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Top 5 Breweries in Big Bear

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The beauty of a lakefront village, fresh mountain air, and a slower pace than a big city is the perfect change you need for your next vacation. You’ll find everything you’re looking for to make a vacation to remember when you make a trip to Big Bear and the surrounding area. It has many fun and exciting activities, as well as some of the best breweries in Big Bear, to make your stay one that will keep you coming back year after year, or season after season, to do everything!

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Big Bear Mountain Brewery

Start with a flight of any four beers in 5.5 oz. glasses, then choose a favorite and fill up. They offer unique blends like the “Honey Buzz” blonde ale, “Czech with Steve – a Czech-style pilsner with a light, crisp, floral, and lemony flavor, or the “Hop-O-Matic” IPA, among others. Choose what you know with bottled beers like Bud Light, Corona, White Claw, and more. There are drinks for the designated drivers, too, including soft drinks, lemonade, and tea. Add your drink of choice alongside burgers, wings, sandwiches, or salads. They’re located at 40260 Big Bear Blvd in Big Bear.

Big Bear Lake Brewing Company

From the local water source of the deep aquifers surrounding the Big Bear Valley to the final product filling your glass, Big Bear Lake Brewing Company’s beers are as local as it gets. Add a wide selection of cocktails and spirits like mojitos, margaritas, rye or bourbon whiskey, rum, and more, and you have a brewery that’s sure to have whatever you please. Soak up some of the alcohol and choose from an array of appetizers, salads, and surf and turf dishes to go with your chosen drink. Cap the night with delicious bites like a chocolate porter brownie or classic sundae. Find one of the best Big Bear breweries at 40827 Stone Road in Big Bear.

Whiskey Dave’s

One of the most popular brew pubs in Big Bear, Whiskey Dave’s is a hot spot for music, pool, spirits, beer, and delicious food. They serve over 32 beers, many of them from local and California breweries, as well as domestic and imported brews. If it’s not beer you’re looking for, they have a variety of cocktails, as well as spirits including whiskey, tequila, rum, and more. Or sit back with a glass of wine. Add delicious eats like nachos, cheese fries, tacos, burgers, and more to help soak up the alcohol so you can enjoy the live music on Friday and Saturday. Please note Whiskey Dave’s is always a 21 and older establishment. They’re located at 40740 Village Drive in Big Bear.

Fire Rock Burgers and Brews

Music, food, fun – and beer. That’s what you’ll find when you walk in the door of one of the top breweries in Big Bear. They don’t just serve their own craft beers, which include the “Free Bird” blonde ale and others, but they also serve craft brews from other California and nearby breweries, and each brew has a music-themed name, like “Hef Leppard,” the “Iron Maiden” HellCat IPL, “Cali Creamin’” a cream ale, and others. You can also choose from a variety of wines, or non-alcoholic beverages. Soak up the alcohol with appetizers like carne asada fries, or chicken wings, a variety of salads, burgers, and delicious desserts like campfire s’mores or their special Fire Rock skillet cookie. For a different experience, order a shake or beer shake – a shake made with a craft beer in place of milk. Check out their website for a calendar of live music performances. Make plans to visit them at 618 Pine Knot Avenue in Big Bear.


While not a brewery, it’s a fun, annual festival where local breweries, plus others around California and the region come to show off their best German-style beers. Of course, there are other Oktoberfest activities including traditional German music, contests, and German food to pair with the German beers. You won’t want to miss making it part of a fall vacation, as the Big Bear Lake festival is continually ranked among the top of Southern California’s best festivals.

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Brew Up Some Fun in Big Bear

You came to the area on a journey full of fun and exciting activities and attractions to escape the stresses of everyday life. Extend that fun to your accommodations and book a vacation rental with Big Bear Vacations. Make delicious meals to enjoy with a local brew in the unit’s fully equipped kitchen. Gather together with drinks and loved ones on the couch and watch your favorite movie or spend some time outdoors by the lake with a cold one in your hand. Choose a cozy one-bedroom for your small family or sweetheart getaway, all the way up to a sprawling five-bedroom for a large family reunion. Our weekend vacation rentals include upgrades like stainless steel appliances, granite counters, hardwood floors, flat screen TVs and more!

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