Blue Palms Brewhouse

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Blue Palms BrewhouseBlue Palms Brewhouse
BA SCORE
98
world-class

82 Reviews
Reviews: 82
Visits: 117
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: n/a
Taps: 25
Bottles: 113
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

6124 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, California, 90028-5304
United States
phone: (323) 464-2337

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Place added by: drewmprs on 08-02-2008

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Reviews by augustgarage:
Photo of augustgarage
4.4/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I arrived at opening time on a Thursday evening. The interior is clean, well layed out, and casual. The beer list was fairly impressive (especially for Los Angeles), though the first three things I ordered were tapped out (including their cask selection, unfortunately).

Lots of special releases from The Bruery, Stone, and Firestone Walker. A couple Belgian ales on tap (even there, not the usual suspects; a flanders red rather than something like Chimay or Duval), and several in bottles (Trappist Rochefort, seasonal Fantome, Delerium Tremens, etc.).

The options for well drinks are decent as well (e.g. bourbons included Old Pappy Van Winkle 10yo 101; tequila selection was adequate; and they even offered fountain absinthe - albeit with "Bohemian" absinthe), though I didn't order a cocktail.

I only ordered sweet potato fries, but they arrived crisp, well seasoned, piping hot, and served with chipotle mayo (or whatever other condiment you request). The food that those around me ordered appeared quickly and seemed well prepared.

Bartenders are friendly, attentive, and chatty. They all seem to enjoy working there. Lots of regular beer-loving customers mingle with people meeting friends or playing bar-games while nursing a macro (Bud Light or Amstel Light are hiding in the fridge apparently).

Excluding the food (a bit expensive but reasonable), value is remarkable especially for the location. Most draught ales are $3 (!) during happy hour. There are also food specials (mostly up-market renditions of traditional bar-food, like Buffalo Wings). Time passes quickly and ale and conversation flows freely. I could see this turning into a regular haunt...

EDIT: October, 2009 - this has turned into my bar of choice in L.A. Brian is very friendly, generous (ask about a beer and you'll usually end up with a sample placed before you), and very in touch with the U.S. beer market, traveling frequently to enrich his knowledge and his (massive) stock of kegs and bottles. (1,991 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Absolut
4.68/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Wonderful beer selection and knowledgeable staff.

Food is upscale pub food- burgers, fish and chips, sausages etc.

Beer lines are well maintained and rotated often. (168 characters)

Photo of blues_fever
5/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

The selection is awesome and the burgers are on the same level. (63 characters)

Photo of mohaghandi
5/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of sillyhed8
4.73/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of midnightcowboy818
5/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of smb
4.14/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Great spot. You can sense a real craft connection, superb special events... Firestone Walker, Ballast Point, etc... Good food and a really solid bottle list/refrigerator.

Staff is knowledgeable for the most part, but service-wise they need to really step up their game. When it's a special event or busy, bartenders seem to make it a point to ignore patrons. You've got to literally yell and beg to buy a drink. Bartenders act overly stressed, even though they're just doing their standard job. Everybody gets stressed at work, but not at the expense of alienating your customers. If I owned the place and saw my staff behave/work like this I'd be pissed. End rant. (667 characters)

Photo of Thepleasantimbiber
4.61/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of oldsailor
4.73/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Alpha309
4.4/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Good selection of seasonals and year round beers. Bar staff knows what they are talking about and almost immediately come up with a good recommendation if you are not sure what you want. They have always been right for my tastes. Food is just the typical bar food, done well, but only so much you can do with it. Overall a very good place. (343 characters)

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.13/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Amychop
4.85/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of carolineoncrack
4.75/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of evan35
3.94/5  rDev -12.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

If you can't see their projector with the beers on tap, they tell you to look it up on their website. I prefer my beer bars to be a bit more friendly than this spot. However, the beer selection was superb. (207 characters)

Photo of kingston213
4.46/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of crob3888
5/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of deford
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

A fantastic local bar/eatery. Every beer served in the appropriate glass. Fantastic selection of beers. Gets a bit crowded at times but you can always find a place to sit... (173 characters)

Photo of Abrahammer
4.56/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of jwolfe1311
5/5  rDev +11.6%

Rotating beers. As good as it gets. Great food. (49 characters)

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Photo of aoampm
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Photo of vonnerbeer
5/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of LBittman
5/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of yarnanimal
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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Blue Palms Brewhouse in Los Angeles, CA
98 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.