Welcome to craft beer in Southern California, arguably one of the best beer-producing regions in the entire country (yes we're biased).
From Los Angeles up to Ventura or down to Orange County, we're tracking every single brewery, beer bar, and bottle shop that you need to know about.
Whether you're visiting SoCal for the first time and looking for a great brewery near LAX, commuting to Irvine for work and need an after-conference beer bar, or just moved to Camarillo and need to find the best beer bar near you, we've got you covered.
In this guide, we're breaking down the Southern California area into three main counties, each with their respective core regions:
East Ventura spots like Thousand Oaks and Moorpark
West Ventura spots like Oxnard, Ventura, and Ojai
Los Angeles County
San Fernando Valley spots like like Burbank and Agoura North Hollywood
San Gabriel Valley Spots like Pomona, El Monte, and Covina.
North LA spots like Palmdale and Santa Clarita
South Bay spots like Torrance and Hawthorne
Westside spots like Santa Monica and Venice
Central LA spots like Hollywood and Fairfax
South LA spots like Downey and West Adams
Eastside spots like Highland Park and Eagle Rock
North OC spots like Anaheim, Orange, and Huntington Beach
Central OC spots like Tustin, Santa Ana, and Irvine
South OC spots like Newport Beach, San Clemente, and San Juan Capistrano
If you're looking for the best craft beer breweries, beer bars, and bottle shops in Southern California, look no further, you're in the right spot.