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L.A. Nightlife...In Manhattan Beach CA

28 April 2016 Written by   Jeff Shotwell Published in blog
Nightlife in Manhattan Beach near the Sea View Inn Nightlife in Manhattan Beach near the Sea View Inn

Los Angeles is known for its sublime nightlife and there is much to do in the "city of angels" when the sun goes down.

Although not as famous as Venice or Santa Monica beaches, nightlife in Manhattan Beach holds its own in nightlife fun, clubbing, and upscale dancing locales.

One of the most attractive spots is the 900 club. One yelp user joked "it's called the 900 club because that's what your credit score has to be in order to become a member."

Yes, the club is members only and quite exclusive. It is multi-floored, at the corner of Manhattan Avenue and Ninth Street, and has been a restaurant and cocktail lounge/bar since 1973. The upstairs, now called the 900 Club, took over in 2003. The use permit allows full alcohol service, live weekend entertainment, dancing, and operating hours until midnight on weekdays and 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.


Aside from the 900 club nightlife in Manhattan Beach, CA is centered in two districts: the north end, also known as El Porto, and downtown, by the pier.

Some locales by the pier include the Shellback Tavern aka "The Shell" which has a jukebox, a pub and is located right on the beach, along with its party-going crowd.

Near in location, Simmzy's bar holds 24 beers on tap and a patio.

Or you could head to Zinc, an upscale bar nestled in the "Shade Hotel", with plenty of "glam and glitz", and cocktails served in ice glasses.

In El Porto, things can get a little more wild... 

Sharkeez, created by the father-son team of the Newman's, sports strong drinks and a party, "tiki", atmosphere.

OB'z is more of a casual retreat for beer lovers.

And Pancho's is a small venue offering live music.

Whatever "floats your boat", or "makes your martini" for that matter, Manhattan Beach has some great nightlife spots for you to party your board shorts off! 

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