If you want to enjoy a brew or two this summer, head to 6th & La Brea, a new go-to neighborhood dining and craft beer destination in the heart of the  La Brea Corridor.  Aptly named for its location, 6th & La Brea will open its doors on July 16.  Brought to you by Artisanal Brewers Collective (ABC), the brewpub will offer guests a comfortable and welcoming neighborhood environment with beer brewed on site, California-focused seasonally-driven cocktails, and a menu full of bold Californian and Asian ingredients.

Bringing over a decade of brewing experience to 6th & La Brea, Head Brewer Noah Regnery will oversee all on-site brewing operations at the mid-city brewpub. Born and bred in the rich craft beer culture that is San Diego, Noah has honed expertise from his days at the legendary Pizza Port Brewing which led him to go on to win many local, national, and international awards such as the Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup.

The 7-barrel steam heated HTI (Hop To It Enterprises) system at 6th & La Brea, features state-of-the-art touch screen control panels and air actuated valves, which will serve up a wide range of beer styles directly off of the brite beer tanks, from American varieties such as hop forward west coast IPAs and refreshing blonde ales to English, German, and Belgian-inspired styles that pay homage to each unique brewing tradition. The bar will feature 16 taps consisting of 6th & La Brea house brews as well as guest brews, with taps from 5 tanks going directly into the bar’s tap system and a handful of additional kegged beers served from a remote beer cooler.

Chef Jihee Kim has created a bright and contemporary menu drawing on both her international upbringing and her more recent experiences cooking through some of California’s top restaurants.  Born and raised in a food-centric family with parents in the restaurant business, Jihee has deep roots in the industry. After moving from South Korea at the age of 20, she quickly began building her skills as a young chef at Le Cordon Bleu in San Francisco, then cooking in a variety of fine dining kitchens including Range, Michael Mina and Michelin-starred restaurant Gary Danko in the Bay Areabefore moving down to Los Angeles.  Having most recently worked at acclaimed Rustic Canyon restaurant and wine bar, Jihee brings her extensive fine dining background as she takes the helm at 6th & La Brea.

Local designer and stylist Melissa Ritchie brings the 8,400 square foot restaurant to life with contemporary mid-century modern design elements. The lofty ceilings are grounded by the brewpub’s concrete and black accents and warmed by the alder wood screens, while the long, expansive blonde oak bar top and textured forest green tiles evoke a natural, modern Californian vibe. The bright and airy 168 seat restaurant will be comprised of a large bar area complemented by high-top communal tables that will seamlessly flow into the glass walled sit-down dining space with numerous tables for diners to gather around. Guests can also grab a beer from a selection of 16 rotating taps of in-house brewed beers, as well as bottled beer, wine and cocktails while lounging on the banquettes along the brewery wall to get a glimpse of the exposed stainless-steel tanks where Regnery’s brewing magic happen.

The expansive 80 seat patio and outdoor dining space will offer an airy street side reprieve from the bustling La Brea Ave with shady umbrellas, square wood table tops and a touch of greenery – all of which make 6th & La Brea a quintessential meeting place or celebratory gathering spot.

Guests can also have a more intimate experience in the dark, moody 25 seat private lounge – a complete departure from the main dining room. Diners can expect black wainscoted walls, mod marbled wallpaper and a stone topped bar, in addition to custom-made furniture by local talent Artless Corporation which creates a luxurious and dark escape from the rest of the brewpub.

www.6thlabrea.com