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Craft brew enthusiasts travel far and wide to sample the local libations and unique creations throughout the country. We’re proud to report that Long Beach is home to a booming craft brew scene, with some of our breweries even receiving national recognition.
From big names like Ballast Point and Beachwood Brewing to the mom & pop tap rooms like Timeless Pints Brewing Co., you’ll find a frothy glass to suit your tastes in Long Beach. It’s not just your basic beer that we’re crafting in our city by the sea either; you’ll find cider, mead, sour beers, and we’ll soon be home to LA County’s newest craft distillery! Explore to your hearts delight, responsibly, of course.
New to Long Beach, Ballast Point is located on Alamitos Bay with one of the best sunset views in the city. Take the water taxi from downtown Long Beach over to this brewery to start your evening off with a scenic harbor tour. Indoor and outdoor seating makes this local watering hole popular year-round.
Located on the Promenade in downtown Long Beach, Beachwood BBQ and Brewing teeters somewhere between tradition and innovation, offering tasty 'que and fantastic brews. You won't find Coors or Heineken at Beachwood's bar. In fact, the beer lineup features a selection of hand crafted beers brewed on premise and 24 rotating microbrews, providing the best craft beer selection in Long Beach. In case you weren’t convinced already, Beachwood won Best Brew Pub in the World at the World Beer Cup in 2016.
Located in downtown Long Beach, Beachwood Blendery is the sister to Beachwood BBQ & Brewing. The Blendery is a small batch beer producer established in 2014 by the same creative minds behind the award winning Beachwood Brewing. The beers produced here are of the sour variety imitating the Lambic style beers of Belgium. Tasting room hours vary Wednesday-Sunday.
Located in downtown Long Beach, Rock Bottom values its tradition of fresh, handcrafted beers and a diverse menu above all else. Their Head Brewer at the Long Beach restaurant believes the So-Cal beer scene is diverse and it’s important to get into the minds of guests. So, whether you’re a businessman in town for a convention or a surfer on your way out to the next wave, they’ve got a locally crafted brew for you.
Conveniently located in downtown Long Beach a few blocks from the Convention Center, Beer Belly is one of the newest craft beer bars in the city but certainly quickly becoming a popular hangout. Beer Belly was recently named The Best New Craft Bar in L.A. by LA Weekly “thanks to the beer-curating prowess of owner Jimmy Han, who has a knack for procuring special kegs of the latest beers from small, independent breweries across the county.” Find decadent eats, traditional & beer-infused cocktails, & good times at Beer Belly in Long Beach.
Nestled in the heart of downtown Long Beach, Great Society is also a highly sought-after newcomer to the city. A social house where fine food, craft cider and mead set the stage for conversations between old and new friends alike, Great Society has largest selection of craft cider and meads in all of Southern California. Featuring 20 draughts and more in bottles, their extensive cider and mead list showcases craft producers from nearly every corner of the world.