Is it just me, or does it seem strange how few brewpubs there are in America's two biggest cities?
San Diego, San Francisco, and nearly every other part of California has a healthy amount of great brewpubs, but LA doesn't have any - the nearest ones are in Orange County. And even the small brewpubs in Santa Barbara and Ventura aren't that good. I think LA needs a good brewpub and I find it hard to believe that no one has tapped this market.
NYC has a few decent breweries, but no brewpubs like the 20 or so here in Portland. The closest thing would be Brooklyn Brewery, which is only open occasionally and not a true pub. And NYC is going through a craft beer revolution, too, where more and more specialty shops and beer bars are opening! If I had access to a million dollars to invest, I would absolutely build a brewpub in a decent part of Brooklyn.