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Beachwood BBQ

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

110 Ratings
Ratings: 110
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 4.67
pDev: 5.78%
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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dmbsteve

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +7.1%

There is nothing I can say about this place, that hasn't already been said, but I just want to add my 2 cents. I am from Tennessee and we have nothing even close to this place. If the constantly changing taps, knowledgable servers, and friendly atmosphere aren't enough, the food is truly outstanding. I have ordered something different every time I have been there. I started out the with pork ribs, and I must say being from Tennessee, I know my way around a hog and Beachwood's is among the best I've had. I travel to Long Beach frequently for business and I am so happy that I have found this gem. If there is a such thing as a perfect place, this would have to be it. I guess the only flaw would be that it only has 22-23 taps, but with the varied selection that they always seem to have you don't even notice.

05-10-2011 04:42:41 | More by dmbsteve
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RichardoEdwardo

California

5/5  rDev +7.1%

Although biased, being a native Seal Beach er, this place is a GODSEND. I've been around the world, done the Huyghe Brewery, the Guinness' - the Heinekens - the Pacifico beer tours but the Beachwood BBQ is a gem. If you wanted a good beer in Orange County you really had to go down to Newport or Huntington or way up to Long Beach. BUT NO MORE!

Beachwood - in my opinion - brought real beer culture to Orange County. I cannot rave enough about this place. Go, check it out for yourself, its worth the drive down (although keep in mind the beers are at 10% + each, so you're not driving back). And make sure to ask for a sample of the constantly changing beer list. Literally the draft beers change daily, with 65 specialty beer bottles, and a constantly changing draft menu of 24 + you could go here daily for the rest of you life and have something new each and every time. BEACHWOOD is not a beer bar but a REVOLUTION!

OH AND ORDER THE BBQ NACHOS!...ORGASMIC...'nough said.

05-26-2010 23:50:27 | More by RichardoEdwardo
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Floydster

California

5/5  rDev +7.1%

Finally got to check this place out yesterday as a belated birthday present from my family

Located on Main Street in a really cool part of Seal Beach next to several other bars and restaurants, near the ocean, does not look like a beer hot spot from the outside

This place was tiny with like ten tables total, but by the looks of the wall, they will be expanding some time very soon, cool athmosphere and everybody seems real excited and relaxed, the owner and beer guy, Gabe is a real cool as well

Unfortunately, the two beers I planned on trying today ran out right before we got there, St. Bernardus Wit and Moonlight Twist of Fate, but I was not worried about it after I tasted the different Rubicon beers I ordered

I had a Rubicon Black Capricorn black IPA and a Monkey Knife Fight pale ale, and an Ommegang Hennepin saison farmhouse ale, prices were around six dollars a pint which is a bit pricy

Only had ten taps or so and other consisted of Victory Prima pilsner, Stone Double Bastard, Unibroe Trois Pistoles, Alesmith Nautical Nut Brown and Speedway Stout

Place was super clean and our waitress was on top of things the entire time, knowledgable about beer too, she even gave us four different tasters before we ordered

Nice selection of beer for such few taps, have had some beauties here in the past like Moonlight Reality Czeck, some hard to find Lost Abbey stuff, and rare tap only beers from Bear Republic

Food was awesome as well, had 1/2 chicken and beef brisket with sweet potato fries, hushpuppies, corn on the cob, and cranberry cornbread, all for only fifteen dollars

I cannot wait to go back to this place, especially now that I know it is less than a half hour from my parent's house, so when I come visit them, it will become a frequent trip like Naja's is

Very highly recommended and one of the best food and beer combinations I found here on Beer Advocate

Update: Gabe is the one of the coolest guys in the craft beer world and this is the best damn food you will have!

11-19-2007 17:30:12 | More by Floydster
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bargerking

California

5/5  rDev +7.1%

Convinced my wife to come here on our honeymoon vacation for Disneyland. It's about a 20 min drive from Disneyland area. We visited Sunday, Nov. 29th about 8PM.

When you walk in, the bar is on your right and the dine in area is to your left. We stood at the bar while I slobbered over the tap last. After 1 minute the bartender asked us if we wanted a table and were immediatly seated. The facility itself is really small but clean and neat. I was happy that the tap list was in the dinning room as well. Kind of cool to see how the "hopcam" is setup. Its just a small webcam that takes daily snapshots.

Service was awesome. Our waitress was freindly and attentive. Even the waitress' assistant was super aware of our levels of water in our glasses and made sure to keep them full at all times. WOW!

Selection was insane. I saw stuff I have never even heard of before. Not to mention it was on tap! Beware though, most prices listed are for a full pint and IMO is waaay too much beer for what they are offering. Make sure to ask for half pints if you plan to try several different beers. I had a full pint of their "Casked" offering; (Brewdog?) Paradox Smokehead. It was so thick and overpowering that it got me full and bloated that I couldnt enjoy dinner and the other beers I ordered. Moral of story is to specify desired portions of beer you order. Even a half pint of smokehead would be too much...

Food was awesome. We got smothered steak fries for an app and was suprised at how large the portion was. Fries where very cheesy and spicy. Even my wife who isn't a fan of spicy food thought they were awesome. Our main course was already out before we could even get halfway through the fries. I got a burger and she got a chicken sandwich. Both good portions. We both had to get to go boxes.
Value is awesome. For $6+ to get a pint of a special brew is really good. A half pint for the heavier stuff is a must though. We will definately be back next time we are in town.

12-02-2009 23:58:10 | More by bargerking
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msmezher

California

5/5  rDev +7.1%

Beachwood BBQ has been my favorite restaurant/bar for a few years now. I've ordered nearly everything on the menu and get a new world class beer every time I'm in. Gabe, the owner is always around and is friendly and helpful, as are all the servers and the bartender. Most of the servers are also very knowledgeable about the beers available and have usually tried most of what's available (with how quickly beers go at this place it'd be impossible for them to try everything). If I can't decide what to get I usually ask for a recommendation, and it's almost always spot on, or a pleasant surprise. As far as the food goes I'd say Beachwood has the best BBQ (in California, dont have a hissy fit Southerners). A lot of people might raise criticism that there's often a pretty decent wait to get in, but it's always worth the wait and I'm not normally a patient man. 20+microbrews on tap, ever changing menu full of delicious meats and inspired appetizers (Mini Lamb Corndogs w/ Habanero-Berry Catsup, Baked Mac and Cheese, Smothered Steak Fries), with a friendly atmosphere and a happy hour menu. What more could you ask for?

09-14-2010 05:00:52 | More by msmezher
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RolandBlunts

California

5/5  rDev +7.1%

06-19-2014 20:18:49 | More by RolandBlunts
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werdnacross

California

5/5  rDev +7.1%

The things I miss most about living in Seal Beach. The beach and Beachwood BBQ. Seriously didn't realize how good I had it until I left. This THE best beer drinking establishments I have ever been to. Atmosphere is nice. Right down the street from the beach. Usually pretty crowded especially if it is a special night so get there early although there is plenty to do and see while waiting for a table or you can grab a beer. THe food is incredible. The pulled pork sandwich and sweet potato fries were my go to but there are many great dishes and appetizers that can be ordered. The tap list is always changing. A good selection of beer can always be found and there is something for everyone. Service was always high end, everyone was extremely knowledgable and friendly. I frequented this place weekly for the year I lived there and try to make it down when I can now. Can't wait to try out the newer bigger location in Long beach when it opens.

03-20-2011 00:51:19 | More by werdnacross
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topdown

California

5/5  rDev +7.1%

11-11-2013 01:27:31 | More by topdown
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BevMoPatrick1

California

5/5  rDev +7.1%

This place is honestly the best place in southern california to find new and rare beer. With a selection always boasting something out of the ordinary, you are sure to go home happy...Pliny, Blind Pig, Racer X, just to name few gems...recently had Allagash Curieux, Trippel Karmeliet and Ale to the Chief from Avery...if you are in Seal Beach, you need to stop here. The staff is knowledgeable and will never make you feel stupid if you haven't heard of something. Also the food is killer, BBQ brisket and pulled pork are both amazing...try and wrap your lips around the flavor from the sweet potato fries or the blue cheese grits...

08-20-2008 18:43:09 | More by BevMoPatrick1
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Choop

California

5/5  rDev +7.1%

Beachwood has a BA rating of "World Class" and it deserves it. This place is a beer lovers dream, and if that wasn't enough the food is SPECTACULAR.

We live about 5 miles away and hit up Beachwood at least every few weeks. My buddy and I make it a point to set aside a few hours each month to spend at the Beachwood bar and enjoy whatever they currently have on tap. The staff is awesome and know their beers. You can get a taste of any of the beers before making your decision and when your decision is made it is served in the correct glass.

The food is wonderful. I always get the pulled pork on a pretzel bun and then throw on one of the many sauces that they provide. As for sides, everything is delicious but the skillet cranberry cornbread with honey butter is insanity in dough form. My mouth is watering just writing this.

My wife and I had been thinking about possibly moving recently and I told her that we had to stay within a five mile radius of Beachwood. Suffice it to say.... we decided to just stay put.

02-18-2010 19:05:35 | More by Choop
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Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach, CA
100 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.