. A great little Martini bar - even if you don't drink martinis. The small size really adds to the character. Always great music playing in the background. A great menu and really great service from a friendly staff. My server was Amy and she was super attentive. Got everything right. I'm going back for sure!
Dig the Atmosphere. Side Door was great...its small but quaint and has great atmosphere... I hung out at side door for a while so I really got to see the progression of the place... the music moved really well with the crowd... at first it was a after-work, dinner crowd and the music was mellow and jazzy...as the night progressed and the crowd got larger, food was off the tables the music moved to hip, up beat, house music.... It was like the best parts of LA without the pretenciousness and attitude and for me the distance... when you walked out you are still right by the beach... gotta love this area... Besides the music the staff was nice and introduced themselves by name in case i needed anything, and the drinks were so good i didnt want to stop drinking them... so i didn't
Best date place Ive been in a while. I just had a first date at the Side Door and it was Great! The food was delicious, I had the meatballs and mac n cheese (because Im all about my health ha ha), and on a healthier note the tuna tartar it was delicious and my date loved it too. My date had already been to the Side Door before, I had been sceptical but after having such a good time I am definetely going back... if Im lucky maybe on a second date :) The Staff was very friendly and greeted us when we walked in, they answered all of our questions and were knowledgable and honest about what they recommended. The waitress recommended their Fuzzy Kitty Martini.. I laughed at first, but it was actually REally GOod! Needless to say I had a great time and will definitly go there again
Got a losuy waitress/food tasted like it was frozen deep fried and a lot of salt.. Went in on a Saturday night. The ambiance was nice. It's a bit small, but cozy. The waitress was very slow. Delivered 2 different hor' dourves within about 20 minutes of each other. When paying in the end it took about 30 minutes to get the final receipt. Needless to say, they need to hire a new waitress. The food was not fresh. I believe it tasted like frozen from Samrt & Final and deep fried and poured lots of salt on it. I'm sure the massive salt was to make you order more drinks. I would not go there again for food or service, unless they changed their menu and cooked freshly made food and had a different, attentive waitress. The crowd was small so there was no need for the waitress talking on her cell phone at the bar and running in and out to talk to someone outside in the crowd, instead of getting our receipts back to us.
Come down on FRIDAYS and join the PARTY!!!. The Side Door is one of the best places in the South Bay- The place is chill during the week with a late night crowd-and on weekends- it's a great place to have a meal/app with someone new-and then come back for the party late night!! On Friday nights the place is "pumpin"!! Great drinks, Awesome Music and a Great Staff- And on Fridays they do 80's last call-which quite honestly "ROCKS"!! Check this place out ASAP!!
Great Music, Food, and Bartenders!. Stopped in the Side Door for dinner and drinks with friends after work and the atmosphere was cozy and inviting. We came back on a Saturday night and really enjoyed the vibe of a weekend hot spot. The music, food and staff are great. During the week for a bite and few drinks after work, or on the weekend for a night of fun the Side Door is a great place to enjoy a night out with friends.
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