Please join us for Business & Beer a small business networking event which will be held at The Rockefeller on May 30, 2013 at 6 PM. The Rockefeller is located at 422 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, California. Please RSVP by commenting below that you will be there.

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Join us at The Rockefeller at 6 PM on May 30, 2013

Last week, Business & Beer returned to Sophie’s Place in Redondo Beach, and this time we brought our Meetup group with us. It was a nice turnout with almost half of the attendees coming directly as a result of our becoming involved with While the group was a little smaller than anticipated, it gave the Business & Beer regulars an opportunity to interact and network with our new attendees.

Business & Beer at Sophie's Place

Networking at Sophie’s Place with Meetup

This Thursday, April 17, Business & Beer will return to Monkish Brewing Company in Torrance. It has been three months since we have met at Monkish, and a lot has changed over there. As always, Henry has a few new brews available and they have been doing a lot of remodeling; so if you have not visited Monkish Brewing in a while, you are going to be pleasantly surprised. For those of you that have yet to visit Monkish, they are a microbrewery that specializes in Belgian ales. If you are one of those that do not like real hoppy beers, you will probably enjoy Monkish Brewing’s offering. I suggest buying a flight so you can decide which of their beers you prefer.

Tommy wins a free beer

Tommy wins a free beer from Business & Beer

If business networking is part of your job description and you live or work in the South Bay, you should check out Business & Beer. We are the business networking group that has no rules, no dues and meets after normal work hours, so we encourage you to bring your significant other if so inclined. Every Thursday at 6:00 PM we meet at a different microbrewery, brewpub or gastropub in the South Bay area. You can sign up to our mailing list, which is on the upper right hand side of the page; or you can follow us on Meetup or Facebook. We hope you will join us; it is a good group with nice people all eager to do business and have a couple beers. All the photos from our event at Sophie’s Place can be found on

Last week Business and Beer returned to the 1321 Downtown Taproom Bistro (The Taproom), a gastropub located in Old Torrance. This was our second time visiting The Taproom and it was the third week that we have been promoting our weekly network events via our new group with We started using Meetup as a means of growing our group, and it seems to be helping a little. We have had a few additional visitors as a direct result of Meetup and at least one of them seems to be becoming a regular attendee. I did have one Meetup visitor express surprise at how many people were in attendance since our Meetup page only showed a few RSVPs, and we had close to 20 people with us. It was a really nice group and everyone seemed to enjoy the fact that we had so many new faces join us.

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Meetup meets Business & Beer at 1321 Downtown Taproom Bistro

This Thursday, March 28, Business & Beer and our Meetup group will return to El Segundo Brewing Company, a great microbrewery located in El Segundo, CA. As this is a microbrewery, they do not sell food; however, you are allowed to bring outside food in. We usually have some kind of snack like peanuts or pizza, but that is hit or miss. If food is important, there are locations close that will deliver. We are really hoping the Meetup members continue to join us, the more the merrier and all that. Group shot at 1321 Taproom

Remember, we created Business & Beer to help you; as such, we need you to help us grow. If you know someone that works in the South Bay that might benefit from free business leads, invite them to any of our events. The schedule is constantly updated so you can plan at least a month in advance. If you belong to Meetup, please consider joining our Meetup group and RSVP there so other Meetup members will notice that they are not alone. Like and share us on Facebook; every little bit helps. We are growing and I see people developing relationships and doing business at these events; come join us and see how we can help you succeed.

All the photos from our Meetup at The Taproom can be found on

Please join us for Business & Beer a small business networking event which will be held at Alpine Inn on May 16, 2013 at 6 PM. Alpine Inn is located at 833 West Torrance Blvd Torrance, California. Please RSVP by commenting below that you will be there or let us know on our Business N Beer Facebook page .

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Join us at Alpine Inn at 6 PM on May 16, 2013

Please join us for Business & Beer a small business networking event which will be held at Tortilla Cantina. on May 2, 2013 at 6 PM. Tortilla Cantina is located at 1225 El Prado Ave, Old Torrance, California. Please RSVP by commenting below that you will be there.


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Join us at Tortilla Cantina at 6PM on May 2, 2013