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The Hopped LA Top 10

The Hopped LA Top 10

Our current list of our top 10 beer spots in LA.

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Last Updated: October 12th 2018 By Gary Magnone

When someone asks us for the best beer spots in LA, we immediately come back with followup questions – “What part of LA will you be in?”, “What styles of beer do you like?”, “Are you looking for food AND beer?”, “What’s your mode of transportation?”, etc. The real answer is, it depends.

With so many choices on our LA Beer Finder, it’s pretty hard to go wrong. But if you’re looking for our top 10, here’s our current list. And just like the taps at your favorite beer bar, it rotates often.

New additions! Beer Belly, Cellador Ales, Craft Beer Cellar Torrance, Los Angeles Ale Works & Ogopogo Brewing.

Arrow Lodge Brewing


720 E Arrow Hwy C, 91722, Covina, CA, US

Arrow Lodge Brewing is a small nanobrewery in Covina brewing up a wide variety of rotating beer styles with frequent can releases, all in a taproom sporting a unique wood lodge vibe.

Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach

Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

Long Beach

210 E 3rd St, 90802, Long Beach, CA, US

Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in downtown Long Beach is the main brewpub location in the Beachwood family featuring dozens of award-winning house beers alongside a select number of guest beers and an excellent BBQ food menu with indoor and outdoor patio seating.

Beer Belly Koreatown

Beer Belly


532 S Western Ave, 90020, Los Angeles, CA, US

Beer Belly is a casual spot in Koreatown known for pouring some of the best local craft beer, a killer menu of gourmet comfort food, and their legendary One Night Stand tap takeover events.

Brouwerij West

San Pedro

110 E 22nd St, 90731, San Pedro, CA, US

Brouwerij West produces a wide array of classic Belgian style beers alongside some of the best Hazy IPAs in Los Angeles. Located in a massive WWII-era warehouse on the San Pedro Harbor, the well-lit taproom features plenty of picnic-style seating alongside the brewhouse and an expansive beer garden with frequent food trucks, music, and other events.

Cellador Ales

North Hills

16745 Schoenborn St, 91343, North Hills, CA, US

Cellador Ales is a 100% oak-barrel fermented mixed-culture brewery and blendery focusing on the creation of some of the best sour and wild beers in LA.

Craft Beer Cellar Torrance

Bottle Shop

24667 Crenshaw Blvd Suite F, 90505, Torrance, CA, US

Craft Beer Cellar is a beer bottle shop in the heart of South Bay’s craft beer scene in Torrance, CA known for carrying some of the best local, regional, national, and international beers available.

Highland Park Brewery in Chinatown

Highland Park Brewery

Downtown LA

1220 N Spring St, 90012, Los Angeles, CA, US

Highland Park Brewery’s new Chinatown location features double the brewing capacity and more than double the space than their original location at The Hermosillo. In addition to their amazing hoppy beers, lagers, and barrel-aged wild ales, HPB’s new space boasts an expansive bar, a full kitchen, and a great outdoor patio.

Homage Brewing in Pomona

Homage Brewing


281 S Thomas St #101, 91766, Pomona, CA, US

Homage Brewing is a small family-owned nano brewery with a simple modern tasting room located in downtown Pomona, specializing in hoppy beers as well as barrel-aged and sour beers.

la ale works

Los Angeles Ale Works


12918 Cerise Ave, 90250, Hawthorne, CA, US

Los Angeles Ale Works is Hawthorne, CA’s first production craft brewery featuring an open warehouse style tasting room and expansive patio with frequent food trucks and events. Their brewing team puts out out a variety of fantastic beers across a wide range of styles resulting in frequent can releases and draft-only tappings.

ogopogo brewing

Ogopogo Brewing

San Gabriel

864 Commercial Ave., 91776, San Gabriel, CA, US

Ogopogo Brewing is a small craft brewery in San Gabriel featuring a solid lineup of house-brewed beers served up in a clean and cozy tasting room with an outdoor patio.


There you have it – our list of our current 10 favorite breweries, beer bars, and bottle shops in Los Angeles. Be sure to check back soon, as we’ll be updating this list monthly. If you want to see the full list of LA’s craft beer spots, check out the LA Beer Finder!

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