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Hermosa Beach’s Latest Sunny Playpen Features Food from Brendan Collins

Tower 12 rocks great views, craft beer, and an easygoing menu

Tower 12, Hermosa Beach
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Looks like chef Brendan Collins is continuing to spread his wings, as the noted chef behind Birch in Hollywood is expanding into Hermosa Beach with a project called Tower 12.

The upcoming eatery is part sit-down restaurant, part full-on bar, and lands with some stunning second-story views of the water. In fact, there will be two bars as part of the series of rooms that make up the entire space, as well as a wooden wraparound outdoor dining area.

For food, expect a California-focused casual menu that includes everything from pizzas to sandwiches and salads. Craft beer is a must, with some 30 taps available, but there’s also room for wine and a full run of cocktails.

This isn’t the first time Collins has quietly gone about helping out with a few places beyond his home restaurant of Birch. Back in May of last year, he also opened a British pub space in Sawtelle Japantown called Butcher’s Dog. No official word on when Tower 12 will activate, but expect sometime in early 2017.

Tower 12
53 Pier Ave.
Hermosa Beach, CA