As the name suggests, HUDL is meant to be a place where friends old and new can gather together over a love of beer (although a few bottles of wine are behind the counter too, just in case). Inspired by the San Diego craft beer movement, the brewpub is a mix of industrial and wood decor with Edison light bulbs and long accordion doors that open up to a spacious outdoor patio. The 22 beers on tap aim to cover a wide range of tastes, from a light lager to a triple IPA. The digital menu above the bar showcases an evolving lineup of craft beer, but the Vanilla Oak Cream Ale and High Hatter pineapple hef are likely here to stay. The Shaggy Assassin IPA changes every three months, although the name remains the same. Scan a QR code and have food from neighboring SoulBelly BBQ brought to your table.
HUDL is a microbrewery that feels very much like your local neighborhood bar. It’s a vibe that’s hard to explain and impossible to manufacture; it just is. From the first day they opened their garage doors in the Arts District, HUDL felt like a new home for local craft beer lovers. First off, the beers are excellent, and there’s a nice range of options for all manner of beer drinkers (the HEXX Chocolate Cream Ale and Spun Monkey spumoni-inspired Imperial Pastry Stout are particularly special, though). You can order food from Soul Belly BBQ or Nevada Brew Works next door and chill here, watching whatever sports or supercross events are on the TVs and enjoying the laid-back vibe. Robot Brain Music Bingo and trivia nights are particularly popular, and regulars definitely have their crews. If you had a friend or neighbor with a 15 BBL brewing system and a man cave setup with a great patio who liked to have everyone over to drink beer and play games, that’s basically HUDL.