Looking for a chill spot to day-drink in Orange County? You’re in luck because we gathered up the best breweries to hit up in the O.C. — and the best part? You can knock all of these out in one productive day!
Every one of these breweries are located just off Harbor Blvd. in Anaheim. These picks will have you curious and wanting coming back to show your friends! Don’t forget to bring the kids or doggos!
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Golden Road Brewing- Anaheim
Golden Road Brewing‘s Anaheim location was originally intended to serve as a production facility, but after joining Anheuser-Busch, plans changed. Instead, the location was turned into something a little more fun. Opened at end of 2017, this indoor/outdoor hangout is quickly becoming Anaheim’s hot spot. Golden Road Anaheim features a full-service restaurant and dozens of taps to choose from. Among those taps are Golden Road Brewing‘s most popular drinks, such as Golden Road Hefeweizen, Point the Way IPA, Wolf Among Weeds IPA and Wolf Pup Sessions IPA.
2210 E Orangewood Ave
Anaheim, CA 92806
Karl Strauss Brewing Company- Anaheim
Located just seconds away from Golden Road Brewery, Karl Strauss Brewing Co. deserves recognition as well. Directly across the street from Angel’s Stadium, Karl Strauss usually gets the rush of crowds after games and special events. They’re most famously known for their Red Trolley Ale, but don’t sleep on the Aurora Hoppyalis IPA! The Anaheim location doubles as a full-service restaurant as well, so come hungry!
2390 E Orangewood Ave, STE 100
Anaheim, CA 92806
Bootlegger’s Brewery- Fullerton
Located in the heart of Downtown Fullerton, Bootlegger’s Brewery is neatly tucked away from all the commotion. This small brewery has become so popular they have opened up two more locations in Costa Mesa and Redlands. Fullerton remains the original, and my personal hang out for its laid back environment. While you’re there, check out El Chango Mexican-American Lager, Golden Chaos Belgian Ale and the popular Far Out IPA. Bootlegger’s also holds yoga sessions and trivia nights on occasion!
130 S Highland Ave
Fullerton, CA 92832
Ballast Point Anaheim
Ballast Point Brewing Co., a SoCal staple, just opened up a new tasting room back in January. The new Anaheim location joins Ballast Point Long Beach in bringing joy to our neck of the woods. Located in the uber-popular Downtown Disney, there’s bound to be crowds, but it’s worth it. If you’re not down with a long wait and hordes of tourists, we highly recommend the Long Beach location. Ballast Point Sculpin IPA is easily their most popular brew of choice.
1540 S Disneyland Dr. #201
If you’re searching for a laid back spot without the craziness, then look no further. Anaheim Brewery is conveniently located right next to the Anaheim Packing House in Downtown Anaheim– that’s a lot of Anaheims! This cozy spot comfortably serves an indoor bar as well as their beer garden. As Downtown Anaheim grows, the neighboring area only gets better! It happens to also be a short walk from our favorite barcade, Lag Bar. Get some grub at the Packing House and stop by Anaheim Brewery for an Anaheim 1888®!
336 South Anaheim Boulevard
Anaheim, CA 92805
Unsung Brewing Company- Anaheim
Just like Anaheim Brewery, Unsung Brewing Co. is steps away from Anaheim Packing House. This unique spot serves up finger foods and has tons of beers on tap to choose from, some of which are available for research and development purposes! You’ll notice that most of their beers have unique names. These are also the names of characters created by Unsung to go along with their beer, adding a cool layer of branding. They even sell some awesome merch based on the characters/beer! The only thing you should know before checking it out is that space is limited, but the environment is beautiful. We recommend the Buzzman American Ale and the Anthia IPA.
500 Anaheim Blvd Unit B
Anaheim, CA 92805