Redondo Beach Pier Restaurant’s Signature Cocktail In Its Crow’s Nest Bar
But Old Tony’s on the Redondo Beach Pier does have a couple of things that no other place can match, and that it a still-in-the-70s atmosphere and a drink called the Fire Chief.
Old Tony’s has actually been around for more than 50 years, and it’s like walking into the Magnum p.i., TV show. The bartenders wear those old Aloha shirts, there’s small round tables with booth-style leather chairs and dated decor. It also has a heck of a view of the Pacific Ocean and pier, especially from the glass-enclosed roundhouse bar upstairs, which is called The Crow’s Next.
All all that would be great, but what really makes Old Tony’s unique is its signature drink. The Fire Chief is a Mai Tai on steroids and when you get together with friends, there’s no better bonding cocktail than this one. And you can’t just stop at one; two is the tipping point.
I bring this up because twice in the past month taken friends to Old Tony’s and introduced them to the Fire Chief. And by the time we take sips of the second drink, the friendship bonding suddenly starts to reach another level. We go from “oh, just out for a couple of drinks” to having a blast together.
You’ll be encouraged to keep partying, either at Old Tony’s or another South Bay bar. Perhaps Kegs or Naja’s on the Pier, perhaps Baleen, perhaps elsewhere in the South Bay.
But the fact is, and the “fire starter” of all the fun, is the Fire Chief.