Torrance Trip Ideas

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  1. kingston213

    kingston213 Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2014 California

    Hi, fellas it's my brothers birthday tomorrow and I'm planning on taking an Uber to Torrance from LA. I know there are a lot of great brewery I'm asking for a good order to save money on Uber, any help is appreciated.
     
  2. makeyourself

    makeyourself Initiate (0) Jun 17, 2015 California

    If there is one you have to visit in Torrance, its Smog City for me. A ton of great stuff coming from them.
     
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  3. AlexBarillas

    AlexBarillas Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2015 California

    If you're going to Torrance you'll have Smog City, Monkish and the Dudes breweries all within walking distance from each other that should occupy your time well and if you're feeling like going to another close by brewery but require and uber then Phantom carriage is about a 10 min drive from smog city
     
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  4. gordnbiers

    gordnbiers Initiate (0) Jun 29, 2012 California

    Agreed. Cuddlebug is a really good sour - caught me by surprise. Didn't have all the crazy hype of all the new beers coming out but better than most!

    Being a torrance local - I think Smog city is the better of the 3 within walking distance.
     
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  5. J-loco

    J-loco Aspirant (200) Jan 23, 2015 California
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    Don't sleep on Monkish though, all of their latest beers have been outstanding IMO.
     
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  6. sittinggc

    sittinggc Aspirant (224) Mar 2, 2015 California
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    Agreed. Do Mokish, Smog City, and Dudes. When I was down there I also did Beachwood BBQ at the end. It's a little ways off, but it's worth the trip and you can end there with dinner. That's what I did. Cheers.
     
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  7. J-loco

    J-loco Aspirant (200) Jan 23, 2015 California
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    I would skip dudes, nothing exciting there
     
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  8. corgistout

    corgistout Initiate (0) May 8, 2014 California

    The Dudes was one of the worst breweries I've been to. It's the Torrance version of Huntington Beach Brewing Company.

    I did the same South Bay trip a month ago and visited Phantom Carriage, Smog City, Monkish, and The Dudes. First three were solid.
     
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  9. caseyoharaa

    caseyoharaa Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2009 California

    As someone who spends quite a bit of time in Torrnace, I would recommend the following. Go to Smog City first, you can then walk to Monkish(5 minute walk) and you can take an Uber to Phantom Carriage and grab some food from their kitchen as well.

    As others have mentioned. I would pass on the Dudes and Absolution. I'm not really a fan of either of them.
     
  10. jnance88

    jnance88 Initiate (121) Jun 10, 2014 California
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    IMO, Smog and Monkish are must visits, Phantom Carriage if you have the time and like sours, no need to visit Absolution or Dudes and El Segundo if you want to drive a bit out of the way.
    Pretty much what every other person has said in this thread.
     
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  11. Alpha309

    Alpha309 Initiate (0) Nov 13, 2014 California

    But El Segundo or Three Weavers could be considered "on the way back" to Los Angeles and may not be as out of the way depending on where returning to.

    My personal trip would be - Phantom Carriage, Uber to Smog, Walk to Monkish, Uber to El Segundo, Uber to Three Weavers, go home. But you could also realistically Phantom Carriage, Smog, Monkish, Uber to Beachwood, ride the train back up to LA, and Uber home from a station
     
  12. JohnCassillo

    JohnCassillo Initiate (0) Mar 29, 2013 California

    Do the three everyone's mentioned here, and maybe throw in a trip to King Harbor's Redondo Pier taproom and Naja's Place if you want to keep Uber costs down.
     
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  13. J-loco

    J-loco Aspirant (200) Jan 23, 2015 California
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    And if going that way include Select Beer Store
     
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  14. JohnCassillo

    JohnCassillo Initiate (0) Mar 29, 2013 California

    And for some additional bottles, Number One Liquor Mart's expansive fridge too. OP, how long are you planning for this thing? We seem to have a day set out for you now.
     
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  15. raulstotle12

    raulstotle12 Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2014 California

    I usually do the main three (Dudes, Smog city & Monkish) and i end it at Three Weavers
     
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  16. jnance88

    jnance88 Initiate (121) Jun 10, 2014 California
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    This thread makes you stop and think about how lucky we are out here in the South Bay. Pretty much no matter where you are, you are just a few minute drive from either a nice brewery or a nice bottle shop.
     
  17. Telly13

    Telly13 Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2014 California

    Stay away from Dudes IMO
     
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  18. JohnCassillo

    JohnCassillo Initiate (0) Mar 29, 2013 California

    Truth. Just relocated down to Redondo from Santa Monica. Thought I had the area pretty square-rooted already in terms of beer. Not even close.
     
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  19. GlassHound

    GlassHound Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2014 California

    Definitely agree with Smog and Monkish.
    Beachwood, El Segundo, Phatom Carriage, and Three Weavers are worth the trip!
     
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  20. kingston213

    kingston213 Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2014 California

    Dude you guys ROCK so many good ideas you are certainly helping me ALOT!!!!
     
  21. Black_Rider

    Black_Rider Zealot (553) Mar 26, 2013 California

    I would go to Strand before Three Weavers

    Dudes is skippable but worth checking out if you are on a bro drinking mission. Just don't use up too much intake space there
     
  22. dcgunman

    dcgunman Savant (930) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    So @kingston213 where did you end up? And what did you think?
     
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  23. Aztec_Chris

    Aztec_Chris Initiate (54) May 7, 2015 California

    Any suggestions for a bottle shop in or near Torrance?
     
  24. J-loco

    J-loco Aspirant (200) Jan 23, 2015 California
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    Select Beer Store in Redondo Beach isn't too far away.
     
  25. JohnCassillo

    JohnCassillo Initiate (0) Mar 29, 2013 California

    Number One Liquor Mart is solid, as is Total Wine in Redondo.
     
  26. gordnbiers

    gordnbiers Initiate (0) Jun 29, 2012 California

    Adam's Bottle shop is also near select.
     
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