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Ocean Avenue Brewery

$$ - $$$
Bar, American, Seafood, Pub
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237 Ocean Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2106
+1 949-497-3381
11:30 - 23:00
Open now
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Sun 11:30 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri 12:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Along with the beer, they served two wonderful dips. One was a very hot salsa and the other was a fantastic refried bean type. We were enjoying them so much, we stayed for a second beer. We'll definitely come back.

Thank irene29576
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197 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

The new Restaurant is the best new spot in Laguna Beach. Sensational Regional Mexican food, and a great beer and drink menu. Now the food is as great as Javier in Crystal Cove at a better value, and no drive.

Thank TonyFi18
Laguna Beach, California
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

New owners of the restaurant now known as Laguna Beach Brewry and Grille. Remodeled and new Mexican menu.

Thank LagunaGranny
Laguna Beach
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109 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Great place to hang out, eat, drink and dance if there is music playing....right in downtown laguna Beach

Thank Khoshid
Washington, DC
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

The beer and food are both good. The Ocean Avenue Brewery is exactly what you'd expect from a brewpub. Located downtown near Main Beach

Thank GlobalAdventurist
Laguna Beach, California
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Sometimes there is entertainment to relish while eating a tasty morsel at the Brewery which has become one of Laguna's favorite places for locals.

Thank RC R
Laguna Beach, California
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

This restaurant is GREAT if you are going for beer, but not the best food. I used to go often and get the Red Sunshine beer which is excellent.

Thank Stephanie F
Oxford, Pennsylvania
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203 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

We stopped in for drinks and some appetizers after spending a few hours walking around the Laguna Beach area. Appetizers were very good, wings were Delicious, and the Sangria was tasty. We didn't have entrees so can't speak to that but the food/drinks were good and we sat on the porch and enjoyed the California afternoon.

Thank HankW80
North Canton, Ohio
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87 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

They have a large selection of their own and guest brews. They have pub food but I just sampled the beer. It was very good and there is a nice view of the ocean.

Thank juggle330
Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

Went here for lunch and my burger was only so-so. I walk by here all the time, and it draws a big crowd on weekend nights. I think that's their focus. Maybe a good bar scene at night, but the food is meh.

Thank Chris L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, American, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 237 Ocean Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2106
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-497-3381

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?