Los Angeles is known for being filled with celebrities, luxury homes, the film industry, and shopping. Finding local breweries is one of my favorite ways to experience a new city. If you need more craft beer, check out the LA brewery scene. Check out my list of the best breweries in Los Angeles below!
Smog City Brewery & Taproom
1901 Del Amo Blvd, Torrance, CA 90501
Phone: (310) 320-7664
Smog City has been around for over 12 years and is one of the best places to grab craft beer near Los Angeles. I love their patio and their food truck schedule. Their beer menu is vast, with 25 beers in their Torrance taproom. Their Smog City IPA is a must-try, as is their Mango Pango fruit ale.
Highland Park Brewery
1220 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 878-9017
Highland Park Brewery has been a local favorite since its opening in 2014. Their taproom is casual, fun, and the perfect place to gather with friends and meet new ones. They have a lot of beer on tap with a little bit of everything. You’ll find lagers, stouts, and more. Popular options are their Baseball Lager and the Hello LA IPA.
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.
5930 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042
Phone: (818) 631-1963
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co. is the kind of place where you walk inside and immediately feel at home. It’s a welcoming spot known for excellent beer and delicious pizza. All their beer resembles beer from the British Isles with a California twist. Their Cutting Bracken Brown Ale is one of the best, but they have plenty of stouts and Scottish Exports to try.
Benny Boy Brewing
1821 Daly St, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Benny Boy Brewing is one of the newer breweries in Los Angeles. A husband and wife duo opened the brewery in 2022 after learning everything they could about craft beer from Europe. All their beer and cider are made with farm-fresh ingredients from local farmers. They have lagers, IPAs, red ales, brown ales, and cider. The Lincoln Heights Lager is one of their best sellers.
700 Jackson St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 617-8497
Boomtown Brewery is in the DTLA Arts District and is the perfect place to grab a drink. The brewery is both modern and rustic, with a great atmosphere. They have plenty of beer on their year-round menu and some seasonal options you have to try if they’re available when you visit. I love their hazy IPAs, IPAs, and other pale ales.
Beachwood Brewing Downtown Long Beach
210 E 3rd St, Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone: (562) 436-4020
If you’re wondering where to get a drink in Long Beach, it’s Beachwood Brewing. It’s in the heart of downtown Long Beach and one of the best bars there. People come for the beer but stay for the atmosphere. Their vast beer list has seltzers, stouts, IPAs, and more. I recommend their Beachwood Blonde Ale.
All Season Brewing Company
800 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: (323) 591-0330
All Season might be the most excellent brewery in Los Angeles. It’s in a historic Firestone Tire shop with games, a fun atmosphere, and charm. This brewery is known for its hoppy beers, but they have other kinds, too, if that’s different from your speed. I love the Gold Line west coast lager and their classic American Pilsner.
Monkish Brewing Co.
20311 S Western Ave, Torrance, CA 90501
Phone: (310) 295-2157
Those looking for fun places to get drinks should try Monkish Brewing Co. The tasting room has cartoon artwork of monks with beer throughout. They have several IPA and hoppy beers like their Bloom and Blossom double IPA, but the Moments Stolen is a Baltic porter worth trying for those who aren’t hoppy beer fans.
110 E 22nd St, San Pedro, CA 90731
Phone: (310) 833-9330
Brouwerij West is one of the most fun places in San Pedro. The tasting room has a classic brewery vibe, but they host events and even a DJ on certain nights of the week. They have several pilsners, IPAs, and hard seltzers. Some of my favorites are their watermelon seltzer, Supers blonde ale, and Hopfiju Citra pilsner.
Three Weavers Brewing Company
1031 W Manchester Blvd A-B, Inglewood, CA 90301
Phone: (310) 400-5830
If you love IPAs, then you’ll love Three Weavers Brewing Company. This low-key brewery is ideal for hanging out with friends or even enjoying a beer without feeling truly alone. Their beer list is mainly IPAs, but they have a few other options. If I were you, I’d get a flight where you can try their most popular beers, like their Expatriate IPA.
4227 San Fernando Rd, Glendale, CA 91204
Phone: (818) 241-4227
Lastly, Glendale Tap is one of the best places to go out in Glendale. The atmosphere is a cozy taproom, but it’s almost always lively. Their beer list is smaller than others, but sometimes less is more. The menu is heavy on the IPAs and Stouts, so you have to give their Clarity IPA and YES! Stout.