Welcome to Los Angeles Beer Guide. It is "A" beer guide rather than "The" beer guide because it in no way intended to be comprehensive. It is a "curated" site -- which just means these are the pubs that a local beer geek happens to like. He lives in the western part of Los Angeles county so there is a definate bias towards that region.

Who is this site for?

We've designed the site with the beer tourist in mind. Whether you're are in Los Angeles on a dedicated beer trip or you are in town for other reasons (business, family trip, etc.) and just want to try some good local beers.

How is this site different from others?

There are lots of sites out there with city beer guides. This one is different in a couple of ways. First, it is selection. They pubs listed here are ones we think are worth a visit. And second, there is an emphasis on using public transportation. LA has a bad reputation when it comes to public transit, but it is much improved and it is possible to visit quite a few places without driving.

Find a Pub

You can search the database of good beer pubs many different ways.


Read some articles on Beer and Los Angeles.

Taken a Los Angeles (or Californian) beer trip recently? Send us your trip report and we'll gladly publish it here.


We'll try to keep you up to date with new pubs opening and existing pubs closing (or being downgraded) in our news section.


We're big fans of twitter and you can follow us at @BeerGuideLA.

Or check out our other Beer Guides listed in the footer below