Easy Reader Staff

Barfly: Hermosa Ink, Fishbar, Wee Man’s offers half-price pitchers

Stand up for art: Pro standup paddleboarder Gene Smith has partnered with local restaurateur Shane McColgan (Sharks Cove, HB & MB) to open up an upscale tattoo parlor, Hermosa Ink on Hermosa Ave at Eighth Street. The two-story shop is a class act filled with the artists’ artwork on canvas as well as on skin. […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Barfly: Sharkeez on the move, open mic at the Fishack, and the truth about Cinco de Mayo

Barfly: Sharkeez on the move, open mic at the Fishack, and the truth about Cinco de Mayo

Now Open: Let’s hope the Feng Shui has come full circle to the infamous Harry O’s, Highland Ave, MB, which failed miserably as Upper Manhattan, ($6 beers in plastic pint “glasses,” seriously?). Well, last week the site was re-opened under the star power of Greg Newman’s Sharkeez mini-chain as the new Baja Sharkeez which hopped […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Barfly – Ragin Cajun, yard sale, wine tastings

Barfly – Ragin Cajun, yard sale, wine tastings

Heeee’s Baaaack: Don’t let the Hermosa construction at the original location of Stephen Domingue’s Ragin Cajun deter you, just head north to Plaza El Segundo to get your jambalaya feel good fix. If you haven’t broken the beach cities barrier yet to check out the new location, next week may be the time to do […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Celeb Sighting: Keenan Ivory Wayans at Sangria, half-price wine at Belamar, and…more wine

Celeb Sighting: Keenan Ivory Wayans at Sangria, half-price wine at Belamar, and…more wine

Celeb Sighting: Keenan Ivory Wayans was spotted dining at Sangria, Hermosa Ave, Hermosa Beach last week. Apparently the oldest of the Wayans brothers looks very young in person. It’s because of that clean shaven head I’m told… Promo Change: While reading my fellow foody Richard Foss’s adventures in dining the other day, I was inspired […]

 Mark McDermott

Editor’s Pick: Best Bartender

Scott Perry – There are two kinds of bartenders: good and evil. Each has their advantages. The evil bartender keeps you waiting, makes sloppy drinks, is dissolute, and generally helps dissuade you from following his or her wayward path because your drinking experience becomes so sullied and unenjoyable that you are discouraged from hanging out […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Editor Pick: Best Party Animal

Editor Pick: Best Party Animal

J. Brant “B-Rant” Carnwath – You’ve seen him around, sometimes in a wig and a tutu, almost always in exposed tighty-whiteys of some sort, and often in the presence of some poor, exhausted bouncer pleading with him to put his pants back on. He’s the kind of guy who wears elephant thong underwear under brightly […]

 Kevin Cody

Best Happy Hour

Patrick Molloy’s boasts one of the longest happy hours in the South Bay, and now you’ve voted them the best. Monday is Happy Day with HH running from open ‘til close, Tuesday-Friday HH is 3-8 p.m. with half priced beer, wine and all liquor (most places limit specials to well liquor only). Food starts at […]

 Kevin Cody

Best drinks

Shellback– “From yester-year into the new millennium,” touts the website of this “jewel of the South Bay.” The Shellback Tavern’s building was built in 1922 by the great-great granddaughter of famous composer Sebastian Bach to be used as a feed store. Finally after World War II somebody smartened up realizing the site would make a […]

 Kevin Cody

Best Neighborhood Bar

Northend Bar & Grill – Once again the people of the neighborhood voted Northend their favorite bar but make no mistake, you can get a great meal here as well and it is one of the few places you can get it after 10 p.m. In fact, the kitchen is open until midnight every day […]

 Kevin Cody

Best Tequila Bar, Best Margarita

Coyote Cantina – With 115 different brands of tequila, Coyote Cantina boasts some of the best prices in town, especially on their higher end models which run $10-15 less than competitors, (Don Julio Real is just $35 a shot). Opened in 1999, Matthew McQuaid bought the place in 2004 and made it a must for […]

 Kevin Cody

Best Waitress

Jen Osbourne, Shellback–No stranger to service awards, Jen Osbourne has been voted Best Waitress once again for her ability to be the consummate tour guide on your mini-vacation be it behind the bar or working the floor. Jen, now at Shellback Tavern has come full circle, again working for Bob Beverly, the man who brought […]

 Kevin Cody

Best Sports Bar

Charlie’s – Last year owner Charlie Byrd took a big chance with a major transformation of his hidden gem Cialuzzi’s Italian Restaurant. He partnered up with Steve Roberts, former owner of Café Boogaloo, tore down the walls and revamped the spot into a sports bar. It looks like the change paid off as his customers voted […]

 Kevin Cody

Best Dance Club

Best Dance Club

Sangria–It looks like all the work of changing over the DJs, re-formatting the music and nurturing relationships with all the local social groups has worked! The back room has been refreshed and redone as well as the back bar area. Locals man the bars. Fun is the target.  Don’t forget to start it early with […]

 Kevin Cody

Best Martini

Best Martini

From a classic martini to a Gibson or through to the tinted and flavored varieties that can lure you quickly to the dark side Side Door makes the best, according to our readers.

 Kevin Cody

Best Waiter

Paul Jordan, Chez Melange — loves to experience fun new food, wine and spirits, so his gig as Head Server at Chez Melange, where he’s been working for over eight years, is a natural fit. His enthusiasm and experience bode well for those lucky enough to have him as their waiter. Being exposed to local, […]