Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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Beachwood BBQ & BrewingBeachwood BBQ & Brewing

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

210 E 3rd St
Long Beach, California, 90802-3188
United States

(562) 436-4020 | map

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Added by beachwoodbbq on 07-04-2011

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Photo of LocestLXCX
4.54/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Came here for a Societe tap take over. While the Societe beers were good, the Beachwood beers stole the show. They brew a lot of different beers and have a lot on tap. Tried 6 - 8 and didn't have one I didn't enjoy. The food was pretty good but honestly that's not why I was there. As far as the vibe goes it's nothing special. Was pretty packed with a typical restaurant like feel. Will definitely go back though.

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Photo of GMan310
4.61/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

great food here! i mean the salsa for the chips here is amazing and beer selection is big here from the halfs that are $3.50 to a pint range from $6.00-9 depending on what it is and bottles,growlers. great place overall and right across from other great beer spots to check out

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Photo of MoorBeerPlz
4.74/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Purposely drove from the I.E. just to try the place out, based on having their beers at festivals, etc. Easy to find location with ample parking ($$) nearby. Large eating area with both in and outdoor options plus a bar for those getting a pint without food. Laid back vibe with large, readable signs for what was on tap.

Service was prompt, friendly and knowledgeable about the beers being served. Beachwood has a lot of their beers on tap plus some guest taps and bottle selections. While there were no special releases available the day we went, there was so much on tap, there was something everyone should like. I started easy with their Breaker Hoppy Pale and the wife went straight for the Udder Love Stout. Spot on great brews!

We ordered appetizers and regular food while we were there. Their BBQ sauces are awesome and food portions are generous/delicious. Lots to choose from and if you can't decide right away, order their chips and dip (excellent) while you sip a beer reading the menu.

Got to try all the IPAs they were offering that day plus all the stouts and porters. Not a bad one in the bunch. Beachwood is cranking out awesome beers and it's worth the drive from wherever you are to give them a try. Their IPAs are good enough that I passed on having a pint of Pliny while I was there (one of several guest taps that day).

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Photo of gnar_killer13
4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

This place is a must if you love beer. They have an amazing selection and everything they brew is out of this world. The Irish red is superb and so are all the stouts. I was really pleased with my food the 1st time I went there, ordered the char burger and it was tasty and the plate was descent sized. Second time got some bbq and the brisket was really disappointing. Meat was dry and flavorless, the sides were tiny but good.

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Photo of domdomdomdom
4.39/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

This is your spot if you love IPAs and like some good food to go with them. Their IPA selection is top notch. They've recently had upwards of 20+ house-brewed beers on tap which is a good thing. Bottle selection is OK but it's really all about grabbing a fresh pint!

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Photo of PhillyStyle
4.31/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Visited June 2015:

This is a must hit if you are in the area. Great location, really good beer and good BBQ.

They must have had 15 or so tap and a cask (not in operation for my visit, but still worth noting). They were having a tap takeover the next night, which is pretty cool of them. A wide selection of style (I had an EBS, a Stout and a Kolsch). The food was really good, the meat was cooked to perfection and the sauces were just as good.

I will definitely be back the next time that I am even close.

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Photo of Pawoto
4.8/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

This was a great find - h/t mayor.

BBQ was tasty AF. I had the brisket. The beers were all great. Our server and the bartenders were great. The only knock was the homeless guy outside threatening to fight several passersby.

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Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.33/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Love Beachwood! The Long Beach location is a great spot to get a pint and some food. The tap list is pretty extensive, between lots of in-house offerings and guest taps. The food selections are pretty solid and the vibe is super laid-back and chill. The Long Beach location is much larger, than the original Seal Beach spot and can accommodate larger crowds and provides ample parking.

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Photo of csak
4.08/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

If you're in LA, you should definitely stop here or its much smaller sister outlet in Seal Beach. Great selection of homemade brews and visiting beers with top-notch barbecue. Long Beach location also a nice beer garden

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Photo of peraltaspade72
3.9/5  rDev -13.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Great casual tasting room with excellent food. They have more craft beer than their own beers, but have a nice selection to cover any mood. Third dimension and ANNihilator are very good.

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Photo of SanFranJake
4.41/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Came here for lunch with the co-workers and for beers on my own later that day.
Great food, awesome selection of home-brand beers and a damn good selection of guest taps.
And the bottle list, which is good, isn't at all over-priced. Firestone Walker 18 for $28...that's retail!
Would have loved to stay longer but I was hellbent on finding bottles for sale...and I struck out.
Worth a stop in for sure.

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Photo of Nablock
4.8/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Cool spot in Long Beach. Bartenders are all super friendly. Beer brewed on site is fantastic, and the guest taps typically contain imported sours. BBQ is KC style, and pretty solid. Must visit if you are in the LA area.

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Photo of Alpha309
4.7/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Great taplist both with their house beers, as well as a great selection of guest brews on tap as well. More than enough to choose from and everything is rotating with more than enough styles to choose from. Plenty of seating both indoors and out. Food is top notch barbeque for a west coast place, everything on the menu fits and is quite good. The service is nearly perfect, but a bit slow on bringing out the drinks. That is the only complaint I can possibly think of.

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Photo of BillRoth
4.31/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Had a day for Beer safari when stuck in LA due to flight problems. Hadheard great things about BBBQ and happy to check it out.
Got there for lunch and a beer. Mission accomplished.
Place was an interesting mix of metro city bar/restaurant with al fresco tables around perimeter...but facing alley/off street and buildings. Good idea...just tough location.
Once inside found a large bar and plenty of additional table seating. Sta at bar for food as well as beer. No disappointments. People were friendly and helpful. Fairly knowledgeable, but clearly knew their beers. My bar tender/server, Jamie, was excellent. Definitely enjoyed food. Shrimp with Green Fried Tomatoes/Aioli was flat out delicious...definitely one of best appetizers I've ever had. Had Brisket for main course. Because appetizer was so good...this was a bit of a return to reality, Very well made; decent taste. This wasn't Texas. Didn't have mac and cheese ready yet so had Blue cheese grits. Very good.
Great selection of beers. Great variety of their beers and collaboration brews. Happy to be able to try 4 GABF/World Cup medal beers and 2 great collabs. Beer reputation is well deserved.
If in LA or SD...Not sure I'd drive to Long Beach for BBBQ specifically, but if close I would stop every time. Good people, good food and really good beer.

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Photo of BlazinHazen
4.79/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Awesome and friendly staff, food is very good, I LOVE their IPAs and typically go that route when making my beer selection, although I have had many other beers from them. Plus, it's super close to my office so picking up a growler to go on Friday after work makes for an awesome start to the weekend!

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Photo of deford
4/5  rDev -11.3%

Pretty good food for lunch or a casual dinner. Service was friendly and server brought me several tasters before I decided on a growler choice. Fair prices and I've never waited long for a seat. I just wish they had bottles to go....

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Photo of ESCO138
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

This place has awesome hoppy beers and the guest beers aren't bad at all either. Thanks to Julian's great brewing a hophead like myself has been able to try the best IPA's produced in Southern California. The food is also great, can't go wrong with fried pickles and BBQ chicken nachos! Definitely Recommend!

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Photo of sillyhed8
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Great place for food and beer. Great Beer! A little too busy to ask any questions or offer information on each beer on tap. Otherwise, definitely a spot I will return to. Waited a long time to come, it was worth the wait. Clean with plenty of choices of great beer, outdoor seating, and awesome aromas of smokey goodness!

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Photo of mhksuccess
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Place is clean and easy to find
food was good we got the brisket sandwich had a little kick to it and the fries have great seasoning
they have an assortment of beers which they brew and good amount of guest taps
I like that they do half pints so you can try more stuff also do growler fills of their beer but was a drop pricey
A good atmosphere

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Photo of Rollzroyce21
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%


Hush Puppies = 9
Nachos = 9
Sandwich: Pulled Pork = 8
Sandwich: Brisket = 8
Sweet Potato Fries = 8
Cornbread = 8

Tovarish = 10
System of a Stout = 10
Amalgamator IPA = 10
Pride of CHops IPA = 10
Mocha Machine = 10
8 Buffalo = 9
Jean Quad Van Damme = 9
Hopular Mechanics = 9
Thrill Seeker = 9
Green Shift IPA = 8
Hop Ninja IPA = 8
Melrose IPA = 8
Alpha Galactic PA = 8
Citraholic IPA = 8
Udder Love = 7
Tart Simpson = 7
Pole Position IPA = 6
Full Malted Jacket = 5
Warrior Black IPA = 5
Knucklehead Red = 5
El Verano Saison = 5




The Beachwood Brews - This is THE best brewery in L.A. I can't think of one that even comes close. They make high quality IPA's and stouts, and manage to come up with some noteworthy ones for other styles.

They also have a good number of taps that host brews from other breweries.

The BBQ - The other reviews I've read seem to be pretty accurate. There will be days where it seems like the meats will be hit or miss. This happened with the ribs at the Seal Beach location; where once the ribs were over-cooked, but usually they're tender and full of flavor. I find that the BBQ here, whether its pulled pork or brisket, is one of the better around the L.A. and O.C. area. Only a handful of places may be able to do better.

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Photo of spark3148857
4.35/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Really liked the atmosphere with the roll up doors opening into downtown Long Beach. Grabbed a seat at the bar and enjoyed some solid BBQ with excellent Beachwood beers. Along with a good selection of house beers there is a well curated list of guest taps that was quite impressive. Definitely a must visit if in the LA area.

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Photo of ChanChan
3.59/5  rDev -20.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2

I was in Long Beach this weekend and could not miss the opportunity to visit this place. The location is not all that great but that is what matters the least.

The atmosphere was relaxed, it was a Sunday afternoon and it was not too crowded. The overall quality of the place was good.

The service was awesome, our server kept coming back to ask if we needed anything.

The beer selection is excellent. I was only able to try beer from their brewery but they had plenty of other beers on tap. Their bottle selection was pretty impressive too!!

The only thing that turned me off about this place was the BBQ. This was the worst BBQ I can remember having at a sit-down joint, I expected a lot more for a brewery that has the acronym for Barbecue in its name. I ordered the Slab of ribs and it was really cold, as if it had been brought from the refrigerator. That was pretty sad, it gave me a soft on!! I should have known better. I was kinda of hesitant to try the BBQ as I had not heard much about how good it was from other websites like yelp. I took a chance and I regret it. I wish they stepped up their BBQ skills or just drop the BBQ from their name altogether.

I would definitely stop by again and again for their beer and a snack but unless Dr. Bill Sysak brings me a plate of hot BBQ I would not order it, even if it was free!!

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Photo of epic1856
4.86/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

I've been coming here since it opened and have yet to be disappointed. Their house beers are top of the line and the service has been great. They've won GABF gold and Pub of the Year so if you're in the Long Beach area this is a must stop and if you're a local you probably already know this.

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Photo of AndrewSmith
5/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Great place with the best beer selection in town. House taps are delicious, especially the IPAs and barrel aged offerings. Staff are very knowledgeable about all beers. Guest taps are always on point, Russian River, Smog City, and other locals are some of my faves.
Food highlights: Pulled Pork sandwich, Ham sandwich, Smothered Fries, BBQ Chicken Salad, Blue Cheese Grits, and Hush Puppies

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Photo of orangesol
4.44/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Stopped in here for dinner last night, I have been looking forward to checking this new location out ever since I heard it had opened. Atmosphere was pretty solid. Lots of people both inside and outside enjoying themselves. Large bar on the left wall with lots of tables on all sides of it. A few rather annoying people a few chairs down from us at the bar but that happens. Service was mostly good. Hostess put our names on the list when they had at least 4-5 open tables, we ended up lucking into some seats at the bar. Once we sat down it really improved as the bartenders were awesome and quite helpful. Quality is awesome, just like the original location. Selection was a little low on the guest taps but their house taps made up for the gap. I got a sampler and their new collaboration with Drake's, all of which were quite good. Food is, and probably always will be, my favorite part about both locations. Their BBQ is awesome but I had that the night before so I went with the tatter tot casserole with was quite good. Prices were a touch high on some of the beers but the rest made up for that. Overall a really awesome brewpub in the heart of LB. I thought it might be a little bigger but I am kind of glad it isn't. I will definitely return in the future.

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Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA
98 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.