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Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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BEER AVG
3.99/5
Based on:
113 Beers
3,962 Hads
Place Score: 98
Reviews: 59
Visits: 203
Avg: 4.5
pDev: n/a
Taps: 36
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

210 E 3rd St
Long Beach, California, 90802-3188
United States
phone: (562) 436-4020 | map
www.beachwoodbbq.com

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Place added by: beachwoodbbq on 07-04-2011

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Reviews: 59 | Visits: 203
Reviews by drewone:
Photo of drewone
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3

For the long beach location:

In the base of a newer loft building, large glass roll up doors connect a large shaded/heated patio with the smaller main dining area. Sat at a comfy round booth, also there were many tables and chair settings. Large glass window behind the main bar that looks into the brewery.

Have been waiting to try Beachwood in general for a long time and the new brewpub specifically. Overall I thought the beer was solid if not particularly exciting - all were well balanced and smooth. Had slightly higher expectations for the house beers based on history of Beachwood.

Attentive service.

Very nice tap and bottle list. I focused on the house brews since I had never visited before, but the guest taps included many beers I had never had, not to mention heard of. 8 house brews on tap running the style gambit, you can get flights of 4 - so amongst our party we tried them all. Then decided to have a pint of Melrose IPA 9my hop centric favorite) Also do half pours of the guest taps - tried a Moylans Hop Craic. Also many bottles on their list that are not common to find in the typical beer centric establlishment, with semi-reasonable prices: examples being FW15, 50/50 eclipse, 3f, etc.

Focused food menu, but again slightly let down from what my expectations were. Tried the BBQ brisket (too dry), chicken (quite good) and pulled pork (too dry). Also the chicken nachos (interesting), hush puppies, cornbread and both a field green and butter lettuce salad (my favorites). We might have made a mistake by not ordering any ribs - but that was beyond my control. Bar B Q sauces were good, appreciated the sweet and spicy choices. Large portions.

All in all a fun place with a great beer selection, that I will definitely go back to. Know that you can park in the building and get 3hrs validation.

Kid friendly, lots of families for lunch on a Sunday

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More User Reviews:
Photo of EdTheEdge
4.41/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of GMan310
4.61/5  rDev +2.4%
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 frasergrove
4.39/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of cryptichead
4.29/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of clabarbera
5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.34/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Devman171
4.41/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of fthegiants
4.5/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Redgoatman
4.7/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of MoorBeerPlz
4.74/5  rDev +5.3%
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 kmanjohnson
4.39/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Keananmichael5
4.14/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of CEDAMA
4.58/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Teen-o
4.83/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
4.16/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of joe_hurd
4.08/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of gnar_killer13
4.53/5  rDev +0.7%
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 Glenn_Cole_BTBC
4.65/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of J_K
4.69/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Mista_Carta
4.44/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of domdomdomdom
4.39/5  rDev -2.4%
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 -4.2%
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 ShanePB
4.35/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of crob3888
4.68/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

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Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA
98 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.