Gene Simmons And Paul Stanley Provide The Perfect KISS To New South Bay Bar
So far so good.
Actually, so far so great. And that’s only after one afternoon.
Rock & Brews in Redondo Beach, CA, opened to media, city and state officials and Wounded Warriors war veterans on Wednesday, May 8. And by the time you read this it’s open to you, too.
And I strongly recommend you check it out because, if you are anything like me, you will like it immensely.
Let me tell you about Rock & Brews in Redondo Beach (okay, technically it’s in Torrance but it’s on the outer edge of Riviera Village, Redondo’s European-style area of shops and restaurants, so I’m calling it in Redondo).
You get a beer, perhaps a pizza – the Hawaiian is awesome and I know what you are thinking, but get the Hawaiian – or the pulled pork BBQ with the not-to-heavy-on-the-mayonnaise cole slaw, and literally soak in the atmosphere.
Because it’s awesome.
Yes, I was there for the press event, and yes, the media is pampered at press events. Sometimes, I even do the pampering when I’m on the PR side, which happens on occasion.
There was a buffet with the pulled pork and cole slaw, spicy and regular chicken wings (the spicy ones are quite spicy and both are really meaty, so you’ll be full with half a dozen of them) and waiters and waitresses were bringing slices of pizza to the table. And also beer. Stella Artois, beer, no less!
That won’t happen for the general public but let me say this: I was sitting at an outside table along PCH with a Stella and slice of pizza and even though Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS – partners in this endeavor, along with several others – were just a few steps from me, I cared not to move an inch.
I was so content to be where I was, I didn’t want to move. Rock ‘n roll classic videos were playing on the plasma TVs, I was sitting in the sunshine at a table on a patio – a too-rare treat in the South Bay, for some reason I always fail to understand – and it was if my sandals were stuck in wet cement.
You, too, will feel the same way. The open-air design and location or Rock & Brews, which is on the edge of Riviera Village at PCH and PV Blvd., is designed to make you stay. And even after the sun goes down, there’s a table of fire pits.
The only thing that will make you leave is closing time; last call is 11 p.m., weekdays and midnight on weekends.