Live Music in Redondo Beach

Hermosa & Redondo Beach Live Music Venues

If you’re in the mood for live music, the South Bay has a wide variety of live music venues to choose from.

From large concert halls to intimate lounges, dive bars and fine dining establishments, the South Bay offers any number of ways to get your groove on!

While there are dozens of bars that occasionally feature live music, the following have regularly scheduled performances.

BALEENkitchen / Portofino Hotel

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260 Portofino Way
Reondo Beach, CA

baleen lounge - sbbjThe upstairs bar at BALEENkitchen offers live music Thursday through Saturday. The intimate lounge offers an cozy setting with fireside sofas, leather chairs, small plates, a serious mixology program and view of the marina. A super romantic spot for date night! The Portofino Hotel has live music in the Living Room (lounge off the lobby) every Friday and Saturday. Sunday Funday (summer months only) offers the most unique live music venue on the property (and the entire South Bay) – the gas dock!

Hennessey’s Hermosa

(310) 372-5759
8 Pier Avenue
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Hennessey’s is a classic Irish pub which just happens to have one of the best locations in the South Bay – right on the Strand at the end of Pier Avenue – with live music every Thursday through Sunday.

Hermosa Saloon

211 Pacific Coast Highway
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

This South Bay watering hole has been open since 1975. They have live music on Fridays and Saturdays. Best part, there’s no cover charge and free parking in back!

Lighthouse Cafe

(310) 376-9833
30 Pier Avenue
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

The Lighthouse Cafe has been around since the 1940s and has traditionally been the go-to spot for great jazz. These days, they mix it up with all types of music but it’s still one of the best, most intimate music venues in Southern California. If you’re looking for a classic beach vibe, stop by any Sunday for the Jazz Brunch followed by Reggae Sunday.

Najas Place

154 International Boardwalk
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

In addition to having pretty much every beer in the world, Naja’s also offers live music every Friday night, Saturday afternoon, Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. Naja’s is the ultimate harbor dive bar – it’s a fairly raucous scene and the acoustics leave much to be desired… but it’s a completely unique South Bay institution, adored by all and a favorite stop during a Strand Cruise!

Old Tony’s on the Pier

210 Fisherman’s Wharf
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Old Tony’s offers live music every night of the week. A South Bay classic, the Crow’s Nest is the place to kick back, watch a sunset and let the water do it’s magic.

Palos Verdes Performing Arts

27570 Norris Center Drive
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

This 450 seat theater produces a variety of concerts – from a Beach Boys Tribute band to some of Broadway’s finest performers. The Irving Berlin White Christmas concert is sure to get the whole family in the holiday spirit.


3615 Highland Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Pancho’s has been around since the 70s and is still a favorite hangout for locals. (Everybody has a Pancho’s story!) They have entertainment every night (comedy, karaoke) and live music on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights.

Primo Italia

24590 Hawthorne Boulevard
Torrance, Ca 90505 (Hillside Village)

Primo Italia is known throughout the South Bay for fine Italian cuisine, but did you know you can also pop in for live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night? Think supper club, think the Great American Song Book, think nightcap, think date night, think Primo!

​Project Barley

2308 Pacific Coast Highway
Lomita, CA 90717

Project Barley is first and foremost a craft beer brewery, but it’s roots are in music – Partner Brent Reger plays in local band, Barley. The partners’ plan revolved around live music, hand-making small batch beer, and focusing on keeping it local and in the tap room. PB features a variety of bands Thursday through Sunday and has quickly become a hangout for local musicians, so you never know who may sit in for a tune or two.

Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center

(310) 937-6607
1935 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Redondo Beach CA 90278

RBPAC is the largest music venue (1,457 seats) in the South Bay and showcases some of the hottest musical talent in the world. They host the Southern California Slack Key Festival, the Aloha Falsetto Festival, the Los Angeles Flamenco Festival, the Los Angeles Guitar Festival and the Gypsy Jazz Festival. It’s a teriffic venue to see a variety of great musical styles.

R10 Social House

179 North Harbor Drive
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

R10 Sociall House - sbbjR10 Social House is HUGE – about 7,000 square feet – with most of the space upstairs in the Chesterfield Lounge. They offer live music on Sunday afternoons.

Saint Rocke

Saint Rocke(310) 372-0035
142 Pacific Coast Hwy
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Saint RockeLounge type setting with an eclectic mix of bands. There is a dance floor but people tend to gather on it to watch the bands. The menu has something for everyone with all items priced under $12. Perfect for a first date!

Salt Creek Grille

(310) 335-9288
Plaza El Segundo (Across from Whole Foods)
2015 East Park Place
El Segundo, CA 90245

A huge venue with numerous seating options (bar, community tables, outdoor patios), Salt Creek Grille offers live music Thursday through Saturday nights and sometimes on Wednesday nights.

Shade Hotel Redondo Beach

655 North Harbor Drive
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Shade Hotel Redondo Beach offers the Live Jammin’ music series at Sea Level Restaurant & Lounge on Thursdays and Fridays from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. This location serves as the perfect seaside destination for family and friends to get together, enjoy sweeping marina views, gourmet bites, and a glass of rosé or handcrafted cocktail while taking in the melodic beats of some of Southern California’s top bands.

The Standing Room

1320 Hermosa Avenue
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

The-Standing-Room-south-bay-by-jackieThe Standing Room offers acoustic sets Tuesday through Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. During the weekends, they feature bands coming through town on tour. There’s an impressively stocked bar, full menu, plenty of seating and dancing is encouraged. I like the feel of the space: brick walls, high ceilings, reclaimed wood. A great spot to kick back and enjoy a craft beer or house cocktail after a day at the beach!

Starboard Attitude

(310) 379-5144
202 The Pier
Fisherman’s Wharf
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Starboard AttitudeOld school watering hole on the Redondo Beach Pier featuring generous pours, good prices, dance floor and kickass rock and blues. One of my favorite spots to kick back with friends – think shorts, tanks and flip flops. This is as South Bay as it gets!

The Bull Pen

(310) 375-7797
314 Avenue I
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

The Bull Pen is a long established, seriously old-school, steak house. But don’t let the red vinyl banquettes, captain’s chairs and faux tiffany lamps fool you…..this place ROCKS every weekend with live music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

The Slip

(310) 376-8910
120 North International Boardwalk
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

The Slip has live music on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, in addition to an Open Mic Night every Wednesday night beginning at 8 p.m. This fun, intimate venue is located at the water’s edge in the Redondo Marina and is a favorite dining destination and watering hole for locals.

Tower 12

53 Pier Ave
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
(310) 379-6400

Tower 12 is located in the former Fat Face Fenner’s space on Pier Plaza on a second story deck with views of the ocean and pier. It’s the ultimate beach bar decorated with vintage artifacts and artwork that showcases the laid back surf, music and beach scene. They have DJs and dancing on Tuesdays, live music on Wednesdays, karaoke on Thursdays and the Sunset Sessions on Sunday night. Check the schedule for one-off events.

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