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Top Beachside Bars in LA

On this page find out the top bars in LA with a beach view

L.A. County beaches and City of L.A. beaches reopened for "active" use, meaning: no biking, no sitting, no sunning, no gathering, no pier access, no boardwalk strolls, and no parking.

Los Angeles County bars, wineries, breweries, and tasting rooms are all cleared to reopen, albeit with a few caveats in place. Among them: the continued practice of physical distancing between seats/tables, servers wearing masks, and lots of sanitizer and regular cleaning practices in place So we've compiled a list of those venues you can visit this weekend and Enjoy your beachview in LA with your favorite drink

Hennessey’s tavern-Hermosa beach

If you can navigate the occasional, temporarily Irish bro-down in the downstairs bar, you’ll be rewarded with a stunning beach view from the upstairs patio. Lose an afternoon during the $5 happy hour with jumbo 23oz domestic brews, or brave the 50oz “world’s largest pint,” which comes with a souvenir glass and the strong likelihood of a fully clothed ocean swim.

Hennessey’s tavern-Hermosa beach

The Deck

Formerly The Poopdeck,they have renovated and re-imagined one of Hermosa Beach's iconic oceanfront bars.They feature Domestic and Premium Beers, a well-curated selection of wines by the glass and bottle, beer and wine cocktails, happy hour Monday - Friday, many flat-screen TVs for your sports viewing pleasure, all capped by the best view of The Strand.



Hawaiian lunch plates, fish tacos, killer views. Watermans has it figured out. Pro tip: Open for To-Go Food and Drinks all weekend.


Yard House

With a massive beer menu and super-sexy views of the LB harbor, this actually-pretty-respectable chain offers a rewarding waterside refuge. Order up one of the signature half-yard pours along with an onion ring tower during happy hour, and feel confident that your evening is headed in the right direction. 

Now the yard house is available to go.

the yard house

Club Ripples

Good ol’ Ripples is Long Beach’s most happenin’ gay & lesbian club. It's also packed to the gills with fun events like Dog Beach Day and Beer Busts, with karaoke and BBQs.

The Hangout Restaurant and beach house

Belly-up to this cozy ,The Hangout bar at this laid-back, panoramic view-offering local favorite, which sits just across from the base of Seal Beach pier. Once you’re appropriately bellied, order the bacon- and shrimp-adorned Bloody Mary.

The Hangout bar

Barefoot Bar at Duke’s-Malibu

Barefoot Bar is with totally Instagramable ocean vistas, delicious hula pies, and a mellow vibe inspired by namesake Duke Kahanamoku (the Hawaiian father of international surfing, naturally), you hardly need another reason to head up the PCH to this kitschy surf stalwart. 

Paradise Cove

This cove of literal paradise is a secret spot off of Malibu, and it's home to a ton of tanning bodies, relaxing hikers and beach extraordinaires, and water too cold to swim in but the views are spectacular. It's still one of the only places in LA County to legally drink booze while sticking your feet in the sand, and definitely the only place in LA County you can do that while also eating a gargantuan iced seafood tower.

The Blue Lounge at Moonshadows

Perched just above the tumbling waves, with your feet up on a daybed, you won’t care who sees you order another strong, manly drink that definitely is NOT a strawberry daiquiri. Spend your Sundays wisely at The Blue Lounge at Moonshadows Malibu classic, poppin’ bubs, devouring tuna tartare, and enjoying the rotating lineup of DJs throughout the summer.

The Blue Lounge at Moonshadows

Rosenthal Bar and Patio

Rosenthal resto and wine bar also houses the Blue Lounge bar, where you won’t care who sees you order another strong manly drink that definitely is NOT a strawberry daiquiri. Spend your Sundays wisely at this Malibu classic poppin’ bubs, devouring tuna tartare, and enjoying the rotating lineup of DJs throughout the Summer. And the sunsets.

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