Naja's Place

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96
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Naja's PlaceNaja's Place
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

154 International Boardwalk
Redondo Beach, California, 90277-3611
United States

(310) 376-9951 | map
www.najasplace.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
96
Reviews:
82
Ratings:
106
Avg:
4.34
pDev:
8.53%
 
 
Taps:
88
Bottles/Cans:
250
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews by Halcyondays:
Photo of Halcyondays
4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 2 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Located just off Torrance Blvd. in the Redondo Beach Pier Area, Naja's is a little hard to find at first, but then you look at the beer list and know you've arrived. They had 77 beers on tap, many I've had before, but only 10 or so are macros. They also have a huge bottle selection, unfortunately, you have to drink it there, you can't take it home with you, but that's a minor quibble. I spotted a vintage bottle of Stone RIS, that's at least as old as 2005. I had a Val-Dieu Brown on-tap, an '05 Sierra Nevada Celebration in bottle, and a Stone Smoked Porter with Chipotle on cask, all 3 delicious. Service was prompt and competent, very good, and attentive. A great beer bar if you are in the area, if I lived in Redondo, I would definitely make this my local. A great place to have a beer and watch the waves crash on the shore.

Edit 11/22/08 - Have got to dock the vibe a little bit. Went here today, it was quite crowded, which I don't particulary like, but can't dock them for being popular. But, the fact that it's open to the outside means the smoke from the dicks that light up up right by the entrance is going to come in. This is CA, we're not supposed to have to deal with smoke in a bar. Went to the north side of the bar and that helped remedy it, but I was not happy for the first half of the visit. Still great selection. On days when it's hardly crowded like Sunday, it's been fine.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Reinmogard
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 2 | selection: 5

One of the best bars I have been to in terms of craft beer selection. Unbelievable actually. Service is not the best, but the location and selection is fantastic.

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Photo of Samposa
5/5  rDev +15.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Good place for a non-drinker to take their beer connoisseur friends from Pariguay.

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Photo of EdTheEdge
4.01/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3

Photo of domdomdomdom
4.32/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of BelgianBeerMe
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 2

Photo of rgons77
4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Davit
5/5  rDev +15.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of kendollkaff
4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Tommylee80
4.74/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Selection should be a 6.0 for this place. Best beer joint in the state.

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Photo of The_Jerk
2.5/5  rDev -42.4%

Went during LABW for the FSW tapping event they had. Waited 3 hours in a overly crowded dive bar that had reggae music blasting so loud I could barely have a conversation with the people I was with. The lines were long and apparently they couldnt figure out how to tap the special beer that day. I went back n forth about 10 times constantly kept asking while in a line just to try the beer and one the guys just kept telling me "Bro, youll know its tapped when we announce it"..Well I gave up and on my way out of leaving, find out they tapped the beer and told no one..how thoughtful of you guys seriously. I got what was left in a pitcher prolly half a pints worth and it wasnt worth the hassle. I will not be coming back here for any event they have.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of blkdth1313
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Stopped by a few beers while in Torrance on business.

Had a blast! Great beer selection, though they said it was down due to preparing for the an upcoming beer fest. Live band on the inside; the harbor, beautiful sunny day and fishing boats right outside the windows. Grabbed a Port Swami to begin with, then asked the boys behind the bar what I would like that I couldn't get at home similar to the Sculpin and Wesy Coast IPA they also had on the board. He said Dirt Wolf not knowing I was from PA!

Low and behold they had Pliney!! Was not listed on the board, but they readily volunteered it. Made my day!

A must see...

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Photo of ubiq3000
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of hopmandu
3.9/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

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Photo of Kyle_Darr
4.58/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

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Photo of dra5037
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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Naja's Place in Redondo Beach, CA
96 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.
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