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Beachwood BBQ

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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

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
106
Ratings:
136
pDev:
5.58%
 
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Reviews by QUERCUSAGRIFOLIA:
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4.9/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Given the large amount of long-winded reviews, I'm keepin' this short 'n sweet.

1) Anyone who knocks the BBQ sauce is smoking crack.

2) La Folie on tap? WTF? The beer selection here is unparalleled.

3) Smothered steakfries.(bleu cheese+applewood smoked bacon +buffalo sauce/ steak fries= tastebud orgasm)

I love this place so much, we're having them cater our wedding... that and it was our first date. My fiance often kids that I'm more looking forward to the catering and beer than I am the actual ceremonial unification of our lives.

No comment.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of CrescentMoon83
4.35/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Zythophile
4.58/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

It just feels like a beach restaurant: difficult parking, wood interior, vinegar (like with fish 'n' chips), slightly cramped. It's great.

Good variety of food, as is necessary with a decent barbecue place, plus a few creative appetizers. And of course, the beer list is all the better because they stretch out to other folks' good stuff. I just wish they had a little more of their own for takeaway.

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Photo of Frosty11161
5/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

One of the premier places for a great beer with great food.

Chalkboard always changing, come in 1-2 weeks later and expect to see most if not all be different. Spin the wheel if uncertain. With long beach open, this is usually a locals spot, dont' be surprised if on a weeknight a few bottles are purchased from the in-house bottle list and shared amongst other patrons.

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Photo of StoutSnob40
4.5/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of HaoleToYouToo
4.33/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of HippieDave56
4.41/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of HeartofMiami
4.73/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of ChaseBoat77
5/5  rDev +7.3%
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 -4.7%
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 +5.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of dddddddd
4.25/5  rDev -8.8%
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 +0.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.39/5  rDev -5.8%
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 +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of midlifec
4.39/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of SierraFlight
4.61/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of BillRoth
4.25/5  rDev -8.8%
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 -2.8%
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 +3.9%
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 -3.4%

Photo of DCLAguy11
4.5/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of simplejj81
5/5  rDev +7.3%

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 +7.3%

Photo of HaoleToYou
4.5/5  rDev -3.4%

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Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach, CA
Place rating: 4.66 out of 5 with 136 ratings
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