Nowadays walking into a bar and ordering a beer is not as simple for the average person since craft beer has dominated the industry. In no way are we complaining, we are quite “hoppy” about drinking quality beer. However, we do understand that it can be overwhelming to select a beer when there are many options to choose from. If you are someone who does not identify themselves as a beer connoisseur and quite frankly just wants to order a good beer, we are here to help! We have created a guideline to help those of you who currently struggle with finding the right beer and trust us, your beer soulmate is out there. So stop ordering the beer that tastes like it came out of a keg spout at a fraternity house and allow us to be your beer matchmaker.

Here are some options based on beers you’d typically order:

If you normally order a Budweiser: Try a Lager which is typically cleaner and crisper than maltier ales.

If you normally order a Guinness: Try a Porter which is identified by a light roastiness, molasses-like sweetness and chocolate flavors. We recommend a Founders Porter which has strong caramel and chocolate flavors!

If you normally order a Blue Moon: Try a Wheat Beer and even more specific try a Hoegaarden Witbier which consists of citrus flavors and a soft taste.

If you normally order a Heneiken: Try a Pilsner like a Lagunitas Pils which is light, smooth and refreshing

Now it’s time to take the next step and order your new potential favorite beer. There is also an option to get a flight of beers to taste the different types mentioned above.

Here are some of our favorite South Bay pubs where you can find your next favorite beer:

Flights Craft Beer + Sports Grill

5119 W El Segundo Blvd

Hawthorne, CA 90250 

Simmzy’s – 229 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 

El Segundo Brewing – 140 Main St, El Segundo, CA 90245

Naja’s Place – 154 International Boardwalk, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Smog City Brewing Co. – 1901 Del Amo Blvd, Torrance, CA 90501

Monkish Brewing Company – 20311 S Western Ave, Torrance, CA 90501 

Abigaile – 1301 Manhattan Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

The Hook & Plow – 425 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254