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Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
Active Beers: 82
Beer Ratings: 1,261
Beer Avg: 3.94
Taps: 36 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
210 E 3rd St
phone: (562) 436-4020
(Place added by: beachwoodbbq on 07-04-2011)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 35 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This is a review for the Beachwood in Long Beach. I don't know why it's taken so long for me to get around to reviewing this place.
Overall, I prefer Beachwood Long Beach to Seal Beach for one reason: room. The Seal Beach location can get really crammed, and while it's cool because it feels like an intimate bar, it can get kind of bothersome (the Sour Fest was like a sardine can).
Selection is great and always rotating. The house beers are outstanding. Don't not try them. The bartenders are attentive and more than happy to chat. Prices for beers are also pretty reasonable.
Food is pretty good. Not the best place to take any vegetarian/vegan friends haha.
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing is outstanding. If you're in downtown Long Beach, you have to check it out. This place and Congregation (next door) are the best places for craft beer in Long Beach in my opinion.
12-09-2011 19:39:12 |
More by UnknownKoger
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Just East of Pine with plentiful public pay-parking on Broadway.
Good atmosphere...roll up doors along the promenade give it a nice open air vibe and let's the ocean breeze in that comes up most Summer afternoons.
Beer and food quality is very good, as well as the service. They know their beers here and can guide you thru a nice flight of selections. Samplings are no problem if you wanna try before you buy. Selection is good and they brew a few of their own. Something I'll need to try next go round.
Food was fresh and plentiful...doggie bag please!
A bit pricey yes, but on par with many other establishments of the same caliber. Worth a visit. Nice that you can check out their Hop Cam online to preview the current brew and menu selections before making the trip.
10-14-2011 17:12:22 |
More by fourplayed
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
ok so, I just returned to my hotel after visiting this place. Rarely would I write a review so soon. Usually I "stew" over it a bit, wondering if the experience was worth me taking the time to post.
In this case, it was.
Atmosphere: Right on Promenade downtown. Walking distance (thankfully) from the hotels. Great location. Patio seating pending. Inside, several high top tables, low top tables and lots of room at the par. Music (thankfully not loud) and a Yankee game on a flat screen. Say no more.
Quality: High test offerings here. Check out their website for the latest. After talking with the manager several times, they are true "beer geeks". Proud about the offerings and proud about the presentation.
Service: Wait-staff was very attentive. Having been only open for a few months, they appeared to be running like a fine oiled machine. Even the cleanup crew was making regular rounds and policing up the stray glassware and plates.
Selection: This is where they excel (the action, not the software...). At least 30-24 taps. A gravity tap and full control of CO2 pressure (visible) for the many permutations of configurations, of offerings on tap. I'll not go into the vast diversity. I'll just say that when do you walk into a bar and think that you'll find enough sours to make an evening of it? My tastes recently have become attuned to this style, and Beachwood BBQ did not disappoint. The manager (David) was an excellent host. I camped out at a high top right behind the hostess station and we chatted several times. Via observation, I found that he not only took pride in the place, but was the extra pair of hands when necessary. Kudos for "leading by example". I'll not speak of the line-up, you can check out the website for what is current. I'll just say what I had:
1. Green Flash Little Freak (Barrel-aged w/ Brett), wow, kudos on this one.
2. Inland Empire Sour blonde (meh, see my review),
3. Craftsman Firework Saison w/ Brett (4+ on this one, well done for such a small brewery),
4. Alvinne Kerasus (classic lambic with cherries. Same folks who bring you Melchior),
5. The Dissident (had to try it on-tap, just 'cause)
Sadly, with the line-up of taps, I didn't try any of their in-house offerings. Hmmm, perhaps I need to go back....
Food: I had the mac and cheese appy. Had I known it was going to be this big, I would have stopped here. Wow. Nice portion size. Easily shared by two...or more. Moved on to a sampler of their BBQ offerings. In this case: Smoked brisket, ham and ribs. Dry rub only on the ribs, just the way I like it. Sauces available, but I found no need. The brisket was very good (vinegar base prior to smoking), the ham a bit salty but both with a nice smoke flavor. The sides of bleu cheese grits and collards (my choices of several offerings) were good, but a bit much. In the context of a bit to "bleu cheese forward" on the grits and the collards a too biting on the finish. IMHO living in the South, I've found the removing most of the veins from the collards will help cut down on the metallic taste. Not done here. The cornbread side looked appealing, but I was already over the limit on food. Again, good potion offerings.
Value: A bit pricey but not overly. For what you are getting, a 10oz pour ranged from $5 to $9 bucks. For what they were offering, I'm cool with that.
Overall: What a great experience. I can only hope that as time goes by, the offerings and the quality maintain. They appear to be off to a great start with great offerings and a high-caliber staff. Keep it up!
09-21-2011 03:58:40 |
More by Nesued
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
Visited just after lunchtime on a weekday in early August 2011.
The decor is retro Americana streamline diner, not overdone to the point of theme restaurant but noticeable. Staff was uniformly helpful, friendly and talkative.
My friend and I sat at the bar; he ordered a brisket sandwich, I had a tater tot casserole (with duck fat gravy and cheese curd). His was delicious; mine was far too heavy and caloric for me to order it again.
I had a taster flight of their own beers and found all of them to be at least respectable iterations of the style. Several were beyond this level and were good enough to order on their own next time (Kilgore Stout and Knucklehad Red, specifically).
The only downsides to me were that the lunch menu is somewhat limited and that the prices were a little high for this to be a regular habit.
09-07-2011 19:41:20 |
More by charlzm
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I really love the one in Seal Beach, so when I heard this place was opening up I had to check it out. The menu is pretty much a mirror of Seal beach, which is fine by me! What they do, they do pretty dang good. The beers they have on tap are hard to come by, and not to forget the beers they brew on site are very tasty. When I came, it was during the day so the walls of the restaurant are like garage doors and they just open up exposing the restaurant to the nice ocean breeze. The small downfall is the place closes a tad early, and you gotta pay for parking here, but for what you get when you get in, its totally worth it. Keep an eye out for free parking.
08-25-2011 23:01:43 |
More by GrumpyJunglist
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
i cant say enough about this spot. between this one and the seal beach location one can find the most quality tap lineup in all of southern california. plus with the edition of the house brews the lineup at the long beach location is epic. the staff is great and the manager Justin is a great guy and is a walking resource of beer knowledge. they also have an extensive bottle list with a lot of rare brews on it, and the prices on the bottles is very fair. most of the food is fried but there are some healthier oiptions if thats what your going for. go to beachwood bbq and brewery!!!
08-23-2011 19:00:34 |
More by gregoryG
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Long Beach is trying really hard to attract me. Congregation Ale House was a good first step, but what fun is it to only visit one place for a drink? Beachwood Brewing, located literally a stone's throw from Congregation, provides another reason to come visit, and as a bonus (by word of Jon) B-Wood will validate your parking. In English, that means you get 3 hours of free parking.
Significantly larger that the original location. Brewing tanks sit behind the bar in its own room. A backward L bar must have room for 15 people. Lots of wiggle space around the restaurant and bar. The vibe stil retains some of original Beachwood's charm, but with an industrial vibe mixed into it.
The tap list is already legendary among SoCal bars; an ever-changing list of hard to find kegs. Moylan's Bitter, Green Flash Barleywine, Baladin Noel, and many other kegs make up the exciting tap list. There's also a cask, and as a bonus, 10 house beers. Among them are several IPA's, two stouts, a red ale, a pale ale, a wheat ale, a cream ale, and a Belgian single. I've had four Beachwood beers so far, and they range from "pretty good" to "killer", so don't be shy to try their house beers. Lots of clean glassware with properly handled kegs and proper serving equals a very high standard of the quality of the beers. Beers are reasonably priced; house beers are $5-6, "guest drafts" a little more.
The same excellent food is featured here as well, along with friendly service and folks who know their beer. I tried the ham sandwich earlier today on an onion roll, topped with aragula and brie. Yummy goodness.
It's hard to say exactly how often I'll stop by the Long Beach locale, cuz it ain't fun driving to downtown. Still, Beachwood Brewing has all the qualities that made the original a must stop....but now with homemade beer!
08-19-2011 06:26:13 |
More by DoubleJ
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
This location has only been open for two weeks and I have already been here 4 times. What can I say. Everything good about BW1, with the addition of a lot more space and killer house beers brewed by Julian. Oh yes...and growler fills of house beers, as well! Some familiar faces from BWood 1 both on the staff side and the customer side. But the new faces of BW2 are just as cool and knowledgable to guarantee that nobody will ever be disappointed with a visit to this location.
Patio is being built now and I am still waiting to see the meat pies added to BW2, but all in good time.
I am lucky enough to live between the two locations and am just a bike ride away from this Long Beach location, but I would say that anybody living within or visiting OC or LA county, owes it to themselves to check out either or both Beachwoods. As you can see by comparing the hopcams between the two locations, there is very little (if any) duplications between the two guest beer lists.
07-21-2011 02:20:26 |
More by opwog
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
After going to Beachwood Seal Beach for the last couple of years, I was very happy that they have opened a new brewpub in Long Beach. The attention to good beer and great beer knowledge is evident from the time you sit down. At both locations you will always find another patron whose enthusiasm for good beer will match your own.
Located on Long Beach's downtown promenade, Beachwood shares the block with another great beer destination, Congregation Ale House. While parking can be a challenge, there is metered street parking and a subsidized garage. But why drive? It is located right in between the East and Westbound separated bike lane. Have your bike fitted with a growler rack so you can take home some fresh ale.
The beer is the costar here. The food is great. My current favorite is the wild mushroom stew that is served on Maytag blue cheese grits and topped with fried arugula.
07-20-2011 21:01:45 |
More by cardtosser
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Okay. I finally made it to the new Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach. I had planned to go last week on Friday. When that didn't happen I tried Saturday. But that ended up being a day trip to some of San Diego's newest brewery's. When Melrose IPA was set to be released on Tuesday, I thought "yes". But then other items came up and now it's Weds.
I was pretty excited about going today. Knowing the area I knew how parking was going to be. What I did not know was that there is free parking (first two hours) across 3rd St. Walking inside was like nothing at the Seal Beach location. Still nicely laid out. I did not care for how the taplist chalk squares were laid out on the side when you walk in. I would of like to see it facing the front as your walking in. In the front was a large chalk board with all the guest beers listed. To the right was the house beers list. It was easily larger by three time than the Seal Beach location. The outdoor patio is in the works as I type. It should be fenced in like at Congregational Ale House. That would fit another 40 customers outside. Nice. First pour was the house beer Melrose IPA. I thought was great. I also did a few tasters of the other house beers. All good. What really surprised me was that they had Happy Hour! Yes. The reviews last week said no happy hour at the Long Beach location. But today was the first day with happy hour. A big plus! Same menus as the Seal Beach location. Saw a familiar face, Justin and talked a bit. Glad to see him as manager here. Good choice Gabe. What I miss was all the familiar faces from BW one. I left full and satisfied. And with a growler of Melrose. Very cool. One thing. Once they start pouring the guest beers at the Seal Beach location I am not be able to fill my growler there. I would only be able to fill at the Long Beach location. CA. law.
Overall I really like the new Beachwood BBQ & Brewing. One thing missing for me was the atmosphere and workers at the Seal Beach location. I guess this place will find it's own atmosphere and crowd. I prefer the small and uniqueness of Beachwood BBQ. Even when it's very crowded. But I will come back to Beachwood Brewing for a few pints and growler fills. And the excellent food. Keep on rockin'.
07-14-2011 04:35:54 |
More by dcgunman
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