Party Earth Review Housed in an airy converted warehouse that looks like LA’s answer to New York’s Flatiron Building, Angel City Brewery serves up a mix of German-style hops and laid-back sophistication that leaves Downtown... ... read full review
216 South Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Gold Line: Little Tokyo/ Arts District
Th–F 5pm–1am, Sa 2pm–1am, Su 2–11pm
Downtown, Los Angeles –
Housed in an airy converted warehouse that looks like LA’s answer to New York’s Flatiron Building, Angel City Brewery serves up a mix of German-style hops and laid-back sophistication that leaves Downtown’s rough-and-tumble reputation a distant memory.
Massive loading dock doors admit artists and the weary after-work crowd into the 27,000-square-foot space, where they sprawl on picnic benches to quaff pints of lager and admire the rotating collection of art propped against cement pillars and scattered kegs.
Although the industrial décor features staples like red brick and white paint, the minimalist motif is taken to extremes upstairs, where a few plastic tables occupy a tiny fraction of the floor, leaving a vast, empty expanse of hardwood for patrons in the mood to wander with their craft beer, stretch their legs, or just survey the scene from afar.
Beer lovers can gaze at the gleaming steel vats at the heart of the venue’s brewing process, or at the giant corkscrew that runs from floor to ceiling – but tipsy revelers should take note: this twisty turny mass of steel is an oversized contemporary art installation and not a slide for those who can no longer manage the stairs.
With authentic German flavor and contemporary American flair, Angel City Brewery offers LA’s beer aficionados a place to relax, kick back, and earn their wings.
Chill after-work crowd, artists, and beer lovers, 20s to 40s.
Occasional DJs and live bands. Ambient oldies, blues, jazz, and pop. Gallery with rotating art exhibits including paintings, photos, and prints.
A food truck right outside the bar serves everything from Italian fare to chicken quesadillas and cheeseburgers. Cash only. ATM on site.
All food truck fare $5. Beer $5, wine $5, soda and water $1.
Casual to work attire: jackets, loosened ties, t-shirts, jeans.
Friday and Saturday nights to enjoy the brews and the art in the company of other Downtown revelers.
Patrons who want to travel more deeply into European beer heaven without getting in the car can head to Wurstküche (800 East Third Street), which serves up Belgian and German beers along with fresh sausages ranging from alligator to buffalo.