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I'll be visiting family in Huntington Beach towards the end of the month. What's the best town to book a hotel in if you're looking for cool breweries/beer bars (duh), coffee, places to walk around, etc? Highland Park? Monterrey Park? Cheers!
 
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I'll be visiting family in Huntington Beach towards the end of the month. What's the best town to book a hotel in if you're looking for cool breweries/beer bars (duh), coffee, places to walk around, etc? Highland Park? Monterrey Park? Cheers!
I would vote for Redondo Beach. You have all of the attractions of beach life and fun bars / restaurants. you can also easily access a number of breweries in Torrance. Monkish, Smog City, King Harbod, Yorkshire Square... It's also a short drive to El Segundo and the Hawthorne breweries or Long Beach.
 
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I'll be visiting family in Huntington Beach towards the end of the month. What's the best town to book a hotel in if you're looking for cool breweries/beer bars (duh), coffee, places to walk around, etc? Highland Park? Monterrey Park? Cheers!
I usually stay in Buena Park, Radisson specifically. You're 10-15 minutes from Bruery, Bottle Logic, Green Cheek, and the dive bar, Cups, is next door, as well as Rock and Brews across the street. Beachwood is about 25 minutes the opposite direction, and a short drive to Torrance from there.
 
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I'll be visiting family in Huntington Beach towards the end of the month. What's the best town to book a hotel in if you're looking for cool breweries/beer bars (duh), coffee, places to walk around, etc? Highland Park? Monterrey Park? Cheers!
Downtown La checks a ton of boxes

Mumford
Highland park brewing
Modern times
Sunset beer co
Barbara’s at the brewery
Dry river is interesting
Arguably second best coffee spot in LA g and B in grand market
Lots of walking and metro opportunities.
I mean if you’re ambitious AF you can blue line it through south central to beachwood good luck w that
 
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Downtown La checks a ton of boxes

Mumford
Highland park brewing
Modern times
Sunset beer co
Barbara’s at the brewery
Dry river is interesting
Arguably second best coffee spot in LA g and B in grand market
Lots of walking and metro opportunities.
I mean if you’re ambitious AF you can blue line it through south central to beachwood good luck w that
If I can survive the blue line, anyone can.
 
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Downtown La checks a ton of boxes

Mumford
Highland park brewing
Modern times
Sunset beer co
Barbara’s at the brewery
Dry river is interesting
Arguably second best coffee spot in LA g and B in grand market
Lots of walking and metro opportunities.
I mean if you’re ambitious AF you can blue line it through south central to beachwood good luck w that
If I can survive the blue line, anyone can.
Last week the blue line was shut down at Watts/103rd station. They had a free bus that ran parallel to the line at least to Compton Courthouse. Be sure to check https://www.metro.net before using. Riding the blue line at the end of a work day is a sight to be seen, smelled and felt. Apart from a transient repeatedly screaming at me that I was a blue eyed devil, it's not a terrible way to get between downtown and Long Beach.
 
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I would vote for Redondo Beach. You have all of the attractions of beach life and fun bars / restaurants. you can also easily access a number of breweries in Torrance. Monkish, Smog City, King Harbod, Yorkshire Square... It's also a short drive to El Segundo and the Hawthorne breweries or Long Beach.
I usually stay in Buena Park, Radisson specifically. You're 10-15 minutes from Bruery, Bottle Logic, Green Cheek, and the dive bar, Cups, is next door, as well as Rock and Brews across the street. Beachwood is about 25 minutes the opposite direction, and a short drive to Torrance from there.
Downtown La checks a ton of boxes

Mumford
Highland park brewing
Modern times
Sunset beer co
Barbara’s at the brewery
Dry river is interesting
Arguably second best coffee spot in LA g and B in grand market
Lots of walking and metro opportunities.
I mean if you’re ambitious AF you can blue line it through south central to beachwood good luck w that
I fucked up. I WISH they lived in Huntington Beach. They live in SAN MARINO. I do have a free Monday though so maybe I'll spend that near the Huntington Beach area. dontdrinkbeer I thought about hitting up PMG or Steven for recommendations but I'm shy.

I'm looking to do something near the beach Monday. La Habra on Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday near San Marino. Here's what I've got so far for places of interest, just not finding much near San Marino. Seems like Eagle Rock might be the best place to stay? Here's what I've got on a map so far:
https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?hl=en&mid=1sPXACNfUPhDVcawNG8ml92pO8jQzW-Fx&ll=34.051210545214126,-118.24948334999999&z=18
 
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I fucked up. I WISH they lived in Huntington Beach. They live in SAN MARINO. I do have a free Monday though so maybe I'll spend that near the Huntington Beach area. dontdrinkbeer I thought about hitting up PMG or Steven for recommendations but I'm shy.
If your staying on the east side, I’d reccomend snagging an Airbnb in Highland Park or Little Tokyo. If you get a spot near the gold line, you can take the metro straight to South Pasadena, which is right next to San Marino.
 
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Anything I should look out for this week? I land at 6 PM Wednesday and have about 24 hours to kill before my girlfriend and her family arrives. We are heading up to Pismo Beach for her sister's wedding Thursday evening. I figured I'd fill some growlers at Monkish at the least. Any crushable bangers at HPB in cans right now?
 
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Anything I should look out for this week? I land at 6 PM Wednesday and have about 24 hours to kill before my girlfriend and her family arrives. We are heading up to Pismo Beach for her sister's wedding Thursday evening. I figured I'd fill some growlers at Monkish at the least. Any crushable bangers at HPB in cans right now?
As of yesterday HPB had pleasant Pils (amazing) and daily Phone call hazy DIPA. Here was the tap list:
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