Visit Newport Beach
An Unmatched Experience

Newport Beach Blog

Crafty Refreshment – Newport Beach has Plenty of Great Places to Grab a Craft Beer

August 6, 2020

Newport Beach restaurants offer a huge variety of seasonal wine and unique cocktails, but there has been a rising of local microbreweries offering distinctive craft beers. If you’re an aficionado for lagers, pilsners, IPAs, stouts and more, try the below Newport Beach breweries to find the perfect brew for you!

Helmsman Ale House

Thanks to brew master Dylan Mobley, the place whips up “artfully crafted and locally inspired” sips like the west-coast-style Boardwalk IPA, or the classic, easy-drinking Newport Blonde. As a champion of craft beer, the brewery also features guest taps from independently-owned breweries —like their summer collaboration with local brewery, Chapman Crafted Beer, called Honest Work. Take your sip outside on their newly expanded outdoor patio!

Chihuahua Cerveza

Located centrally on Balboa Peninsula, Chihuahua Cerveza celebrates the convergence of their Mexican American heritage into their brews. Their Newport Beach taproom features an interactive beer wall with 3 featured brands and 5 taproom exclusives. On the go? Grab their 64oz. growler filled with your choice of beer for only $6.

Lido Bottle Works

Lido Village has over fifteen rotating taps, ranging from German-style hefeweizens to fruity sour ales (and even kombucha on tap!). They also sell an array of bottled craft beer from emerging breweries from all over the world. Pair your brewski with an item from Chef Amy’s hyper-seasonal menu!

Snipe Island

Located on scenic Marine Avenue on Balboa Island, Snipe Island is known for their freshly made pizza, signature burgers and rotating craft beer selection. Try favorites like the Lush IPA or 805 Blonde, or if you’re feeling adventurous, get the Belching Beaver Peanut Butter Stout!

Back Bay Tavern

Back Bay Tavern, the casual restaurant within Whole Foods at Fashion Island, features a rotating roster of 36 local and regional craft brews on tap. After a serious day of shopping around Fashion Island, head to Back Bay Tavern to order a brew and to unwind on their outdoor patio.

Written by Visit Newport Beach

Related Restaurants Posts

Destination Guide

Start planning your vacation today