Check out The Standing Room
Located directly on Hermosa Avenue only steps away from the beach, this restaurant/bar is definitely the place to be. Its got a cool eclectic vibe with distressed wood interiors and a small stage for live bands on Friday and Saturday nights. Also there's a great shaded outdoor patio to catch a few rays and people watch.
The Standing Room literally started as a standing room only restaurant located in the back of a family run liquor store. Mainly used for take out and a quick bite in the car, the small pop up became a permanent fixture with the Redondo Beach locals. Eventually, Lowell the owner knew it was time to expand and opened the 2nd location in Hermosa Beach.
The menu mainly consists of burgers and sandwiches with a few eclectic main entrees. Recently, they started serving brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Great move. The food is delish!
The wait staff was super friendly, helpful and to be quite honest, there was some serious eye candy amongst them. You can see the owner talking with his customers and sincerely wanting to know how their dining experience is going. The restaurant is clean and the bathrooms well kept. There are live bands on the weekends and they additionally have other shows during the week along with a very decent weekday happy hour. The brunch was solid and the bloody Mary's were spicy. I'm curious to see what the dinner menu holds. I'll definitely be back.
The Standing Room
1320 Hermosa Beach
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
The food at this restaurant was provided complimentary or at a discounted price, however all opinions are 100% mine. A free meal does not buy a good review.