We have pretty specific requirements for our post-beach eating spots: casual, full of cold beer, acceptable to wear a bathing suit under our clothes, and most of the time, a great burger. Tower 12 in Hermosa Beach hits all of these things, making it a pretty great weekend hangout, even if you have an irrational fear of sand. Up a flight of stairs on the second floor of a prime spot on Hermosa Pier, this bar and restaurant gets pretty busy with the drinking crowd on weekends, and is an ideal place to post up most of the day for beers and the Tower 12 burger - a fancy version of a Big Mac that’s much better than your last drunken drive-through trip.
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The Bottle Inn
The Bottle Inn in Hermosa Beach does excellent Italian-American classics a block from the beach.
Every beach town needs a spot for a post-surf breakfast burrito, and Brother’s is where to go in Hermosa Beach.
Mickey’s Italian Deli
A little south of most of the stores on Hermosa Ave., Mickey’s Deli is a Hermosa Beach legend with some very solid Italian deli classics.
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Between the atmosphere, plating, and oh God, that cocktail menu, Cliff’s Edge hits on all cylinders when it comes to making your night feel like a NIGHT. Take note, Silver Lake: the finer things in life aren’t always boring.
Craft is a Tom Colicchio restaurant in Century City. Which sounds boring, but really isn’t.
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Phantom Carriage is a South Bay brewery with a palpable horror film decor theme - it’s more fun than it sounds.
Simmzy's is a solid Manhattan Beach brunch spot, and a complete scene on any given Saturday.
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