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Sunset Beer Company

Bars, Beer bars Echo Park
5 out of 5 stars
(5user reviews)
Sunset Beer Company

Time Out says

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.



Address: 1498 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles
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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5 out of 5 stars

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If you're looking to buy some great craft beer to bring to an event or friend's house, this is a great place to stop. They have a wide selection of all sorts of interesting brews. Additionally, the small bar area is a really nice spot for an afternoon beer in the area. They've got a wide selection of games (though most of them are well-loved and missing pieces) & will even open up beers you buy in the shop. Definitely a good place to take a beer lover.


With the glut of bars on this section of Sunset, you might have a little trouble parking, but this is a great neighborhood bar for a chill beer (or several).  They have a wide and varied selection of beers for sale in their store next door, so stop by during the day to stock up for your next bash.  At night, it's the perfect spot to meet with friends or make a new one.  It can get a little loud/crowded, and from the street, it's such a small entrance it can look closed (spoiler: it's not).  A no frills spot for good pours, come here if you're not feeling the party scene across the street at Little Joy or Short Stop and don't need the food/game selection of Button Mash to have a good time.


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.