Blue Palms Brewhouse
Taps: 25 / Bottles: 113
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 87 | Reviews: 78 | Show All Ratings:
4.14/5 rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Stopped in here right after they opened. We had lunch a few blocks away so it just seemed to work out amazingly well for a visit. Atmosphere was a little slow to develop but once more people began to show up it was nice. Service was a little slow but as the server said one of the bartenders didn't show up on time so she was doing two jobs at once. Quality was quite good. My beers were top notch and the food looked quite good, although having just eaten I did't partake. Selection was solid all around. I didn't find anything on-tap that I was that interested in but bottle list was stellar so I decided to get one off there. Took awhile to find it in the cellar but once they did I was able to enjoy it for a more than reasonable price. Speaking of prices, I thought all but a few of the bottles were reasonable and the food was much the same. Overall a really nice place in the heart of the city, I would definitely return if I was in the area again.
02-12-2014 05:58:48 | More by orangesol
4.33/5 rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5 | $$
Excellent fresh selection of beers.
the regular bartender there could be a bit more knowledgeable and engaging, but I can deal with that when the beer selection is top notch.
Their burger is great, all the rest of the food is just ok.
Price is reasonable considering the area.
11-08-2013 00:05:14 | More by SirBentham
2.55/5 rDev -43%
vibe: 1 | quality: 2 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 1 | $$
This is a dive bar with good beer. It was very dark and there was a Dodger game playing on both of the TV monitors. The venue was not advertised as a sports bar, so I was disappointed that my conversation with my company was repeatedly interrupted with cheering and game-related shouting. The picture on their website lead me to believe there would be nice lighting, but it was just dark and grungy.
Everyone at my table was dissapointed in their food, which tended to be overly salty. The onion rings were gross. No one finished their plate or asked for a doggy bag. Sure it was cheap, but
There were maybe two dozen beers on tap. I had only heard of a half dozen of the beers on the menu, which was awesome. Considering that everyone drives in LA (including me), I was surprised that there was not a single session beer (below 5% abv.) on the menu (hence the 4 and not 5 star rating on selection).
10-23-2013 05:33:45 | More by Naerhu
5/5 rDev +11.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
Went here for the 5th Anniversary Party. The place was awesome! Beer heaven. Tap list was insame with piles of hard to find beers!
Atmosphere is great. Simple Vibe. Low Key
Quality is outstanding. Some great food and huge list of beer. Seasonal food and daily specials are great.
Service hawas great. waitresses are usually helpful and knowledgable.
Selection is outstanding. One of the largest tap lists I've seen at an establishment before.
Food is great. I have trouble staying away from the truffle burger. One of the best I've ever had. Especially when paired with the great beer.
08-22-2013 03:04:30 | More by HopHuntingHabit
4.54/5 rDev +1.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I was out in LA for a few days and knew from research that this was a place I should visit. Luckily our hotel was quite close so we were able to go twice during our three day stay. Also lucky for us, one of those days was a tap takeover (Dogfish Head).
On our first trip, I noted the 24 taps that others have mentioned. What I really liked was that there are two digital boards that list the beers with a coordinating number. You wouldn't think much of it, but it actually makes ordering very easy if for instance the bar is very noisy. Instead of throwing out a long name, you can simply ask for number 12, or number 5. Pretty convenient.
I stopped in specifically for the Indra Kunindra that I had scoped on their website (it's a favorite of mine, particularly on tap). But I was pleasantly surprised by a very cheerful and knowledgeable bartender who was more than happy to help me out with selection #2. Turns out, he pointed me in the direction of a beer I'd never heard of, never tried, and ended up being amazingly tasty...my opinion of course. He pointed me to Noble Ale Works' Naughty Sauce. Amazing.
Night two we were treated to a Dogfish Head tap takeover. All 24. Also amazing. Had some really interesting offerings from Dogfish that I'd never even heard of.
There seems to be plenty of room here, didn't seem too noisy and the bartenders seemed to know their stuff and are fans of beers. All of this combines to make it a "must hit" if you're in LA. I'll definitely revisit next time I'm out there.xt
05-12-2013 22:52:44 | More by corysmith01
4.48/5 rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
ONE OF THE BEST BEER AND SAUSAGE BARS ON THE WEST COAST. FIRST THE BEER:
OUTSTANDING SELECTION W/ ~30 TAPS INCLUDING 1 CASK. USUALLY RARE, HARD TO FIND BEERS, VINTAGE RELEASES, AND A HANDFULL OF FLEMISH REDS AND BELGIANS. VISITED DURING LA BEER WEEK & HAD SPEAKEASY BIG DADDY AND XV ANNIVERSARY. ALSO FIRST TIME HAVING FIRESTONE PARABOLA, DOUBLE JACK, AND DOUBLE DBA ALL IN THE SAME NIGHT!
FOOD: EXCELLENT SELECTION FOR WHATEVER TASTES YOU PREFER. MY WIFE IS VEGAN AND HAD VEGAN SAUSAGE - MADE WITH APPLE BRANDY?, AND BLACKENED TOFU. PROBABLY THE BEST SAUSAGE SELECTION OUT THERE: ALLIGATOR, BOAR, PHEASANT, DUCK, ELK.
WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
10-02-2012 22:00:24 | More by DanSimonsen
4.95/5 rDev +10.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Very pleased to discover another killer craft beer bar in my area, the recently reopened Blue Palms! You can see the tap list at their website (http://www.bluepalmsbrewhouse.com/pages/beer.html) so you can start the tough decisions early. And when you get there, the list is displayed on a huge flatscreen above the bar - you get to see beers blink off when the kegs kick in real time!!
Plenty of delicious D/IPA flowing here: PtE, Blind Pig, FW Union Jack(!), Sculpin, AleSmith IPA, and their very own Blue Palms IPA. Holy shit, that's 5/24. They had great offerings in other styles too tho- got a taste of Allagash Curieux and a full snifter of Stone 2011 IRS for 'dessert'. All this at about $5.5~6.5! And during happy hour - Tuesdays - you can get Victory Prima Pils (MY JAM!) and their IPA and Hef (apparently brewed by Firestone Walker) &others for 4!
Had spinach dip which was cheesy and delicious, extra chips were provided before I could finish asking. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable all around. Bar has seats with backs instead of stools(my back craves support). Music was great, and not super loud, tv's had sports on.
FINALLY, they have a great Scotch selection, blended (JW, Chivas, Dewars) and single malt (Glenfiddich, Glenmorangie, Highland Park, Laphroaig)! The only thing I didn't like about this place is that it isn't right around the corner from me - I had a great time and will be back!
03-19-2012 08:28:27 | More by Aexoonge
4.14/5 rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
The best beer bar I have been to in LA. You come in, you feel already at home. Good parking next door (late enough it was free). About 95% guys and all efficiently served by Bix. Twenty five taps up electronically on a board, with lots of interesting choices. Great bottle selection too, but Black Tuesday at $90 was something I wanted but not at that price. Some other really rare ones, though prices were steep for those as well. Music was decent and toned down, so you can talk. with some TVs on. they are trying to get their sublease settled to stay in the current location.
01-18-2012 06:10:06 | More by Sammy
5/5 rDev +11.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
I've been going here since they opened. I am sad to see they are in danger of shuting their doors. I'm writing this mainly as an update to that statement. For people that thought you might have missed the final day open this past wednesday there is still time! They have reached an agreement with the owner of the Fonda to stay open for another 2-3 weeks. This is a place not to be missed. Get there quick before they are forced to close and you are left out in the cold until they can find a new location.
01-17-2012 21:54:28 | More by trancesk8er
4.71/5 rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
First time into Blue Palms and I have to say, it made an impression with me. Not only was it packed for a Friday afternoon around 130pm, the service was top notch.
Very nice decor inside, good size televisions, great information on whats currently available on tap and a good setting all around. Was a little loud but i take that as a good place and people are having a good time.
My gf and I sat down at the bar to have a few beers. We were promptly served and taken care of. Not much to say about service, but it was top notch and we were served well.
Beers were great. Good selection, especially a good selection for everyone I felt like. It wasn't dominated by stouts or IPAs or sours. Good overall variety. What's even better is some beers were on happy hour for 4 bucks, even thought the prices were really reasonable. 5 bucks to 10 bucks( I think that was highest I saw).
Didn't try the food but I did see someone order and it looked really good! If I go back when they are open, I would definitely eat here.
Overall, really well established place. They know what they are doing and serve their customers well.
01-15-2012 07:08:10 | More by BeerShman
Blue Palms Brewhouse in Los Angeles, CA
98 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.