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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.

top 10 la breweries and beer bars

Last Updated: May 10th 2019 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! 14 Cannons, Bottlecraft, The Bottle Shoppe, House of Billiards, Mumford Brewing & The Slice & Pint.

14 Cannons Brewing Co

Westlake Village
Brewery

31125 Via Colinas #907, 91362, Westlake Village, CA, US

14 Cannons is part brewery showroom, part production brewery and tasting room focused on putting out clean, well-balanced beers across a variety of styles served up in their revolutionary warship-themed tasting room.

Arrow Lodge Brewing

Covina
Brewery

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
Brewery

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.

The Bottle Shoppe in Sylmar

The Bottle Shoppe

Sylmar
Bottle Shop

14040 Hubbard Street Sylmar, California, CA 91342

The Bottle Shoppe is a boutique retailer of fine wines, craft beers, and spirits located in Sylmar at the north end of the San Fernando Valley. The Shoppe features several cooler doors full of local, regional, national, and import craft beers – many of which you don’t ever see around Los Angeles. They also conduct in-store tastings and have a delivery service with mobile app coming soon!

Bottlecraft Long Beach

Long Beach
Bar

4150 McGowen Street , CA , 90808, Long Beach, CA, US

Started in San Diego, Bottlecraft is a fast-growing craft beer retailer with beer bar and bottle shop locations in North Park, Liberty Station, Little Italy, Solana Beach and more.

Their newest location is a beer bar located in The Hangar food hall at The Long Beach Exchange where they have 30 craft beers on draft from local and regional breweries, frequently tapping beers you don’t see in the LA area all too often!

Cellador Ales

North Hills
Brewery

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.

esbc slice and pint

ESBC The Slice & Pint

El Segundo
Bar

130 W Grand Ave, 90245, El Segundo, CA, US

ESBC The Slice & Pint is the second location for El Segundo Brewing Company, located just down the street from the main brewery location. They have about 20 taps pouring mostly El Segundo’s delicious beers (highlighted by their West Coast style IPAs), a few guest beers, and wine complemented by a killer lineup of New York style AND Detroit style pizzas. This location features a main dining room with bar and communal seating as well as a separate section known as “The Dugout” featuring more of a sports bar vibe.

Highland Park Brewery

Downtown LA
Brewery

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.

House of Billiards

Sherman Oaks
Bar

14662 Ventura Blvd, 91403, Sherman Oaks, CA, US

House of Billiards is a laid-back bar and pool hall on Ventura Blvd in the heart of Sherman Oaks featuring plenty of tables, TVs, and one of the best craft beer selections in the San Fernando Valley.

Mumford Brewing

Downtown LA
Brewery

416 Boyd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Mumford Brewing is a family-owned brewery and taproom located at the intersection of Litte Tokyo, Skid Row, and the Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles. Head Brewer Peter Mumford got his start up in Northern California wine country and is now brewing up some of the best hoppy ales and clean, crisp lagers in the city. Look out for their frequent Hazy IPA can releases or any of their lagers on tap around town. They’re also in the midst of expanding with taprooms in the DTLA Arts District and Glendale, so Mumford is just getting started.

(NOT) THE END

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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