In a city like Los Angeles, there’s certainly no shortage of restaurants, bars, and pubs serving up beer. But, which places serve up the best selections? Try these top spots!
3229 Helms Avenue
Culver City, CA 90034
At this second iteration of the famed burger joint which started on Montana Avenue, beer is plentiful. The upscale pub/restaurant serves its delicious menu, including the esteemed Office Burger (a must), but patrons also come for the huge selection of brews on tap. Having a hard time deciding? Tell the bartender the type of beer you like, or what you plan on eating, and they’ll suggest the best beer for you. Also, don’t be afraid to ask for a sample. The bartenders here are more than willing. Seating might be tough to find, but if you order your drinks and take them to a table on the outdoor deck, you’ll usually be able to find a spot. The inside seating area is much larger than at the original Father’s Office on Montana. Serving food that is rooted in the rich bar/pub culture of Europe, this popular spot employs the freshest ingredients available. Father’s Office features a seasonally rotating selection of 36 craft beers on tap as well.
3408 Verdugo Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90065
Hot summer days in LA always have a silver lining, and this one is sitting on a patio in the evening in Glassell Park, contemplating what beer to order from the astonishing selection at Verdugo. This place has history – it’s been resurrected twice, as a former dive bar, and before that, a hardware store. Seating is plentiful in three distinct areas. With beer that is rotated regularly, according to what’s in season or local, you won’t find an shortage of it here. In fact, they offer more than 20 regularly rotating taps, as well as a stocked fridge with bottles galore. You can also ask the bartender for board games to borrow, or just watch others play beer pong out back. Make sure to look for the “cocktails” sign out front, otherwise you may miss it.
800 West Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Claiming to have the “world’s largest selection of draft beer,” The Yard House is certainly one place you won’t want to miss if you’re a fan of beer. Located at the energetic L.A. Live, patrons can partake in one of the best late happy hours in town. The center island bar has numerous drafts, ranging from classic lagers to obscure ales. Each is perfectly fresh and chilled, as 5,000 gallons of beer flow from the glass-enclosed keg room through miles of refrigerated beer lines, stretching overhead to the central bar island. From American Pale Ale’s to IPA’s, light lagers, ciders, Pilsner’s and much more, there’s plenty to choose from. When you get hungry, make sure to try food from their large menu of over 130 items, including: salads, sandwiches, pastas, burgers, pizzas, steaks and seafood.
Sunset Beer Company
1498 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Featuring a sit down tasting bar with 12 rotating taps, as well as a selection of over 800 bottled beers, Sunset Beer Company is one place that certainly loves their beer. From IPA’s to Hefeweizen, lagers and more, there are so many options here, you wont know what to choose. Luckily, the staff here is more than helpful and can work with you to find the best option for you!
Uncle Henry’s Deli
7400 Florence Ave
Downey, CA 90240
Downey run Uncle Henry’s Deli is a cozy, family-run deli which serves not just sandwiches. In fact, they are known for their massive selection of craft beers on tap. With more than 100 craft beers on tap, and over 300 specialty and rare bottled beers, they also host tap takeovers featuring craft breweries.
740 S Western Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Koreatown has been pretty popular with restaurants and bars opening all the time. Just steps from the Wiltern concert venue, Southland Beer is a favorite among locals. Located in a strip mall, patrons can find beers from across the country, as well as regional ones from breweries like Golden Road, Three Weavers and Bottle Logic. They offer a collection of 20 rotating brews, and there’s also a pretty great cooler in the back where you can buy beers and drink them at the bar for just a small corkage fee.