It's no accident that Anaheim is Orange County's craft beer capital, the first brewery opened in 1870! Since that time, Anaheim's craft beer community has evolved into a rich mix of quality microbreweries and beer festivals. So, whether you're in Anaheim for Disneyland, family fun or a convention — follow along and we'll guide you through some of the best breweries in Orange County.
In 1857, German vintners, actors, and poets left San Francisco after the gold rush to pursue a better life, landing in Anaheim. A rich viticulture grew Orange County’s first city, which by 1880 had a downtown area full of saloons, breweries, and picnic-friendly parks surrounded by vineyards.
A hundred and thirty years later, the city would be part of a different gold rush, this time at the 2014 Great American Beer Festival.
You may think Downtown LA is where it’s poppin’, or perhaps DTSF, maybe even that New York City place we keep hearing about. But ask any happy-go-lucky ORANGE COUNTY native and they’ll cheerfully inform you that Downtown DISNEY is where it’s at!
After a long, productive day at the Anaheim Convention Center, you might be in search of a nearby restaurant to satisfy your appetite. Good news! There are more than enough eateries within a short walk of the Anaheim Convention Center. From business casual to relaxed—here are a few stand-out restaurant suggestions near the Anaheim Convention Center.
For those who have yet to embrace the augmented reality phenomenon Pokémon Go, here's a beginners guide. For the rest who've jumped headfirst into the sensation with phone in hand—here are a few spots around Anaheim that are perfect for Pokémon trainers in search of rare or exotic Pokémon.