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BA SCORE
100
world-class

104 Reviews
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PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

131½ Main St
Seal Beach, California, 90740-6316
United States

(562) 493-4500 | map
beachwoodbbq.com

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Added by instrumentality on 02-06-2007

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PLACE STATS
Score:
100
Reviews:
104
Ratings:
134
Avg:
4.62
pDev:
5.19%
 
 
Taps:
22
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 104 | Ratings: 134
Reviews by MiScusi:
Photo of MiScusi
4.95/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Beachwood is located about a block away from the beach. Right on main street that leads you right into the beach it's a great setting for a bar like this. When you walk through the door you walk immediately into the bar area, which runs front to back on your right. If you want to be seated at a table you go to the room on your left and sit down. The bar is in an "L" shape and probably has 14 or 15 seats.

The draft menu is on the wall behind the bar, on little square pieces of chalkboard that are pegged individually to the wall. Each beer get it's own board so they are easy to change out. There are about 25 beers on tap along with a cask serving. The selection is very unique. Each time I've been there I've seen things that I've never seen in this area, or even heard of (ie small offerings from big breweries). Beers are served in proper glassware... weizen glass for hefe's, nonic pints for english beers, (large) goblets for strong beers etc. Pours generally range from $5.50 to 6.50.

There is a big flat screen TV positioned at the left end of the bar, running sports which is very nice.

The service is great, very friendly bartenders.

So far I've tried the BBQ Chicken Nachos, Pulled Pork Sandwich, and smoked BBQ buffalo wings. All have been very good.

If I didn't live 45 minutes from this place I would be there every day, easily.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of dwagner003
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of HaoleToYouToo
4.33/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of HippieDave56
4.41/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of HeartofMiami
4.73/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of ChaseBoat77
5/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

I have been here 5 or 6 times now and I've finally decided to give it a 5/5. My only complaint is that its awesomeness is well known, so it is very popular and can get pretty busy. I've always been able to finagle some room to stand in the bar area, but I've learned to get there early if I want a bar seat. Awesome tap list with a great variety of beers, including some of their own brews, which are always spot on and worthy of a second and third round. This place stands on its own as one of the top beer bars in CA. The fact that it's in such a cool town is the icing on the cake. You have to visit this place if you're even remotely in the area.

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Photo of Mounty4Life
4.44/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

stopped in after visiting Riip Beer just south 5 min......in cool little shopping dining area of seal beach and has solid bbq and a great beer selection. only tried a few samples of their beer as their was russian river and other offerings that i desired more!

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Photo of Teen-o
4.91/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

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

This is your spot if you love IPAs and like some good food to go with them. Much smaller than the Long Beach location with a more concise tap list. Bottle selection however is more extensive than at Long Beach.

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Photo of sheenisgod
4.69/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.39/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Love Beachwood BBQ! The Seal Beach location is small, at times can be crowded – but always has a very mellow vibe. The beer selection is outstanding. While the Seal Beach location doesn’t carry as many in-house offerings at the Long Beach location – it has a greater selection of guest taps. Moreover, Beachwood offers a hop cam, so people can stay up to date on the latest offerings.

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Photo of Modernrickk
4.85/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

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

Photo of SierraFlight
4.61/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of BillRoth
4.25/5  rDev -8%
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.

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Photo of Lbpoundcake
4.53/5  rDev -1.9%
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

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Photo of indian_pale_ale
4.84/5  rDev +4.8%
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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Photo of SimcoeKid
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of DCLAguy11
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of simplejj81
5/5  rDev +8.2%

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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Photo of Tamigleo
5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of MonkeyKnfeFight
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of dagubna
5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of AlexM
5/5  rDev +8.2%

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Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach, CA
4.62 out of 5 based on 134 ratings.
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