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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: July 30th 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! 14 Cannons Brewing, Dry River Brewing, The Heights Deli & Bottle Shop, & Modern Times Dankness Dojo.

14 Cannons Brewing Co

Westlake Village

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


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.

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.

Dry River Brewing in Boyle Heights

Dry River Brewing

Downtown LA

671 S Anderson St, 90023, Los Angeles, CA, US

Dry River Brewing is a small brewery located in Boyle Heights specializing in unique, small batch, barrel-aged sour beers served up in an intimate, eclectic wood-adorned taproom.

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.


The Heights Deli & Bottle Shop

Downtown LA

2927 N Broadway, 90031, Los Angeles, CA, US

Located in Lincoln Heights, The Heights Deli & Bottle Shop features 15 taps of local craft beer, over 300 more beers in cans & bottles, a killer food menu consisting of delicious deli sandwiches, hot subs, pastas, and pizzas, and a covered patio where you can enjoy all of the above.

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.

Modern Times DTLA Dankness Dojo

Downtown LA

832 S Olive St Los Angeles, California 90014

The Dankness Dojo is Modern Times Beer’s DTLA location featuring an R&D pilot brewery, vegan restaurant, and café. Expect a full menu of boundary-pushing plant-based cuisine; over 30 taps of our delicious beer, plus guest beers & wines; merch, coffee, and beer to-go; and a cafe offering the Full-Spectrum Modern Times Coffee Experience.

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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