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Orange County Breweries

The ultimate guide to craft beer breweries, brewpubs and restaurants and bars with a lot of beer taps in Orange County. From the La Palma beer trail in Anaheim to the Costa Mesa Beer Trail, we have got the list of places to go for your next beercation.

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Breweries in Aliso Viejo

Stadium Brewing Co. | Tap List

Address: 26731 Aliso Creek Rd, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Phone: (949) 448-9611
About: Hand-crafted beers are brewed on site plus 60 Craft beer taps, 25 large-screen TVs, and a private dining room for special occasions.

Breweries in Anaheim

The La Palma Beer Trail consists of a 4 mile stretch of breweries all off La Palma Ave. Starting in Northeast Anaheim there are two within walking distance from each other; Asylum Brewing and Bottle Logic. A short skip from there is Brewery X and further down the La Palma Trail, heading east, you’ll find Bruery Terreux, Stereo Brewing and All-American Brew Works.

Prior to heading out take advantage of the free Anaheim Brew Pass which offers special discounts and savings at the many Anaheim breweries.

All-American Brew Works | Tap List

Address: 5120 E. La Palma Av #103, Anaheim CA, 92807 (Anaheim Hills Business Park)
Phone: (714) 463-4474
About: A veteran owned and operated craft brewery serving American style ales and lagers. Styles will range from traditional American beers to West Coast hopping, barrel aging and radical brewing.

Asylum Brewing | Tap List

Address: 2970 La Palma Ave Ste D, Anaheim, CA 92806
Phone: (949) 3962099
About: Asylum Brewing creates craft beers from IPA lagers to stouts. In addition to the tasting room beers are exclusively by Karl Strauss Distribution.

Ballast Point

Address: 1540 S Disneyland Dr #201, Anaheim, CA 92802
Phone: (714) 687-9813
About: Located at Downtown Disney District, the brewery and kitchen features award-winning beers (porters, amber ales, IPAs and more) fresh from the tap. There is a tasting room, indoor dining, and a rooftop patio complete with an outdoor bar and lounge area.

Bottle Logic Brewing | Tap List

Address: 1072 N. Armando St., Anaheim, CA 92806
Phone: (714) 660-2537
About: Not your typical brewery taproom which is a workshop-inspired space. The Tasting Room is a place to get a pint or taste their experimental beers. Outside food, non-alcoholic beverages and even dogs are welcome or order from some of the best food trucks in Orange County.

Brewery X

Address: 3191 E La Palma Ave, Anaheim, CA 92806
Phone: (657) 999-1500
About: Brewery X is an Independent Craft Brewery, located in Anaheim on the La Palma Beer Trail. The head brewer is Trevor Walls, who is from Mission Viejo and has spent time at the Bruery and Pizza Port San Clemente. The Brewery is expansive with a tap room and a spacious outdoor seating area, room for games, food trucks and many food options.

Brewheim | Tap List

Address: 1931 E Wright Cir, Anaheim, CA 92806
Phone: (714) 453-4346
About: Brewheim is located in the Platinum Triangle close to Noble Ale Works, Golden Road, Towne Park, Karl Strauss and Legends Craft Brewery. They have a large selection of crafted beers including IPAs, Lagers, Blondes, Stouts and many unique creations such as Peanut Butter and Jelly Golden Ale. Food trucks are available as well as some snacks. Seating includes booths and tabletops plus many regularly scheduled events like MNF Football, Taco Tuesday and Trivia with Geeks who Drink.

Broken Timbers Brewing Company | Tap List

Address: 2910 E. La Palma Ave., Ste. D, Anaheim, CA 92806
Phone: 714-860-4900
About: Broken Timbers Brewing Company offers a selection of craft beer and plays host to weekly events such as trivia nights, car shows, and live music.

Bruery Terreux | Tap List

Address: 1174 N. Grove St., Anaheim, CA 92806
Phone: (714) 905-7361
About: The Terreux Tasting Room is set in a rustic-modern indoor setting plus an outside patio. There are up to 48 beers available at any given time, available by the glass or by the flight. Bruery Terreux is The Bruery’s second location and specializes in farmhouse-style and sour ales, both traditional and modern.

Golden Road Brewing – Pub OC | Tap List

Address: 2210 E Orangewood Ave, Anaheim, CA 92806
Phone: (714) 912-4015
About: Golden Road’s year-round offerings include Wolf Pup Session IPA and Mango Cart, as well as small batch releases of experimental beers combining old world brewing standards with California lifestyle inspired innovation and ingredients. The location is across from Angel Stadium and includes California pub fare, local beer from over 30 taps and a large outdoor space. Dogs are allowed in outdoor spaces and there is plenty of room for large groups.

Honey Pot Meadery | Tap List

Address: 5120 E La Palma Ave #104, Anaheim, CA 92807
Phone: (714) 312-0911
About: Mead is basically a wine made from fermented honey, water and yeast. Brewery enthusiasts will be quick to point out this not a brewery but it is one of the only places in Orange County to try crafted meads and ciders. Plus, it’s on the La Palma Beer Trail (next to All-American Brew Works) and a great stop to mix-into a brew tour. Features at Honey Pot include a tasting room, TV screens for sports, video game consoles (free to play), a taco truck schedule and movie and trivia nights.

JT Schmid’s Restaurant & Brewery | Tap List

Address: 2610 E Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92806
Phone: (714) 634-9200
About: Located in between Angels Stadium and the Honda Center, JT Schmid’s is a great spot to go before or after a game. JT Schmid’s has their own handcrafted brews along with several local craft beers. Handcrafted brews include IPAs, Stouts, Amber Ales, Honey Ales, Hefeweizens and much more. There are plenty of food options from tacos and French dips to fresh salads, grilled burgers, seafood, steaks and ribs.

Karl Strauss Brewing Company | Tap List

Address: 2390 E Orangewood Ave, STE 100, Anaheim, CA 92806
Phone: (714) 940-1772
About: Widely considered to be San Diego’s first microbrewery, Karl Strauss (real person and master brewer) made its debut in 1989. The Anaheim brewpub layout features an outdoor patio, tasting room-like bar area with 24 taps for guests to enjoy an ever-changing list of rotating beers. With reclaimed wood and exposed brick, the space has an industrial feel that includes garage doors which open to a large outdoor patio overlooking Angel Stadium. Brewery tours are also available where are Certified Beer server will walk you through the various stages of the brewing process and the brewery’s equipment.

Modern Times’ Leisuretown (Permanently Closed October 2022)

Address: 549 S Anaheim Blvd Anaheim, CA 92805
About: Modern Times Beer is in the Leisuretown complex and features a 31,927 square ft. funky/sour brewing facility housed in a wooden warehouse, a designer café & restaurant lodged in an historic craftsman home, a swimming pool complete with a poolside bar, inflatable toys and a movie screen. Leisuretown is a short walk from the Packing District and near other breweries and restaurants in the historic Colony district.

Monkish Brewing | Tap List

Address: 336 S Anaheim Blvd. Anaheim, CA 92805 (outside the Anaheim Packing District)
About: A brewery and tasting room creating belgian-ish and IPA-ish beers.This beer garden features on-site beers, to-go beers, indoor seating, outdoor patio and kid and dog friendly envirionment.

Noble Ale Works | Tap List

Address: 1621 S. Sinclair St. Ste B, Anaheim, CA 92806
Phone: (714) 634-2739
About: Favorite Noble handcrafted beers include the Big Whig IPA, Naughty Sauce and Tongue Tickles. The space, located in the Platinum Triangle just off Katella and the 57 freeway, includes a tasting room. There is a huge parking lot which many take advantage on the day of an Angels or Ducks game. The brewery has plenty of seating amidst a warehouse type atmosphere.

Phantom Ales – Permanently Closed (8/19/23)

Address: 1211 N Las Brisas St, Anaheim, CA 92806
About: Phantom Ales focus is on West Coast Ales, Belgian Ales, Ciders and Meads. The tasting room features an open brewing area and many big screen TVs with local sporting events playing. Phantom also offers home brewing supplies and lessons for the home-brew-curious or even serious brewers.

Rad Beer Co. | Tap List

Address: 1301 South Lewis Street, Anaheim, CA 92805
About: One of the newest craft breweries and tasting rooms in Orange County, Rad Beer Co. was created by a few experienced and like-minded local entrepreneurs. The faces behind this old-school, skate shop-esque beer company include Cameron Collins (founder of Brew Ha Ha Productions), Dylan Mobley (formerly of Bottle Logic Brewing and Helmsman Ale House), Joe Wilshire (Docent Brewing & Project Social), and Steve Martin (Project Social).

Radiant Beer Co. | Tap List

Address: 1566 W. Lincoln Ave Anaheim, CA 92801
Phone: (714) 661-5790
About: This brewery showcases a tasting room, heated and partially shaded outdoor patio, an ever-changing taplist, soft serve beer and beer slushies, hard smoothies, rotating food trucks, local beer pickup service, and our beer production & packaging hall.

Unsung Brewing Company | Tap List

Tasting Room Address: 500 S Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92808
Production Brewhouse Address: Super-secret (hint: Tustin)
Phone: (714) 406-3098
About: Across the street from the Anaheim Packing House you’ll find a wide range of beers on tap from sour to hoppy and from standard to R & D. This super-hero themed brewery has a tasting room and brewhouse at MAKE which also includes Pali Wine Co. and Jav’s BBQ.

Villains Brewing Company | Tap List

Address: 555 S. Anaheim Blvd Anaheim, CA 92805
About: Villains offers craft food and several dining options including fast casual and sit down plus a patio and 3-4 rotating restaraunt options.

Breweries in Brea

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse | Tap List

Address: 600 Brea Mall Drive, Brea, CA 92821
Phone: (714) 990-2095
About: BJ’s is a restaurant chain but also has a long history of brewing award-winning beer. The beer is primarily a variety of ale and lager styles, including barrel-aged and experimental beers. In 1996 the first BJ’s brewery began production at the Brea location. Today, BJ’s serves up their handcrafted beers alongside a selection of local and national beers.

Breweries in Costa Mesa

The Costa Mesa Beer trail includes four breweries all within walking distance and on one street; Barley Forge, Bootlegger’s Brewery, Gunwhale Ales and Salty Bear Brewing.

Bootlegger’s Brewery | Tap List

Tasting Room: 696 Randolph Ave Ste. B., Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: (714) 871-2337
About: Located at the Lab, this place is tucked away in the back and across from Habana. They have rotating and seasonal beers and of course year-round beers such as Old World Hefeweizen, Palomino Pale Ale, Rustic Rye IPA, Black Phoenix and Golden Chaos. Entertainment while drinking a cold one includes Jenga, Uno, board games, music and TVs.

Brewing Reserve of California | Tap List

Address: 2930 College Ave. Ste D, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: (714) 884-4704
About: This family-owned brewery is located in a 3,000 sq ft industrial space where they brew onsite with a very modern designed tasting room (no outdoor space). There is a free popcorn machine and of course games. Weekly events include yoga, Nintendo night and board game nights.

Gunwhale Ales | Tap List

Address: 2690 Randolph Ave. Unit A, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: (949) 239-9074
About: Gunwhale built a reputation on unique beers such as the Bait Ball IPA and its rotating Hazy IPAs, accompanied by a focus on farmhouse style beers such as Hayshaker (GABF 2018 Bronze – Classic Saison) and The Fun Zone (Barrel Aged Mixed Fermentation Grisette). The tap room isn’t as large as their second location but there is also an outside patio, with a long bench and wrought iron chair seating as well as handmade stump tables. They don’t serve food but have a rotating food truck schedule and food can be ordered as well. Gunwale: The upper edge of the side of a boat or ship and also slang for ‘loaded to the gunwhales’ which meant overflowing or having had a few too many drinks.

Karl Strauss Brewing Company | Tap List

Address: 901 S Coast Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: (714) 546-2739
About: This location features 24 taps and an ever-changing list of rotating draft beers. Behind the bar, beer coolers enable guests to grab cold, fresh 6-packs and 22oz bombers in addition to growler fills. The space includes private rooms plus a patio seating area with two large fire pits. Karl Strauss brews innovative beer releases like Aurora Hoppyalis IPA, Queen of Tarts Dark Sour, and Wreck Alley Imperial Stout.

Salty Bear Brewing | Tap List

Address: 2948 Randolph Ave Unit C, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: (619) 887-1111
About: The beer selection at the Salty Bear features a wide variety of Blonde Ales, IPAs, Lagers, Porters, Pales Ales and much more. The inside area includes a tasting room, bar, stools, tables with chairs and couches with TVs throughout the area. The back-patio area has five picnic tables and a semi-circular high top table. There’s a play area complete with a tepee for kids (and dogs). There’s no kitchen but you can order food from eateries at The Camp nearby, including Taco Asylum, Umami Burger, Vitaly, Rooster Café and East Borough.

Breweries in Dana Point

Dana Point Ale House | Tap List

Address: 24471 Del Prado Ave Unit A, Dana Point, CA 92629
Phone: (949) 525-6551
About: DP Ale House offers 24 beers on draft originating from Humboldt to San Diego County, and is owned and operated by Dana Point native Christian Goodman.

Station Craft Brewery | Tap List

Address: 34150 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629
Phone: (949) 264-8288
About: Station Craft is an upscale brewpub located in Dana Point with their own beers on tap plus guest beers, California cuisine, and indoor/outdoor dining. Many of the names of their beers reference local street names, landmarks and city icons.

Breweries in Fountain Valley

Steady Brewing

Address: 18055 Magnolia St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
About: About 6 of the 12 taps are permanent beers with another 6 rotating beer selections. The brewery also features a full menu.

Breweries in Fullerton

Bootlegger’s Brewery | Tap List

Tasting Room & Brewery Address: 130 S. Highland Ave. Fullerton, CA 92832
Production Address: 1100 E. Truslow Ave., Fullerton, CA 92831
Phone: (714) 871-2337
About: Bootlegger’s Brewery space includes a small seating area inside and a large dog friendly patio outside. Year-round beers include Old World Hefeweizen, Palomino Pale Ale, Rustic Rye IPA, Black Phoenix and Golden Chaos.

Breweries in Garden Grove

Beachwood Brewing SteelCraft GG

Address: SteelCraft 12900 Euclid St., Garden Grove
Phone: 714-462-9710
Beachwood Brewing GG is located at SteelCraft, an outdoor urban eatery built with repurposed shipping containers. This tasting room, er.. steel container beer is brewed in Huntington Beach and includes a beer lineup of West Coast IPAs, Hazy IPAs, Hayabusa (Japanese-style lager) and much more.

Breweries in Huntington Beach

Beachwood Brewing

Address: 7631 Woodwind Dr, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Phone: (714) 375-0949
About: Similar to most breweries in Orange County, Beachwood is located in a business center and hidden from the public eye. The tap room is small with a bar, TV with sporting events, and tabletop seating. Beachwood serves up West Coast-style IPAs, stouts, and fruited Belgian-style sour ales. There is no kitchen at this location, but you are free to bring your own food or order from other establishments.

Flashpoint Brewing Company | Tap List

Address: 7302 Autopark Dr., Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone: (714) 465-2088
About: This family owned brewery serves craft beers on a spacious patio along with food and a variety of events lined up throughout the week.

Four Sons Brewing | Tap List

Golden Road Brewery & Pub | Tap List

Address: 16390 Pacific Coast Highway, Ste 100, Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Phone: 562-588-3880
About: Located in Peter’s Landing along PCH, Golden Road HB serves California Pub fare, features 30 taps, and houses a 7 barrel system for ales utilizing yeast and hop strains. Ask about their special sunset boat tour package.

Huntington Beach Beer Co (HBBC) | Tap List

Address: 201 Main St #E, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone: (714) 960-5343
About: HBBC is a rustic brewpub overlooking Main Street from the second-story. Flagship beers brewed on-site include HB Blonde, Pier Pale Ale, and Brickshot Red plus a full pub menu.

Laguna Beach Beer Company | Tap List

Address: 7631 Edinger Ave., #1512, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Phone: (949) 715-0805
About: Located in Bella Terra shopping center, this tap room and kitchen’s focus is on select craft beers. The HB location serves a small pub fare menu a a selection of draft beer and cocktails.

riip beer company | Tap List

Address: 17214 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Phone: (714) 248-6710
About: Located in historic Sunset Beach, riip is both a tasting room and home brew supplies shop. Riip’s most popular beer style is the West Coast IPA with several variations that utilize different hop and malt profiles. The tasting room has a custom-distressed wood and metal bar and includes vintage photos of Huntington Beach and skateboards with the beers listed. There is table-top seating both inside and on the patio with great views overlooking the ocean.

Breweries in Irvine

Backstreet Brewing | Tap List

Address: 14450 Culver Drive, Irvine, CA 92604
Phone: (949) 857-0160
About: Set inside Lamppost Pizza this is where BSB began prior to opening two more locations in Anaheim and Vista, CA. The Anaheim location has closed, but here in Irvine, the rotation includes mainstay beers, plus new, innovative or interesting beers that circulate with the season or occasion. This location also features non-BSB options and of course, you can order a pizza.

Hangar 24 Brewing | Tap List

Address: 17877 Von Karman Ave Unit 110, Irvine, CA 92614
Phone: (949) 799-0020

About: Hangar 24 Orange County features a 3000-square-foot indoor dining area, full bar and a two-acre outdoor patio. The patio includes a take-away food bar with a full selection of craft beer and cocktails, an event and live music space, pool tables, volleyball court, basketball court and lawn games.

Left Coast Brewing Co. | Tap List

Address: 6652 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618
Phone: (949) 387-5170
About: This second Left Coast location is a 5,300-square-foot facility that offers 24 beers on tap including core and experimental brews. There is also a tasting room, smokehouse specializing in Kansas City barbecue and a vodka, rum, whiskey and gin distillery. Special events include Yoga on Tap – an hour of yoga and a pint of beer after.

Breweries in Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach Beer Company (LBBC) | Tap List

Address: 859 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: (949) 715-0805
About: This microbrewery and restaurant is located in the Hive, right next to the Sawdust Festival and the Art-a-Fair. This is the second LBBC location and the focus is on specialty beers rather than the company’s core brews which are brewed at their Rancho Santa Margarita location. There is a patio with a view of the canyon and an indoor area featuring 24 rotating taps, table and board games and TVs for sports. There is live music on some nights. The Greeters Ale, a crisp pale ale, (6.3% ABV) is Laguna Beach Beer Co.’s flagship beer.

Breweries in Laguna Hills

GameCraft Brewing | Tap List

Address: 23301 Avenida De La Carlota Suite C, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Phone: (949) 734-0910
About: As their name suggests you’ll find craft beer and a lot of board games here. This Laguna Hills brewery features games like Backgammon, Connect Four, Exploding Kittens and Cards Against Humanity to play while drinking a pint. The beers are mostly IPAs and German-style lagers, but the brews provide something for everyone. The food is traditional brewery grub — pretzel bites, flatbread pizzas, sandwiches, and chicken wings — along with Asian- and Latin-influenced dishes like nachos, fried wontons, bánh mì (Vietnamese sandwiches) and empanadas. The space is open and modern – you can sit at the bar or outside, and reserve the room for large parties or events with ample parking.

Breweries in Los Alamitos

Brew Kitchen Ale House | Tap List

Address: 10708 Los Alamitos Blvd, Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Phone: (562) 431-3900
About: Brew Kitchen features 28 rotating taps with at least 6 house brews crafted on site. The menu features a spin on pub fare, including oak-grilled burgers, Artisan style pizza, in-house smoked meats, salads, and specialty sausages. There is outdoor seating as well as inside including a bar with sports TVs.

Breweries in Newport Beach

Helmsman Ale House | Tap List

Address: 2920 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663
Phone: (949) 220-9977
About: Formerly the Newport Beach Brewing Company location, Helmsman Ale House is the only craft brewery in Newport Beach that’s also a full service, family-friendly restaurant serving pub fare lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. There are 14 beers on tap with nautical themed names to match the décor like Siren Song, Boardwalk IPA and Just Shuckin’ Around.

Breweries in Orange

1886 Brewing Company | Tap List

Address: 114 N Glassell St Orange, CA 92866
Phone: N/A
About: This brewery and restaurant is set to open in late 2019 in Old Towne Orange. There will be a brewmaster, a 10-barrel system, and a full liquor license and bar. Inside the place is 4,560 square-feet with a 1,120 square-foot outdoor area at the rear of the building offering seating for 150 people.

Chapman Crafted Beer | Tap List

Address: 123 N Cypress Street, Orange, CA 92866 (Old Towne Orange)
Phone: (844) 855-2337
About: Located in Old Towne Orange, this brewery is walking distance from the Orange Circle. The IPAs are their specialty and Chapman shows their range with many varieties including hazy double IPA, triple IPA, Milkshake IPA, and West Coast IPA’s. The location features many events, a tasting room, bar, foosball, and plenty of high tables and stools.

Green Cheek Beer Co. | Tap List

Address: 2294 N Batavia St Unit C, Orange, CA 92865
Phone: (714) 998-8172
About: First we have to begin with the name, if you’ve lived in the OC for any length of time you’re most likely familiar with the wild, loud and green parrots that fly above the county. If not, then the name may not resonate but for OC locals it certainly does. Now to the beer, Green Cheek is mainly known for and serves IPAs. From hazy to West Coast they’ve got it covered but they also have Mexican lagers, sours ales and oatmeal stouts. The tasting room is pet- and child-friendly and a great place to stop before a Ducks game. There’s a separate bar for Crowler and Growler fills, and food trucks are available, or you can bring your own grub.

Gunwhale Ales | Tap List

Address: 1501 W Orangewood Ave, Orange, CA 92868
Phone: (949) 239-9074
About: The Orange, CA Gunwhale Ales taproom is walking distance to Honda Center and Angels Stadium. The 9000 sq. ft. space features a 20 hectoliter brewing system, over 1000 sq. ft. of cold storage, a 24 tap draft system, and a 1200 sq. ft. outdoor beer garden. There is ample parking and they accommodate children and dogs. Food is available via food trucks.

Breweries in Placentia

Broken Timbers Brewing Coming Soon

Address: 116 W Santa Fe Ave, Placentia, CA 92870
About: Broken Timbers Brewing Company offers a selection of craft beer and plays host to weekly events such as trivia nights, car shows, and live music.

The Bruery | Tap List

Address: 717 Dunn Way, Placentia, CA 92870
Phone: (714) 996-6258
About: The Bruery is a boutique craft brewery specializing in barrel aged and experimental ales. At the tasting room you can enjoy full pours, tasters, flights, small batch experiments, and even beers to go. It also provides a window into the brewhouse and the beer-making process. There are up to 50 beers available at any given time, by the glass or by the flight and tours are held on Saturdays and Sundays.

Juniper and Morgan Brewing Company | Tap List

Address: 350 E Orangethorpe Ave unit 4, Placentia, CA 92870
Phone: (657) 258-0083
About: This female owned, family run micro-brewery and tasting room produces a large variety of craft beer styles. Come for the beer and stay for the happy hours, specials and trivia nights.

Stereo Brewing | Tap List

Address: 950 S. Via Rodeo, Placentia, CA 92870
Phone: (714) 993-3390
About: At Stereo, the quality of the beer is just as important as the quality of the music playing where they remix classic styles of beer. Stereo has a 1,000 square foot, on-site tap room that serves tasting flights, pints and fresh beer to-go in Crowlers.

Breweries in Rancho Santa Margarita

Laguna Beach Beer Company (LBBC) | Tap List

Address: 29851 Aventura D, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Phone: (949) 264-6821
About: The LBBC offers its own locally brewed craft beers in a comfortable tasting room setting. The Greeters Ale, a crisp pale ale, (6.3% ABV) is Laguna Beach Beer Co.’s flagship beer. The tasting room also offers wine and guest beers from other craft breweries. The kitchen serves up artisan flatbreads, sandwiches, and salads. The inside area has high stools, couches and tabletops and a variety of boards games to play. Outside there are umbrella covered tables and cornhole.

Breweries in San Clemente

Artifex Brewing Company | Tap List

Address: 919 Calle Amanacer, Suite A, San Clemente, CA 92673
Phone: (949) 429-7805
About: Artifex is a craft brewery and whether you like hazy IPA’s, DIPA’s, lagers, stout, etc. there’s something for everyone. Food trucks are also scheduled weekly to help with your hunger needs. There is a bar inside with TV’s and outside seating as well.

Docent Brewing Coming Soon

Address: 123 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672
About: About: All of Docent’s beers are brewed with intent on flavor and purpose, with no focus on any particular beer style. However, they do have their personal favorites, like IPAs and imperial stouts. The menu features an eclectic assortment of options including Reubens, Kimchi quesadillas, fermented veggies and Caprese. The seating area includes a very long bar with many stools. If you prefer not to drink beer, they serve wine and you can BYOB ($15 corkage fee) as well.

Left Coast Brewing Co. | Tap List

Address: 1245 Puerta Del Sol, San Clemente, CA 92673
Phone: (949) 276-2699
About: The San Clemente location is the original but much smaller than the newer, more expansive Irvine location. Their signature beers are IPA’s including the award-winning Trestles IPA. Special events include Geeks Who Drink Trivia, which is Trivia Night with beer. Left Coast Brewing is brought to you by the same family that owns Oggi’s Pizza & Brewing Co. In fact, if the Oggi’s labeled beer tastes a bit like Left Coast, that’s because it is.

Lost Winds Brewing Company | Tap List

Address: 924 Calle Negocio, Suite C, San Clemente, CA 92673
Phone: (949) 361-5922
About: Lost Winds features a variety of beers such as hoppy IPAs, sours, stouts, saisons, and barrel-aged beers but especially focuses on Belgian style beers. The tasting room is spacious with rich, natural wood and earth tones reminiscent of a coastal beach club. The walls are decorated with local art and have surf videos playing on loop. The taproom is right inside the brewery, so you can enjoy your beer right where it is made. They have food trucks every night and trivia every Tuesday. They also have shuffleboard, cornhole and board games, and are dog and kid friendly.

Pizza Port Brewing Company | Tap List

Address: 301 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672
Phone: (949) 940-0005
About: Pizza Port brews their beers on site but also includes a selection of guest beers on tap. Things come in pairs at this location with two patios, two bars (upper and lower), and of course you can pair your beer with a pizza.

Breweries in San Juan Capistrano

Docent Brewing | Tap List

Address: 33049 Calle Aviador St, Suite C, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Phone: (949) 767-8170
About: All of Docent’s beers are brewed with intent on flavor and purpose, with no focus on any particular beer style. However, they do have their personal favorites, like IPAs and imperial stouts. The menu features an eclectic assortment of options including Reubens, Kimchi quesadillas, fermented veggies and Caprese. The seating area includes a very long bar with many stools. If you prefer not to drink beer, they serve wine and you can BYOB ($15 corkage fee) as well.

The Dog Pawrk Brewing Company| Tap List

Address: 27122 Paseo Espada, A904, San Juan Capistrano
Phone: 949-652-3379
About: The Dog Pawrk Brewing Company is dog friendly and active in working with dog rescues. Serving great barrel aged beer, sours, stouts, IPAs, seltzer’s, Slushies, food trucks, all in a fun beer garden atmosphere.

Breweries in Santa Ana

Cerveza CITO | Tap List

Address: 309 W 4th St, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Phone: (714) 852-3529
About: Cerveza Cito offers Mexican cuisine, craft beers and a variety of activities throughout the week such as triva and karaoke nights, loteria and much more.

Cismontane Brewing | Tap List * Permanently Closed

Address: 1409 E. Warner Suite C, Santa Ana, CA 92795
Phone: (949) 888-2739 [BREW]
About: A very laid back and down to earth bar setting makes this place fun to just drink and play board games like puzzles, Apples to Apples, Giant Jenga, Risk, etc. The inside area is small like most of the Santa Ana breweries and especially in comparison the more expansive Anaheim breweries. Mainstream beer styles aren’t the norm here so expect sours and specialty beers to reign supreme.

Congregation Ale House | Tap List

Address: 201 N Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Phone: (714) 285-2337
About: The DTSA chapter of the Congregation Ale House is located in the historic Santora building and features a communal table, plenty of bar space and indoor booths. There are 23 taps with 6 to 7 dedicated to Congregation brews with the rest reserved for guest brews. The guest taps include a mix of old-world Belgian and German beers as well as plenty of local craft on draft and in bottles. Wine is also available plus pizzas, burgers, sausages, desserts and more.

Santa Ana River Brewing | Tap List

Address: 3480 W. Warner Ave. Suite B, Santa Ana, CA 92704
Phone: (714) 951-4025
About: This brewery is a small intimate place with many of the same features of larger establishments, a tasting room, bar, TV’s, food trucks and events. The beers include Belgian-style ales and IPAs, along with nitro stouts like the Tig Nibbies made with organic cacao and vanilla. What’s clear is that they love hops and the more hops the better including their flagship moniker and beer, More Hops than Brains.

Breweries in Stanton

Bearded Tang | Tap List

Address: 12885 Beach Blvd #23, Stanton, CA 90680
About: They offer a large variety of crafted ales and lagers brewed within the Rodeo 39 Public Market. Equipped with a stage and roaming beer servers you can drink beer anywhere within the marketplace.

Breweries in Tustin

Archaic Craft Brewery (inside CENTRO) | Tap List

Address: 140 East Main Street, Tustin, CA 92780 
Phone: (714) 258-8817
About: In the heart of Old Town Tustin and inside CENTRO restaurant, Archaic brews their own craft beer and produces their own wines from their vineyard in Paso Robles. Guests can enjoy some Italian food while sipping Centro’s wine or beer, inside or outside on the patio.

Divine Science Brewing | Tap List

Address: 15481 Red Hill Ave. Suite C, Tustin, CA 92780
About: This is a Gluten-free brewery that brews without using common grains like barley, wheat, or rye. Prepackaged gluten free snacks are available in the tasting room, offering pies, cakes, pretzels and other treats.

TAPS Brewery & Barrel Room | Tap List – Closed

Address: 15501 Red Hill, Tustin, CA 92780
Phone: (657) 247-3920
About: TAPS features 16 TAPS beers on tap, plus bottled selections, along with wine options. Food selections include about a dozen menu items served from a high-end food truck. The tasting room, bar and patio accommodates 84 guests. The expansive space sports a tank room with 60-barrel fermenters, an enormous walk-in cooler, a barrel aging room with a capacity of 350-500, a separate tasting room with an L-shaped bar, vintage pinball machines, video games, pool tables and TVs, and a patio.

Tustin Brewing Co. | Tap List

Address: 13011 Newport Avenue, Suite 100, Tustin, CA 92780
Phone: (714) 665-2337 (BEER)
About: Tustin Brewing Co. is a family-friendly brewery and local hangout since 1996. There is a full kitchen that’s open late, with a wide variety on the menu including pizza, fish and chips, fish, pastas and steaks. Tustin Brewing Co.’s Golden Spike Light Ale is award-winning and very popular plus they have half-gallon, 5-gallon and 15.5-gallon kegs to go.

Breweries In Yorba Linda

Lone Wolf Brewing Co. | Tap List

Address: 18210 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda 92886
Phone: 714-451-2240
About: Lone Wolf is a patriotic, family-centric craft brewery in Yorba Linda with 20 handles of beer, seltzer, and sours. They believe in bringing the community together, and host a number of weekly events including cornhole challenges, trivia nights, and more. They have a 1700 square foot dog-friendly patio. They also have a kitchen that serves pub-style appetizers, soup & salad, tacos, burgers, pizza, and a kids menu.

OC Restaurants & Bars with Lots of Beer on Tap

OC Restaurants & Bars with over 100 Beers on Tap

Here are the four Orange County bars and restaurants with over 100 taps:

OC Restaurants & Bars with over 20 Beers on Tap Or a Brewpub, Pint House etc.

Best Beer Apps

Still looking for a beer spot? Try these apps to help you find the perfect beer.

  • RateBeer: Database for brews.
  • Taphunter: Connects craft beer fans with their favorite beer on iPhone, Android and the web.
  • Untappd: Basically, Yelp for beer drinkers.

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Monique McArthur
Monique McArthur is a mother of two, writer, and creator of delicious recipes. In her spare time she enjoys exploring all that Orange County has to offer, traveling, shopping, running with her dogs and spending time with family.