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Alpine Village

833 W. Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90502
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  • Sun 10am-2pm, Sun-Thu 4pm-9pm, Mon-Sat 11am-3pm, Fri-Sat 4pm-10pm
  • $$
  • Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Accepted
Whether it’s the always-lively beer garden, the quaint shops that sell lederhosen and dirndls or the market and deli that specialize in European imports, even kitsch-phobic snobs have to succumb to Alpine Village’s faux Bavarian charm. They especially can’t deny its status as the largest host of Oktoberfest in L.A. (the website even has a daily countdown to that special time of year), which can get as rowdy as a soccer hooligan fight. The village stages other big celebrations throughout the year, from classic car shows to Mardi Gras. Whatever the occasion, revelers can count on fifteen beers on tap and good German and Eastern European grub. Offerings include pub snacks like giant pretzels and sausages in the oompah-blaring beer hall and classier fare, like plates of stuffed cabbage, wienerschnitzel and goulash in the two-level Alpine Village Inn restaurant, which is where you’ll find senior couples dancing the waltz, cha-cha or foxtrot. Don’t laugh. They know how to have a good time.

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