14 Cannons Brewing Co
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! The Cellar, Glendale Tap, Common Space & Burnin’ Daylight.
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, with lagers and IPAs being part of their specialties. They also offer a selection of curated wines as part of their Club 14 wine program as well as delicious pizza made in-house by Rock n Rock Pizza. They recently expanded their taproom space outdoors into their parking lot for socially distanced drinking and dining under the Westlake Village sky.
Arrow Lodge Brewing in Covina brews up a wide variety of rotating beer styles including some of the best Hazy IPAs, West Coast IPAs, and Pastry Stouts in LA. Look out for their frequent can releases around town or grab beers at their new outdoor beer garden in their taproom parking lot with a rotating food truck schedule.
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 outdoor patio seating.
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! The facility has expansive outdoor seating to enjoy on-site brews and Bottlecraft has a killer can and bottle selection available for to-go purchase.
Burnin Daylight Brewing Company is a family-owned brewpub located in Lomita’s downtown corridor featuring a wide variety of beers with a specialty in hoppy West Coast IPAs and clean lagers. The kitchen is churning out a unique take on delicious bar food and you can drink and dine on their extended patio areas or pick up their frequent can releases to-go.
The Cellar provides a craft beer mecca for the Uptown Whittier and Whittier-adjacent community with cooler upon cooler of bottles and cans of craft beer in addition to their 24-tap taproom. While their currently closed for on-site consumption, they’re still getting in beers that you rarely see around LA, so even if you’re not typically in the area, it’s worth a drive to check out.
Common Space Brewery is a large, spacious production brewery and taproom located in the South Bay community of Hawthorne, featuring a wide variety of solid, straightforward, true-to-style brews alongside a mix of unique and experimental beer offerings. Their industrial warehouse taproom space is expansive with a large outdoor patio perfect for socially distanced drinking with food provided by rotating food truck vendors. In addition to their taproom, their beers are in distribution to beer retailers around Southern California and they also operate a robust home delivery service that reaches most neighborhoods in the LA County region.
The Glendale Tap is a comfortable neighborhood beer bar in Glendale with a cool vintage auto shop vibe featuring one of LA’s best beer selections on their 52 taps alongside a killer selection of cans and bottles to-go. You can enjoy beers on their newly expanded outdoor patio with food from a highly curated lineup of rotating food vendors.
Highland Park Brewery is serving up their amazing hoppy beers, lagers, and barrel-aged wild ales alongside their menu of simple yet elevated pub food on a newly expanded socially distanced patio in burgeoning Chinatown on the outskirts of DTLA. You can dine in, order cans and food-to-go for pickup, and take advantage of their daily rotating delivery service reaching all over Los Angeles.
The Slice & Pint is the beer and pizza outpost 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. They’ve recently opened an expansive streetside outdoor dining area complete with umbrellas and string lights to set the mood.
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 regularly. If you want to see the full list of LA’s craft beer spots, check out the LA Beer Finder!