The Whale & Ale British restaurant in San Pedro, CA has recetly been honored by Los Angeles Magazine which awarded it the prized and hard-to-come-by 'Best of LA' award. Since December 1995, under the guidance of Adela and Andrew Silber, The Whale & Ale has been successful in many areas: It is honored each year by both The California Restaurant Writers, and the Southern California Restaurant Writers (who awarded it 'Most Promising Newcomer' in 1988). Elmer Dills and his Channel 7 News Team have featured it during a TV show on the delights of the British Pub in California. Merrill Schindler has given the Restaurant a Glowing 3 star revue, and the Zagat Guide to Southern California also praises the Cuisine and ambience of the Restaurant. It is regularly featured as a local business to quote in the LA Times, Daily Breeze, PV Peninsula News and Long Beach Press Telegram. The Whale and Ale has been a pioneer of website design, launching its own website in November 1996, when such things were unheard of for Restaurants in Southern Los Angeles. Now whaleandale.com is visited by well over 19,000 visitors per month. Andrew quickly became involved in the local Chamber of Commerce and was quickly asked to be Vice-President in charge of Economic Development. He was a Director of the San Pedro Business Improvement District for two terms since it's inception, and Secretary for the first term. The Whale & Ale has led all local businesses in its Philanthropic involvement.
This place is a great addition to San Pedro! I have been going there frequently since they opened and each time I have had a wonderful experience. Whenever I get together with friends or family, I suggest to go to Iron City. They have a full bar, wide beer selection and the food is fantastic. Flat screens are placed all around the bar and the place is rockin' when the game is on. The owner, Steve, is extremely personable, fun and clearly appreciates his guests. He goes out of his way to make sure that everyone is satisfied. Have fun!
Authentic oak-paneled Victorian Pub & British Restaurant on two levels with grand piano & fireplace. Live Jazz Sunday nights 5 to 8 p.m., no cover charge. Live music on Friday evenings & Jazz/Blues Band every First Thursday. Enjoy tap beers from Europe & British food like Shepherd's Pie, Fish & Chips, Beef Wellington, Fresh Seafood and Shellfish.