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Best New Bars No. 14: Little Bear

[Downtown]

Photograph by Alyson Aliano

Try to ignore the scent of Belgian fries wafting through the air—you’re here for the beer. Ryan Sweeney (Verdugo Bar, the Surly Goat) plans the list that—surprise, surprise—is heavy on brews from Belgium. The dimly lit tavern isn’t the only, or the largest, downtown option for beer lovers, but it attracts a discerning bunch. Belly up with a cold one to a wood post that doubles as a cocktail table. Good tip: Barhopping? Drinks at Church & State across the street are boss. » 1855 Industrial St., littlebearla.com

 

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