Naja's Place

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Bar, Eatery

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

(310) 376-9951 | map
najasplace.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.34
Reviews:
83
Ratings:
29
pDev:
9.45%
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Ratings by jjayjaye:
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Reviewed by jjayjaye from New York

4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4
I can't believe that I haven't reviewed Naja's Place yet. I've been there a handful of times while in the area for business. I went there for lunch last Sunday. It was a warm sunny afternoon and the sun poured in through the front of the place (rolling garage style doors). Very casual beach marina vibe, tall tin tables with vintage diner stools amongst surfing decco and literally hundreds of tap handles hanging from the ceiling. The taps list is CRAZY! I started off with the '08 Abyss draft. The place fills up quickly...especially on a sunny weekend..and the band starts playing. Service becomes an issue with the crowd but they work hard. I ordered the chicken version of their Famous Kabob Plate. The "small" version was a TON of food! I really enjoyed it. They also have an AMAZING bottle selection. It was really hard to choose, but i went with a bottle of Bruery's Papier...which i really enjoyed also. Very comfortable place..until the crowd pours in, right on the boardwalk, great view of the marina and the sun with the smell of the ocean in the air...like being on another planet. Great change of pace. Highly recommended!
Apr 03, 2010
More User Ratings:
 
Rated: 3.64 by slasich from Pennsylvania

May 16, 2020
 
Rated: 4.47 by Stevedore from Oregon

Feb 27, 2020
 
Rated: 4.31 by Boone757 from Virginia

May 23, 2019
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Reviewed by Goneflying87 from California

4.81/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75
Been here multiple times! Love their finger foods must admit they have a large selection of beer on tap! They do have a juke box in which you can put music; television screens to watch the games, and during the weekends live bands.
Sep 25, 2018
 
Rated: 4.81 by Bkruse from Ohio

Jun 16, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Sparky44 from Illinois

Oct 28, 2016
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Reviewed by Reinmogard from Idaho

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.
Jul 04, 2016
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Rated by Samposa from California

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.
Mar 30, 2016
 
Rated: 4.01 by EdTheEdge from California

Feb 11, 2016
 
Rated: 4.32 by dddddddd from Washington

Jul 29, 2015
 
Rated: 4.1 by DerekE4750 from New York

Jul 29, 2015
 
Rated: 4.49 by rgons77 from Illinois

Jun 17, 2015
 
Rated: 5 by Davit from California

Mar 26, 2015
 
Rated: 4.2 by kendollkaff from California

Mar 16, 2015
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Rated by 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.
Jan 23, 2015
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Reviewed by The_Jerk from California

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.
Nov 19, 2014
 
Rated: 4.35 by wethorseblanket from California

Sep 12, 2014
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Reviewed by blkdth1313 from Pennsylvania

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...
Sep 08, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by ubiq3000 from California

Aug 20, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by ChrisCutler from California

Jun 14, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by gordnbiers from California

Jun 13, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by SoCalTimmay from California

Jun 12, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by rollncalguy78 from California

May 20, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by werdnacross from California

May 13, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by RolandBlunts from California

Apr 24, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Bnoise11 from California

Apr 21, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by bigjoe786 from California

Apr 19, 2014
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Reviewed by hopmandu from California

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.
Apr 09, 2014
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Reviewed by Kyle_Darr from California

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.
Apr 01, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by dra5037 from Pennsylvania

Feb 28, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by berlinabb from California

Dec 12, 2013
 
Rated: 5 by fthegiants from California

Nov 20, 2013
 
Rated: 4.25 by BillRoth from Maryland

Nov 18, 2013
 
Rated: 4.5 by belgbeerdrinker from Colorado

Nov 05, 2013
 
Rated: 4.5 by alexolit from California

Oct 27, 2013
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Reviewed by SoCalBeerIdiot from California

4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
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!
Aug 13, 2013
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Reviewed by yaquina from Washington

4.07/5  rDev -6.2%
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.
Aug 10, 2013
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Reviewed by TheCrowsNest from California

4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
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.
Feb 02, 2012
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Reviewed by trancesk8er from California

4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
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
Jan 27, 2012
Naja's Place in Redondo Beach, CA
Place rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 112 ratings