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Arts District Brewing Co.

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4 out of 5 stars
(6user reviews)
Arts District Brewing Co.
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Arts District frequents now have another watering hole to rival Angel City Brewery and the arcade bar EightyTwo. This brewhouse features nine beers on tap, which will no doubt be expanded, and a full cocktail bar for when you want to amp things up. Oh, and there are skee-ball machines.

By: Elizabeth Munoz


Venue name: Arts District Brewing Co.
Address: 828 Traction Ave
Los Angeles
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 4pm-midnight; Fri 4pm-2am; Sat 11:30am-2am; Sun 11:30am-midnight
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Make a day of drinking downtown and head to places like this & Angel City. Arts District has a pretty wide range of brews, so drinkers of all styles will be pleased. They've also got some food for purchase from their small kitchen in the corner and games like Skee-ball & cornhole to play as well. It can get pretty busy on some nights and weekends, so be prepared if you have a big group. Aside from that though, Arts District is a lot of fun and a great spot to grab a drink at with friends downtown.


The beers are pretty good, but $1 per skee ball game is ridiculously expensive. What's even worse is that the machines are the shorter/smaller versions. 25 cents per game and everyone would have a much better time.


Love this new brewery DTLA! They serve a large variety of beers and there are tons of games that you can play. This is the perfect place for an outing with friends or for a date night. While you are there, dont forget to grab some food at Fritzi, it's the perfect pairing with beer!

The scene at this massive space can veer a little towards the bro. It seems to be a popular spot for post-convention team-building-mixer type groups and happy hour packs. However, strategic timing and positioning will result in a positive experience. The real draw here is the food window which turns out really great versions of bar snacks to accompany the rotating house-made and guest beers. The move is to bring a trio, send one person to the food ordering window, one person to the beer ordering bar and dispatch the third to scout out a table away from the arcade bustle (which can get deafeningly loud) and then regroup. I'm sure the games are fun, but I can't say, since over multiple visits I have never caught them without a crowd. Being so large, it's a rare place in the Arts District you can reliably count on to find a seat, even on busy nights.


Arts District Brewing is serving the best beer Downtown at the moment, and while you might have to fight for a pint on a crowded weekend, it's well worth any wait. Skeeball, ping pong, darts and a walk-up food window (connected to Fritzi next door) all add to the space, making this a prime spot for a group hangout.

You had me at skeeball.  Seriously.  I think I might've spent more money playing skeeball than I did buying drinks!  Also, the fact that they have a walk-up restaurant inside the brewery is brilliant.