Angel City Brewery is located in what is both one of LA’s grittiest neighborhoods, and one of the most hip. The Arts District.
Truth be told, were it not for the artists, the neighborhood would be one that nobody would go into. It was just a gritty old warehouse/industrial district that had seen much better days. Then the artists came and turned it into a large outdoor canvas and the developers followed… generally pricing the artists out as they sought to cash in on the newly found popularity of the area.
As for the artists, they are more than people with a paint brush. Angel City Brewery, where craft beef has been honed to a fine art that has put Los Angeles on the map for craft beers (finally) is an example of this. Art also adorns the exterior and interior of the brewery.
Angel City Brewing was founded in 1997 and it quickly became a leader in the LA craft beer scene. In 2010 it was relocated to the historic John A. Roebling Building in the Los Angeles Arts District. It was constructed in 1913 as the West Coast warehouse and offices of John A. Roebling’s Sons Co, a manufacturer of steel cables. The company manufactured the cables that support the Brooklyn Bridge, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Vincent Thomas Bridge in Los Angeles Harbor.
If you like beer at all, there are a number of good reasons to put Angel City Brewery on your things to do in Los Angeles bucket list. The primary one is to sample the fine craft beers in an unforgettable environment. You can also take tours of the brewery and there are various events going on all the time. And the final reason is to stroll the neighborhood and see some of the incredible art on the buildings in the Los Angeles Arts District.
The brewery is open Mon – Thurs 4pm – 1am, Fri – Sat 12pm – 2am and Sunday 12pm – am. Brewery tours are at 6pm Mon – Thurs; 5 and 6pm on Fridays, and at 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
It’s located at 216 Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
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