Craft Beers, Good Food And Rock Music Make For A Comfortable Setting
There’s a line in a Jimmy Buffett song that says, “I wish lunch could last forever.”
That’s the way I feel after having lunch at Rock & Brews in Redondo Beach.
There’s something about the place that’s comfortable, that makes you want to have some of its craft beers with your salad, pizza or burger and kick off your sandals and stay for a while. In Hawaii, they call this a “liquid lunch.”
The food is good – the beer cheese that’s served with pretzels is awesome and the garlic cheese bread is better even than the Strawberry Fields salad is comes with (you can order it separately with marinara sauce), the burgers are made with good-quality meat and the sauce on the pizzas is terrific – the beer is cold (it’s served at around 28 degrees) and picnic tables provide good mingling (with friends or new acquaintances) opportunities.
The staff is attentive, they always smile and they are extremely well trained, which means they know the menu, they know the beers and they also know their spirits and wines, which Rock & Brews also serves.
Plus, there are classic rock videos playing on the TVs and through the sound system, so even if no one is around to converse with – and there’s certainly no shame in coming her for lunch if no friends can join you – and they can be mesmerizing.
With all those beers on tap, it’s difficult to leave the place. The longer you stay, the more it seems as if your butt is glued to the bench. And being only two blocks from the beach, at the edge of Redondo Beach’s cool European-style Riviera Village, it’s a great bike ride destination.
And, if you have too many beers, then the “Dollar Taxi,” the Beach Cities Transit bus, has a stop a block away at the bank on Catalina Ave; last one northbound is at 8:25 p.m.