Beachwood BBQ

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Bar, Eatery

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

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Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.66
Reviews:
106
Ratings:
136
pDev:
5.58%
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indian_pale_ale from Utah

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.

Jan 01, 2015
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CrescentMoon83 from California

4.35/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Jun 23, 2017
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Zythophile from District of Columbia

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.

Jun 01, 2017
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Frosty11161 from California

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.

May 30, 2017
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StoutSnob40 from California

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

Nov 26, 2016
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HaoleToYouToo from Hawaii

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

Aug 25, 2016
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HippieDave56 from California

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

May 30, 2016
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HeartofMiami from Florida

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

May 26, 2016
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ChaseBoat77 from Massachusetts

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.

Mar 09, 2016
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Mounty4Life from Pennsylvania

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!

Mar 06, 2016
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Teen-o from California

4.91/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Sep 04, 2015
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dddddddd from Washington

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.

Jul 28, 2015
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sheenisgod from California

4.69/5  rDev +0.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Jun 24, 2015
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Phil-Fresh from California

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.

Jun 09, 2015
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Modernrickk from California

4.85/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Apr 19, 2015
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midlifec from Michigan

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

Mar 21, 2015
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SierraFlight from Virginia

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

Mar 09, 2015
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BillRoth from Maryland

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.

Mar 07, 2015
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Lbpoundcake from California

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

Jan 30, 2015
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SimcoeKid from California

4.5/5  rDev -3.4%

Nov 16, 2014
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DCLAguy11 from California

4.5/5  rDev -3.4%

Nov 14, 2014
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simplejj81 from Wisconsin

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!

Oct 20, 2014
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Tamigleo from California

5/5  rDev +7.3%

Oct 15, 2014
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HaoleToYou from Hawaii

4.5/5  rDev -3.4%

Oct 10, 2014
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wethorseblanket from California

4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Sep 24, 2014
Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach, CA
Place rating: 4.66 out of 5 with 136 ratings