A Complete Singles Guide To This Los Angeles September Event
Beer is probably one of the most overlooked aspects of the LA County Fair (Sept 1-24 at the LA County Fairgrounds in Pomona).
It’s the perfect place to grab a cold one, walk around the massive grounds and explore the event.
Or take a break by having a seat at a bar. Soak up the suds as much as the sunshine and atmosphere.
There are 52 – that’s right, fifty-TWO – beer stations at the festival. These vary from small Draft Beer Depots to sit-down bars, both inside and outside.
There are even portable bars with music and plasma TVs. So when the ladies want to check out the shopping, the guys can roll up, relax and even take in a ballgame.
The beer prices are $8 for a 20-ounce domestic draft, $9 for a premium choice and 22-ounce souvenir glasses are $10 and $11, respectively.
In addition to the beer stations, there’s even a somewhat plush, lounge-style area featuring an indoor bar pouring dozens of award-winning brews and an outside area that somewhat resembles a German biergarten.To be sure, nobody is going to close their eyes and envision themselves being at Oktoberfest , but it does create a bit of a party atmosphere for those interested in more than just rides and junk food.
There are so many beer stations, it’s impossible to walk for more than five minutes without stumbling into one.
In addition to beer, there’s stations of margaritas. The Wine, Beer & Spirits Marketplace is an indoor (and yes, it’s air conditioned!) that has wines (by the glass and flights), craft beers and spirits, as well as as well as special tastings and wine classes.
The most fun bar – particularly at night and especially after the concerts end – is the Longboard Bar. Not only does it serve that great Kona beer from Hawaii, but the bar area is swarming with single people and there’s a fun rock cover band playing in the back.
This is the prime party place for singles at the LA County Fair.
Hours: Fridays – Noon-midnight. Saturday & Sunday – 10 a.m.-midnight. Wednesdays – Noon-10 p.m. Thursdays – Noon-11 p.m.
Admission: $13 weekdays, $20 weekends, $29.00 season pass.
Parking: $15 (shuttle provided to gate), $25 VIP.