Angel City Brewery isn’t brewing the best beer in downtown, but it definitely has the best space. Its massive taproom and attached brewery in the heart of the Arts District is spectacular, with tons of communal tables, plenty of corn hole, and a front patio where you’ll always find a delicious food truck. Their hours go late into the night, but Angel City will always be one of our favorite day drinking spots in town. Just get there early, weekend lines here are no joke.
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Lost Spirits Distillery
Lost Spirits in the Arts District is not just a distillery: it’s an art installation, a bar, and one of the coolest experiences to have in LA.
Little Bear in an all-Belgian restaurant/bar in the Arts District and a great jumping-off place before a night out downtown.
Iron Triangle Brewing Company
Yes, Iron Triangle is another Arts District craft beer bar. But it’s a great one.
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Santa Monica Brew Works
Santa Monica Brew Works is only craft brewery in Santa Monica, now has an excellent tap room.
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