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This Huge New Arts District Brewery Will Have Skeeball & Top-Notch Food
A sprawling new brewery is opening soon in the Arts District and will feature a restaurant, games and a tasting room. Arts District Brewing is the latest craft beer destination to head to the neighborhood teeming with new breweries, and aims to bring great food and entertainment to the scene when they open in the coming weeks, according to the L.A. Times. The new brewery is being brought to life by Cedd Moses—the man behind Seven Grand, Honeycut and other nightlife hotspots— Eric Needleman of The Spirited Group, and Brian Lenzo, founder of Blue Palms in Hollywood, a great destination for craft beer. The restaurant will be headed by Neal Fraser, of downtown's buzzy Redbird and Top Chef Masters fame, so we can expect something way better than a free bowl of pretzels, though details on the menu have not yet been released. They'll also be serving up a variety of house beers and cocktails at the 17,000-square-foot space on Traction Ave., just down the road from other breweries like Angel City, and newbies Boomtown and Mumford Brewing.
The brewery will be run by Devon Randall, who previously was the head brewer at Pizza Port in San Diego's Solana Beach, and is the second woman to run a brewery in L.A. after Alexandra Nowell of Three Weavers Brewing Co. She's been refining recipes for months now, which will include a rotating selection in a range of styles from a golden ale (Mateo) to a dark imperial porter (Porter Rico).
The multilevel brewery will feature plenty of polished concrete, exposed metal work and a dark wood bar stretching hundreds of feet long. You'll also be able to perfect your game with skeeball lanes, dart boards and ping pong tables. Arts District Brewing will also have a large patio and a tasting room for sales.
The brewery is still waiting on final permits and approvals from the city, so they haven't officially released an opening date, but the Times reports that they anticipate opening in the next two weeks. Updates will be posted to their Facebook page.
Arts District Brewing is located at 830 Traction Ave., Arts District.