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Reviews by Floydster:
5/5 rDev +7.1%
Finally got to check this place out yesterday as a belated birthday present from my family
Located on Main Street in a really cool part of Seal Beach next to several other bars and restaurants, near the ocean, does not look like a beer hot spot from the outside
This place was tiny with like ten tables total, but by the looks of the wall, they will be expanding some time very soon, cool athmosphere and everybody seems real excited and relaxed, the owner and beer guy, Gabe is a real cool as well
Unfortunately, the two beers I planned on trying today ran out right before we got there, St. Bernardus Wit and Moonlight Twist of Fate, but I was not worried about it after I tasted the different Rubicon beers I ordered
I had a Rubicon Black Capricorn black IPA and a Monkey Knife Fight pale ale, and an Ommegang Hennepin saison farmhouse ale, prices were around six dollars a pint which is a bit pricy
Only had ten taps or so and other consisted of Victory Prima pilsner, Stone Double Bastard, Unibroe Trois Pistoles, Alesmith Nautical Nut Brown and Speedway Stout
Place was super clean and our waitress was on top of things the entire time, knowledgable about beer too, she even gave us four different tasters before we ordered
Nice selection of beer for such few taps, have had some beauties here in the past like Moonlight Reality Czeck, some hard to find Lost Abbey stuff, and rare tap only beers from Bear Republic
Food was awesome as well, had 1/2 chicken and beef brisket with sweet potato fries, hushpuppies, corn on the cob, and cranberry cornbread, all for only fifteen dollars
I cannot wait to go back to this place, especially now that I know it is less than a half hour from my parent's house, so when I come visit them, it will become a frequent trip like Naja's is
Very highly recommended and one of the best food and beer combinations I found here on Beer Advocate
Update: Gabe is the one of the coolest guys in the craft beer world and this is the best damn food you will have!
11-19-2007 17:30:12 | More by Floydster
More User Reviews:
4.86/5 rDev +4.1%
Beachwood is my local(ish) watering hole and I am lucky to be within 5 miles of it, as it's likely my favorite beer bar in the US. The quality of the beers on draft is unparalleled. Add to that limited taps (more new beer all the time), awesome events (Sour Fest, anyone?), and extremely knowledgeable bartenders (Vito is the man!), and you have the best place to grab a beer in Southern California. The bar seats about 12-13 so it can be a bit hard to get a seat when they're busy, but the bartenders are always happy to serve the standing crowd (plus, there's a thin bar so you can set your drink down if you do happen to be standing). Most of the food is pretty damn good too.
03-26-2014 00:14:27 | More by ThirstyMiner
Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach, CA
100 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.