It doesn’t get any better than this! Located in the Lido Marina Village, recently renovated by the developers that built Pacific City in Huntington Beach and rebuilt the Bella Terra Mall, Lido Bottle Works offers a gorgeous harbor view, plus a wide variety of craft beer and wine. There are 15 beers on tap, and it stocks the latest Hazy IPAs, sours and Mexican-style lagers, as well as a few barley wines and meads. And it’s all paired with a menu prepared by executive chef Amy Lebrun, who incorporates locally grown produce and sources fish from the Dory Fleet.
Owner Brett Karas leads a knowledgeable, friendly team that will guide you through the always-rotating list of craft beers and specials. As soon as I sat down, bartender Branigan Lee sized me up as a Raiders fan (must have been my sweat shirt) and offered me a Raider Bob (8.5 percent ABV) from Huntington Beach’s Riip Beer Co. It was a smooth DIPA using Mosaic hops; though it was poured from a can, it was as fresh as the day it was brewed. My next choice was Amarillo Adoration (8.5 percent ABV) from Track 7 Brewing. Another very smooth DIPA, it featured Mosaic, Simcoe and Amarillo hops.
Lido Bottle Works is open seven days a week for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. You can enjoy great food and curated brews with an ocean breeze. Plus, it hosts such events as a sour fest and beer dinners with Unsung Brewing and Towne Park, with more in the works. Cheers!
Lido Bottle Works, 3408 Via Oporto, Ste. 103, Newport Beach, (949) 529-2784; lidobottleworks.com.