Smog City Brewing

Smog City BrewingSmog City Brewing
Smog City BrewingSmog City Brewing
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

1901 Del Amo Blvd Ste B
Torrance, California, 90501
United States

(310) 320-7664 | map

Notes: Smog City is a family-run craft brewery focused entirely on creating and distributing exceptional beers.
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3.84/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.5
by Harrison8 from Missouri

Industrial warehouse space with a bar adjacent to the garage. Beyond the bar, and prior to reaching the brewing equipment are a handful of tables. A standing bar along the wall offers more interior space, with a spacious patio out front. Space for a food truck or two between the drive lane and patio.

Selection is great, offering up a wide array of styles. With a variety of serving sizes, patrons can try quite a bit or focus on one or two beers. Service is fine. It's quick at least, but LA cold otherwise.

Dec 15, 2021
4.35 by simonrgilbert57 from California on Jun 15, 2021
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4.32/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25
by cratez from Canada (ON)

Visited with my wife on a recent trip to San Diego and Los Angeles.

Tried the following:
Smog City One Step Removed (flight sample)
Smog City Brix Layer (flight sample)
Smog City IPA (flight sample)
Smog City Saison De Miel (flight sample)

Beers ranged from good to excellent. My wife also enjoyed her flight. Service at the bar was fine as it didn’t take long to order drinks. Awesome patio here with a nice neighbourhood vibe inside the taproom. Prices were fair; plenty of parking out front. Our overall experience was stellar, and we would likely come back.

Apr 04, 2020
4.07 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Feb 24, 2020
4.54 by evanwoertz from California on May 07, 2019
3.43 by Keeling from California on May 01, 2019
3.82 by DrinkThemAll from California on Mar 29, 2019
3.65 by 2beerdogs from California on Mar 21, 2019
4.32 by NickThaFish from New Mexico on Mar 06, 2019
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4.75/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75
by Goneflying87 from California

Been visiting this place since 2015 in which their beers had been consistent and never upsets me! They do tend to get a lot variety in which some of their beers are seasonal such as: Snuggle bug; Cuddle bug; at times due to harvesting Kumquat Saison. They have expanded their tasting room by adding an out door patio in which they do have a lunch truck right next to it. The staff are friendly; helpful; and have pretty good knowledge of the beer. Personal favorite: Coffee Porter

Sep 24, 2018
4.4 by StoutSnob40 from California on Aug 25, 2018
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4.66/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25
by TylerKing from California

I don't think anyone in LA has made more consistently outstanding beer over the last 5 years. I love what these guys do and I always look forward to drinking SC beer. The tasting room is little more than a counter in a brewery but it's got a fun vibe and the folks that run the place are awesome.

Jul 21, 2018
4.32 by chrisjws from California on Jun 04, 2018
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4.82/5  rDev +13.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5
by IRONRakkasan from California

Busy on a Sunday night, with the hipster/chill vibe overall. Large selection on tap and many to take some. Bartenders were knowledgeable and happy to explain each beer when asked.

Mar 07, 2018
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4.32/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5
by BillRoth from Maryland

Great place. Busy friendly and excellent diverse selection of their beers. Had many flights/shared with my son. Loved beers and people. Nice stuff too. Great T-shirt.

Mar 02, 2018
4.19 by Kurmaraja from California on Feb 03, 2018
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4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
by WickedBeer from Alabama

While the actual entrance to this place was initially a pain in the ass to find, once in I had a great experience. Friendly staff, very laid back, and a great varying selection of beers that were honestly all great. Everyone that goes to Torrance hits Monkish, but take the 5 minute walk down the block and experience Smog City too! Great sours, BA beers, and balanced IPAs. A little bit of everything.

Jan 27, 2018
3.99 by iRun2Beer from Minnesota on Nov 28, 2017
4.91 by Todd from California on Sep 15, 2017
3.99 by maltznhopz from Nevada on Jul 02, 2017
3.96 by shoegaze from California on Mar 03, 2017
4.32 by BeerOps from Illinois on Feb 04, 2017
4.62 by Lucnifter from California on Jan 03, 2017
4 by cryptichead from Illinois on Dec 02, 2016
4.08 by socon67 from New York on Dec 01, 2016
3.72 by Jvandever from California on Nov 30, 2016
4.11 by Sparky44 from Illinois on Oct 28, 2016
4.35 by warrendietrich2001 from Nevada on Aug 27, 2016
3.9 by PBRandJ from California on Jul 25, 2016
4.4 by Studfarm69 from California on Jul 05, 2016
4.29 by Rothobinide from California on Jun 12, 2016
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4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
by ONovoMexicano from New Mexico

Nice to be able to visit Smog City and Monkish so close together.

This place impressed me beer wise. That Bourbon OE is something else. Awesome. Their IPAs were pretty damn good too. All the beers were actually.

A flight was reasonably priced too.

The space is airy as is expected from a massive warehouse and there's a mellow vibe.

Another great stop in LA.

Jun 01, 2016
4 by HippieDave56 from California on May 30, 2016
4.29 by LXIXME from New Mexico on May 21, 2016
4.5 by LocestLXCX from California on May 20, 2016
4.43 by BoredRocks275 from California on May 19, 2016
4.35 by crob3888 from California on Mar 28, 2016
4.15 by sheenisgod from California on Mar 20, 2016
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4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
by Phil-Fresh from California

Smog City is in an industrial area of Torrance, there is a small shared parking lot, as well as ample parking on the street. The tasting room wraps around the brewing operations. There's always a healthy array of selections and service is pretty chill and fast. While there is usually fair number of people, the vibe is pretty mellow and fun.

Mar 16, 2016
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4.54/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5
by ebin6 from California

Not the most roomy brewery, but I'm sure that'll change eventually. Because they brew such a wide range of styles, finding a beer you like won't be a problem. Chip Shot is pretty much the best thing ever.

Mar 07, 2016
Smog City Brewing in Torrance, CA
Brewery rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 2660 ratings