Laguna Beach Beer Guide: Your Laguna Beach guide to beer, beer bars, breweries and brewpubs

Latest reviews from Laguna Beach

58 /100
La Sirena Grill (Restaurant)
30862 S COAST HWY
“A pretty basic Mexican eatery with craft beer on the side. Mainly Docent on my visit. Food was rather poor, beer was ok, but nothing out of the ordinary.“
berkshirejohn 1072 days ago
80 /100 859 LAGUNA CANYON ROAD
“Visited on Saturday 16th March 2019, it opened for the first time in mid-2018. Family friendly place with games and plenty of space. Guest beers alongside their own, cool vibe and friendly staff. Open plan with patios on two sides. Decent beer and decent food, my party of five ate and drank everything we could while there. Orange County prices, but fresh beers in a clean and friendly environment with the sun shining makes it worth the money.“
BlackHaddock 1289 days ago
70 /100
Slice (Restaurant)
477 FOREST AVE
“New place, visited on Saturday 20th Jan 2018 for lunch and nose around. It is basically a Pizza and Salad place, build your own 11 inch, or choose from their house selection. I built my own Pizza. Beer wise they have 16 taps and you pour your own, just get a wristband which has a tag on that unlocks the tap and you take as much as you wish, it clocks it up and you pay at the end, choice of glasses by size and design. 14 Californian brews (Docent and Laguna Beach being very local), 1 from Utah and Stella from Belgium, all costed by the fluid oz. I tried four new beers, all seemed in good condition to me.“
BlackHaddock 1710 days ago
66 /100
Laguna Wine (Beer Store)
381 FOREST AVE
“Located just of PCH1 in downtown Laguna Beach, Laguna Wine (coffee and speciality foods) is a medium sized store trading largely in wine and gourmet food but has a small separate ’craft beer’ room in the middle of the shop. 50+ bottles, a Belgian section, beers grouped by style, plenty of local CA offerings, 3 or 4 Bruery bombers at very reasonable prices. Service was ultra friendly and the girl who was tidying the beer room knew her stuff. For a tourist passing through this is a good stop to pick up some new ticks in bottle format at reasonable prices. The only refridgerated beers were more mainstream offerings, the fridge being located in the main part of the store. One block from Ocean Ave BP - for tickers only ;)“
Theydon_Bois 3084 days ago
56 /100 280 S COAST HWY
“Visited December 31, 2013 while bar hopping on New Years Eve.

I wish I could find the listing that I saw at the BJs in La Jolla where it broke down the three types of restaurants in this chain. There are the "brewhouses" which used to brew but don’t anymore, the restaurants that never brewed, and these little places. They are tiny (comparatively) and maybe seat about 40 people. They don’t have a bar and don’t even have guest taps. Seems kind of pointless honestly. BJ’s are basically sports bars with some house beers and some guest taps. This is missing two out of the three. If you’re in Laguna Beach you can get better beer elsewhere. The food is the same as the other locations (so decent), the view is nice, the service is alright, but you can find much more interesting places within walking distance.“
t0rin0 3179 days ago
74 /100 222 FOREST AVE
“Visited December 31, 2013.

Stopped in for a beer (and possibly food) on new years eve while bar hopping through Laguna Beach. The kitchen was closed at 9pm on NYE so we all had a round and took off. I had a bottle of Orval for $8. The others had Leffe Blonde and La Chouffe. I like how all the beers actually are Belgian but the selection is a bit limited. They do have some nice bottles but this isn’t a place where you’ll find anything rare, just something good. The problem is that the stuff that you can find here is about the same Belgian selection that you can find at any decent restaurant.

The bartender was nice enough and knew a little bit about some of the beer. Everyone was having a good time because of new years so I think that helped the atmosphere, not that it wouldn’t be a fun place otherwise but it’s really more of a restaurant than a bar. It’s kind of neat that it’s down in the basement too. I might stop back in to try the food the next time I’m in the area, whenever that might be.“
t0rin0 3190 days ago
74 /100 222 FOREST AVE
“Came here for dinner and drink while staying in Dana Pointe. Nice cozy feel, friendly staff, and hearty cuisine. What’s not to love?“
ilovedarkbeer 3221 days ago
54 /100
La Sirena Grill (Restaurant)
30862 S COAST HWY
“I wasnt quite as impressed by this place as the other reviewers, although I did not try the food. I thought the taplist was decent, although somewhat mundane - nothing that really jumped out at me. I did not spend a lot of time in Laguna Beach to find anything better (as this was the highest rated at ratebeer), although Crow burger Kitchen just up the next town in Newport Beach had great food and a taplist that was immensely more varied and though-out than this place. And the ambiance here was pretty basic - nothing that made me want to stay.“
johnbuck100 3789 days ago
70 /100
La Sirena Grill (Restaurant)
30862 S COAST HWY
“Great selection of rotating taps. The food is great Mexican food, the atmosphere is laid back and inviting.“
Mcfa0779 3859 days ago
50 /100 280 S COAST HWY
“Beer is the same that you can get at any BJs. Nothing special but not too expensive. The place is crowded as hell since it is right on main beach.“
thome50 3874 days ago
96 /100
La Sirena Grill (Restaurant)
30862 S COAST HWY
“Great remodel, delicious food, fun friendly knowledgeable staff, insane selection of beers, owned and run by good people (who love good beer).“
ScrumpyLover 3964 days ago
94 /100 440 S COAST HWY
“Polished casual dining in an upscale and comfortable environment. Great beer list, great menu. Classic American Comfort with FLAIR and a beautiful foreign and domestic beer list. Boasts St. Bernardus Prior 8, Tripel, and ABT 12, Delirium Tremens, Chimay, and a fantastic Peche Labic float for dessert! They even have a frozen tap with Stella Artois and their own special Nick’s Honey Blond Ale where the beer comes out so cold it ices over! All this with fantastic and knowledgeable service at very competitive prices!“
theyeastmaster 4471 days ago
76 /100 222 FOREST AVE
“Great place with great ambiance and great service. Staff was very friendly. They have about 8 beers on tap, and a nice selection (8/10) of bottles. Expect to pay a healthy bill, however it is worth it. They had live music!!“
Ramenen 4819 days ago
72 /100 222 FOREST AVE
“A nice and very euro feeling style establishment. The ambiance was excellent and the service stellar. They had a decent selection of some of the more common Belgians, but nothing beats Orval with mussels. I did find some of the food a little under-performing my expectations, but we still had an excellent meal. A tad expensive for my tastes, but it was Laguna Beach, so I’m not sure what the hell I expected. Probably reasonable for that town.“
auerbrau 4867 days ago
66 /100 222 FOREST AVE
“Euro style cafe with 8 or so all Belgian tap brews from Chimay to Stella. Decent Belgian bottle selection as well. A nice place amongst the tourist trap store fronts in Laguna.“
AmEricanbrew 5222 days ago
54 /100 280 S COAST HWY
“Does not appear to make any beers you can not get at other BJ’s locations and is quite small. Does overlook the park next to the beach but that is not a reason to visit Laguna Beach unless you are stopping there for non-beer reasons.“
BBB63 5411 days ago
96 /100 222 FOREST AVE
“Great place that I recently discovered. Very authentic Belgian style bistro. Good selection of Belgian beers on tap and in bottles. You will not be disappointed!“
chimaybier 5537 days ago
72 /100 280 S COAST HWY
“pretty decent place, a bit small. they call it deep dish pizza- ha! it really isn’t deep dish unless it’s from chicago anyways. but this was hardly deep dish. in any case, the 7 5oz samplers for $8.50 was pretty cool. none of the beers were spectacular, but they were mostly very good.“
sersdf 6021 days ago
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