Old town Main Street vibe, parking is hard(ticket city with meters). Brewpub style with sports bar food, small selection of brews😂. Flight of beers with 4 house and few guest brews. Just missed their IPA launch the next day. Brews where average but nothing that stood out. More house brews would help on tap. Looks like 10bbl system upstairs with fermators down below. Cool history on the walls around the brewpub.
Good place. 6 taps. All very hoppy. Even in chocolate stout hoppy flavour prevails over chocolate.
t0rin0 (1529) Do Not Resuscitate, California | January 21, 2014| Updated February 3, 2014
Oh my, what a place. I made the trek out here with gobzilla a while back. I had never been to San Pedro before and this was an interesting experience. The brewpub is on a quiet street a couple blocks from the water. We got in about 9pm and all the stores were closed and had the metal screen pulled down. Despite the fact that everything but one place was closed the street was still packed with cars and bros. Lots of Dodgers hats and lots of tattoos all there for the UFC fight. They have a good number of taps but only had 5 house beers when I was there. The beers are pretty meh (I’ve heard theories that they’re actually brewed at Angel City but I don’t believe that) and I wouldn’t go out of my way to try any of these beers again. Actually, the whole neighborhood is kind of dumpy looking and I’m not in a hurry to return.
(Visited 08/2010): SPBC is located in San Pedro on 6th not too far off Harbor. Street parking is available on 6th, and there is a metered lot across the street.
The brewpub exterior features a nice front with big windows. Once inside, the bar is located on the left and table seating is on the right. Some of the brewing equipment is visible in the rear too. The decor features California-based sports teams, with UCLA being most prominent. The brick walls and tile ceiling try to counter some of the sports-bar stuff with a comfortable feel. A chalkboard lists what beers they have on tap.
As for the beers, there were 6 available and they have a 5-beer sampler option. The styles were fairly standard issue - Amber, Pale Lager, Blonde, APA, Brown, and a seasonal Oktoberfest. All of the beers are average or a little above.
Service was decent on an early afternoon. The bartenders were friendly although they didn’t seem to be too interested in beer in general.
We did not try any food on the visit.
Overall this place is a worthwhile stop outside the immediate LA area.
Old school style with some pretty good in-house beers. The owner, James, loves life and beer as pair and will show you a good time if you get the chance to meet him. Their IPA is good as well as their Chocolate Porter.
LtDan (65) Los Angeles County, California | December 29, 2009
What makes the ambiance of this place, is being close to the water in a small little beach city. Inside is nice too, with lots of hardwood fixtures and surfaces. The selection was really weak. They listed about 6 beers on their menu, but only had four. Hey maybe the other two are so good, they were snatched up? The food was fine, I only ordered wings, so I have no idea about the rest of the menu. The price was fair. The beer didn’t knock my socks off, almost watery.
I frequent this place at least 2 times a month, as I can ride my bike here from my house and catch happy hour for some $3.75 pints while its slow there. If you are in San Pedro, this place has the best beers hands down. In a town full of bars that have nothing on tap (literally) this place is a breath of fresh air. They have a good little selection of their beers with a rotating seasonal release. Their beers always seem to be pretty fresh and if you’re lucky like me, you can catch a nice guest tap like Sierra Nevada’s Handful of Hops. The Handful of Hops seemed to go quickly though, the last time I was there I received to last pint. Their staff is pretty friendly, and there are a few there that are pretty knowledgeable. They have pretty good bar food, from what I’ve had (Gaffey fries and the like) and if you are a sports fan, they have all that stuff going for them too, like multiple screens with different games on. I just go for the beer. During the day a very chill place to grab a decent pint and maybe some lunch - just keep in mind that at night this place can be very busy and even charge for entry on some nights to get in (bands).