While wintertime in Los Angeles is not exactly like much of the rest of the nation, locals and tourists for that matter come here for the weather and numerous other things. As winter turns to spring, Los Angeles residents and those paying a visit to the City of Angels can enjoy some of the best spring beers found citywide and in the outlying areas. Whether you opt for something simple or something a little more exotic, you are more than likely going to please your tastebuds somewhere around the greater Los Angeles area. With that in mind, check these establishments and others to wet your thirst for some great tasting beers.
Spring Street Bar
626-B S. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Visitors here will find a wide array of beers from all season to quench their thirst. If you’re looking for some Indian Pale Ales (IPA’s), you can choose from the likes of El Segundo Mayberry IPA and Sierra Nevada Celebration (IPA) for starters. Patrons also can enjoy beers such as Tap It Blonde Ale, The Nothing Imperial Stout and Tell Tale Tart. While having a beer or two is fine, visitors may also want to have some food to go with their drinks. Spring Street Bar offers a variety of hot and cold sandwiches, along with options like Chili Chili Bang Bang and a meat and cheese board.
515 W. 7th St., 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Guests come here looking for some great tasting beers, enjoyable cocktails and the right food mix to send them home full and happy. On the beer front, visitors have many options, including such selections as Stone IPA, St. Archer Pale Ale, California Ale and Guinness Stout. If you want something a little stronger than a beer or two, you can opt for such choices as a whiskey sour, Rye Manhattan and Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit. Seven Grand offers visitors myriad of entertainment options, including Happy Hour daily until 8 p.m. and live jazz and blues (Sunday-Thursday 10 p.m.). The dress code is enforced, meaning no sandals, sports jerseys, tank tops, ball hats or shorts.
118 W. 5th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
For a great night out on the town, head over to this establishment offering up not only great drinks and food, but also its share of history. Onyx Lounge is located in the original headquarters of The Security Trust and Savings Bank, designed and constructed in 1906 by British architect John Parkinson. Tabbed a cultural landmark in 2003, the Italianate-style building was one of Los Angeles’s first skyscrapers and the tallest building in the city until 1911. Visitors will find a number of different beer options, among which include seasonal and revolving beer, Monkey Fist I.P.A., and Scrimshaw Pilsner. If your appetite is calling your name, the menu items offer selections such as snacks and appetizers, salads and larger plates, and a raw bar featuring choices like oysters, shrimp, scallops and mussels.
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1233 N. Vine St.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
There was a time in Los Angeles’ history when Vine St. (aka the corner of Hollywood and Vine) meant bad things. While you still might find some shenanigans from time to time, the area has cleaned up over the years, offering locals and visitors the opportunity to get out and explore. When you head on into Sassafras, you’re all but guaranteed a good time. From the bar selection, patrons can choose from options such as Abita Wrought Iron IPA, Anchor Lager and Saint Archer White Ale, among others. In the event your thirst desires something even a bit stronger, the drink menu contains myriad of other selections like frozen cocktails (Ode to Erin Rose and Red Right Hand), house cocktails (including Talking Bird, Hurricane, and Gates of Eden), and a bartender’s happy meal made up of a shot of whiskey and High Life pony.
3179 Los Feliz Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90039
If you are in search of a day or night out on the town, stopping by The Morrison can kick things off. When your drink tastebuds are calling out for some action, the beers here are varied and likely to meet your needs. Selections include “Limited” Big Eye IPA, “Limited” Idiot IPA, Stone IPA with Blonde Roasted Coffee, Allagash White and Two Hearted Ale. Should you or your guests want cocktails, there are a wide array of those available. Options include a Bloody Mary, Morrison Manhattan, Irish Mule and a Mai Tai. If food is grabbing your attention, patrons can opt for burgers, fries and salads. There are also daily specials, with such selections (depending on the day of the week) as fried chicken, fish tacos, ribs and steak.
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