Signature Drink Is On Special Entire Month Of November
They come mostly for the food but in November, locals will be swarming the bar for the annual drink special. half-priced Navy Grogs.
As a tribute to the place that was in this location prior to Rock’N Fish, owner Mike Zislis – a South Bay native PubClub.com likes to point out – honors his hometown and regular and long-time patrons by slicing the price on this signature drink to $7.
A Navy Grog is kind of a like a Mai Tai, only stronger. It’s deep red in color, has crushed ice, an orange wedge and a lot of rum. It rival the Fire Chief at Old Tony’s in Redondo Beach as the strongest drink in the Beach Cities.
It’s heritage here traces to Hibatchi, a Hawaiian/Japanese restaurant of sorts that sat in this place for decades prior to Rock’N Fish. People would to go to the back of the place, sit down low and drink Navy Grogs until, well, they were “groggy.”
They would emerge all happy and giddy, and when Zislis put Rock’N Fish there, he made sure the Navy Grogs were the first thing on the menu. It’s a tradition that continues to this day, more than 20 years after Rock ‘n Fish was established.
The price is $14, but just $7 during Happy Hour (weekdays, 3-6 p.m.,) and during the entire month of November, which is “Navy Grog Month” at Rock & Fish.