Forget just going to your local watering hole for a quiet, easy drink: Arts District Brewing is making an after-work commute to Traction Avenue in Downtown seem totally worth the hassle.
The newly soft-opened craft beer brewery and taproom shows its appeal with a 17,000 square foot playground of possibilities, from the 32 taps (note: only nine are on at the moment, as the team continues to build towards a full opening) to the dartboards, skeeball, and ping pong table inside. There’s also a wraparound bar, full alcohol license — remember, this is Cedd Moses, Eric Needleman, and the 213 Hospitality team, so booze is always in play — and a Fritzi Dog-lite menu from none other than Redbird’s Neal Fraser.
Devon Randall of Pizza Port fame handles head brewing duties, with Arts District pouring everything from a rye IPA to a near 8% Imperial porter. The 15-barrel brewhouse isn’t running at full capacity just yet, but the interior of the building (at 300 seats) and the outdoor 90-seat patio are all the way ready to go. Arts District Brewing is soft-open as of Sunday, and will keep weekday hours from 4 p.m. to midnight, Friday hours from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., and Saturday and Sunday hours beginning at 11:30 a.m.
Arts District Brewing
828 Traction Ave.Los Angeles, CA