Hermosa Beach’s 80-year-old jazz club has opened its doors once again.
The Lighthouse Cafe’s red neon sign is finally beaming on 30 Pier Avenue again after a long closure brought on by the pandemic. This brick-walled spot is located right next to the ocean in Hermosa Beach, creating a uniquely intimate setting, steeped in music history.
Southbay fans have been flocking to this gem to catch intoxicating jam sessions, rub shoulders with West Coast jazz stalwarts long before landing a role on the Oscar-winning La La Land. It’s has hosted the likes of Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Stan Getz, Chet Baker and many more jazz legends in its time and has continued to do so since it first showcased jazz in 1949.
While the music will be on hold until restrictions are lifted, guests can still soak up the ambiance of the iconic venue while dining on a sizzling menu by Chef Joshua Luce and sipping on Lee Farrell’s sophisticated cocktails. You’ll find elevated classics like codfish tacos, prime steak and a cheeseburger with dry-aged wagyu. Drinks include refreshing options like “Jazz Hands” featuring mezcal, Cynar, lime, grapefruit and orgeat.
Instead of sitting in the cozy, dimly-lit interiors, guests will be able to order food for takeout or enjoy it in the outdoor dining area with the waves crashing below. Of course, there’ll be health & safety protocols in place and seating will be limited.
Location: 30 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Hours: Thursday and Friday at 4 pm, Saturday and Sunday at 12 pm
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