Best New Bars No. 8: Golden Road Brewing

[Atwater Village]

Photograph by Alyson Aliano


This is the place for thirsty parents to grab a craft beer with kids in tow. The tots running around the front patio on Sunday afternoons don’t seem to harsh the bar’s mellow vibe, which feels worlds away from Los Angeles. Stuck near a strip club and smack against the railroad tracks (we’re not sure which is less kid friendly), the full-service brewery from local beermeister Tony Yanow (Mohawk Bend, Tony’s Darts Away) pours its own top-notch suds as well as primo selections from across the country. Good tip: Whenever a train roars past, raise your glass and scream to look like a regular. Don’t forget to fill up a growler to go. » 5430 W. San Fernando Rd.,


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