Your Guide to LA's Newest Breweries, Beer Bars & Bottle Shops
It’s no secret that the LA craft beer scene is exploding. With new breweries, beer bars, and bottle shops opening up all the time all around Los Angeles, it can be pretty tough to keep up. Not any longer!
Here is your guide to the newest craft beer openings in Los Angeles.
13002 Philadelphia St, 90601, Whittier, CA, US
Whittier Brewing Company is the long-anticipated brewery from Chef Ricardo Diaz – the first to open in the city of Whittier. Anchoring the new Poet Gardens beer & food hall, the homebrew-turned-pro brewers will focus on crafting sessionable, easy-drinking beers that pair well with the various dining options within the venue.
Soft Opened on December 20th.
707 E. Ocean Blvd, 90802, Long Beach, CA, US
Hi-Lo Liquor Mart based in Culver City recently launched their 2nd location along Long Beach’s waterfront featuring more of what put them on the map – a great retail selection of craft beer, wine, spirits, and market goods, a beer & wine tasting bar with events, all wrapped up in a picture-perfect Instagram facade. A great addition to the Long Beach area!
Grand Opened December 12th.
4937 Durfee Ave, 90660, Pico Rivera, CA, US
Brewjeria is a Belgian-inspired brewery located in Pico Rivera, born from members of the SoCal Cerveceros homebrew club.
Opening November 15th.
2306 E 4th St, 90814, Long Beach, CA, US
The brand new second location for Torrance-based Scholb Premium Ales is a comfortable, family-friendly taproom & kitchen in the heart of Long Beach.
They’re currently in soft-open mode and feature 25 taps of their beer plus guest beer & wine, an elevated gastropub menu, and an outdoor patio.
Soft opened on November 6th.
21770 Del Amo Cir E, 90503, Torrance, CA, US
The Brews Hall is a multi-concept brewery and food hall featuring beers from Buzzrock Brewing Co and George Lopez Brewing Co plus food from George Lopez’s Chingon Kitchen, Chicken T.WI.L.I., Cowherd’s The Herd, and Rock’n Fish Grill.
They’re currently in soft-open mode and only serving guest beers, but should have their house beers pouring soon.
Soft opened on November 2nd. Grand opening on November 18th.
339 Indiana St, 90245, El Segundo, CA, US
Upshift Brewing is an automotive-inspired brewery in El Segundo featuring an auto garage themed tasting room and nice open patio in an industrial complex.
They’re currently in soft-open mode pouring a Blonde, a Kölsch, a Pale Ale, an IPA, a Session IPA, and a Brown Ale.
Grand opened on November 2nd.
22755 Hawthorne Blvd, 90505, Torrance, CA, US
Smog City West is the third taproom from Smog City Brewing housed in the former Zymurgy Brew Works space in Torrance.
This intimate taproom maintains the brew-on-premise concept but also features a variety of both classic Smog City brews on tap in addition to experimental one-offs that you won’t find anywhere else.
Grand opened on October 12th.
137 Nevada St, 90245, El Segundo, CA, US
Surfridge Brewing is a new family-owned 20bbl brewery and tasting room located in El Segundo. Not too much info on them at this point, but at launch their beers include a Kölsch, a Pale Ale, a Hazy Session IPA, and a West Coast IPA.
Grand opened on October 11th.
933 S Brand Blvd, 91204, Glendale, CA, US
The Greyhound Bar & Grill’s brand new Glendale location will feature what you’ve come to know and love from the original spot in Highland Park: delicious bar food, some of the best chicken wings in LA, craft beer, cocktails, and more in a clean and classic bar vibe.
This Griffith Park adjacent location makes it a great Dodgers pre-game spot or even just a place to grab drinks and food while watching a game on TV.
Grand opened on October 4th.
2308 Pacific Coast Hwy, 90717, Lomita, CA, US
Project Barley Brewery is Lomita’s second brewery brought to you by members of the Hermosa Beach band, Barley. We don’t know much about the space or the beers as of yet, but they’ve been pouring for a couple months now and feature a frequent rotation of live music in their taproom, so head out to Lomita and check them out!
Grand Opened on August 18th
555 W Allen Ave #11, 91773, San Dimas, CA, US
Feathered Serpent is a new brewery and taproom located in San Dimas from homebrewer members of the SoCal Cerveceros. We haven’t tried any of their beers…yet, but they’ve been pouring beers since their grand opening in July, so we’re overdue for heading out there and grabbing some beers!
Grand Opened on July 27th
3317 E 7th St, 90804, Long Beach, CA, US
Little Vice is a brand new baja-inspired eatery in Long Beach featuring a delicious menu of tacos, tortas, and burritos paired up with a legit taplist of 24 local and regional craft beers, micheladas, and natural wines.
The food and beers here are top notch, earning them a spot on our top 10 beer spots in Long Beach list & podcast. So what are you waiting for? Head out there and grab a brew and bite.
Grand Opened on July 22nd
700 W 7th St Unit U240, 90017, Los Angeles, CA, US
The long-awaited Alamo Drafthouse movie theater chain has finally opened its doors! Located on the top floor of The Bloc complex in DTLA, Alamo is a quirky, stylish, and unique 12 multiplex theater with arcade games, a video store, and full-service food and drink.
The menu consists of a wide variety of creative bar bites plus movie-themed cocktails, wine, and a nice selection of local, regional, and national craft beer.
Food and drink can be enjoyed in their Video Vortex lobby bar or can be ordered at your theater seat.
Just remember, no talking or texting or you could get the boot!
Grand Opened on July 19th
233 E Anaheim St, 90813, Long Beach, CA, US
Trademark Brewing is the long-awaited brewery opened by husband-wife team of Sterling & Ilana Steffen located near Cambodia Town in Long Beach.
Housed in a massive newly-renovated historic building, the spacious taproom features wood accents, looks right up onto the stainless steel tanks in the brewery, and has a large outdoor patio with a rotating series of food trucks.
In terms of beer, expect a ramp up to about 30 small-batch beers on tap, spanning across hoppy, continental (German, UK, French, Belgian, etc), and barrel-aged (big beers, sours and funk) styles.
Grand Opened on July 13th
244 Thousand Oaks Blvd, 91360, Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Tarantula Hill Brewing Co is the first brewery to hit Thousand Oaks (with another on the way) and yes, while technically this is not LA, it is damn close enough and this place is worth checking out.
Tarantula Hill features a massive space with their on-site brewery, artisan pizza kitchen, small-batch ice cream parlor, and tons of communal seating and an expansive patio overlooking Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Brought to you by Ali Zia of Bottle & Pint and with beer from head brewer Mike Richmond, formerly of Stone, we’re very stoked to see Tarantula Hill open and serve the TO community.
Their tap list is limited to mostly guest beers as their own beer program ramps up for their official grand opening coming in the next few weeks.
Soft Opened on July 1st
1114 N Pacific Ave, 91202, Glendale, CA, US
Gold Rail Bar is a revived and revamped version of a classic Glendale dive bar featuring pool, music, TVs, craft cocktails, and 20 taps of craft beer, all at non-craft prices.
The opening tap list boasts beers from local and regional favorites like Indie Brewing, Beachwood Blendery, Brewyard, Topa Topa, and more.
Head out there and check it out for yourself before high-quality photos and reviews come in!
Grand Opened on June 29th
2133 Colorado Blvd, 90041, Los Angeles, CA, US
Relentless Brewing & Spirits, located along Colorado Blvd in Eagle Rock, is the second location for Temecula-based Relentless Brewing.
Despite the name, there is no brewing or distilling happening on-site, contradicting early reports that the project would feature a distillery. Rather, the space features a well-designed open-concept bar pouring 25-ish taps of guest beers alongside Relentless’ own brews, a full bar serving up creative cocktails, and a kitchen putting out a variety of small bites and bar food.
The spot is still very much in soft opening mode with limited hours Wednesday through Sunday, an abbreviated food menu, and open capacity on their draft lines, but expect them to ramp up quickly over the next several weeks.
Soft Opened on June 12th
16500 Bellflower Blvd, 90706, Bellflower, CA, US
The long awaited 2nd location for Steelcraft’s repurposed shipping container outdoor food court concept in Bellflower has finally arrived and with it, Ten Mile Brewing’s newest satellite taproom. Expect 20 taps pouring beer brewed at their nearby Signal Hill, Long Beach brewery paired up with a dozen or so various food and drink vendors.
Soft Opened on June 6th
We’ll be updating this list weekly with any new additions so be sure to bookmark this page and come back often to keep your craft beer drinking options fresh with new spots.
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