Fred's Top Picks
My 'Top Picks' are those pubs that I think a visitor to LA should not miss.
Note that we regularly update what constitutes a top pick so places can be relegated from the list if their beer range dips or there are other significant changes.
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.
The original beer destination in Old Town Pasadena.
Venerable beach dive bar with extensive beer selection.
The Daily Pint
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.
"Honorable Mentions" are those pubs that just miss being a top pick but a visitor should make an effort to visit.