Downtown Los Angeles is known for its world-class museums, acclaimed restaurants, title-winning sports teams, and a famous entertainment scene. However, there’s one more accolade to add to the list: beer.

In fact, DTLA is brewing up delicious varieties of ales, hops, lagers, and stouts that have enthusiasts cheers’ing from all corners of the globe. Over the past few years, craft breweries have been popping up in all corners of the city, putting Downtown L.A. on the map as a beer town worth taking notice of.

While there are plenty of amazing spots to taste great brew, here are a few places the Hope + Flower team highly recommend on your next craft beer tour.

Arts District Brewing


Since 2016, this brewery features a wide selection of brews including IPAs, porters, saisons, stouts, and wheat ambers, among others. Up for some friendly competition? You can play skeeball or enjoy free games like cornhole, ping pong, darts, and foosball. Whoever loses pays for the next round!

Angel City Brewery


This craft brewery is well-known for its old-world, small-batch recipes as well as the street art that decorates the historic building. It’s also one of those rare spots where outside food is welcomed! You’re encouraged to grab takeout from local food trucks and vendors, then gather at the brewery to wash it all down with their ever-rotating Angel City beer on tap.



Part arcade, part brewery, all awesome, right? EightyTwo offers more than 45 restored, playable video games and pinball machines from the 1970s through the 1990s. Complete with a tree covered outdoor patio, nightly DJs and a craft cocktail program, it will fast become your weekly #ThrowbackThursday.

Mumford Brewing


Located in Little Tokyo, this brewery serves flavors you likely won’t find anywhere else. Standouts include the Black Coffee Mamba (American black ale with Stumptown Coffee), El Fuego (a spicy jalapeño cream ale) and Biggums (a Belgian style Dubbel).

Modern Times


Walking distance from Hope + Flower, Modern Times, a plant-based brewery offers more than two dozen taps to go along with a full kitchen and cafe serving vegan eats. Pairing perfectly with the craft brew are battered and fried seitan starters, Beyond Meat burgers and even Bratwurst.

And when too many pints are making you feel a bit sleepy, they also offer artisanal coffee and pastries to perk you back up.