In a town this athletic—Manhattan Beach hosts the world’s longest-running beach volleyball tournament and an international
surf festival every summer—it’s little surprise that sports bars traditionally hold court. But beyond the classic spots, like
Simmzy’s and Ercole’s, there’s a simmering new cocktail culture. Circa has all the trappings of a typical tavern, but in lieu
of Bud Light, you’ll find draft cocktails, prepared mixes poured just like beer from a tap. Circa also serves a line of bottled
drinks, including the popular Richard Pryor, a blend of cask-aged El Dorado rum and cherrywood-smoked cola.
Last Reviewed July 2013