Guitar-Shaped Racks With Kegs Provide Parking For Bicycles At Riviera Village Restaurant
If any visual could describe what Rock & Brews is all about – music and brews – then this is clearly it.
I happened upon this on a visit to the Redondo Beach location. I was looking for a place to park my bicycle. Surely there was a bike rack. As savvy as the designers and management was about seeing to it that every detail of the place caters to its customers – including tables with self-serve beer taps – then they have to know several of their customers travel the South Bay by bike.
Heck, even manager Jon Mesko often uses his bike to get to work.
But all I could find were these piece of arwork where bike racks should be, and not wanting to treat something so obviously pricey by callously by locking my bike up to it, I went in search of a street pole. I found a stop sign and locked up my Kona Brewing Strand cruiser I also noticed another pole is located a half-block away; i’s always good to note places to lock up your bike when you’re in the South Bay.
There was a bike locked up to the guitars but it was a very expensive one, like the kind used in the Tour de France. It appeared as if it might be part of the art piece.
Later, when I saw Jon, I asked him about the guitars. He said yes, that they are indeed bike racks.
“But people don’t use them,” he said, “because people think they are artwork.”
Well let it be stated here that they are indeed pieces of artwork but, unlike so much art pieces in cities all over the world, these are actually functional.
So a big “cheers” to Rock & Brews for providing such entertaining places to put your bike. That just sets the stage, so to speak, for the entertainment once you walk into the place.