Shellback Tavern

Bars, Dive bars Manhattan Beach
3 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
Shellback Tavern in Manhattan Beach
Photograph: Courtesy Shellback Tavern

Shellback is one of those bars that you vow never to return to. The one where you walk in and are like, "Guys. No. I can't." And then the bartender hands you a plastic shot cup filled with neon liquid, and you head to the back of the room to join an impromptu game of flip cup. You probably won't remember the rest of your evening, save for the gorgeous sunset that can be seen from behind Shellback's large ocean-facing windows. The food is mediocre, the service can be slow, but with a Shock Top in one hand and a golf ball in the other (Is there even room to play beer pong here? Whatever, we're doing it anyway.), you'll forgive Shellback's flaws and embrace it for what it is: a bro-ey dive bar in the South Bay, where every night can be legendary if you want it to be.


Venue name: Shellback Tavern
Address: 116 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Los Angeles
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am-2am; Sat, Sun 9am-2am
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3 / 5

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I think I've been here? It's a little hazy. I think I was suckered into a game of beer pong, and the rest is history. I've heard I had fun. When you're drinking just steps from the beach, it's hard not to have fun. Just...I don't advise using the bathrooms here.