Naja's Place


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Naja's PlaceNaja's Place

Type: Bar, Eatery

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

(310) 376-9951 | map

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Photo of Rumrunner
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 2.5

A gloomy Sunday forced us out of the pad before spending the day napping. Time to check out Naja's.

There are two connecting rooms to Naja's. One room has many taps and a bar is the only place to sit. The other room has the rest of the taps, the end to the bar, the refrigerators, the stove, the restrooms and a large space with a small stage and tables and chairs. Naja's has a large decorative bottle collection. A nice large area(possible BA So. Cal. gathering in the future? Hard to top Lucky Baldwin's though.) A plain unassuming and somewhat dive bar feel. In other words a great place to have a couple of pints. There are also about six t.v.s for sports and one big screen.

Service was hit and miss. We ordered some food and it was forgotten. We had to remind them of our order. The bartenders were curt and wanted to know what you wanted. They also had no interest in discussing beer and were not impressed with anybody who shows a slight knowledge of beer. Order, drink, order again. Friendly but not interested in talking.

The selection for craft beers is exceptional. They have at the moment Stone's Double Bastard on tap and in bottles. This will quickly be gone. Especially if I return soon. They also have the Dogfish Head World Wide Stout in bottles at the moment. There is plenty of west coast craft beers from Alaska to California. Also a very nice selection of German and English beers on tap. The refrigerator is filled with Belgian styles, German, Czech, English, American and many other beers. The beer menu is very nicely mixed with a few of each variety. Stouts, oatmeal stouts, IPAs, lagers, hefes, porters, wheats, ales, seasonals, ambers, pales and a few others. Something for everyone. This is not a beer snobs bar. They also have the macros and some international macro flavored beers. They have some obscure sodas and wine as well.

The food is strictly simple to prepare bar style food. The menu is small and the stove is behind the bar in the corner. We had some greasy appetizers and they were good for what they were. I recommend eating somewhere else and then coming here for beer. The food is pretty average. I don't think they are too concerned with this aspect of their business as the bartenders prepare the food. They have no chef.

This is a great place to have a few pints. There is also enough space if you are out with a large group. Call in advance because their hours fluctuate. This means if they are not busy then they close the doors and go home.

Update: Naja's is now under new ownership. The menu is revised. The hours seem more steady. Big news. Naja's has a cask!! Amazing for the Los Angeles area. I would still call to confirm what is on the cask and that they are open.

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Photo of mikeys01
4.64/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Visited Naja's for the first time last night. I wish I would have discovered this place sooner. A very unassuming place, located right on the strip of small shops and restauraunts near Redondo Pier. First of all, what a great selection of beers, I felt like a kid in a candy store. I definitely enjoyed some good stuff I can't get at home. Good music and atmosphere as well, and every once in a while the entertainign bartender would get on the drumset in the back of the room and play along with the juke box. Great place to hang out, drink good beer, and meet some interesting people. I'll stop by again...

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Naja's Place in Redondo Beach, CA
4.34 out of 5 based on 107 ratings.
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