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Smog City Brewing Co.

Bars, Breweries Torrance
5 out of 5 stars
(6user reviews)
 (Photograph: Courtesy Smog City Brewing Co.)
Photograph: Courtesy Smog City Brewing Co.
 (Photograph: Courtesy Smog City Brewing Co.)
Photograph: Courtesy Smog City Brewing Co.
 (Photograph: Courtesy Smog City Brewing Co.)
Photograph: Courtesy Smog City Brewing Co.

You might pass right by the Smog City taproom if you don't pay attention. From the outside, this small brewery looks just like all the other warehouses on Del Amo Boulevard: white, boxy, industrial. Pull into their parking lot, though, and you'll immediately spot beer-wielding Torrance folk spilling out of the door. The family-run brewery started making beer in 2011, and over the next two years built up enough of a presence in LA's craft beer scene to open their own brewery in 2013. Now their taproom is a place where locals can pick up growlers of Smog City staples (the Make Out Session Pale Ale and the Hoptonic IPA are serious crowd-pleasers) or put their stamp of approval on any variations being tried out in the tanks housed in the back. After scanning the blackboard for beers on tap, order a couple tastes or a pint at the counter, fill up a bag with some free popcorn, then find a spot at one of the handful of tables and get ready to shoot the shit with complete strangers.


Venue name: Smog City Brewing Co.
Address: 1901 Del Amo Blvd
Ste B
Los Angeles
Opening hours: Thu, Fri 4-9pm; Sat Noon-8pm; Sun Noon-6pm
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Excellent beers on tap with a few of their more popular beers in bottled form. Love the Hopnotic!!

Porter and brew-team are making some great Cali-Style beers and the tasting room has the best breeze in the afternoon. Perfection🍻🍻

This is hands-down one of the best breweries in the greater Los Angeles area. Amazing beers, friendly staff, and a nice open feel to the tap room.

Fantastic beer . California Love , Infinite Wishes are just a couple of their special releases . Fun place , cool people ..

The most amazing selection of hand crafted local beer in LA! They do everything very well! Amazing local atmosphere and awesome staff!


Smog City is my favorite brewery in LA right now, mostly because their Coffee Bourbon Porter is pure magic. I will drink that brew all day, every day. They also have a super friendly taproom, with plenty of seating and free popcorn to soak up the alcohol. The staff is awesome (you're the best, Laurie!), and they'll give you a little tour of the place if they aren't too busy. If you're not into porters, Sabre-Toothed Squirrel is a fantastic amber ale that goes well with pretty much everything. Especially more Smog City beer.