Beer Gardens: The Distancing Edition

Brewery X garden; Photograph by Charlie Perez

Last year around this time I released a list of some of the patios, or beer gardens, where I most enjoy having a cold one. This year, our resilient breweries have taken advantage of the relaxed serving limitations to expand outdoor service. In some cases, breweries such as Stereo, The Bruery, Docent, and others that never had a beer garden now have one in the parking lot. Others—such as Brewery X and Bottle Logic—have expanded their existing gardens. Having a beer outdoors can help us reset during these challenging times.

Below is a list of breweries with beer gardens to sip some social distanced suds as of late July. Please be sure to check websites and/or social media for up-to-date hours of operation and any restrictions (pets, 21+ only, food requirements, reservations, etc.) since this is still a fluid situation.

* indicates a new outdoor beer garden during the pandemic, which might not be permanent.
** indicates brewery might have occasional food vendors with outdoor service and/or might not be open during recent mandates, but to-go is available.
*** indicates both.

All American Brew Works*
5120 E. La Palma Ave., Anaheim

Anaheim Brewery**
336 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim

Archaic Brewing*
140 E. Main St., Tustin (as part of Centro)

Artifex Brewing Company
919 Calle Amanecer, San Clemente

Asylum Brewing/Hyper Beer Co.
2970 E. La Palma Ave., Anaheim

Backstreet Brewery**
1884 S. Santa Cruz St., Anaheim,

Bootlegger’s Brewery (Fullerton)
130 S. Highland Ave., Fullerton

Bootlegger’s Brewery (Costa Mesa)*
696 Randolph Ave., Costa Mesa

Bottle Logic Brewing
1072 N. Armando St., Anaheim

Brewery X*
3191 E. La Palma, Anaheim

Brewheim Beer Makers***
1931 E. Wright Circle, Anaheim

Brewing Reserve of California***
2930 College Ave., Costa Mesa

Bruery Terreux
1174 N. Grove St., Anaheim

Chapman Crafted*
123 N. Cypress St., Orange

Docent Brewing*
33049 Calle Aviador, San Juan Capistrano

Four Sons Brewing*
18421 Gothard St., Huntington Beach

GameCraft Brewing
23301 Avenida de la Carlota, Laguna Hills

Golden Road Brewing
2210 E. Orangewood Ave., Anaheim

Gunwhale Coastal Ales (Costa Mesa)**
2960 Randolph Ave., Costa Mesa

Gunwhale Coastal Ales (Orange)**
1501 W. Orangewood Ave., Orange

Helmsmen Ale House
2920 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach

Karl Strauss Brewing Company (Anaheim)**
2390 E. Orangewood, Anaheim

Karl Strauss Brewing Company (Costa Mesa)
901 South Coast Drive, Costa Mesa

Laguna Beach Beer Company (RSM Brewery)
29851 Aventura, Rancho Santa Margarita

Laguna Beach Beer Company (Laguna Beach Taproom)
859 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach

Left Coast Brewing (Irvine)
6652 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine

Lost Winds Brewing Company*
924 Calle Negocio, San Clemente

Noble Ale Works***
1621 S. Sinclair St., Anaheim

Phantom Ales*
1211 N. Las Brisas St., Anaheim

Pizza Port Brewing Company (San Clemente)
301 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente

Riip Beer Company
17214 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach

Salty Bear Brewing
2948 Randolph Ave., Costa Mesa

Stereo Brewing Company*
950 S. Via Rodeo, Placentia

TAPS Brewery and Barrel Room
15501 Red Hill Ave., Tustin

TAPS Fish House & Brewery (Brea)
101 E. Imperial Highway, Brea

TAPS Fish House & Brewery (Irvine)
13390 Jamboree Road, Irvine

The Bruery/Offshoot Beer Co.*
717 Dunn Way, Placentia

Tustin Brewing Company
13011 Newport Ave., Tustin

Unsung Brewing Company
500 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim

Support local companies. Stay safe. Wear your face covering. And enjoy a cold beer out in a beer garden. Cheers!

Editor’s note: Charlie Perez is an Advanced Cicerone® who covers the Orange County beer scene for the Booze Blog.

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