Party Earth Review Commonly known as “BrewCo” to the UCLA crowd just up the hill, Westwood Brewing Company is a popular bar for students looking to dance, sing (badly), laugh to a little stand-up, or get some studying done... ... read full review
1097 Glendon Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Westwood, Los Angeles –
Commonly known as “BrewCo” to the UCLA crowd just up the hill, Westwood Brewing Company is a popular bar for students looking to dance, sing (badly), laugh to a little stand-up, or get some studying done over a few rounds.
Despite the name and the old brewing bins on the ground floor, BrewCo isn’t actually a brewery, but they do offer roughly two dozen beers on tap and regular specials geared toward budget-minded undergrads.
Inside the simple and funky bar, preppy college kids sip $3 Happy Hour brews or cocktails with names like STD as they catch a game on several TVs, while study groups unwind with greasy grub and cheap grog beneath the rafters of the open ceiling.
Around 11pm, the undergrad crew rolls in full force, crowding the place to flirt, throw out a sporadic “whoop whoop,” and generally ensure lots of college memories go down the toilet.
Comedy and karaoke events several nights a week provide additional excuses to blow off class, while DJs on Wednesdays spin on the second-floor dance floor, bringing out a crowd of loyal EDM fans.
When there’s no DJ, a loud jukebox carries the night, though couples and the claustrophobic can usually escape the Top 40 to talk beneath a canopy of bright lights on the open brick patio.
A beacon of light for the barely twenty-one set, Westwood Brewing Company keeps its student clientele coming back every year. Or at least until they graduate.
Study groups, rowdy UCLA undergrads, graduate students clinging to youth, nostalgic alumni, and a scattering of older business types and academics on occasion, mostly early 20s to mid-20s.
DJs spin the latest beats on Wednesdays starting at 10pm.
Karaoke upstairs starts at 9pm on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays and on Tuesdays at 10pm. Check venue’s Twitter page for daily updates.
Stand-up comedy every night but Sunday starts at 10pm, open mic comedy on Tuesdays starts at 8pm. Check venue’s Twitter page for daily updates.
Blaring jukebox features thousands of hit mainstream songs.
Flat-screens above the bar favor sports.
Small menu of standard bar food like burgers and nachos.
Happy Hour daily 4–7pm.
Grub $8–$12. Beer $3–$6, cocktails $6–$8.
Casual: jeans, t-shirts, hoodies, button-downs, shorts, jerseys, UCLA garb, club dresses, skirts, sandals.
Pretty much any day after 10pm for a bustling crowd of college partiers, karaoke, comedy, and DJs, or early in the day to study over a few beers.
800 Degrees Pizza (10889 Lindbrook Drive), open until 2am, is a great spot for some gourmet customizable pizza for those looking for more substantial nosh.