The Shellback

a "world famous" surf tavern


located at the Pier in Manhattan Beach Ca

"truly one of the last great Surf Bars along the Ca. Coast" Sunset Magazine

"A Gastro Pub with out the Pretense" Easy Reader Newspaper

"Best Dive bar in So. Cal" Fox Television

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Order your Shellback shirts Today. Specify color and mail $27.00 per shirt to

P.O. Box 3021 Manhattan Beach Ca 90266

The Coldest beer around

Warsteiner on tap

Our new Shellback Blizzard Beer System is in !!!

28.1 degrees or less draft beer!


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Some Shellback history

The Shellback Tavern came to life as The Knothole and then The Surf after World War II. Famous for their pizza and reasonably priced drinks, the location became an instant hit on the beach bar scene. The original owners were Don Hartsong and Ed Jamison. In 1973 local bartender Richard Swartz and his partner Jim Korshall purchased the bar and renamed it the Shellback Tavern. Jim sold his interest to former Hermosa councilman Jack Wood. Jack sold to local resident and patron Steve Petroff in 1976. Steve and Richard remained partners until May of 2000. Manhattan Beach native Bob Beverly took over ownership in 2000 and still owns the Shellback today.

Watch the Games and the Surf, at the world famous


Home of the Tuesday Night is NY Steak Dinner $12.95


$1.95 Taco nights Sunday and Wednesday 6pm



Located at the Pier in Downtown Manhattan Beach "the jewel of the South Bay"

116 Manhattan Beach Bl. Manhattan Beach Ca.

310 376-7857



from yester-year

into the new millenium




The Shellback Tavern building, was built by the great, great grandaughter of famous music composer Sebastian Bach, in 1922 being used as a feed store.

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Our hours are Monday - Friday 11am-2am Sat. & Sun 9am-2am

with breakfast served Saturday, Sunday and Holidays

Stop in for watching the Surf, Sports & Sun while enjoying the Spirits, Staff & Good Grub !


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Watch for a more "OLD MANHATTAN BEACH" feel for the future !

We have added 16 more flat screen tv's to fill your requests for showing more Sports! We have purchased televisions right to show all baseball and basketball along with the college PPV and all NFL games!!! If you stop by and we don't have your game on, just ask. We are here for your enjoyment.



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