Been searching the places section and decided it would be best to ask the experts in the forum. I am heading out to the L.A area in a week to get away and see some friends. Looking to "donate" some money to a few of the local bottle shops near Los Angeles/Culver City and Santa Monica area. Was hoping the California BAs could point me to a few good places. Also looking for a few bars/restaurants and maybe the best brewery for a tour. We will also be heading to the Laguna Beach area for a day or two if there is anything near there. Thanks for any and all the help you can send my way. Really looking forward to having a few beers I can't have here in Wisconsin!