California is home to more than 380 breweries, given its moniker ‘golden state’ a whole new meaning. The flow of craft beer is yet another reason people are flocking to visit, if near year round warm weather, beautiful beaches, and endless amount of outdoor activities weren’t enough. To help navigate the market and help you find your favorites, here’s a list of the top places to drink microbrews in Los Angeles.
Laurel Tavern, Studio City
In the heart of Studio City lies Laurel Tavern, located on Ventura Boulevard and easily accessible through Coldwater Canyon Ave. The tavern’s bright and inviting décor marks this small, quaint watering hole. The food here is thoughtful, and designed to complement the impressive 16 local drafts on offer, which rotate frequently. For example, the steamed mussels pair well with the Sea Dog Wild Blueberry Wheat Ale.
LAUREL TAVERN 11938 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, California, USA , 1-818-506-0777
Mohawk Bend, Echo Park
Hosting its 2nd Annual LA IPA Fest this December, Mohawk Bend is home to a staggering 75-tap craft beer handles. Although the taps are rotating, Mohawk Bend consistently showcases local breweries from Russian River, Sierra Nevada and Ballast Point. The menu has a flavor profile for all the beers on tap. For teetotalers, Mohawk bend offers a refreshing cold brew on draft by Stumptown Coffee Roasters. Be sure to come for happy hour, which runs Monday through Friday, and enjoy discounted drinks in the warm interior or on the lovely patio. Mohawk Bend even serves delicious vegan food.
MOWHAWK BEND 2141 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, USA , 1-213-483-2337
Angel City Brewery, Downtown Los Angeles
Angel City Brewery carries in-house made craft brews, some of which are only offered exclusively on location. Angel City IPA is ideal for hop fanatics, while its Angel City Vanilla Porter delivers a more robust mouth-feel. The brewery is not just a cool place to hang out and drink; it also offers brewery tours, tastings, and hosts special events. Those in need of a nosh alongside their beer can step right outside, where a diverse selection of food trucks park daily and can be enjoyed inside.
ANGEL CITY BREWERY 216 South Alameda Street, Los Angeles, California, USA, 1-213-622-1261
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