It doesn't get any more “on the pier” than Tony's, the 50-year-old wooden seafood shack that actually sits aboard the planks of the Redondo Beach pier. The upstairs bar offers views that are a full 360 degrees, from the watery horizon line back towards the apartments that stretch for a sight of the shore, but you'll just as likely be staring down into your Mai Tai all night. It's a beguiling concoction splashed forth by a surly middle-aged bartender, at once simple and fruity, with an unexpectedly strong rum kick. Best of all, the glass it comes in doubles as a souvenir, a quiet reminder that not only is Tony's still serving the best Mai Tais you can find in Los Angeles, the place hasn't lost any charm in the process. Tony's boasts “romantic or family dining” and you'll see a bit of both – with dozens of seafood and shellfish options as well as steak and the inevitable surf and turf.