Tony's Dart's Away (Lots of IPAs and vegan food!)
Surly Goat (always great beers on tap)
Lady Face (Their Lady Face IPA is probably the best i have ever had)
Black Boar (Eagle Rock, just a fun atmosphere and i am in the neighborhood often)
Bier Academy (Santa Clarita. Not a lot of taps, but have some good Belgian beers on draft and better selection than rest of the area)
I go to Naja's regularly because I live in the South Bay. I eat the food all the time, I usually stick to the hummus plate but they also have tater tots. I mean come on, TATER TOTS.
I like Congregation Ale House but only been there a couple of times since it opened. I have some friends that live a block away from there though so it would be a good place for me to drink a lot and then crash.
Beachwood BBQ is one I haven't seen mentioned yet, but I really like that place. Great food and great beer selection. If it were closer to my house I'd be there all the time. Their fried pickles are ambrosia.
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This place is tiny tiny. They have 5-6 microbeers on tap (not one is dedicated to bud or the likes). And their BBQ is great! I always ask what just came out of the pit and they always have something awesome. I've never been to texas and i've never been to kansas city but i know what i like. ....oh and a friend of mine who is texas through and through but lives here loves this place too. Don't know if that is a decent recommendation but their you go. Besides, after a hard day of brewing beer what could be better?