Shipmates Restaurant & SportsBar

no score

Awaiting More Ratings
Shipmates Restaurant & SportsBarShipmates Restaurant & SportsBar

Type: Bar, Eatery

11424 South Street
Cerritos, California, 90703
United States

(562) 924-3211 | map

No notes at this time.

Added by Shipmates on 12-08-2009

View: Place Reviews | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of mrcraft
4/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

I was in town, so I visited Shipmates for a drink and light appetizer. This place is not easy to see from the street, it's tucked inside the strip mall. Once inside, it's a sports bar with lots of monitors and large screen. It was quite loud on a Sunday. the tap list was nice. Mostly local craft beers with some macros thrown in.

The bar area with 15 or seats and lots of tables and booths. My server was very friendly and nice.

I had taquitos for my light snack. Those were quite tasty. Prices for both the beers and food was very good. I enjoyed my visit.

 570 characters

Photo of kingston213
4.14/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Rollzroyce21
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of DoubleJ
3.56/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

There's a "diamond of death" that exists in South LA County which craft beer goes to die. The points of the diamond touch downtown LA, Redondo Beach, Long Beach, and Whittier. Inside that diamond is a craft beer wasteland. But inside the diamond is also a sparkle of hope; it's called Shipmates.

I was taken here by my friend last night to meet some of his friends who live closeby to here. Shipmates is kind of hidden from streetview, so keep that in mind if you're looking for it. Our ID's were checked at the door as we arrived at 7pm....didn't see any kids or older folks there, lots of younger people. A few people were there when we arrived, but by 9pm the place was pretty full as the Laker game was going on. The interior is very clean, lots of beer and sports signs on the walls, leather trimmed seating at the booths, and a few movie theater-style seats which face projected images on a wall. A sports bar feel, but I like the way this place was set up.

The beer is what distinguishes this bar from other sports bars. 33 beers on-tap, plus a dozen bottles. True, there are a number of macros on-tap, but also are beers from Karl Strauss, DFH, Rogue, Stone, Oskar Blues, Angel City, Sierra Nevada, Lagunitas, Anderson Valley, and New Belgium. Fair enough. But to my surprise, they also had beers like 90 Minute IPA, Brown Shugga' , and Double Dead Guy Ale! Cold pint glasses hold your beer, fresh tasting beer for good measure. Pitchers are available for some of the tap beers. But most unique were some of the "sampler" runs they offer. Here's one beer geeks would care most about: for $14, you can choose ANY ten beers and have each beer served in 6 ounce samples.

The prices are great by SoCal standards. There are monthly specials on some of the beers (yes, even craft beer!), beers don't exceed $5 a pint, and most sandwich entrees w/fries are between $6-7! The food prices look like something out of 1997.

There's a BJ's nearby, but apart from that, you'll need to drive 15 minutes from here to find a quality craft beer stop. I wouldn't mind having a place like this near my hometown. I'm sure my friend will want to take me back in the future, and I won't have any qualms joining him.

 2,208 characters

Photo of radioheadsmith
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Nice little bar located in cerritos, just across the street from the cerritos mall. This bar has an awesome beer selection (considering the area). I was there the other night and they were carrying: bear republics racer 5, stone ruination, stone AB, anderson valley IPA, Port brewings wipe-out IPA, karl stauss oatmeal stout, big sky's moose drool and prob a few others I am forgetting. I hear they are getting ready to carry Bootleggers brewery, a local brewery out of Fullerton, ca, so I'm pretty excited about that.

Young crowd, dj spins good music (I think every other sat or something).

Oh yeah, and they also serve lumpia (filipino egg rolls) that are really good.

 673 characters

Shipmates Restaurant & SportsBar in Cerritos, CA
3.75 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.