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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 23rd 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! Arrow Lodge Brewing, Brouwerij West, Southland Beer, and We’re Pouring.

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.

Barbara's at the Brewery in Lincoln Heights DTLA

Barbara’s At The Brewery

Lincoln Heights

620 Moulton Ave #110, 90031, Los Angeles, CA, US

Barbara’s at the Brewery is a historic, family-owned bar located at The Brewery Artist Colony in the Lincoln Heights area of Downtown LA featuring one of the best craft beer selections in Los Angeles and a menu of outstanding brewpub fare.

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.

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.

Highland Park Brewery in Chinatown

Highland Park 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.

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.

Indie Brewing Co in Boyle Heights

Indie Brewing Company

Downtown LA

2350 Sunrise Street, C-100, 90023, Los Angeles, CA, US

Indie Brewing Company is a great brewery located in Boyle Heights where they brew up a wide range of delicious beers, including a rotating Hazy IPA series. Their no-frills taproom features frequent events like can releases, live music, game nights, yoga, food vendors, and more.

Southland Beer


740 S Western Ave #112, 90005, Los Angeles, CA, US

Southland Beer is a small but mighty craft beer bottle shop and taproom located in the middle of bustling Koreatown. Their 20 taps and beer coolers are home to some of the best local beers as well as some super rare and hard to find non-LA breweries. Enjoy them in their cozy tasting room featuring small bites and occasional events.

We're Pouring Restaurant & Taphouse in Glendale

We’re Pouring


524 E Glenoaks Blvd, 91207, Glendale, CA, US

We’re Pouring is a fantastic beer bar in Glendale pouring 30 well-curated taps of delicious craft beer alongside a great food menu featuring pizzas, burgers, and more.


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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