One of the South Bay’s craft beer bar originators is venturing back into the market with a new Torrance brewpub to call his own. The still-in-the-works space is named HopSaint, and comes by way of Steven Roberts, who previously opened the old Cafe Boogaloo (in what is now Dia de Campo in Hermosa Beach) before selling it off years ago.
At that time, Roberts was among the only people in Los Angeles truly angling for the rise of craft beer. He populated his tap list with only non-macro beers, earning a reputation along the way as one of the good guys in the South Bay craft beer scene, which has now been really booming for more than half a decade.
Roberts is now leading the charge with his own brewpub in HopSaint, a standalone restaurant and microbrewery that will hold a ten barrel system and serve all manner of smoked and fire-cooked meats. There’s no full menu or tap list available just yet, but it’s safe to assume that lots of IPAs will be involved, especially considering the brewmaster (and co-owner) is none other than Brian Brewer, who previously spent time at Stone and The Brewery at Abigaile
HopSaint takes over the long-dormant Billy’s Deli & Cafe on 190th Street and is already well underway, as construction photos from their Facebook page show. There will be tables made from old skateboard decks (yes, really), sleek Modernica chairs throughout the open room, and lots of communal seating to go along with the many bar stools inside.
HopSaint has hopes to open next month.
5160 W. 190th Street