This beer store and bar offers a gigantic selection of brewskies, from West Coast microbrews to rare Belgian ales and small production specialty bottles. (There's also wine, and a pretty good little selection, but we rarely see anyone drinking it here.) There are refrigerated cases from which you can grab bottles to go, or get one opened at the bar (for a small corkage fee) and hang out with a plethora of Eastside beer nerds. There are always local brews on tap, and the space hosts special events such as a beer and cheese tasting with Stone Brewing's master brewer. Join the "mug club" and corkage fees are waived for a year, with each pour you buy going into your very own mug (well, more like a stein) that's kept behind the bar. The staff are super knowledgeable and friendly—no beer snobs here—and the atmosphere is cozy, with communal benches, comfy plush chairs and a smoking area outside. There's also a decent pizza place next door, to help you soak up all that delicious booze.
Sunset Beer Company
|Venue name:||Sunset Beer Company||Contact:|
1498 W Sunset Blvd
|Opening hours:||Mon-Thurs noon-11pm (bar opens at 4pm); Fri-Sat noon-midnight (bar opens at 1pm); Sun noon-10pm (bar opens at 1pm)|
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I love this place, mostly because of how it feels like you're chilling at a friend's house, drinking a couple beers. I've often wandered in here, thinking I was just going to pick up drinks for later, then ended up sitting on one of their comfy couches with an IPA and reading for a bit. There's an outdoor patio for smoking, and I'm pretty sure you can bring your dog out there, too. It's just an all-around relaxed, friendly, inviting space, and one that I will always say yes to.
Sunset Beer is a fantastic bottle shop aaaaand there's also a bar. So if you can't wait to drink what you just bought, you don't have to. Or you can order a beer from the super nice bartenders, who (duh) know a lot about beer. There's often brewery takeovers and hard-to-find stuff on tap here—the day I got to have Goose Island Bourbon County Stout on draft was a special day indeed.