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Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
Active Beers: 66
Beer Ratings: 640
Beer Avg: 3.95
Taps: 36 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
210 E 3rd St
phone: (562) 436-4020
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vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3 | $$
For the long beach location:
In the base of a newer loft building, large glass roll up doors connect a large shaded/heated patio with the smaller main dining area. Sat at a comfy round booth, also there were many tables and chair settings. Large glass window behind the main bar that looks into the brewery.
Have been waiting to try Beachwood in general for a long time and the new brewpub specifically. Overall I thought the beer was solid if not particularly exciting - all were well balanced and smooth. Had slightly higher expectations for the house beers based on history of Beachwood.
Very nice tap and bottle list. I focused on the house brews since I had never visited before, but the guest taps included many beers I had never had, not to mention heard of. 8 house brews on tap running the style gambit, you can get flights of 4 - so amongst our party we tried them all. Then decided to have a pint of Melrose IPA 9my hop centric favorite) Also do half pours of the guest taps - tried a Moylans Hop Craic. Also many bottles on their list that are not common to find in the typical beer centric establlishment, with semi-reasonable prices: examples being FW15, 50/50 eclipse, 3f, etc.
Focused food menu, but again slightly let down from what my expectations were. Tried the BBQ brisket (too dry), chicken (quite good) and pulled pork (too dry). Also the chicken nachos (interesting), hush puppies, cornbread and both a field green and butter lettuce salad (my favorites). We might have made a mistake by not ordering any ribs - but that was beyond my control. Bar B Q sauces were good, appreciated the sweet and spicy choices. Large portions.
All in all a fun place with a great beer selection, that I will definitely go back to. Know that you can park in the building and get 3hrs validation.
Kid friendly, lots of families for lunch on a Sunday
02-20-2012 06:54:57 |
More by drewone
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
Visited just after lunchtime on a weekday in early August 2011.
The decor is retro Americana streamline diner, not overdone to the point of theme restaurant but noticeable. Staff was uniformly helpful, friendly and talkative.
My friend and I sat at the bar; he ordered a brisket sandwich, I had a tater tot casserole (with duck fat gravy and cheese curd). His was delicious; mine was far too heavy and caloric for me to order it again.
I had a taster flight of their own beers and found all of them to be at least respectable iterations of the style. Several were beyond this level and were good enough to order on their own next time (Kilgore Stout and Knucklehad Red, specifically).
The only downsides to me were that the lunch menu is somewhat limited and that the prices were a little high for this to be a regular habit.
09-07-2011 19:41:20 |
More by charlzm
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
It's worth driving to Long Beach to try the beers these guys are cooking up. The Hop Ninja was the highlight of our afternoon there but every beer brewed in house was amazing.
It's in a funny space that feels more like a malt shop than it does a bar or brewery. I like it but it's not for everyone.
The staff and beers won us all over and we got to meet the owner and brewer. He is VERY friendly and gave us more time than any of us expected.
I knew the beers would be great but I was surprised how great the food was. I can get great beer anywhere in Los Angeles these days but great Barbecue is hard to find.
04-25-2013 20:49:55 |
More by BRANDY818
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Just East of Pine with plentiful public pay-parking on Broadway.
Good atmosphere...roll up doors along the promenade give it a nice open air vibe and let's the ocean breeze in that comes up most Summer afternoons.
Beer and food quality is very good, as well as the service. They know their beers here and can guide you thru a nice flight of selections. Samplings are no problem if you wanna try before you buy. Selection is good and they brew a few of their own. Something I'll need to try next go round.
Food was fresh and plentiful...doggie bag please!
A bit pricey yes, but on par with many other establishments of the same caliber. Worth a visit. Nice that you can check out their Hop Cam online to preview the current brew and menu selections before making the trip.
10-14-2011 17:12:22 |
More by fourplayed
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Checked this place out on 7/5/11 for its grand opening. Beachwood II is located on 3rd St. in downtown Long Beach, in a cramped little area of the city. Street parking can be a problem, but they will validate parking from the adjacent lot for up to 3 hours.
Walking in its quite a bit larger than the original location. In the center is a long bar with at least 20 seats. Surrounding that are a bunch of little tables with some booths at the south end.
Selection was great, lots of local stuff for the opening. Had a Lost Abbey Framboise de Amarosa, Craftsman Sour Braggot, and a Port Ocean Beach Bacon and Eggs Imperial Porter. Only tried one of the house beers, Kilgore Stout, and thought it was pretty good, nice job Julian.
Service was solid, took a tad too long to get a beer at one point, but I guess there's a lot more people to serve here. Justin seems to be the head guy here, so you know the service will good.
I didn't have any of the food, but it looks like it's the same for the most part as Beachwood I's menu, and I know how I feel about that.
I really liked the location, unfortuantely it's more than twice as distant as Beachwood I and the traffic up 2nd and Ocean can suck, so it's not a place I'll probably go that often, mostly when something interesting is on-tap and spend most of the time at Beachwood I. Nevertheless, Long Beachers in the area have a great new restaurant, just wish it was in Huntington.
07-06-2011 18:53:14 |
More by Halcyondays
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I visited Beachwood BBQ & Brewing yesterday while I was in Long Beach. This location is bigger than the Seal Beach location but it's still pretty cramped when it gets busy. The aesthetics of both locations are the same down to the tap list on chalkboard squares. I got a seat at the bar and ordered some beer and the BBQ chicken nachos (fantastic by the way). The bartender was somewhat overworked due to the crowd but service was still good. All of the beer I ordered was fresh and tasty. They have 8 of their house beers on tap and around 15 to 20 guest beers, some of which were rare treats. Prices are reasonable for both beer and food. Overall, I prefer this location over the Seal Beach one but either is a great stop for beer and food.
04-03-2012 01:55:47 |
More by UCLABrewN84
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I planned the whole day going here for beer and dinner with the family and what a good choice! The place is in a Loft district and actually located in what seems like an entire glass surrounded garage. Has an urban feel to it and when walking in, looks exactly like a Steak N' Shake with how the tables are rounded and then have red, leather seats everywhere.
The quality was great! All glasses brought out in glasses appropriate to their styles and they all were brought out quickly.
Service was decent. She knew her food but couldn't tell much about their beer or ANY on the guest list. I guess this is not a priority for Beachwood to teach each server to know the Beers one-by-one but could help!
Selection, awesome! 6 of their own were available on-tap and then there is a Chalkboard of guest taps (25+).
Food was 5.0! We first split the Len's Fried Pickles and Deviled Eggs. Then I enjoyed the Brisket w/ Blue Cheese Grits, Asparagus, and Sweet Potato Fries. I recommend!
Good pricing, and might have looked harder into their Happy Hour or Specials and came at these times but I was too caught up in their awesome BrewPub and beer! Will be back!
07-13-2011 17:49:39 |
More by DCon
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $
Ode to Lambic day
This place is a beer drinkers place. Nice industrial feel. Large amount of tap space and a wide open feel for roaming and talking with friends.
Quality- I came down strictly for the event and the quality that the beers and staff displayed was top notch. The beer was properly served. Great time.
Service- I will admit I am knocking a bit due to the event, but when you do events all the time you should know what to expect.
Selection- Top notch from the house beers to the treats on the bottle list. Great guest beers along with the house beers.
Food- I only had the pickles and they were good but needed something to make them pop.
Value- $4 basket of pickels, $5 pours at an event. Im in all day.
05-08-2012 15:40:58 |
More by FosterJM
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Parked, like, right there (pointing), a stone’s throw from this place in a strip of plaza, some. Funny, this neighborhood seems strikingly familiar (as if we were hereabouts last night around the corner; that which makes for a good one-two revue). Plenty of time on our hands just now, but decided to bag elsewhere and just set up; do the time at Beachwood while waiting for that kid sister of mine, hours away from arrival she be...
Decently sized “L” shaped wood bar with corrugated framed pieces on a wood panel base and a foot box, seating for 16 on leather chairs. Large windows behind the bar offering brew room views, and the barback counter below holding 3 raised “T” towers of 12 each in a long low run. Some of the tap handles are random trophy heads; others are just wood blocks, some carved. Glassware behind the taps countered and shelved below. Handpump on the end; dead, as are most in SoCal post the Real Ale festival in Carlsbad.
House taps listed lining above and a slat pegboard to the left listing guest taps. There’s a panel there with gauges that I can only assume show levels of keggage. They call it the “Flux capacitor’, as I would, too. I think it takes (like) 1.21GW, apparently, it regulates pressure for each keg. A single flat in the far corner of the bar, and BBQ sauces racked to the right of the windows.
The walls are a pale blue, and no, we’re not arguing whether it’s sea foam or robin’s egg, why would you say that? Logo house prints and a trio of cow, beer, & pig ‘sum of the parts’ pieces, and some vintage black & white beery prints down on the far end. Slab cement floorings and grayish ceiling with some coral end pieces with drop lamps at both ends. Exposed duct work, drop bulb in a bowl lighting along the bar and suction cup lamps elsewhere.
On the far end of the bar, a dozen shorty tables, some pushed together and the ones to the rear sharing common benchage and views of outside somethings. The other end of the room holds 4 booths and 3 shorty tables. Halfway in between, 3 garbage doors of panel glass, fronting a pair of 2 seaters each, and the out front seating pen; partially awned, holding 20 square red metal tables solo, in twos, trees, or more. Wood benchings along the perimeters, heat lamps, and planterings on the outside ends.
10 house beers (Foam Top Cream Ale, nice Kolschy goodness; Tart Simpson, a Berliner, pleasant tartness, not too sour, refreshing; El Verano Saison, local sage honey, a lovely Saison; 3rd Dimension Tripel, 9.5%, a big beer, Belgian sweety, finishes dry dry; Breaker Pale Ale, Columbus, Centennial, & Cascade, solid Pale Ale; Forever Bitter, nicely balanced, good malt backbone, an excellent bitter; Knucklehead Red, caramel & toffee, a deep red; Pole Position West Coast IPA, Chinook, Columbus, Simcoe, & Summit, a great IPA; Hop Ninja West Coast Imperial IPA, a mere 8.9%, not overly sickly sweet, Simcoe, Amarillo, & Columbus; Kilgore American Stout, roasty, awesome, bitter, chocolate, coffee). Foam Top Cream Ale, Forever Bitter, Knucklehead Red, Pole Position West Coast IPA, & Kilgore American Stout were the best of the lot, but really, there was no suck in the mix. The beers here are simply very good. We started with everything was pint & sampler, and now we’re in shorty mode.
+25 guest taps (‘cause a brewpub needs that), roughly 3/4 of them American craft, mostly Cali offerings, with a few out of regionals. The other 1/4 are imports, and for some reason, the house Beachwood Kilgore American Stout (nitro) is in this mix. Now, maybe it’s me but with what they do for house beers, I don’t feel like they need guest taps, let alone 2 dozen of them. So, the bottled list of 40 selections (1/3 or so Belgian, another 1/3 US craft, and the rest beers of the world) may just be overkill unnecessary. I just don’t see the point of it. And some of them bitches are pricey pricey, too. I’m just a-sayin’.
We will need to food then. Started with some apps; Ben, the Lena’s famous fried pickles (dill) and I, the blackened albacore sashimi, which was quite nice. For entrees, Ben hit the tater tot casserole (duck gravy of madness, I lifted some from his plate) and as I had been contemplating the Que, gone ‘et the baby back rib (damn good)/salmon (had some kind of apricot chutney of didn’t suck on it) combo. Choice of sides, I opted for cayenne & honey glazed carrots (slivered, very very good) and the tangy slaw (solid), and was dealt a cranberry cornbread bonus. 4 sauces jarred in a rack tableside; spicy, sweet, mustard, & vinegar to mess with. All was well.
Brewer Julian dropped by to visit (hey, man). Good news, the Red Sox are getting hammered. I just texted Phil to remind him so, ‘cause I’m a good friend. Great house shirt reads “If a cow is in a coma, does that make it a vegetable?” Good food, very good beer. I approve.
10-14-2012 15:28:15 |
More by slander
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Firstly, congrats to Gabe, Lena, and Julian for getting this place up and running.
I got out of work early today so I made the drive down to Long Beach to check out the brewpub for the opening.
This place is significantly bigger than the original location in Seal Beach which is an instant plus. A much bigger bar and more seating will help to keep more people happy.
I didn't eat on this occasion, but looks like the same food menu and the food smelled just as good as always.
A great guest tap list with tons of different Southern California beers, including some fairly obscure beers. And on opening day, five house beers were being poured. They were all solid, but I found the stout to be the best of the bunch.
Should be a great spot for years to come.
07-06-2011 02:20:02 |
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Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA