Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery
Active Beers: 436
Beer Ratings: 2,574
Beer Avg: 3.74
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Reviews by Halcyondays:
3.58/5 rDev -1.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4 | $$
Went here on Monday 11/9/09 for lunch. Walking in the place has almost a diner feel to it with very small booths and very long bar. Fermentation vessels are clearly visible. They only had about 6 beers on tap, nothing too surprising, standard brewpub styles - light lager, blonde, red, pale ale and stout. I did end up having their new Black IPA, though they were out of the Witches' Brew which looked quite interesting though it was still on their menu. The Black IPA was solid and well made, no problems there.
Service was solid as well, prompt and courteous. For food I had the smoked salmon fish and chips which were quite tasty. All and all another solid brewpub in the Southland for me. Definitely worth a visit.
11-10-2009 17:21:13 | More by Halcyondays
More User Reviews:
4.09/5 rDev +12.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4 | $$
Rock Bottom is a great location when the races are in town. Walking distance. Have a nice selection of food and a very good beer selection. If this were an east coast bar the beer selection would be only ok at best, but for the LA area the beer selection is very good.
03-24-2014 20:37:49 | More by RobertHolley
3.84/5 rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped by this place while on a trip to Long Beach.
First off, I thought the place/atmosphere was pretty cool. Nice big area. We ate a late lunch and it was still busy at that point. Our waitress was nice and pretty attentive. The food was good. I had a turkey/jalapeño burger and it was tasty. They mostly have their own brews on tap with a few guest taps. The house beers are decent but nothing to write home on. Overall, this is a pretty solid place that would be a good stop every once in a while. But with Beachwood BBQ and Congregation Ales in the immediate area there are better options.
05-29-2013 15:09:04 | More by zhanson88
4/5 rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped in here after what was a somewhat disappointing show at the Long Beach Arena (Descendents, Bad Religion, and Rise Against). Disappointing mostly because Bad Religion's performance can't even be described as mailed in and the acoustics were terrible.
But, on to the review...
The late hour of the visit mean that really only the bar area was open, and it was fairly crowded. The bartender seemed a bit annoyed that I wanted to get a sampler of all their house beers, but that's his problem.
My friend and I ordered a couple of their appetizer items which were both fantastic (pulled pork sliders and fried macaroni and cheese). The beers were fairly solid as well, none were really terrible.
If you're in the area, it could certainly be worth coming here but of course, I wouldn't go out of my way.
04-09-2011 19:11:42 | More by womencantsail
4.74/5 rDev +29.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $
My review is only on the brewery aspect here.
I admit, that having this chain around in Illinois, it was somewhere that I didn't mind hitting up when we were looking for something safe. It was also a place I felt I could go wherever there was one in the town I was visiting, if I wanted a decent brew and no good beer bars were around.
After finally breaking down and deciding to try this one last January, I have become HOOKED on the brews here. The brewer, Hayley, makes beers that IMO can go head to head with a lot of the craft brews nationally distributed out there. There is always one or two "non-regular" beers on tap, and often 1 or 2 more on cask.
For the house beers, her APA and Oatmeal Stout are both WAY above average. The other house beers are all solid, but not my styles, so don't order them.
Once a month, there is a seasonal brew tapped, varying from hop bombs to tripels to marzens. Hayley took the tripel yeast and brewed as an IPA recently for a side beer to serve, and it was INCREDIBLE. The current is a hoppy strong ale, that again, is OUTSTANDING!
The next few releases up her sleeve are Stocking Stuffer, which she described as their stout with some spices thrown in. The January seasonal is her Imp Stout, which is what really hooked me in last year. She also has last years brew that has been in barrels for 12 months that she will tap soon.
So this is a place that you can hit up often, and try a variety of brews that are always pleasing to your palate
12-18-2010 00:36:24 | More by imagese
Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery in Long Beach, CA
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