Onetime Top South Bay Best Singles Spot Seeks Return To Glory Days
Sometimes, when something casual puts on a new look and gets all dressed up, it’s better suited, so to speak, the way it was in the first place.
That’s kind of the way it’s been for Sharkeez in Manhattan Beach. When in its original location, it was a true beach bar in a well-worn building, a place where one could stop in sweaty for a beer (or a bucket of Shark Attacks) after some beach volleyball, a bike ride, or still damp from a good surfing session.
But when it moved into where the legendary Harry O’s once stood, Sharkeez became a bit too nice. It had lost its personality, and with it a lot of locals.
While the new location certainly has its moments, it’s not the all-around, all-time feeding frenzy of its predecessor.
Combining The Original Sharkeez With Harry O’s
But now, a former manager from the original Sharkeez is back and he’s out to make this bar again a prime South Bay party destination.
“I plan on rounding up the band again, so to speak, and making Manhattan Beach the hot locals spot it was when we opened in 93,” Gary Alsonso said to PubClub.com. “I’m sure you recall the cool vibes we partied all night to at the time.
“I’m wanting to turn Manhattan Beach Sharkeez into the locals vibe as it should be and was in the past.”
Alonso also wants to blend in a little of the ‘ol Harry O’s atmosphere by bringing back the bands that once played that stage, enhanced by popular local musicians and fun “party bands.”
He’s also out to get rid of that club music that every other bar in the USA seems to play now and instead crank those fun 80s and 90s party tunes that was the hallmark of the fun at Sharkeez.
“I want to bring in Joe’s Band and other local bands,” Alsonso said. “We are starting up a ’90s night with good ole rock n roll as well as the fun tunes that we played when we opened up in the original location.”
Sharkeez Manhattan Beach is located at 3600 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach, CA.
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