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
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 8 breweries all off La Palma Ave. Starting in Northeast Anaheim there is Phantom Ales and a short distance from there are three more all within walking distance; Hoparazzi Brewing, 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 Ale Works.
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.
Address: 2970 La Palma Ave Ste D, Anaheim, CA 92806
Phone: (949) 396–2099
About: Asylum Brewing creates craft beers from IPA lagers to stouts. In addition to the tasting room beers are exclusively by Karl Strauss Distribution.
Address: 1884 S. Santa Cruz St., Anaheim, CA 92805
Phone: (657) 236-4050
About: Right down the street from Anaheim Stadium, BSB is a small brewery hidden in an industrial area. The rotation includes mainstay beers, plus new innovative or interesting beers that circulate with the season or occasion. There are high tables and bar stools inside plus outdoor seating. They don’t serve food but there are food trucks and even pop-up kitchens on a rotating schedule. Trivia night, cornhole and other games and tournaments are regular events.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Address: 2910 E. La Palma Avenue Suite D, Anaheim, CA 92806
Phone: (714) 204-0655
About: Independent, boutique brewery with a variety of craft beer styles and a niche in sour beers. The tasting room features bowling alley bar tops and games like Uno and cards to play.
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.
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.
Address: 1301 S Lewis St, Anaheim, CA 92805
Phone: (888) 327-0202
About: The brewery is most known for their lagers including their “American Lager.” Legends is also the home of Saddleback Soda Co which offers a selection of handcrafted, all-natural sodas. The location has a bar with seating, long tables to seat large groups and cozy sofas for smaller groups. There are also TVs usually playing sports events.
Modern Times (Coming Soon!)
Address: 554 S Anaheim Blvd Anaheim, CA 92805
About: Modern Times Beer will open in the new Leisuretown complex and, once completed, will feature 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 will be a short walk from the Packing District and near other breweries and restaurants in the historic Colony district.
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.
Address: 1211 N Las Brisas St, Anaheim, CA 92806
Phone: (714) 225-3206
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.
Address: 1566 West Lincoln Ave., Anaheim, CA 92801
Phone: (714) 844-2492
About: The Towne Park Brewery, is located along the train tracks in Anaheim and occupies a 20,000-square foot brewing facility with 30 barrels, as well as a 17,000 square-foot tasting room with 10 rotating taps. The Brewery includes many events and activities such as art shows, movie nights, Taco Tuesdays, Monday Night Football and trivia. Towne Park beer focus is on American Lagers, India Pale Ales, White Ales, Pale Ales, Amber Ales, and Blonde Ales.
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.
Breweries in Brea
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.
Barley Forge | Tap List * Closing Soon TBA
Address: 2957 Randolph Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: (714) 641-2084
About: Barley Forge Brewing Co. brews Belgian, West Coast and German-style beers – a blend of traditional, recognized styles and creative twists that draw from the melting pot of cuisines and cultures in Southern California. Located in the mixed-use SoBECA (South Bristol Entertainment and Cultural Arts) district and near The CAMP and The LAB. The tasting room is indoors and offers food ranging from salads and paninis to meat and cheese plates and grilled items. Events include trivia night, music and more.
Barley Forge, the first brewery in Costa Mesa, will be closed by the end of October. A significant rise in rent and other factors were the reasons attributed for closing.
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.
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.
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.
Address: 901A 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.
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 Cafe and East Borough.
Breweries in Fullerton
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 Breweing 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
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 event, 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.
Address: 21058 Pacific Coast Hwy inside Lot 579 in Pacific City, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone: (714) 461-4111
About: Located in Pacific City, this craft brewery offerings include Double Trunk Double IPA, CalifornIPA, Grandma’s Pecan English Style Brown, JuiceBox Series: Blood Orange Amber & Peach Berliner Weisse, Bohemian Hopsody Session IPA, Surfrider American Pale Ale as well as others including seasonal offerings. The tasting room and bar have plenty of seating in the form of large communal tables and benches. Two high counter bars flank the tables and there’s a lower bar directly in front of the taps. Each corner of the room is adorned with a large TV, and there’s are 2 smaller TVs in the front bar area. Dudes is located right in the food hall and you can bring food in from the food court to eat at your table.
Address: 18421 Gothard St., Ste. 100, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone: (714) 584-7501
About: This dog friendly Tap Room has a bar with 16 taps, high top tables, four-top seating, games and big-screen TV’s to watch sports. There is also a smaller room that gets filled up fast. They don’t have a kitchen but do offer a variety of food trucks each week. The brews include a mix of IPAs, pale ales, ambers and stouts with a unique twist on many such as the CocoNutorious, Coconut Amber.
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.
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
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 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.
Address: 2000 Main St, Irvine, CA 92614
Phone: (951) 738-9440
About: Located inside the McCormick and Schmick’s Restaurant, Evans brews beers from light blonde ales, to complex Russian Imperial Stouts. They do not have a tasting room at the Irvine brewery, but all beers are available in the Pilsner Room at McCormick and Schmick’s, with a clear view of the brewery. The Public House Restaurant by Evans Brewing Co. is the official tasting room and restaurant. There are two locations – Huntington Beach and downtown Fullerton.
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
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.
Address: 237 Ocean Ave Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: (949) 497-3381
About: Formerly the Laguna Beach Brewery & Grille, O.C. Craft beers are brewed on site including blondes, sours, stouts, IPAs and pale ales. The pub offers grass-fed beef Burgers, tacos, N.A.E (No Antibiotics Ever) chicken and more. Plus, vegan and gluten free options. Inside there is a bar with TVs, high-top tables, and booths. Dining is also available on the patio.
Breweries in Laguna Hills
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
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
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 decor like Siren Song, Boardwalk IPA and Just Shuckin’ Around.
Breweries in Orange
Brewery 1886 (Coming Soon!)
Address: 114 N Glassell St Orange, CA 92866
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
Address: 1251 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.
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.
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
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.
Breweries in Santa Ana
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.
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.
Address: 309 West Fourth Street, Santa Ana, California, 92701
Phone: (714) 714-2988
About: The tasting room, bound by brick walls and exposed wood ceilings that date back to the 1880’s, is a relaxing and welcoming place with a variety of rotating hoppy American ales and mixed fermentation beers on tap. They offer pints and flights for on-site consumption, and Crowlers, growlers, cans, and bottles to go.
Address: 1824 Carnegie Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705
Phone: (657) 859-8004
About: Network Brewery is one the smaller breweries in Orange County even after expanding. Their tasting room has 18 bar stools and can get packed after work but don’t worry they have 64 oz growlers to go. Events include Magic League Monday and the even have a play-room and card shop for table top gaming and snacks such as chips, beef jerky and popcorn.
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 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.
Address: 1222 Irvine Blvd, Tustin, CA 92780
Phone: (714) 258-0333
About: The is JT’s second location and is located in the heart of the Tustin District. Their handcrafted beer is brewed at their Anaheim location but is available at this location along with many other local beers. There are plenty of food options from tacos and French dips, to fresh salads, grilled burgers, seafood, steaks and ribs.
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.
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.
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:
- Goat Hill Tavern | Over 140 Beers on Tap | 1830 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
- Heroes Bar & Grill | Tap List | 125 W. Santa Fe Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92832
- StillWater Spirits & Sounds | Tap List | 24701 Del Prado Ave, Dana Point, CA 92629
- Yard House | Tap List
- 160 South Brea Blvd., Brea, CA 92821
- 1875 Newport Blvd A-219, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
- 620 Spectrum Center Dr, Irvine, CA 92618
- 849 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660
OC Restaurants & Bars with over 20 Beers on Tap Or a Brewpub, Pint House etc.
- Anthill Pub & Grille | Tap List | 215 C Student Center, Irvine, CA 92617
- The Auld Dubliner | Tap List | 2497 Park Ave, Tustin, CA 92782
- Bad to the Bone BBQ | Tap List | 31738 Rancho Viejo Rd, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
- The Brew House | Tap List | 31896 Plaza Dr #D3 San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
- BJ’s Restaurant & Beer House | Tap List | BJ’s house beers are distributed from Brea to other locations.
- 8188 E Santa Ana Canyon Road, Anaheim Hills, CA 92808
- 600 Brea Mall Drive, Brea, CA 92821 (Brewery)
- 16060 Beach Boulevard, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
- 200 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
- 13130 Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA 92602
- 280 S. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
- 24032 El Toro Road, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
- 106 Main Street, Newport Beach, CA 92661
- 460 The City Drive S, Orange, CA 92868
- 22022 El Paseo, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
- The Bowery Craft Beer & Pizza | Tap List | 112 E Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton, CA 92832
- The Boulevard | Tap List | 1824 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa, CA 92627
- Brix Sunset Beach | Tap List | 16635 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92649
- Brü Grill & Market | Tap List | 23730 El Toro Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630
- Buccaneer Pizza| Tap List |2757 N Grand Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92705
- Buffalo Wild Wings
- 26711 Aliso Creek Rd, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656 | Tap List
- 240 S Brea Blvd, Brea, CA 92821 | Tap List
- 8301 On the Mall, Buena Park, CA 90620 | Tap List
- 7811 Edinger Ave #124, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 | Tap List
- 14110 Culver Dr, Irvine, CA 92604 | Tap List
- 23600 Rockfield Blvd, Lake Forest, CA 92630 | Tap List
- 27741 Crown Valley Pkwy Suite 303, Mission Viejo, CA 92691| Tap List
- 20 City Blvd E #901, Orange, CA 92868 | Tap List
- 1500 E Village Way, Orange, CA 92865 | Tap List
- 3811 S Bristol St, Santa Ana, CA 92704 | Tap List
- Campus Billiards | Tap List | 9111 Valley View St #107 Cypress, CA 90630
- Cask & Hammer | Tap List | 334 N Harbor Blvd, La Habra, CA 90631
- The Catch | Tap List | 2100 E Katella Ave #104, Anaheim, CA 92806
- Draft Picks Sports Grill | Tap List | 15856 Imperial Hwy, La Mirada, CA 90638
- Fullerton Brew Company | Tap List | 305 N Harbor Blvd Suite 128, Fullerton, CA 92832
- Haven Craft Kitchen + Bar | Tap List | 190 S Glassell St, Orange, CA 92866
- Heroes and Legends Bar & Grill | Tap List | 22741 Lambert street, Lake Forest, California 92630
- High Park Tap House | Tap List | 23641 Via Linda, Mission Viejo, CA 92691
- Hollingshead’s Delicatessen | Tap List | 368 S Main St, Orange, CA 92868
- 2438 E Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92806 | Over 20 on Tap
- 1507 S Coast Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 | Over 20 on Tap
- HQ gastropub | Tap List | 155 5th St Suite F-183, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
- The Iron Press | Tap List | 440 S Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805
- Kelly’s Korner Tavern | Tap List | 907 E Yorba Linda Blvd, Placentia, CA 92870
- Lazy Dog | Lazy Dog’s house beers are brewed by Golden Road Brewing
- 240 S State College Blvd, Brea CA 92821
- 13290 Jamboree Rd, Irvine CA 92602
- 1623 West Katella Ave., Orange CA 92867
- 16310 Beach Blvd, Westminster CA 92683
- Mission Control/Lost Art | Tap List | 515 North Main St, Santa Ana, 92701
- Mission Bar | Tap List | 302 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92701
- Mutt Lynch’s | Tap List | 2300 W Oceanfront, Newport Beach, CA 92663
- Native Son Ale House | Tap List | 305 E 4th St #200, Santa Ana, CA 92701
- OC Brewhouse at Hyatt Regency | Tap List | 11999 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840
- Oggi’s Sports, Brewhouse & Pizza | Oggi’s microbrews are brewed by Left Coast Brewery and distributed to Oggi’s.
- Out of the Park Pizza | Tap List | 5638 E La Palma Ave, Anaheim, CA 92807 | Includes house brews and guest beers
- Provisions Deli & Bottle Shop | Tap List | 143 N Glassell St, Orange, CA 92866
- The Pubic House Restaurant | The official Evans Brewing Co. Tasting Rooms & Restaurants (other local OC beers available)
- Rock & Brews
- 7777 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620 | Tap List
- 1222 Irvine Blvd, Tustin, CA. 92780 | Opening Soon!
- Sandy’s Beach Shack | Tap List | 315 CA-1, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
- Selma’s Chicago Pizzeria & Tap Room
- Slater’s 50/50
- Simmzy’s | Tap List | 21028 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
- Surf City Ale House | 301 Main St. Ste 101, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
- Taco Asylum | Tap List | 2937 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
- Taps Fish House & Brewery | TAPS microbrews are brewed by their own Taps Brewery and distributed to each location.
- Tavern+Bowl | Tap List | The Triangle, 1875 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
- Tilted Kilt | Over 20 on Tap | 1625 W Katella Ave, Orange, CA 92867
- Tree Branch Cider House | Cider, Mead & Craft Beer | Tap List | 6953 Warner Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
- The Wall | Tap List | 80 Plaza Square, Orange, CA 92868
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