LOS ANGELES | Little Bear in the Arts District of Downtown LA is owner Andre Guerrero’s homage to the drinks and food of Belgium. The toy factory that used to be housed in this old warehouse has been converted into lofts and the inside of Little Bear is bright and airy, with a a bit of wood and Belgian paraphernalia at just the right level. It’s never tacky, and feels modern yet authentic.
The beer list is one of the main reasons to visit here, with 17 rotating taps of Belgian imports, along with other imports and American craft beers with a Belgian bent. Think Houblon Chouffe, Oudbeitje Lambic and Trios Pistoles. Move to the bottle list and you’ll find an extensive an impressive selection of beers, including several rare beers you’re unlikely to find elsewhere in town. Staff here are super friendly, and always happy to guide you though the beer list if you’re unsure what to order.
The food menu is more American in its focus but includes Belgian twists. Think Belgian fries with Parmesan and truffle oil, ale braised short rib with house smoked mozzarella, arugula, and crispy onion, or flat iron steak with Yukon gold mash, asparagus, and house savory gravy.
1855 Industrial Street
Telephone: 213 622 8100
Mon – Fri: 11:30am to 2:00am
Sat – Sun: 10:00am to 2:00am