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The Lighthouse Cafe

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American, Bar, Pub
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30 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-3760
+1 310-376-9833
05:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Wed 05:00 - 14:00
Fri 05:00 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 00:00
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86 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just opposite the pier a great spot for drinks. You can sit inside or out overlooking the pier. Live music most days, happy hour on food and drinks and of course the opportunity to walk in Emma Stone and Ryan Goslings footsteps. Go to the back of the building for the film's outside shot. The staff were friendly, good service.... More 

1 Thank Paramores
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on a mission to visit all the locales from la la land. It does not look changed at all, straight out of the movie! They also play jazz music on Sunday and Wednesday. The only unfortunate thing was that we went on a Saturday night and it was packed, no one ever came to get our orders.... More 

Thank Cara G
Southampton, United Kingdom
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Loved perching at the bar with burger and Bloody Mary, listening to some high quality lunchtime jazz. The brunch runs 11am-3pm, get there early (particularly if you have a large party and want a decent table) as it's first come first served. $4 brunch cocktails and special menu. Service friendly but struggled a bit under pressure of numbers, the odd... More 

Thank solentblue16
Redondo Beach, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We've gone for the Sunday Brunch jazz a couple of times. Usually no cover charge. The food is adequate. The venue is small (typical bar size), so a large band can be somewhat overpowering.

Thank KirkRB
Hermosa Beach, California
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65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

The Lighthouse Cafe has a long history as a jazz venue and was recently featured in the movie La La Land. We live nearby and decided to drop in for the early evening (6-9 p.m.) Wednesday jazz entertainment. Unfortunately, the Lighthouse only has jazz three times a week - Wednesdays from 6-9, Saturdays from 11a.m. - 2:30 p.m., and Sundays... More 

Thank tomslyck
San Diego, California
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764 reviews
418 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

this is just an overflow bar for when the rest of Hermosa pier bars are full. Good spot to get away from the crowd.

1 Thank CaribbeanFan79
West Hartford, Connecticut
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95 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The Lighthouse Café is a super throwback music establishment. Do not judge it by the outdoor view. Décor and setting are more 40's and 50's than anything else. Just a very interesting and great café environment.While Wednesday's are devoted to Jazz, other nights have different types of music. The food is good, but you are not there for fine dinning,... More 

Thank AbacusTT
Hermosa Beach, California
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Occasional very good music -used to be great. Bar food -okay. Specialty drinks good valued -try the Miles Davis. Crowd can be iffy at times

Thank HJMcd
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I was there on Halloween party. It was absolutely great. Fantastic band with awesome singer. Great time and a lot of very friendly people. Recommend!

Thank Jarek B
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96 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

The view is beautiful & the food was terrific !! I ordered the egg white veggie Omlette & had the potatoes !! The cucumber melon drink was very good!! The portions are huge!! Good enough to share for 2!! Recommend this spot if you are in the area!!

Thank yvnet

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-3760
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Hermosa Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 310-376-9833

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?