Browse Our Recommended Pubs

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6th & La Brea Brewery  Full menu Brewpub.
Temporarily closed


Barbara's at the Brewery  Full menu
Temporarily closed

Inside the artist colony at the former Pabst brewery


Barcade  Full menu New entry in the Guide in 2019
Temporarily closed

First LA venue of the NYC based video game and pinball bar.


Beer Belly Long Beach 
Temporarily closed

Second location of the Koreatown original.


Bernadette's  Usually has LA brewed beers. New entry in the Guide in 2019
Temporarily closed

Classic old bar with some decent beer. Food can be ordered from next door Buddy's (Burgers, etc)


The Bottle Room  Full menu
Temporarily closed

Burgers and frequently rotating taps


Brü Haus 
Temporarily closed


Bunker Hill Bar & Grill  Full menu Open 11am or earlier
Temporarily closed


The Butcher's Dog  Full menu
Temporarily closed

In the Olympic Collection center


The Daily Pint A Fred top pick WiFi available
Temporarily closed

In addition to a great beer selection they have an outstanding range of Scotch. No food but nearby places will deliver. They also hold periodic "theme nights" for a particular brewery or region.


The Dragon and Meeple  Full menuWiFi available Closed Monday Usually has LA brewed beers. New entry in the Guide in 2019
Temporarily closed

Gaming cafe and pub.


The Dudes Brewing Santa Monica  Full menuWiFi available Open 11am or earlier New entry in the Guide in 2019 Brewery tap, may have limited hours
Temporarily closed

Taproom for the Torrance brewery on the top level of the Santa Monica Place mall.


Father's Office DTLA/Arts District  Full menuWiFi available New entry in the Guide in 2020
Temporarily closed

Downtown edition of the venerable LA Craft Beer bar


Free Play  Closed Monday Closed Tuesday New entry in the Guide in 2019
Temporarily closed

Sport bar and vintage arcade games next to the Coliseum.


Guidhall Whittier  Full menuWiFi available New entry in the Guide in 2019
Temporarily closed

Self described Nerd Bar with board games, eSports and craft beer.


Imperial Western Beer Company  Full menu New entry in the Guide in 2019 Brewpub.
Temporarily closed


Justice Urban Tavern  Full menu
Temporarily closed

Inside the Doubletree Hotel (former New Otani). Decent, but not exceptional tap list.


Karl Strauss Brewing DTLA  Full menu Open 11am or earlier New entry in the Guide in 2019 Brewpub.
Temporarily closed

Downtown LA edition of this brewpub chain.


Larry's  Beach/Harbor View On Beach Bike Path Usually has LA brewed beers.
Temporarily closed

Neighborhood Bar & Grill just off the beach in Venice.


Lomita Alehouse  Live Music New entry in the Guide in 2019
Temporarily closed


Public School 213  Full menuWiFi available Open 11am or earlier
Temporarily closed


Spring St. Bar  Usually has LA brewed beers.
Temporarily closed

Food is sandwiches and bar snacks.


The Tripel  Full menu On Beach Bike Path
Temporarily closed

Restaurant with a decent draft selection. Only seats about 30, all at communal tables, so can be crowded.


Verdugo Bar 
Temporarily closed


Video Vortex  Full menuWiFi available Open 11am or earlier Usually has LA brewed beers. New entry in the Guide in 2019
Temporarily closed

Video store and pub inside the Alamo Draft House and Cinema. You can drink here without watching a movie.


Washington Ale House  Full menu New entry in the Guide in 2019
Temporarily closed

Dive bar and sports bar that was formerly Sports Harbor.


Weiland Brewery Underground  Full menu Open 11am or earlier Usually has LA brewed beers.
Temporarily closed


Bus stop is about 3/4 mile walk from the brewery.


Sports bar with lots of taps, mostly industrial but some interesting beers in the mix.


Sports bar with some interesting taps.




8one8 Brewing  Fred's Honorable MentionWiFi available New entry in the Guide in 2018 Brewery tap, may have limited hours Dog friendly Bring your own food Food trucks Growler fills available


Abigaile  Full menu Brewpub.

Restaurant with attached brewery.


Tasting room for the brewery, in an industrial park off of Prairie Ave. They fill 32oz and 64oz growlers but only their own (no generic growlers).


Tasting room of the brewery.


Ambitious Ales  Closed Monday Closed Tuesday Closed Wednesday New entry in the Guide in 2019 Brewery tap, may have limited hours


Tap room for the brewery.


Comfy storefront neighborhood brewery.




Ashland Hill  Full menuWiFi available Usually has LA brewed beers. New entry in the Guide in 2016

Large covered patio in the rear. You order (and pay) at the bar and they bring the food to you.


Tap room for the Japanese Brewery. Also a large selection of sake by the glass.


Harbor-side tap room of the San Diego brewery.


Bar 326  Open 11am or earlier New entry in the Guide in 2019

Inside the LA Farmers Market


Basin 141  Full menu Usually has LA brewed beers.

Mostly interesting beer on tap, some mass market.



Beachwood BBQ taproom specializing in sour beers.


Beelman's  Full menu Usually has LA brewed beers. New entry in the Guide in 2019 Dog friendly

Vegan pub grub



Korean/German/Mexican/American cuisine -- talk about fusion.


Part of the BJ's Brewhouse chain. No actual brewery here. In the Fox Hills Mall, but entrance is directly outside.


New Original Breweries chain Valley brewpub.


Not a brewery but a craft beer bar. Taster flights available.


Gastropub and Karaoke bar.



Brewpub in the Westin Bonaventure Hotel. Take escalators to the 4th floor.


Samplers available. Known for BBQ



Tap room for the San Diego brewery. Mexican themed beers. Reportedly a small onsite brewery is in the works.


Bottle shop and tasting room located inside the Hanger at LBX


Formerly Barrel Down


Tasting room for the brewery.



Brennan's  Full menuWiFi available Usually has LA brewed beers. New entry in the Guide in 2019

Venerable old pub under new ownership and now serving decent beer. First and third Thursdays they have turtle racing.


Site of the former Manhattan Beach Brewing, just a block from the Manhattan Beach Pier.



Self service taps.


New (2019) craft beer bar in North Hollywood.


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.




Westwood edition of the New Original Breweries chain.



Arcade games and craft beer.


Wine and beer shop with a bar. No corkage fee for any of the bottles in the shop.


Cellador Ales  Closed Monday Closed Tuesday Closed Wednesday Closed Thursday New entry in the Guide in 2018 Brewery tap, may have limited hours Dog friendly Bring your own food

Oak barrel fermented ales.


Cinco  Full menuWiFi available Usually has LA brewed beers. New entry in the Guide in 2019

Mexican (Oaxacan) restaurant with a good beer list


In downtown Culver City. Has booths with beer taps where you can pour beers yourself (3 crafts beers per booth), Can also purchase taster size of draft beers.


Tasting room for the brewery. Will not fill generic growlers.



Tap room of the Azuza brewery.



Sports bar. Lots of industrial beers but lots of local beers as well.



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.


Formerly called Gulp, appears to be under new ownership.


Sampler flights available.


Sixties suburban coffee shop turned sports bar with a German twist. No actual brewery there, the beers are contract brewed.. Seven house beers and the rest guests, with some interesting taps (and some mainstream)


Dry River Brewing  Closed Monday Closed Tuesday Closed Wednesday New entry in the Guide in 2018 Brewery tap, may have limited hours



Bar with a brew your own setup.


Tasting room for the brewery.


Wine and beer bar with a small but very interesting selection.


The tasting room at the brewery.


Chain restaurant located in Plaza 183 shopping center.


Chain restaurant in the Claremont Packing House center


Chain restaurant located in Westfield Topanga Shopping Center


Chain restaurant at the Hawthorne Airport


Far Bar  Full menu Usually has LA brewed beers.

Japanese restaurant with a downtown bar vibe. 10% Discount to Metro riders and LA City employees. Just look for the giant Chop Suey neon sign. In one the oldest buildings in downtown LA, dating from 1896.


The Fat Dog  Full menu New entry in the Guide in 2019 Dog friendly

Dog friendly patio.


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.


Second, larger location with the same menu and pretty much the same beers (some minor variations). In the former Helms Bakery.


Taproom for the Ventura County brewery in the Shoppes at Westlake Village shopping center.


Brewpub and taproom for the Firestone Walker brewery. Opening hours will be expanding in May.


Pour your own beers, pay by the ounce.



Aviation themed sports bar in a strip mall.




Tasting room for the brewery.


Classic bar reborn.


Neighborhood pub in Highland Park


Self described Nerd bar with board games, eSports and craft beer.


Sister pub to Gulp DTLA. At the site of the former Picnic.


Hand-Brewed Beer WiFi available New entry in the Guide in 2018 Brewery tap, may have limited hours Dog friendly Bring your own food Growler fills available


Home of Highland Park Brewery


Liquor store with a bar with 6 beer on tap.


Second location and tap room for Highland Park Brewery,


Highpoint Brewing  Closed Monday Closed Tuesday Closed Wednesday New entry in the Guide in 2019 Brewery tap, may have limited hours Growler fills available


High Tide  Closed Monday Usually has LA brewed beers. New entry in the Guide in 2019 Dog friendly

Live Glassblowing in the Beer Garden nightly Thursday - Sunday


Homage Brewing  New entry in the Guide in 2019 Brewery tap, may have limited hours Bring your own food Growler fills available


Burger joint with craft beer in The Point shopping center.


In the Runway shopping center.



Sister pub to Downey Brewing and Los Angeles Biergarten







They do not fill generic growlers.






LA Draught  Full menu Usually has LA brewed beers. New entry in the Guide in 2020

Pub specializing in California beers.


Brewpub with an emphasis on Belgian styles.


Tasting room for the brewery.



Pub and restaurant on Main Street in Santa Monica. Burger specials every Monday.


Small burger place in The Point shopping center. Most seating is on a heated, covered patio with indoor seating limited to a few stools at a counter.


Lincoln Beer  Closed Monday New entry in the Guide in 2018 Brewery tap, may have limited hours Food trucks Growler fills available



Second location of this sausage and beer joint.


Arts District pub specializing in Belgian and Belgian-style beers.


Seafood and beer.


Brewery and bakery


Located in the historic Chapman building.


The original beer destination in Old Town Pasadena.



Brewpub by the Palmdale brewery, in the former site of Kinetic Brewing




Brews traditional British Ales


One block front he Hermosa Beach Pier.


Craft beer bar in Chinatown with DJs in the evening.


Elegant old time bar and restaurant brought back to life. No WiFi.


Tap room for the San Diego brewery


Mohawk Bend  Fred's Honorable Mention Full menuWiFi available Usually has LA brewed beers.

Mostly Californian beers and a good selection of local beers.


Tap/tasting room of the brewery. Limited hours. Round the corner from Smog City Brewing.




Naja's Place A Fred top pick  Beach/Harbor View On Beach Bike PathWiFi available Usually has LA brewed beers.

Venerable beach dive bar with extensive beer selection.


Ogopogo Brewing  Closed Monday Closed Tuesday New entry in the Guide in 2019 Brewery tap, may have limited hours


This is the taproom. The brewery is in downtown LA. Will fill generic growlers.



Industrial chic interior, all concrete and steel.


Neighborhood cafe with an interesting tap list. No Wifi.


Over Town Brewing  Closed Sunday Closed Monday Closed Tuesday New entry in the Guide in 2019 Brewery tap, may have limited hours





Tasting room for the brewery. Formerly Federal Brewing.



Restaurant in downtown Culver City with a good selection of craft beers.


Rasselbock LA  Full menu New entry in the Guide in 2019 Specializes in Belgian Beers Specializes in German Beer

German restaurant with German and Belgian beer and a nice covered patio out back.


German restaurant with German and Belgian beer.


Brewpub located in an old Pacific Electric Red Car power station. Specializes in English stye ales.


Tap room for the Temecula brewery.


Neighborhood place just off of downtown El Segundo. Three fixed and four rotating taps of interesting beer. When you walk in the door it is like a time warp back to the 1950s.


Only LA area entry in this national brewpub chain.


A neighborhood pizza place that just happens to have 12 interesting taps of mostly local beers. Outlet for the nearby Progress Brewing. These seem to be having lots of "theme" nights.


RT Rogers Brewing  Closed Monday Closed Tuesday New entry in the Guide in 2019 Brewery tap, may have limited hours Dog friendly Bring your own food Food trucks


Vegan brewpub




Tasting room for the brewery.


Beer store with a tasting room. Only 12 taps but always an interesting selection.


Very small pub, the original location. Two blocks from the Manhattan Beach Pier.


The first LA County location of this chain. Famous for burgers that are 50% ground beef and 50% ground bacon (hence the name).


Pizzeria and tap room for El Segundo Brewing. Has cauliflower crust pizza as well.


Tap room at the Steelcraft food court.


Tap/tasting room of the brewery. It is in an industrial park.


Soon to open taproom in the space of the former Zymurgy Brew Works.


Craft beer bar and bottle shop in the Heyman Center.



Brewpub in the location of the former Steingarten.


Neighborhood sports bar with a decent tap selection.




First entry in a new chain of upscale burger restaurants.


Latest entry in this growing chain. No WiFi.


Tap/tasting room for the brewery


Bottle shop with attached bar/tasting room. Hours are for the bar.




Telco Brewery  Closed Monday Closed Tuesday Closed Wednesday New entry in the Guide in 2019 Brewery tap, may have limited hours


Ten Mile Brewing  Closed Monday Closed Tuesday New entry in the Guide in 2018 Brewery tap, may have limited hours Dog friendly Food trucks Growler fills available


Tap room for the Signal Hill brewery in the Steelcraft Bellflower shipping container food park.





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.


Proudly serves only beer brewed in California.


Mexican restaurant with a surprisingly good tap selection.



Trademark Brewing  Closed Monday Closed Tuesday New entry in the Guide in 2019 Brewery tap, may have limited hours Dog friendly Bring your own food Food trucks Growler fills available



Trip  Live MusicWiFi available New entry in the Guide in 2016

Corner dive bar with a decent tap and bottle list. Daily live music (may be cover charge in late evening)



Formerly LAB Brewing.


Tiny strip mall deli with great sandwiches and an impressive number of taps in a very small space.


Venice Ale House  Fred's Honorable Mention Beach/Harbor View On Beach Bike PathWiFi available Open 11am or earlier Usually has LA brewed beers.

Right on the Venice boardwalk with a great ocean view. Mostly West Coast beers with local breweries represented. Inside is small but this is LA, there is a heated patio. Taster flights available.


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).


Restaurant at the Landmark Theatre with an interesting selection of mostly California beers (split between Northern and Southern Cal). Across from the Westside Pavilion Mall.


The Eight Bar inside the market


Unlike some of the newer stores, the bar is located in the back near the beer and wine department.


Fairly small bar in the beer and wine department.


Another good beer bar inside a grocery store. The Astro Pub is to the far left as you enter. Happy Hour from 4-7pm with $2 off all drafts.



German restaurant and beer garden. Taps are fairly mainstream German beers but some gems.


The original pub in the Downtown Arts District. Despite the name the Belgian beer list is more interesting than the German one.


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.



Ximix Brewing Company WiFi available Closed Monday Closed Tuesday Closed Wednesday New entry in the Guide in 2018 Brewery tap, may have limited hours Dog friendly


Sports bar chain with wide beer selection.


Yard House DTLA  Full menuWiFi available Open 11am or earlier Usually has LA brewed beers. New entry in the Guide in 2019

LA Live branch of this chain.


Brewery brewing British style cask ales.


Pizza chain that has a self pour tap room with a number of local beers.