Last week we attended the preview open-house at downtown’s Angel City Brewery and we’ve got a little gallery of the cavernous space to whet your whistle for the soon-to-open taproom and lounge!
Located just a couple of blocks away from Little Tokyo, and less than a mile from the Civic Center, Angel City’s Arts District brewery has all the brick-and-iron charm that you expect to find in a hip downtown spot, and a lot more of it than you might expect. The facility is nothing short of sprawling, and the brewhouse and bank of fermenters (liberated from the original Angel City Brewery location in Torrance’s Alpine Village) tucked into one corner of the building doesn’t occupy a third of the available space.
The build-out of the space is still on-going, but what we saw on Friday was very impressive. Seating for hundreds, a huge mezzanine level that overlooks the incredible glass-beaded deco bar, and plenty of space for expansion is the first thing that you notice when entering the building. However, it isn’t long before you begin to notice the space’s little details which really make the building stand-out. Things like the detailing on the structural columns around the warehouse, the great stained-concrete floors.
You can get a look in this video produced by the Angel City crew from Friday Night:
The team has done an awesome job turning a tired industrial space into an inviting room that we can’t wait to enjoy some beers in. And judging from the crowd that turned up to get a first-look at the brewery, the City of Angels is ready for its namesake brewery to open its doors again!
Check out the gallery below for some shots of the all new and improved Angel City Brewery!