What is a British-born Hollywood chef doing down in Hermosa Beach? Consulting on a sunny new spot called Tower 12, of course, where guests can dive into wood fired shrimp and cedar-plank salmon just steps from the surf.
The arrival of Tower 12 should be a boon for Hermosa Beach. The Pier Avenue space sits on the second story and offers prime views of the ocean beyond, with the extra bonus of having one of Los Angeles’s most hardworking chefs in Brendan Collins manning the stoves. Tower 12 will be a super casual option for the area, adding two standalone bars inside the space that offer plenty of local craft beer, as well as cocktails from John Fox.
The Vanrooy Creative Group-designed build-out will offer a surf and sun vibe, with cozy mixed seating, lots of photos of the beach, and an overall clapboard and brick appeal. There are surfboards hanging around, some nice outdoor space, and a general chill vibe to the place.
Tower 12 opens March 9, keeping hours Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
53 Pier Ave.
Hermosa Beach, CA