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Blue Palms Brewhouse

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Blue Palms BrewhouseBlue Palms Brewhouse
BA SCORE
98
world-class

107 Ratings
Ratings: 107
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: n/a
Taps: 25
Bottles: 113
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @bluepalms_brew

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Reviews by augustgarage:
Photo of augustgarage
4.4/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of carolineoncrack
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of evan35
3.94/5  rDev -11.7%
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.

Photo of kingston213
4.46/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of deford
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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...

Photo of Abrahammer
4.56/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of jwolfe1311
5/5  rDev +12.1%

Rotating beers. As good as it gets. Great food.

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2.75/5  rDev -38.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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4/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of orangesol
4.14/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

Photo of Fern13
3.75/5  rDev -15.9%

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Blue Palms Brewhouse in Los Angeles, CA
98 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.