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Blue Palms Brewhouse

Not Rated.
Blue Palms BrewhouseBlue Palms Brewhouse

82 Reviews
Reviews: 82
Visits: 117
Avg: 4.39
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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @bluepalms_brew

Place added by: drewmprs on 08-02-2008

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Reviews: 82 | Visits: 117
Reviews by charlzm:
Photo of charlzm
4.9/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

I have visited twice now, one during the "soft opening" period and again last night, Wednesday August 20th, 2008.

The bar is more or less hidden from the street with only a brass door and some windows hinting at its existence within the Fonda Theatre building.

Step inside (as I did right at 5:00pm sharp - opening time) and enjoy the decor. Tall tables and chairs in the center of the room, shorter ones around the perimeter. The blue lighting and potted palms evoke old Hollywood without resorting to straight out Art Deco. The two story ceiling is a nice way to diffuse the sound within the space, as are the large and well-executed fabric lighting fixtures hanging from it.

A digital jukebox with near-endless selections awaits near the restrooms, ready to swallow your money, money you will willingly fork over for a chance to hear your faves in this great place.

Sit at the bar and marvel at the best beer selection in LA County (sorry, Naja's and Lucky Baldwin's, but I think it is). You could drink all night (and I did) and never have anything bad or the same thing twice. No macros of any kind. Not even in bottles. Nice. And Brian, the proprieter, is serious about his beer. With little prompting, he took me downstairs to his beer cooler and showed me the high tech system for changing out kegs and keeping the lines clear.

The service is excellent, with the whole staff friendly and into beer to some degree or another. The crowd is equally friendly (at the bar, anyway) and beer-centric.

The food, while prepared with care, doesn't quite pass through the ceiling of "very good" and into "excellent". It may seem nit-picky, but there's been one little thing off with each dish I've had. I'm not dissatisfied at all, just saying the food isn't quite flawless. Still, if you have a non-drinking friend with you, they will probably be happy to go here for the cuisine.

Beer and food prices are in line with the type of establishment and the location. This IS Hollywood, after all. My party had two entrees (admittedly, one was a $28.00 filet mignon), an appetizer and nine beers. The total was $104.24.

This is now my #1 beer destination, a short hop on the Red Line subway train to the beer haven LA has been dying for. Many thanks to Brian (and his buddy Gabe from Beachwood BBQ, who helped out) for opening this place.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Absolut
4.68/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

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Photo of blues_fever
5/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

The selection is awesome and the burgers are on the same level.

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Photo of mohaghandi
5/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of sillyhed8
4.73/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of midnightcowboy818
5/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of smb
4.16/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Great spot. You can sense a real craft connection, superb special events... Firestone Walker, Ballast Point, etc... Great 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 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.

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

Photo of oldsailor
4.73/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Alpha309
4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
4.13/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Amychop
4.85/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of carolineoncrack
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of evan35
3.94/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

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Photo of kingston213
4.46/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of crob3888
5/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of deford
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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...

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Photo of Abrahammer
4.56/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of jwolfe1311
5/5  rDev +13.9%

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

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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