Driving down La Brea in Los Angeles you may pass by a beautiful streamline moderne Firestone station, complete with its iconic bowtie neon sign standing tall over the streetlights, but don’t expect to get your tires replaced here. Instead you’ll find beer and tacos, this is All Season Brewing Company.
Built in 1937, and dubbed a Historic-Cultural Monument in 2012, this Firestone building serviced cars until 2016, and then hit the market. Thankfully, Pouring with Heart, a hospitality group, teamed up with designer Matt Winter, who has been in love with the building for years, to revamp it and keep most of the original elements while also creating a fun space to grab a bite and drink. “I thought it was one of the most iconic buildings and I had been drooling over the idea of somebody restoring it for almost two decades,” Winter admitted in an interview. The beautiful streamline service shop made the perfect backdrop for any classic car, and Winter had often stopped by in the years prior to the revamp to take pictures of his hot rods in front of it.
While beer pours from a long bar, a small Chica’s Tacos stand sits in the back next to a row of skee ball games, and above it all are little vignettes of various auto parts. “It’s kind of like a little museum,” Winters said of the details scattered about. You can sip your beer either inside the old work area or outside on the patio, and those looking to have a private party can rent out the former waiting room, which has its own set of skee ball games, as well as a video game console.
I’m not a beer person, so I can’t give my opinion on their offerings, but I really enjoyed my tacos and of course the unique ambiance! Rotate some tacos and beer instead of tires at All Season Brewing Company at 800 S. La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles.