Rock and Brews

For teens in El Segundo, a boring Saturday night can always light up through therestaurant Rock & Brews. It’s by far the coolest restaurant in El
Segundo. Rock & Brews was created by
KISS members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, and it is apparent in the design.
The whole restaurant is covered in rock band album covers, not to mention, rock music is
always played. It is like a blast to the past. The venue is cool as well, it is like an outdoor beer garden, half
covered, half not, super casual, but innately appealing.  

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Rock and Brew’s name was discovered after a KISS concert in which Gene Simmons was with his friends back stage. One of his friends said, “What’s better than rock and brews?” Then that’s how the restaurant was created, and the rest is history.

At Rock & Brews,
there are many choices of Americana food, including huge gourmet hamburgers,
salads, pizza, sandwiches and wings. This
is perfect because everyone can find a food they enjoy, and as Americans,
statistics show that we love food. My favorite item is the Yellow Submarine
Italian Cold Cut Sandwich, my brother likes the pizza, and my mom always orders
a burger; we usually start with hot or Asian wings. Additionally, they offer gluten-free food for
those healthy people. Americans also love beer, and Rock & Brews caters to the craft beer movement with a large selection
of traditional and craft beers from around the world, including a plethora of local brewers.  

As an El Segundo high
schooler, this is a great place to go because we see our fellow classmates
working there, and other classmates dining with friends or family.  We get to socialize while eating delicious,
affordable, comfort food.  We love to go
over with our friends for both lunch and dinner.

But, not only would
we go here with our friends, but it’s a great place for family
dinners. Parents can reminisce of times in which this rock n’ roll music was
becoming popular, screaming out “I love this song.” People from aged 0-80 enjoy
this venue, and there is even a play area for the little kiddos. It’s a
beautiful combination of music, food, and socializing coming together. Whenever my brother is in town from college, a
meal at Rock & Brews is always on the itinerary. We enjoy sitting under the
open-air night sky and relaxing as we laugh and enjoy the ambience.  Conversely, we also enjoy a lunch meal at
Rock & Brews on a sunny, California beach day.  

Rock & Brews is also a great place to watch sporting events. Considering many people would attend
the restaurant at the time of a big game, there’s no surprise of screams and cheers.

Rock and Brews is about a seven-minute
walk from El Segundo High School, in the heart of downtown on Main Street, a
one-minute drive from the beach. It has
the perfect environment for a teenager and their friends or families to enjoy a
meal together. Finally, I cannot finish this without mentioning my best memory of Rock
& Brews — the night that Harry Styles from One Direction came to eat there and
I sat in the chair he sat in after.  Pure
heaven.  

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Check out Rock & Brews at
rockandbrews.com.

—Cece Jane