(LA Trend) — Starting October 6, breweries and wineries will be permitted to reopen for outdoor service as long as they partner with a third-party permitted food vendor. Previously, breweries and wineries with a full restaurant were allowed to reopen for outdoor services but alcohol-only establishments were not. The new guidelines will be similar to the protocols for restaurants and require guests to observe physical distancing and for employees to wear masks at all times.
Raise a glass to these uniquely L.A. breweries and enjoy an outdoor pint or two.
10543 W Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90064
Enjoy the atmosphere of a Cornish pub without taking a trip across the pond at The Stalking Horse Brewery & Freehouse. This English bar is known for its imported beers and pub fare. Enjoy a proper meal of Fish & Chips, ale-battered Icelandic cod with chips and tartar sauce, or a vegan Tikka-Masala pastry with carrot, chickpeas, and masala sauce. Try the refreshing Sumpin’ Light, a golden ale with Tettnang hops and a hint of pilsner malt, or the Overly Polite pale ale which pairs well with almost any meal.
828 Traction Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90013
This artsy staple offers sit-down alfresco dining to go along with their extensive and inventive brewery offerings. This large indoor-outdoor space is usually home to art shows, food trucks, and live music. Expect a temperature check on arrival and use your phone to view a digital menu for tableside service. Chow down on burgers, nachos, and giant, soft Bavarian pretzels. Don’t miss their frequent collaborations like the Academic, an ale with Panama Elida Coffee, and notes of maple and blueberry. Sip on cocktails, beer flights, or the Halloween-themed dark lager Hello Darkness My Old Friend.
3056 Roswell Street, Los Angeles, CA 90065
Stop by Eagle Rock Brewery for an intimate night out. This family-owned brewery opened its doors in 2009 after an almost 60-year drought of microbreweries in L.A. Start out with the Populist, one of the signature beers. This American IPA has a balanced bitterness, subtle bready malt, and flavors of assertive piney and citrusy hops. Taste beers from The Woodwork Project which are aged in wooden barrels and packaged in glass bottles. Try the Rubus Magnifera, a sour pale ale aged in red wine barrels and refermented with raspberries and mangos.
14741 Calvert Street, Van Nuys, CA 91411
This friendly brewery offers a wide variety of beer brewed on-site, including British Cask ale, and a surprisingly extensive food menu. Order a British pizza topped to impress with British banger sausage, sautéed mushrooms, cheddar, and mozzarella cheeses, tomato, pickled onions, house tomato sauce, and fresh thyme, or opt for a vegan BBQ Jackfruit pizza with a BBQ Sauce base, layered with vegan cheese, onion, marinated jackfruit, finished with cilantro. Sip on Barclay Perkins 1941, a historical cask ale, or experience the smooth nitro-tapped Paddy McGinty’s Goat, an Irish red ale.
Raise a glass al fresco or at home with pickup and delivery options from these small businesses!