There are tons of South Bay bars but few that offer the perfect “rock & roll–meets–biker dude–meets Jack Kerouac wannabe” experience. Gasser Lounge has a laid-back environment, classic vinyl records on the walls and a fully stocked bar. For Los Angeles Kings fans, it's heaven: The bar shows Kings games (and only Kings games) at full volume. And when the home team scores, a buzzer right next to the TV goes off. You know what that means — free shots for all! Our advice? Come for the Kings matches, stay for the cool cats and tipsy conversation. 1500 Aviation Blvd., Redondo Beach. info@gasserlounge.com, gasserlounge.com/fr_home.cfm. —Juan Gutierrez

LA Weekly