This brewery caters mainly to locals and visitors in the know who come here to unwind with one of the beers on tap and a flatbread or sandwich. Situated in an unassuming strip mall, you can post up at an outdoor table or warm up inside. Try the Crystal Crag, a West Coast pale ale, or Cold Smoke, a Bohemian-style pilsner. Don't miss open mic Mondays, where you can down a bit of liquid courage before hitting the stage.
How to book: Walk-ins welcome, and you can order online to have your order ready when you come in. For takeout, call 760-266-5023. Distant Brewing also ships beer anywhere in California and merchandise anywhere in the United States.