Pubs on Santa Monica 3 Bus Line
Venerable old pub under new ownership and now serving decent beer. First and third Thursdays they have turtle racing.
Inside the Sheraton Four Points LAX hotel. Yes, this is a hotel bar, but not like any hotel bar you've been to before. In spring and summer there is a second, poolside bar with another 5 taps, dedicated to local beers.
Mexican (Oaxacan) restaurant with a good beer list
LA's original craft beer bar. World renown for their "Office Burger." Limited seating so it can get crowded in the evenings, especially Friday and Saturday.
Brewpub and taproom for the Firestone Walker brewery. Opening hours will be expanding in May.
Latest entry in this growing chain. No WiFi.
Restaurant in the Santa Monica Place Mall (3rd floor "The Market" restaurant area) with an interesting list of mostly local beers. Some beers half price weekdays 4-7pm.
The Dudes Brewing Santa Monica
Taproom for the Torrance brewery on the top level of the Santa Monica Place mall.
Elegant old time bar and restaurant brought back to life. No WiFi.
Restaurant on the marina with a great view of the boats. Also a sports bar with lots of big TVs. Surprisingly good beer list for this type of place. Quarterly themed beer dinners.
Corner dive bar with a decent tap and bottle list. Daily live music (may be cover charge in late evening)
Washington Ale House
Dive bar and sports bar that was formerly Sports Harbor.
Old fashioned bar and grill vibe. Interesting food and interesting beer selection. They sell a set of four 5oz samples for $11 (domestic) or $13 (imported).
Despite the German name, there are more (and more interesting) Belgian beers here. Food is just sausages, from ordinary (bratwurst, Italian) to exotic (Rattlesnake & Rabbit, Crocodile and Pork, etc). This is their second location, after the original in Downtown LA.
Sports bar chain with wide beer selection.
Pizza chain that has a self pour tap room with a number of local beers.