Most breweries offer food, and sometimes their food is as tasty as their beer, e.g., I would go to eat at Abigaile in Hermosa Beach even if I did not drink beer.
Some of my dearest friends live in San Pedro so when I visit them, we head to the San Pedro Brewery. It's a very casual neighborhood place that feels like a West Coast version of Cheers where everyone knows if you are a local, and yes, they may even know your name. My friends knew the other patrons and the owner, and visa versa. Out of towners are welcome and treated like guests who will become regulars. Their menu includes everything from huge salads, to ribs, pasta, and full entrées. Most prices are in the $10-$15 range including the sides. They brew their own beers (they have won 80 awards), and have a blackboard full of choices ranging from blondes to stouts if you prefer another brewer.
Besides beef burgers, they have chicken, with a side of pasta salad,
ahi with vegetables (the teriyaki sauce was too sweet for me),
and of course fish and chips (my favorite of the three) with a crunchy crisp beer batter and tender cod, served with coleslaw and fries.
This unusual shot was called "chocolate cake" and tasted like a slice!Congregation Ale House has several locations, all playing along the theme of a church where you would want to give thanks to a Beer and a Burger for saving your weary body from trekking somewhere else. They aren't a gastro pub, but they do decent versions of snacks and burgers all for around or under $10.
This is their regular burger, always made with rib eye,
as is their weekly special California burger. They tend to cook them more done than not, so if you like your burger rare, you will probably not find it here.
Every table seemed to have an order of the spicy wings, served up in a very generous portion (about 8 pieces) and fairly spicy heat, with great crudites.
The specials on tap change constantly, and they will allow you a taste or two before deciding, so you can be sure to find something you like before committing the sin of ordering blindly :)