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Beachwood BBQ

Not Rated.
Beachwood BBQBeachwood BBQ
BA SCORE
100
world-class

118 Ratings
Ratings: 118
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 4.68
pDev: 5.77%
Taps: 22
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

131½ Main St
Seal Beach, California, 90740-6316
United States
phone: (562) 493-4500

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @beachwoodbbq

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(Place added by: instrumentality on 02-06-2007)
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Reviews by SunDevilBeer:
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4.58/5  rDev -2.1%

Stopped by on a recent trip to Long Beach based on the glowing rec's here on BA - have to say, this is one of my favorite places in the world to drink and eat.

The place is tiny, but I arrived on the early side (during Happy Hour - $1 off beers and special food menu) and was able to grab a seat at the bar. Dig the vibe of the place.

Tight, well-though out selection of local, national and int'l beers. Had my 1st 2 glasses of Pliny the Elder and was not disappointed. At the suggestion of a local tried an Inland Empire Porter which was quite tasty too.

Authentic BBQ is served here. I can be a bit of a priss about my 'cue, and this place was spot on. My pulled pork sammich with coleslaw on pretzel bread was delicious.

First server in the evening was extremely prompt and friendly - second not so much.

I am jealous. I want to move to the area so I can frequent this place. A must-stop for BA's in the area.

SunDevilBeer, Dec 10, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Bwagner1122, Nov 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

DCLAguy11, Nov 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +6.8%

Outstanding food and guest tap list. I loved this place, I just wish they had more than one of there own beers left the day i arrived. That said the many beers they did offer were carefully chosen and dynamite. I had to visit the longbeach location to enjoy their beer, and that place was also worth the trip. Best Gastropub i've been to, I see why the have been ranked #1 in that category for multiple years!

simplejj81, Oct 20, 2014
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AlexM, Sep 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

Great food, great tap list, and you can almost find RR on tap. Can get a little cramped at times though.

Justinsosmart, Aug 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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5/5  rDev +6.8%

jeff1973, Apr 04, 2014
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4.86/5  rDev +3.8%

Beachwood is my local(ish) watering hole and I am lucky to be within 5 miles of it, as it's likely my favorite beer bar in the US. The quality of the beers on draft is unparalleled. Add to that limited taps (more new beer all the time), awesome events (Sour Fest, anyone?), and extremely knowledgeable bartenders (Vito is the man!), and you have the best place to grab a beer in Southern California. The bar seats about 12-13 so it can be a bit hard to get a seat when they're busy, but the bartenders are always happy to serve the standing crowd (plus, there's a thin bar so you can set your drink down if you do happen to be standing). Most of the food is pretty damn good too.

ThirstyMiner, Mar 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Mar 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Sparky44, Dec 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

davegray, Nov 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +6.8%

topdown, Nov 11, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

BAsbill, Nov 04, 2013
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4.88/5  rDev +4.3%

The Seal Beach location is the original Beachwood BBQ, and its success is what brought about the Long Beach BBQ and Brewery location. They publish their current tap list on their website through an internet connected "hopcam." They typically have 24-26 beers on tap at any given time, which are fairly small production beers that beer geeks will appreciate. I've been to beer bars all around the country, and this truly is one of the best in terms of beers selection and food.

The food: this is straight up BBQ, with a fancy twist. Nothing pretentious, just a twist that shows the owner's background in the restaurant business. Beyond the regular menu, they have a "wild game" menu that involves things like ostrich, buffalo and alligator. Unfortunately, one of the best things -- no, THE best thing -- that they have had on the menu was recently take off: the mushroom stew. I hope that enough people chime up on this decision to get them to bring it back. It was epic.

Beers: They do a good job of representing most beer styles on their tap list, and they often get some pretty rare kegs on the board. The funky and sour selection isn't quite what it used to be in years past. I believe the owner is now hoarding most good sours for the biennial sour fest, which is a week long amazing event. They also regularly do small beer/food pairing dinners with breweries. They're not cheap at all, but they're small, intimate, and good.

graymoment, Jul 15, 2013
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4.08/5  rDev -12.8%

In Orange County for business so based on a recommendation from you fine BA's I drove up to Seal Beach. I really liked the location of Beachwood on main street and just a couple steps from the beach. Also I have to say they have a very cool logo. I had their chips and dip (good), andouille sausage (good), brisket (meh), fried green tomatoes (meh), and blue cheese grits (tasty). I honestly expected a little more out of the brisket, I've had much better from a smoker parked outside a gas station near my work. Service was fine, waitress was very friendly and the beer selection was quite good. Several hoppy IPA's to choose from, several Beachwood beers, and some Belgians as well. I would definitely go back but probablyjust to drink and get some grits, I'd skip the brisket.

ArrogantB, Jun 29, 2013
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Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach, CA
100 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.