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Dec 16, 2008 06:07 PM

Pizza and Beer

I've lived here 8 years now and one thing I can't seem to figure out is a lack of places that serve good pizza with good beer in this great city. Coming from Idaho, I loved to hitup any of the great local pizza places that also served great micro-brew (especially after mountain biking). Weirdly, I haven't found a place like it here. I mean, I end up at BJs sometime! Sure, most pizza places serve beer and I enjoy getting a Perroni with my Vito's, but I'm looking for something more focused; a beer-centric pizza joint!

So tell me your favorite places to get a pie and a beer.

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  1. In the Inland Empire, Pizza 'n Such in Claremont serves both in a nice atmosphere. Warehouse in La Verne has a few microbrews, good pizza, great patio, and is cash only.

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    1. re: heckonwheels

      thanks for the recs. seems like such an obvious thing to me, but I can't find one here in LA proper

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      1. Best Pizza ever is Village Larchmont Village. The owner is great...he's straight from Brooklyn so he definitely knows how to make some bomb pizza! Give it a try!

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          1. re: suicidemartini

            Village has some bottled beer. It's a small storefront that does mostly take-out. I've had Anchor Steam when I've eaten at one of the few sidewalk tables.
            I started a thread a year ago about pizza and pitchers. There isn't really a place in L.A. that shines on both fronts. I go to Pizza Port in San Clemente. The beer is great; the pizza isn't but it's good enough.
            Toppers in Camarillo has very enjoyable pizza (ask for it well-done) and a handful of beers on tap, none particularly interesting, but I do enjoy Firestone double barrel on tap.

            1. re: Wolfgang

              ANYthing from Firestone on tap is a good recommendation.

            2. re: liltamby5

              While i used to enjoy the pizza at Village Pizzeria, the last time i went several weeks ago, I was totally disappointed. The pizza came out w/ the dough so saugy, i coudln't even pick up the slice w/o it just falling apart on me. there was so much liquid on the pan (probably from the vegetables) that it just did not make the pizza any good. Probably the last time i go there for pizza.

            3. The best pizza and beer is Rezzini's in Long Beach. They make italian food, burgers, everything. Strictly bomb

              1. The OP asks a really good question. We have a dozen FO knock-offs but nothing like, say, Portland's BridgePort brew pub (NB: I'm not from Portland!). Note to prospective restaurateurs: if you're thinking of opening the next Laurel Tavern or 8 oz, consider making pizza rather than burgers the centerpiece food. If the pizza is wood-fired or, better yet, coal-fired, and made with good ingredients and a modicum of competency, then you will have an instant hit.