LOS ANGELES | Angel City Brewery was founded in 1997, with the simple aim of building a great brewery for a great city. It’s grown a lot since those early days, to an 8,000 barrel German-made brewery in Alpine Village just outside of LA in 2004 to the current location in 2010, the historic John A. Roebling Building in LA’s Downtown Arts District.
The building is where suspension cables for icons like the Brooklyn and Golden Gate bridges were made, and is an expansive space. More than just a brewery, there’s a small gallery in the back showcases the work of local artists, a farmers market in the carpark on Thursdays, and a range of events throughout the year. Even the building itself has art in its bones – painted onto the walls are works from various street artists like JR and Shepard Fairey, while the bar itself features an Art Deco theme.
As for the beer itself, there’s always the full selection of core range beers available, along with at least eight rotating taps on offer, featuring an assortment seasonal and one-off special brews. Angel City aren’t scared to experiment, so there’s always something new and interesting that you won’t find elsewhere here. Try the Srirachelada, Angel City’s take on a Michelada. It’s brewed with sriracha, tomato juice, lime, agave, banana peppers, and Worcestershire sauce and is unlike any beer you’ve ever tasted. If that sounds too challenging, the Imperial Chai Stout and Honey Grapefruit Lager are well worth a try too. Our advice is to go for a tasting paddle and try five beers of your choosing.
Music is whatever the staff feel like playing at the time, and those who are hungry have lots of options. There’s almost always a food truck parked outside, and you’re always welcome to have food delivered or bring your own food in.
Angel City Brewery
216 Alameda Street
Telephone: 213 622 1261
Mon – Thu: 4:00pm to 12:00am
Fri: 4:00pm to 1:00am
Sat: 12:00pm to 1:00am
Sun: 12:00pm to 12:00am