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Manhattan Beach nightlife guide to seaside dives, laid-back beach bars and upscale lounges in "Beverly Hills by the Sea"

Discover a dynamic mix of laid-back beach bars and upscale lounges at Manhattan Beach, a beautiful nightlife destination where casual surf culture meets high-end living. From ice-cold beers at sports bars and sandy taverns to sexy martinis at trendy clubs, this iconic So Cal beach town is always ready to party once the sun sinks into the sea.

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Manhattan Beach

Kick back and hang loose in Manhattan Beach, a quintessential So Cal surf city with laid-back nightlife. This casual coastal community is home to numerous celebrities and professional athletes and features perfect weather, beautiful people and a sexy beach. Shorts, tee-shirts and sandals are just fine for the majority of bars and pubs, where you'll find an energized crowd in their 20s and cheap, ice-cold beers. At upscale lounges you may encounter a dress code after 9PM, along with fancy cocktails, expensive prices and a more mature clientele. Nightlife in Manhattan Beach is centered around two main areas: the north end, also called El Porto, and downtown by the Manhattan Beach Pier. Shellback Tavern or "The Shell" is a rustic pub right by the pier with a jukebox and party crowd. Nearby Simmzy's is an intimate beer and wine bar with 24 beers on tap and a patio. Head to Zinc, the upscale bar at Shade Hotel, for a glamorous crowd and subzero martinis served in glasses made of ice. In El Porto, nightlife is a bit wilder. The original Sharkeez features strong, fruity cocktails and a party atmosphere, OB's is a casual pub for beer lovers and Pancho's is a small cantina with live music on the weekend.

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Rockefeller Bar MB

  • 1209 Highland Ave
    Manhattan Beach CA 90266

Dive Bar

Purple Orchid

  • 221 Richmond Street
    El Segundo CA 90245

A laid back Tiki lounge.

Mexican Bar


  • 3600 Highland Ave
    Manhattan Beach CA 90266

Sports Bar

Grunions Sports Bar and Grill

  • 1501 N Sepulveda Blvd
    Manhattan Beach CA 90266

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Italian Restaurant

Love Salt

  • 317 Manhattan Beach Blvd
    Manhattan Beach CA 90266

Italian Restaurant

Nando Trattoria

  • 1131 Manhattan Ave
    Manhattan Beach CA 90266

Japanese Restaurant


  • 1133 Highland Ave
    Manhattan Beach CA 90266

American Restaurant

The Strand House

  • 117 Manhattan Beach Blvd
    Manhattan Beach CA 90266

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Sports Bar

Sports Bar

The Castle Sports Bar and Grill

  • 2401 N Sepulveda Blvd
    Manhattan Beach CA 90266

Sports Bar

Summer's Sports Bar

  • 3770 Highland Ave
    Manhattan Beach CA 90266

Sports Bar

OB's Pub and Grill

  • 3610 N Highland Ave
    Manhattan Beach CA 90266

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Watch the game at Los Angeles sports bars and hang out with fellow fans. Featuring huge TVs, inexpensive eats and numerous beers on tap, these laid-back bars let you sit and cheer for hours.

Manhattan Beach Nightlife

Interesting Facts

Made famous by the Beach Boys as a surfing mecca, Manhattan Beach is also the birthplace of beach volleyball. The sand here is so soft and fine, it was actually exported to Hawaii decades ago to create another world-famous coastline: Waikiki Beach.


Be on the lookout for Lakers, Kings and Clippers when you visit Manhattan Beach, which was named one of the top ten "Best Places for the Rich and Single" by CNN Money Magazine in 2011. Located near LAX and several training facilities, this beach is home to numerous professional athletes.

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