The South Bay’s Waterfront Secret Awaiting Liquor License Approval
The best “secret spot” in the South Bay, a little hidden gem on the water, is still not serving beer.
Rocky Point has had its coolers closed for a year and as summertime approaches, it’s still waiting to get legal permission to sell beer and wine. It is waiting on ABC approval and that’s taking a long time (apparently the Redondo Beach Harbor Commission needs to get involved, as well).
This little tackle shop and boat gas station, on a dock in King Harbor Marina, wants to build a small outdoor bar. But when it gets done is anybody’s guess. PubClub.com checks in at Rocky Point on a regular basis and there’s never any update.
This is too bad, because Rocky Point is a quiet place to have a beer on the water on a nice day. In the old days, you would go in to the little building, grab a beer for 2 bucks or a mini-bottle of wine for 4 bucks from the cooler and sit out on the picnic table, looking at the boats and the passing sea lions.
Rocky Point was one of the few places in the entire South Bay where you could do this, and it was a secret place known only to a few people who knew about it.
It was this way for decades but last summer an ABC inspector apparently stumbled onto the place and slapped a big NO ALCOHOL sign in the window.
It was a great place to take out-of-town visitors. All it really needed was a guy playing steel drums on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon and with all the people on bikes and boats in the area, it would be a virtual ATM machine for the city of Redondo Beach.
It still could be – IF it ever gets that license to sell beer and wine.
But for now, it’s as idle as a boat tied up to the dock.