L.A.'S TOP 5 BEER BARS

  1. The Bottle Room
    Serves barley wine and complex stouts, plus a 60-beer strong bottle list. Whittier.
  2. Father's Office
    The Helm's branch features established craft breweries such as Lost Abbey and up-and-comers Brouwerij West. Culver City.
  3. Lucky Baldwins
    Belgian beer destination (serves Brasserie DuPont) with a friendly crowd. Pasadena.
  4. The Surly Goat
    Pliny the Elder and Bourbon County Stout are just two on the low-lit pub's extensive tap list. West Hollywood.
  5. Tony's Darts Away
    Carries only California-brewed beer, with a dedicated IPA menu. Burbank.