Main Content

The best Breweries in San Clemente & San Juan Capistrano

The best Breweries in San Clemente & San Juan Capistrano

The Bree Hughes Team joined together with some industry friends to do a brewery tour throughout San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano. We think these are the best breweries in town! Thanks to Lost Winds, Left Coast, Artifex, Dog Pawrk and Docent Breweries for letting us hang out!

Lost Winds Brewery

924 Calle Negocio Ste C. San Clemente, CA 92673

Kicking back in the sunshine with a cold beer in hand, does it get any better than this?

Lost Winds Brewing Company was founded on the idea that thoughtfully made craft beer can appeal to the masses – from casual beer drinkers that enjoy lighter ales to craft beer enthusiasts seeking hoppy IPAs, sours, stouts, and barrel-aged beers. From our gold medal winning session beer Unstable Table, to our fan favorite TropiClemente IPA we’ve got something for everyone.

Our taproom is located in the Rancho San Clemente business park, close to Rainbow Sandals. We have food trucks on site most days of the week, including Taco Tuesday when we host our weekly trivia night! We’re also known for our monthly Pints & Pistons Classic Car Meet, held on the 4th Sunday of every month.

We’re so excited to be celebrating 5 years of business this October, and we’re throwing a huge parking lot party on October 16. This 21+ event is totally free to attend, and you can expect to find some of the finest food trucks in O.C., specialty beer releases throughout the day, and live music to get down and dance to. Bring your friends, because it’s going to be a day to remember!

Left Coast Brewery

1245 Puerta Del Sol, San Clemente, CA 92673

Left Coast Brewing Company is family owned and operated in the iconic surf side town of San Clemente, California. The independent brewery began its craft back in 2004. With a slew of 23+ awards under their belt, the brewery has continued to evolve and grow as a company.

Left Coast prides itself on its commitment to quality and constantly strives to find premium ingredients to achieve the perfect balance of aroma and flavor. The family and brewers that comprise Left Coast are passionate about the art and craft of brewing and seek to invent recipes that they not only love drinking but love sharing. Ingredients, technique and passion poured into every pint, that is the Left Coast way.

Every October we release a San Clemente Collaboration beer with Artifex and Pizza Port San Clemente called South County IPA. It is a traditional West Coast IPA with Nelson hops highlighting the flavor and aroma. Keep a look out for it in our Tasting Rooms and local bars and restaurants.

We have two tasting room for you to enjoy our award winning beers. Our San Clemente location located at 1245 Puerta Del Sol, is our original tasting room. This is connected to our major production facility where all the magic has been happening since 2004. Our newer tasting room is location in Irvine at 6652 Irvine Center Drive. At this location we serve BBQ, make our own beer and even make our own spirits. Yes we are a distillery now making Vodka, Gin, Rum, Whiskey, Tequila and Bourbon.

Our family takes a lot of pride in producing the highest quality beer, spirits and food possible. We hope to be here for generations to come.

Dog Pawrk Brewery

27122 Paseo Espada #904,San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Check out San Juan Capistrano’s Newest Brewery!

Looking for Local Craft Brew? We gotcha covered, Dogs and Family Friendly!

The DOG PAWRK Brewing Company is “THE” Dog & Local Community Focused Brewery!

Dare we compare beer to “Mankind’s Best Friend”?

Providing Comfort from the Cold and Offering the Utmost Loyalty, to the Stubborn Nature to Try or Do Almost Anything… and Sometimes Just Outright Squirrelly and Unpredictable.

Our Focus is to Provide the Loyalty of “Really Good, Local Beer” with the Dogged Passion & Stubbornness to Always do the Unexpected and Provide Creative Beers.


Artifex – Brewery & Tasting Room
919 Calle Amanecer, Suite A
San Clemente, CA 92673

This is where our story began and where our beer is born. Located near Talega in San Clemente, our Brewery and Tasting Room is conveniently located – whether you take the 5 Freeway or Avenida La Pata. If you want to try our freshest brew, this is the location for you.

Artifex on Del Mar – Tasting Room
98 Avenida Del Mar
San Clemente, CA 92672

Artifex on Del Mar is our all new tasting room experience on Del Mar Street in historic downtown San Clemente – just west of our Brewery and Tasting room. This upscale destination brings the Artifex beer you crave within walking distance of the beach and surrounded by restaurants and shops.

Docent Brewing

33049 Calle Aviador, Suite C
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

As San Juan Capistrano’s first brewery and public house, we’re on a mission. Our providential calling? To be your knowledgeable beer guides, surrounded by the people we’re honored to call friends and family. We knew we had a responsibility to give the community more than just a meeting place. We wanted our neighbors to have a home away from home.

Docent Brewing is your basecamp—a spot for your best memories and feats, fostered around independently brewed beers, distinctive eats, and familiar faces.

Skip to content