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Beachwood BBQ

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

123 Ratings
Ratings: 123
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 4.67
pDev: n/a
Taps: 22
Bottles: --
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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Reviews by opwog:
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4.65/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

The zone where Orange and LA County meet each other and the Pacific Ocean is a great place to live. You have every conceivable lifestyle available to you. From the anti-culture of HB to the apparent cultural renaissance that Long Beach has been under going; you can hang out watching national surfing competitions in HB in he morning and spend your evening doing an artwalk of LB's art district. All that this area lacked was one serious non-brewpub beer destination.

Not that there is anything wrong with HBBC, BBC or Rockbottom (OK, each may have several things wrong, but those are different reviews), but there has not been a proper bar for foreign and US craft beers in this area until Beachwood arrived. Gabe (the owner) has a laid back style that helps make this place a comfortable stop to sit back and try a couple of new beers each week. Kyle mans the taps most nights that I have been there and he can inform you about any beer on tap. But everybody there is helpful and if they don't know about the beer, then they will find out.

Within an incredibly short period of time, Beachwood is becoming a "scene" and a "must stop" for many people; from industry types to aficionados to locals waiting for tables for BBQ. For those already in the know, it is name dropped right alongside any of the top beer stops in the state of California. If there is any drawback to such comparisons, Beachwood can come off as a little pricey. Carlsbad Pizza Port, Toronado, etc. are less of a strain on the wallet, but with as rare as a bar on this level is in this area, the additional cost of an evening is far better than the distance of other similar beer destinations.

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Photo of midlifec
4.39/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of SierraFlight
4.61/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of BillRoth
4.25/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Stopped by during Beer Safari in Long Beach/Orange area. Loved Seal Beach and community. Crowded of course but still laid back and a bit of a reminder of early 70's So Cal @ beaches.
BBBQ was small but great. Right on the street of town walk way,
Interesting that it had more taps than LB location, but less of their own beers. Like LB more for BBBQ beer choices (which were excellent); like SB for vibe.
Good news is that both had fantastic guest beers...including great choices from Alpine.

Photo of Lbpoundcake
4.53/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Started coming here when it first opened. Even then Gabe had a grand vision of what craft beer can be. So stoked for the success of Beachwood Brewing

Photo of indian_pale_ale
4.84/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Awesome menu that you'll find some "interesting" stuff (in a good way, I'm just not into alligator stew). The fries, BBQ chicken salad, hush puppies and ham are amazing. Oh ya, their tap list is always solid and the bottle list is pretty killer. Be prepared to wait if you go on a weekend/evening or if there is a special release. Seal Beach is extremely small but a cool vibe. LB has a rad outdoor patio which is good in the summer.

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4.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of simplejj81
5/5  rDev +7.1%

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!

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5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +1.7%

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5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of AlexM
5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Justinsosmart
4.75/5  rDev +1.7%

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

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4.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +7.1%

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5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -14.3%

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5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of ThirstyMiner
4.86/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

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.

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -9%

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Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach, CA
100 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.