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Angel City Brewery

Angel City BreweryAngel City Brewery

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 21
Beer Ratings: 125
Beer Avg: 3.38

Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
87
very good

13 Ratings
Ratings: 13
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 17.69%
$$ - reasonable


[ Brewery, Bar ]

216 S Alameda St
Los Angeles, California, 90012
United States
phone: (310) 329-8881

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @angelcitybeer

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mtnst8

West Virginia

3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$

Neat atmosphere. It's located in an old warehouse where supplies for the Golden Gate Bridge were stored. Neighborhood is comfortable and the courtyard is welcoming though for some reason you're not allowed to go in the gated courtyard with a beverage. Beers are good. Staff is friendly. There's a little shop in the middle where you can buy branded trinkets. Local art showing in the back. Nice stop for a couple beers.

03-18-2014 20:17:32 | More by mtnst8
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.73/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$

I stopped in at Angel City tonight for the very first time since I was in the area. The location is a bit hard to find at night and the parking isn't all that great. The building seems to have been a warehouse back in the day, complete with a spiral slide to move items from upper floors to the ground level. The entire space has been repurposed with a bar area with seats and various tables scattered around as well. The brewing equipment is located behind the bar from what I could tell. The service was pretty good but it took a while to get acknowledged by the bartender. They had 8 of their beers on tap with a variety of styles represented. The quality of all the beers I tried was good and everything seemed fresh. Prices were reasonable with 10 oz. pours for $4, 16 oz. pours for $6, and a flight of 5 tasters (each 4.5 oz.) for $8. I would definitely stop in again in the future.

02-17-2014 05:38:46 | More by UCLABrewN84
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bray

California

4.3/5  rDev +15.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | $

We went to Angel City a couple weeks ago while we were downtown.
It's located in a historic building in the arts district.
The interior/bar is huge and the architecture is incredible.
We had a flight of 5 of their beers. The Wite Nite Stout was really good and the Test AIPA had a lot of flavor.
The service was great and everyone was really friendly, overall a great place to visit and have a good beer. We'll be back and anytime we have visitors, this will be a definite place to show off.

07-31-2013 16:04:38 | More by bray
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kojevergas

Texas

3.47/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $

I had a really enjoyable visit to Angel City Brewing last week (June 2013). Free parking is quite easy to find on neighboring side streets if you don't mind a 4 minute or so walk. It's right by Wurstkuche but a bit hard to find; the entrance isn't actually on Alameda, you have to turn down a side street and the parking lot is on your right.

It's a warehouse style taproom with a nice bar at one end and brewing equipment visible but not obstructive. I loved that they had comfortable seats and tables; so many good/great breweries in California have crappy standing room only taprooms. I'm looking at you, Alesmith, Ballast Point, Lost Abbey/Port, Speakeasy, etc. Ample seating makes for a good time. It was pretty lively on the Wednesday night when I was there; they also had some sort of art showcase going on but the attendees didn't seem too pretentious by LA standards.

Service was mediocre; bartenders care little who's been waiting/arrived first at the bar and the usual preferential treatment is given to women. Such is life. Additionally, when I ordered my flight, the middle aged bartender launched into this cutely ignorant explanation about the order in which I should consume the beers, exposing the thinly veiled shallow nature of the reasons for this arbitrary order in the process. I played dumb and sat down with my flight.

First off: the prices here kick ass. A flight of 5 4.5oz tasters of your choosing can be had for a scant $8.00 USD. A half pour (8oz) of any beer is $3 and a full pour (16oz) is $6. No beers are exempted from the flight. Love the pricing.

The flights are served in these cute rounded wooden trays. I dug it.

They have board games available to play with.

No bottles to go, but they do have growlers - but this is where Angel City starts to suck. They currently don't fill other breweries' growlers. Weak. Also, they restrict growlers to only their most common, uninteresting beers (the Eureka! Wit, the Angeleno IPA, and the Pilsner, if I remember right - though they did offer their Oktoberfest while I was there). 64 oz growler size only. Empty growlers are $5, fills are $11, and both together are $16. Again, I dig the pricing.

Certainly worth a visit. Had food trucks outside if that floats your boat. Some of the better local (i.e. true Los Angeles City) beers can be had here; I'd take it over Golden Road, Eagle Rock, etc. any day. The White Nite in particular will likely see growing popularity as more beer fans visit Angel City. Otherwise, most of their beers are nothing special.

I'll be coming back.

B-

06-18-2013 20:59:58 | More by kojevergas
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mrcraft

California

3.99/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | $$

This brewery is in the Arts District of Downtown LA right at the outer limits of Little Tokyo. They took over a large warehouse building and completely remodeled the interior. It has a nice art deco, 1920's feel to it.

On the weekends, they have several food trucks that congregate in their parking lot. There are also lots of good food options in the area too. For example, Wurstküche is block away. They serve awesome sausages. Sushi Gen is also about a block away in the other direction. They probably serve the best sushi in town. Mouth-watering good.

Now back to Angel City... they offer number of tours, and you can see the inner workings from back end of the interior space.

I tried a taster of 5 beers. I found the beers to be somewhat weak on flavor. However, after my visit I heard they hired a new brewmaster, so the quality is probably better now.

This is a nice local brewery where you can just hang out with friends and have a good time.

05-14-2013 05:04:46 | More by mrcraft
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MrxSlowxFlow87

California

4.29/5  rDev +15%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$

This place just recently re-opened on weekends. They have big plans and a little bit of construction left on 2nd floor. Their plans look awesome, and will definitely make it an even better place to enjoy a beer now(It's great already). The brewery is right of Alameda and a good place to even take your non beer drinking friends: They give free tours. They have a Eureka Wit(Belgian style) thats an easy drinker along with a Vanilla porter most will enjoy even if they are afraid of darker beers. My favorite is the Angelino IPA loaded with hops/citra...Good stuff!!! I recently tried their "French Sip" an ode to Phillipes and other French Dip sandwiches in LA. Yes Its a savory beer, with some rosemary and other spices, and actually tastes like an jus aus in an amazing beer way.... I cant really describe it so just go and try it. They have food trucks that set up shop in the parking lot on for eating. I have a feeling this place is going to do some big things over the next few years. You can tell they are dedicated to their craft. A must see if in the Los Angeles area

02-27-2013 05:29:26 | More by MrxSlowxFlow87
Angel City Brewery in Los Angeles, CA
87 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.