Angel City Brewery

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Angel City Brewery 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... Los Angeles United States 34.046601 -118.23806
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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

  • Metro:

    Gold Line: Little Tokyo/ Arts District

  • Phone:

    213-622-1261

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  • Hours:

    Th–F 5pm–1am, Sa 2pm–1am, Su 2–11pm

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth Angel City Brewery Review

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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...

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.

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Tip from Jonah:

The brewery doesn’t have a kitchen, but if you’re looking for a panini or burger to complement your Angel City Pilz, the food truck parked outside sells tasty fare at a reasonable price.

  • Crowd

    Chill after-work crowd, artists, and beer lovers, 20s to 40s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Occasional DJs and live bands. Ambient oldies, blues, jazz, and pop. Gallery with rotating art exhibits including paintings, photos, and prints.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    A food truck right outside the bar serves everything from Italian fare to chicken quesadillas and cheeseburgers. Cash only. ATM on site.

  • Prices

    All food truck fare $5. Beer $5, wine $5, soda and water $1.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual to work attire: jackets, loosened ties, t-shirts, jeans.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Friday and Saturday nights to enjoy the brews and the art in the company of other Downtown revelers.

  • Close By

    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.

Angel City Brewery User Reviews

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Dylan R. Aug 14, 2013
I visited the Angel City Brewery over the weekend, and I have to say I was impressed by the space. Early pictures show that it was no more than a warehouse with a bar nailed down at one end, but after recent renovations it has become a lively and welcoming bar with plenty of space to spread out with a large group of friends. You'll find groups of friends chatting, drinking, and playing cards or various board games (b.y.o.) at the many tables scattered across the floor. The beer isn't the best I've had. but it's decently priced, and though they have ten in-house beers on tap they offer custom flights to let you sample any or all of them. A spigot coming out of the wall behind the bar provides free fruit-infused sparkling water, which is a great perk for those responsible enough to DD. This is strictly a beer bar, so they don't serve food, but there is usually one of LA's many food trucks parked in the parking lot to cater to any gastronomical needs. The bar is also right down the street from Wurstkuche and The Pie Hole if that meets your hankering. I would recommend this place to anybody who wants to enjoy a night (or day) of drinking beer and having some fun with any sized group of friends.
A Great Change of Pace
David R. Jun 14, 2013
The Angel City Brewery is a delightful experience. It’s a nice change of pace from many of the other places you can go in Little Tokyo. The atmosphere is chill in an open building with a vintage look. There’s a huge space that has plenty of tables to sit at, and plenty of room to walk across and observe the great, relaxing décor, which combines an old-timey appeal and well-chosen art to create a visually interesting environment. The expansive main space allows the customers to spread out and easily talk to the people they came with. The Brewery has plenty of different choices of beers to try, to the point that even those who may not be a big fan of beer should be able to find one that they can enjoy. There’s even a five-beer sampler that allows you to try different beers at a very affordable price. Though there is no kitchen, people can meet their food needs with the food truck that sits right outside the brewery. This makes it is great place to go after work for a relaxing drink or on a weekend afternoon with a group of friends. Overall, the Angel City Brewery is a very fun experience that is highly recommended if you want to have a nice drink outside of the normal bar or restaurant scene.
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