Los Angeles, lovingly called the City of Angels and the entertainment capital of the world, is an incredible city!
I’ve had the pleasure of exploring the city’s vibrant beer scene and have compiled a list of the best brewpubs that you must visit.
From laid-back beachfront spots to trendy downtown breweries, this list has it all.
So get ready to discover some of the best brewpubs in Los Angeles.
1220 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 878-9017
Highland Park Brewery is a spacious, lively bar offering craft beer and many delicious Mexican and traditional bar snacks.
I like to go to Highland Park, next to the Los Angeles State Historic Park, on a relaxed weekend for their beers and ciders on tap and chicken tinga tacos.
14741 Calvert St, Van Nuys, CA 91411
Phone: (818) 631-1963
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co. is where to get a drink if you like hip, trendy breweries that open relatively late.
MacLeod is in Van Nuys, so it’s a nice spot to check out if you’re visiting Sky Zone or Lake Balboa/Anthony C. Beilenson Park.
I recommend pairing one of their craft beers – like the Red Heckle or Cutting Bracken, with a pizza or meatball slider.
1821 Daly St, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Benny Boy Brewing, located between Lincoln Heights and Chinatown, is one of the best brewpubs in Los Angeles, thanks to its community-centered atmosphere, dog-friendly policy, and a great selection of both beer and wine.
This spot is fantastic for hanging out with friends, as you can all get beer flights and taste each other’s selections!
I love the Lincoln Heights lager and Tripel Trouble blonde.
700 Jackson St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 617-8497
Boomtown Brewery, located near the Moroccan Lounge and the LA River, is known not only for its delicious beer but the bar games (pool table, darts, etc.) and rotating food trucks outside.
Boomtown is a lovely option if you’re looking to eat and drink, but if you’re focusing on the booze, I highly recommend trying the Soonish, a gluten-free beer, or the Baby Come Back, a light, raspberry beer.
210 E 3rd St, Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone: (562) 436-4020
Beachwood Brewing Downtown Long Beach is one of the most fun places to get drinks in the city due to its industrial-chic design, lively vibe, extensive array of craft beers, and convenient location near 1st St. Station.
This is the perfect spot on a weekday if you work downtown, so you can fill up delicious smoked beef and IPAs – a great combo if you ask me!
800 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: (323) 591-0330
If you like more relaxed brewpubs, you should check out All Season Brewing Company, located in the Miracle Mile area.
All Season has plenty of space to spread out with a large group of friends, is dog-friendly, and has delicious nachos.
In terms of draft beer, you can’t go wrong with the classic All Season pilsner.
But they also have a variety of hoppy beers, like the Five Point Harness double IPA, and malt-centric favorites like the Slick strong dark lager.
20311 S Western Ave, Torrance, CA 90501
Phone: (310) 295-2157
Monkish Brewing Co., located in the Harbor Gateway South area, is a local, friendly brewpub with a rotating food truck and inviting outdoor seating.
It’s one of my favorite brewpubs in the city because I’m a huge fan of IPAs, and Monkish emphasizes this type of beer.
Plus, it’s a dog-friendly and kid-friendly bar, so you can invite the whole family along for a relaxing evening.
I recommend grabbing the Feminist tripel beer with hibiscus, Playful hoppy blonde; Life is Foggy IPA, or the Keys to Heaven quadruple ale.
110 E 22nd St, San Pedro, CA 90731
Phone: (310) 833-9330
When I first told my friends I wanted to check out Brouwerij West, they thought it was a typo!
But fortunately, they agreed to meet me at this San Pedro bar, and we had a great time trying out a large assortment of beers in their massive, beautiful tasting room.
Brouwerij West is a fantastic spot for true beer lovers, especially if you like to grab some cans for your way back home.
People enjoy this brewery for its fast service, large parking area, and picnic-style seating.
And if that wasn’t enough, they also have live bands some nights!
1901 Del Amo Blvd, Torrance, CA 90501
Phone: (310) 320-7664
Smog City Brewery & Taproom is an easygoing, family-run microbrewery near the Wrecking Yard in Pueblo. It’s known for its pilsners, ales, and stouts.
They also have growlers here, which you can use to fill with your favorite beer and take home.
I’d suggest grabbing some Little Bo Pils, Sabre-Toothed Squirrel amber ale, and Smog City IPA.
They also have a section on the menu indicating “Your Pick,” which means the staff will help you select the ideal beer for your tastes and preferences.
Whether you’re a beer lover or simply looking for a fun place to go out with friends, these brewpubs will not disappoint.
Don’t forget to explore all the other incredible things this city has to offer, from its stunning beaches to its world-class museums.
Have you been to any of these brewpubs, or do you have a favorite that didn’t make the list? Let us know in the comments below!