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Naja's Place

Naja's PlaceNaja's Place

Taps: 88 / Bottles: 250
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
96
world-class

87 Ratings
Ratings: 87
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.49%
$$ - reasonable


[ Bar, Eatery ]

154 International Boardwalk
Redondo Beach, California, 90277-3611
United States
phone: (310) 376-9951

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hopmandu

California

3.9/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5 | $$

It's really hard to rate this place. The selection is obviously incredible and the best around hands down. But the crowd/atmosphere is not so great and seemingly not there for the ridiculous beer selection. I prefer going when it's less crowded so I can just chill out and really enjoy what I'm tasting.

04-09-2014 20:38:12 | More by hopmandu
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Kyle_Darr

California

4.58/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$

Dingy old feel, I was the youngest person in there, best beer selection in south bay. Must go.

Very few women, however very few attractive women are into craft beer so that is a push.

Right on the water enjoy a nice ocean breeze, weekends have live music from a fun garage band.

04-01-2014 18:17:55 | More by Kyle_Darr
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4 | $$

Went there during their annual IPA Festival--over 70 IPAs on tap and 2-3 rotating on cask. Amazing selection, esp. of SoCal IPAs.

The place is right on the boardwalk. It has kind of a dive bar feel, but I kinda dig that. Then again, it's right next to the beach which helps, too. The place can be loud with music playing from a jukebox or sometimes a live band playing. There is a quieter side bar where the regulars hang out.

Had the kebab while I was there. Maybe I was a little tipsy, but it was awesome (great bar food, IMO!).

Great place--can't wait to go back!

08-13-2013 13:53:37 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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yaquina

Washington

4.07/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.5 | $$

Western Montana and South Bay meet. Very fun atmosphere. IPA festival is super. Good selection of ipas. Southern California is well represented. Cool music and good place to get away. I would bring myself here again and/ or family. Relaxing and low pressure.

08-10-2013 00:51:13 | More by yaquina
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TheCrowsNest

California

4.45/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$

Right on the water and classic rock cover bands rock out when it's sunny on the weekends - so pretty much every weekend.

Great draft selection that is ever-changing. The owners are passionate about what beer they are able to get their hands on. Ask them about something they don't have access to and you can tell they're pissed about it. Don't mention Alpine Beer Co.

They've got pretty solid bar food that showcases a variety of fine, fried items. The real winner is the pita plate. Chicken with muschrooms, onions, jalapenos, lettuce, pitas, and hummus. Unreal and pairs really well with an IPA.

02-02-2012 21:53:29 | More by TheCrowsNest
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trancesk8er

California

4.41/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $

This place definitely falls under dives in a great way. This is not your trendy craft bar with stuck up self proclaimed "beer connoisseurs" talking out of their ass about terroir. Its directly next to the docks which adds a nice atmosphere. Has a kinda scummy sea-ness to it. Although i'm not sure how to describe that better, I mean it in a good way haha.

They have an amazing amount of beers on rotating tap. I've never seen less than 50 different ones available (they also have bottles of course). The aspect I like is that they have more than the regular found everywhere craft beers. Recently I was there and they had a 2009 double dead guy on tap woop woop! You will hear of events being hosted here as well. None are expensive and all are well worth it. Keep an eye out for their announcements when we get to LA beer week. Service wise it is beautiful, never have to wait more than a minute. Its very impressive. As well as being staffed by what seems like only beer geeks. That makes it a great place for you rookies out there. Don't be shy to ask and learn!
As far as their food I never tried it. Always seem to have just eaten before i go there. It seems like your regular bar food. No frills, nothing fancy, just some hearty looking bar food. Great spot

01-27-2012 22:05:24 | More by trancesk8er
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fullthrottle77

California

4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3 | $$

Living in the South Bay, I have visited this bar many times throughout the years. The atmosphere is great, set along the boardwalk at the Redondo Beach Pier. The selection is great, with everything from Bud Light to some of the sought after brews like Pliny, DFH 120, Sculpin, Citra, etc. There are usually some special events featuring a specific brewery or style. I recently attended the DFH and Ballast Point nights during LA Beer week and was treated to some real gems such as Bitches Brew, 120, and Victory at Sea. The food isn't anything special, burgers, fries, chicken strips, etc. Come for the beer not the food. Overall I love this place and if you are visiting Los Angeles I recommend stopping in for a brew.

01-21-2012 11:48:41 | More by fullthrottle77
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DCon

Missouri

4.84/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $

While staying in Redondo Beach for over a week, I'm am VERY upset I didn't find this place before the last day of our trip... While traveling throughout almost all of Southern Cali, this was my favorite Beer Bar and will be coming back here for sure!

Although it isn't a visible place (located on the bottom level of the docks), it was for sure worth the hunt to find it! Located also right next to the piers/harbor right next to Redondo Beach, the atmosphere and scenery can't get any better! There is a "regulars" section on the North side of the place and then a stage and tons of tables looking out to the harbor on the other side of the bar. People are very cool here and with the breeze and open-air bar style, it can't get any better than this!

They served their brews from Chilled pint/snifters and once again, I'm not cool with this. He had clean glasses in the back and brought out 4 just for me because of knowing I would be hanging for a while. Just wait, the service gets even better.

While taking a huge interest in the bottle list and taps on their dry-erase board, John (manager) took this into account and hooked a brother up! After having the Raftman, I asked about any Russian River he had on-tap... Pliney the Elder and Consecration was not even listed on the "Tap List" but he let me enjoy both of these! Later on, we came back here and enjoyed both the 2009 and 2010 Abyss in bottle.

Unreal selection! From the bottles to the "Online LIVE!" tap list, I would definitely be a regular here if I lived by Redondo/Manhattan Beach. This beats anywhere in a 50 mile radius and am still upset I couldn't have found it sooner..

While there were specials and happy hours daily, the manager cut our bill by almost $20 since we were hanging out from noon-night time and this made the experience even better. Can't see anyone ever rating this place below an A+!

08-02-2011 20:59:10 | More by DCon
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jrnyc

New York

4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$

Fantastic selection of beer here, they have 88 beers on tap and bottles. Any place that has PTE,Sculpin and Green Flash West Coast IPA on tap at same time is a hop heads heaven!!

Different kind of setup here than I am used to on East Coast. Half bar and other half you need to lineup and order beer. Day I was here there was only one person covering the whole place, took too long to get my beer. It was also a bit difficult to find, but worth it when you get there.

This place is a must visit if you are in the area.

07-31-2011 15:56:24 | More by jrnyc
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

3.31/5  rDev -24.1%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$$

I stopped by Naja's on my way out of the city around noon on a Friday. It was quite empty, but to be expected.

It was in a cool area and I like the idea of the place, but I kind of felt like I was at a cheap spring break bar that sold daiquiris. The bartender seemed nice for the most part, but did not seem interested in interacting much. I think the atmosphere kind of played into this as there is not much space to sit at the bar.

The selection was solid, but not great. The tap selection was extensive with a few interesting beers, but I could have easily elimited 75%+ of the beers with no hinderance to how I'd score them in this area. The bottle selection was decent with a few interesting beers to choose from, but I wasn't terribly impressed. I didn't try the food.

I recommend stopping by this place if you're in the area, but I certainly wouldn't go out of the way to visit. I very much did not like the atmosphere and the beer selection was good, but not great. It was also quite expensive, though the pours were quite large. I'd much rather have the option for smaller pours at a lower price, though.

06-28-2011 13:34:49 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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Naja's Place in Redondo Beach, CA
96 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.