Since 1870, Anaheim's craft beer community has evolved into a rich mix of quality microbreweries and beer festivals. So, whether you're in Anaheim for Disneyland®, or if you're in town attending a convention ― follow along and we'll guide you through some of the best breweries in Orange County.
Anaheim Brewery is a local institution with a famous past life; first opening its doors in 1870. By Prohibition, the beloved brewery was forced to close its doors. Fast forward to 2011, when the brewery reopened with four flagship brews and a few seasonal drafts throughout the year. Don't miss their signature events including Founder's Day, Sausage Fest, Oktoberfest, weekly Taco Tuesdays, and Trivia nights.
Located at 336 South Anaheim Boulevard at the Anaheim Packing District
Asylum Brewing Co.
Asylum’s beers are centered around all things that “drive you crazy.” Their menu boasts a variety of beers including the “Monsters We Breed” and “Cryptic Ryetings” to play off the very popular IPA trend in the beer community. For those without a taste for the hoppiness, try one of their stout brown ales or honey blondes.
Located at 2970 East La Palma Avenue
Backstreet Brewery is a great place to hang out with friends, especially before heading to an Angels’ game. A short walk to the stadium, fans can either grab a pre-game beer or stay and enjoy lawn games in the California sunshine. Don't miss their Nut Brown Ale, a malty beer that uses its hop flavor to complement and enhances its chocolate and caramel characters.
Located at 1884 South Santa Cruz Street
Ballast Point Brewing
As the first-ever brewery in the Downtown Disney® area, they feature upwards of fifty styles of beer across 100 tap lines and a huge outdoor beer garden with family-friendly, cabana-style seating. They also offer semi-private and private spaces available for events.
Their menu offers a mix of popular dishes such as Baja-style fish tacos and house-made pretzels with beer mustard, as well as gluten-free and vegetarian options.
Ballast Point will donate $1 from every kid’s meal ordered at the Downtown Disney® location to No Kid Hungry ― a national organization providing children with nutritious food options in an effort to end child hunger.
Located at 1540 South Disneyland® Drive, at Downtown Disney®
Bottle Logic Brewing Company
While California has no shortage of quality craft beer, Bottle Logic Brewing truly stands out. Keep an eye out for their experimental concoctions incorporating unique ingredients like hibiscus, pineapple, grapefruit zest and more! When visiting you must try their Lagerithm, a back-to-back Gold Medal winning Dark Lager. Pours crimson-brown with notes of roasted nuts, toast, and a hint of caramel.
Located at 1072 North Armando Street
Brewery X is one of the latest additions to Anaheim's burgeoning craft brewery scene. Formed by a passionate team of beer loves, this large La Palma space features a wide selection of great brews on tap from "light and easy" to "hoppy" to "dark and malty." They also offer refreshing hard seltzers, perfect for sipping on a sunny afternoon in their spacious, colorful garden.
Located at 3191 East La Palma Avenue
One of the wildest breweries in Anaheim, specializing in sour and farmhouse-style ales. Beer isn't brewed at Bruery Terreux — it's stored, blended, and aged yielding some really unique combinations. Even if you've tried other sour beers, Bruery Terreux’s sours will wow your taste buds. Don't miss out on trying any of the Frucht series. The base of these beers is stored in humongous barrels called foeders.
See for yourself, we even made a video about it!
Located at 1174 North Grove Street
Golden Road Brewing
With the recent additions to their tasting room and patio, this spot is a must-see for anyone who enjoys a good time. The brewery famous for its hoppy beers is just a stone's throw from Angel Stadium and makes for another perfect spot to grab a drink before game time. Award-winning O.C. brewmaster, Victor Novak, has taken the helm in Anaheim and plans to use his talents to create a range of truly unique brews.
Located at 2210 East Orangewood Avenue
JT Schmid’s Restaurant & Brewery
Located just across the street from the Honda Center, JT Schmid's Restaurant & Brewery is the perfect pre-game and pre-show stop for a handcrafted bite and brew. Enjoy a delicious selection of microbrews, steaks, pasta, pizza, and salads while watching your favorite teams play on the many screens throughout their dining area. Don't miss catching live music on their spacious outdoor patio during the summer months!
Located at 2610 East Katella Avenue
Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Want great food and great beer? Then we're doubling down on Karl Strauss Brewing Co. The renowned San Diego brewery now has an outpost in the perfect Anaheim location. Overlooking Angel Stadium, Karl Strauss boasts a wide selection of award-winning beer, as well as great plates of burgers, sandwiches, and tacos.
This expansive restaurant/brewery is a great spot for business lunches, pregame meals or for just grabbing a cold one. Don't miss out on their Red Trolly Ale ― with hints of raisins, toffee, and deep copper color.
Located at 2390 East Orangewood Avenue
Legends Craft Brewery
Owner Jay Talley has recently opened Legends Beverage, Inc., a tasting room here in Anaheim boasting a menu of well-known beers like gold-medal-winning American Lager and Double Karma IPA. Their comfortable craftsman-style tasting room is the perfect place to pull up a high-backed chair and chat with friends. Legends Brewery also holds the honor of being the closest brewery to the Disneyland® Resort.
Located at 1301 South Lewis Street
Noble Ale Works
Quietly nestled in an industrial neighborhood near Honda Center, Noble Ale Works is the ideal haunt for 30-something beer lovers and sports enthusiasts. You won’t find fancy frills at Noble, just bold beers served with a close-up view of their brewing kitchen. Though Noble's fun and funky menu is food-free, food trucks frequent the brewery. Their must-try brew is Naughty Sauce on Nitro. A creamy milk stout made with high-quality coffee beans from Portola Coffee Lab. Notes of pecan pie, cinnamon and cookie dough run through this light-colored stout. Be sure to stop by Noble Ale Works before heading to an Anaheim Ducks® game or show at the Honda Center!
Located at 1621 South Sinclair Street
A one-stop-shop, Phantom Ale offers beer, wine, and ciders in a macabre-meets-English-pub atmosphere. Here, patrons pull up a stool to the barrel-based bar or gather around a table to eat, drink and be merry. Phantom Ale sells only their own brews, a rotating menu offering a variety of audaciously delicious beer. Whether you're a beer novice or aficionado, Phantom Ale is a great place to go. The food at Phantom Ales is far from typical pub grub. The ever-changing menu is made up of unique fare options boasting complex and bold flavors like those found in the Oink and Moos sliders. Many of the made-fresh items change frequently!
Located at 1211 North Las Brisas Street
Towne Park Brew Co.
Towne Park Brewery is located along the train tracks in Anaheim, and when the industrial doors are rolled up, a space devoted to hops and good times fill the train station-inspired tasting room. With 20,000 square feet and a 30-barrel brewhouse, beer is truly the heart of their Towne. Aside from a place to have a great beer, this brewery is also a hub for the community to share ideas, make new friends and expand their influence. Think art shows, Towne talks, family picnics, birthdays, business meetings or just a place to try a new brew ― it's all welcome within these walls.
Located at 1566 West Lincoln Avenue
Unsung Brewing Company
Unsung Brewing is inspired by Superheroes, with several of their brews showcasing a superhero flare. Brewer Mike Crea has introduced UNSUNG, a brewery blending Midwest heritage with West Coast progression. Crea has curated a menu of unique drafts layered with uncanny flavors that are best paired with a plate of food.
Located inside the MAKE Building at 500 South Anaheim Boulevard