Party Earth Review For those who dream of being able to drink several hundred craft beers in the comfort of their own homes, Sunset Beer Company may be the next best thing. Tucked in the corner of a small strip mall, this half store... ... read full review
1498 West Sunset Boulevard #3
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Bar: Tu–Th 4–11pm, F 4–12pm, Sa 1pm–midnight, Su 1–10pm
Store: Tu–Th noon–11pm, F–Sa noon–midnight, Su noon–10pm
Echo Park, Los Angeles –
For those who dream of being able to drink several hundred craft beers in the comfort of their own homes, Sunset Beer Company may be the next best thing.
Tucked in the corner of a small strip mall, this half store/half beer bar has the cozy vibe of a living room juxtaposed with an overwhelming drink selection.
The entrance opens into the store section, where a cooler-lined wall showcases over three hundred different brews, and nearby tables display recommendations and special forty-ounce selections.
During the day, local hops snobs and young hipsters mill about the space, often staying longer than planned as the staff keeps the latest seasonal offerings coming.
Relaxed couples and casual groups of friends drop by later, making their way to an adjoining tasting room where they settle in on long couches in front of the tables by an open fireplace. Though the bar in back only features six taps with a rotating selection and a handful of wines by the glass, the rest of the store’s brews can be enjoyed on site for a small fee.
Outside food is welcome, and Friday and Saturday nights usually see food trucks pulling up out front, so guests can coat their stomachs as they work through the lengthy drinks menu.
A chill den that makes a night out feel like the best night in, Sunset Beer Company is a great spot for patrons to pregame, cool off, or just stock up for the weekend.
Artists, young couples, hipsters, bohemian types, beer connoisseurs, and groups of friends, late 20s to early 30s.
Mellow tunes play from staff-selected Pandora stations.
Outside food welcome and encouraged. Food trucks out front most Friday and Saturday nights from around 7pm.
Corkage fee $2. Beer $1–$45+, rotating taps $4–$8, wine $6–$8.
Casual: jeans, T-shirts, flannels, beanies, hoodies, comfortable blouses.
Wednesday to take advantage of the “no corkage” special, or Friday and Saturday nights to get some grub from the food trucks out front and hang with the locals.
El Prado (1805 West Sunset Boulevard) has bartenders spinning old vinyl records and popping bottles of quality craft brew.