What do you do when First Friday has too many options? Push it to Saturday, of course! Join us for a visit to several of the downtown area breweries. It also give many of a us an opportunity to take public transit.
There are a lot of places to hit on this trip, so we may end up splitting up and going to different locations. Here is an update with Ian’s proposed timeline:
If you want an early start, I’d suggesting grabbing a bite to eat at Wurstkuche, 800 E. 3rd st @ Traction Los Angeles, CA 90013 . This place has has a variety of German sausages and a good assortment of German and Belgians beers. Wurstekuche opens at 11AM.
I’ll be starting the day at Arts District Brewing Company at 828 Traction Ave, 90013. Doors open at noon. The beers brewed by our own Devon Randall are always top-notch. I’ll be grabbing a bit to eat here. Right near by is Angel City Brewery, 216 S Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
From there, we have several directions we can go. Due south of Arts District is Iron Triangle Brewing, 1581 Industrial St, Los Angeles, CA 90021. To the east, across the 6th Street/Wittier bridge are a pair of breweries, Dry River Brewing, 671 S Anderson St, Los Angeles, CA 90023 and Indie Brewing Company, 2350 Sunrise St, Los Angeles, CA 90023.
At the north end of Arts District is Boomtown Brewery, 700 Jackson St, Los Angeles, CA 90012. This is the closest brewery to Union Station Red and Purple lines, and the Gold line.
At the west end of the area is Mumford Brewery, 416 Boyd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013.
There are a number of different options to get to the Arts District by transit. You can take the Expo line up to the 7th Street Metro center. You can grab the Red line there for a one or two stops to save a bit of walking. Fare is $1.75 each way.
I find the 733 bus that runs the entire length of Venice Blvd to be a simple option for many west-side starting points. It turns north on Main street, and returns southbound on Spring Street. Fare is $1.75 each way. More info can be found at https://www.metro.net/riding/trip-planner/