They say there are those who've never seen San Pedro in the daytime.
That's because they just come for the nightlife.
Could be because there's plenty going on in the area most every night.
The First Thursday of every month is the Art Walk and restaurants and bars have special entertainment (and usually special offers) to celebrate the night. You'll find all the action in Downtown between Palos Verdes Street and Pacific Avenue generally between 5th and 9th Streets.
The Whale and Ale British Restaurant and Pub always has entertainment, along with a starving artist's special.
San Pedro Brewing Company features a DJ for First Thursday.
Godmother's Saloon usually has live entertainment.
And the Art Deco showcase that is home to It's Showtime at the corner of 8th Street and Pacific Avenue opens its downstairs speakeasy for great live music in an intimate setting.
Through the rest of the month and every week you'll find fun entertainment and nightlife throughout the area.
Ports O' Call Waterfront Dining has entertainment Thursday, Fridays, and Saturdays in the spring, summer, and fall. (It's also got the very best happy hour in the region.) Check out the entertainment and the happy hour specials at http://www.portsocalldining.com/happy-hour/
The Whale and Ale features Rob Klopfenstein, a gifted pianist and entertainer, on Friday nights. And he always attracts several of his friends to perform. It's a great evening.
On Saturday evenings you'll be able to hear Markus Carlton, a jazz guitarist who plays standards and original compositions.
The Third Thursday of each month (which is also a big entertainment night in Downtown San Pedro) brings out Barry Anthony and the Whalers, a New Orleans jazz band like you've never heard before. Not a NO jazz fan? You will be after you hear award-winning Barry and his group perform.
And The Whale and Ale has entertainment throughout the month, including a sea shanties night that encourages your to join in. That's in the private dining room upstairs private dining room on the last Friday of each month.
Take a look at the full calendar of events and entertainment at The Whale and Ale at http://www.whaleandale.com/events
The Admiral Risty has entertainment six nights a week (except Mondays) in the Seaside Lounge. You'll hear great entertainers who accompany an incredible and enchanting view of the Pacific Ocean--while you're enjoying award-winning food and drink. You'll find more about The Admiral Risty at http://admiralristy.com/
San Pedro Brewing Company has late night entertainment from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. every Friday and Saturday night and lots more (including drink and meal specials) every other night. Look at the calendar at http://sanpedrobrewing.com/calendar.html
Godmother's Saloon always has a surprise for entertainment. Local bands, some out-of-town bands, and always hot. https://www.facebook.com/Godmothers-Saloon-129755393715722/