You won’t regret visiting the first and only brewery in Santa Monica. The spacious Santa Monica Brew Works is the perfect place to sip a craft beer in an indoor/outdoor setting. Super convenient to the Metro, you can grab a table outside to take in the Westside breeze. With more than 20 choices of specialty and year-round brews, there’s something for everyone when the craving hits. Stop in after work for drinks with coworkers or a casual hang to catch up with a group of friends. There aren’t too many places in Los Angeles where you can roll deep and spread out so take advantage of this solid option.
Visit if You Like:
Arts District Brewing • Angel City Brewing • The Escondite
Santa Monica Brew Works Details:
The space is home to Emmy Squared Pizza, which serves a variety of pizzas, plates, burgers, and salads. You’ll find classic apps like Cheesy Garlic Sticks and Waffle Fries. Or go all out with their Big Al pizza, made with burrata, sausage and Calabrian chilies. They’ve also got some gluten-free and vegan options.
There are a ton of 16 oz. pints for you to choose from. They have year-round selects or special releases that change periodically. There are also 10 oz. high ABV choices if you’ve had an especially rough day. Also, some gluten-free options are available. Drinks are served in compostable plastic cups, which may not be the norm for brewery fans. But at least you know you’re saving the planet one pint at a time.
You may hear a little classic rock, country or something similar. If you come through during prime time, you’ll mainly hear the hum of nearby conversation.
Santa Monica Brew Works is a local, neighborhood hang. A lot of patrons live in the area and come looking for a casual place to unwind. It’s a great option during summer when the days are long and the weather is perfect. The bare bones tables and chairs make it so that the real energy comes from the people there. Great vibes all around.
📸 Photo Ops:
It isn’t designed as a photo op type of place, but if you’re fiending for a shot, check out the fermenter tanks inside. You also can’t go wrong with a sunset Boomerang cheers.
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Santa Monica Brew Works Info:
1920 Colorado Ave., Ste. C
Santa Monica, CA 90404
- Plenty of outdoor space and fresh air
- Large variety of craft beers
- Plentiful parking
- Line to order can get long during peak times
- Plastic cups (though they are biodegradable)
- 18% gratuity auto-added and taxed