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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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @bluepalms_brew

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Reviews: 82 | Visits: 117
Photo of VegasBill
4.33/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

I had lunch here on a Friday, They are only open for lunch on Fri and Sun. The atmosphere is what I would call simple pub comfortable. The one thing that I did like is that they have two large LCD screens showing all of the info on the current tap offerings. No Pliny, Pliny where are you in L.A., but they did have Blind Pig so I am happy. The menu had a selection of sausages so I asked the bartender to help me select two, we decided on Wild Boar and Elk, both were wonderful and the bed of sauerkraut just made it perfect. As for the tap beer I understand it changes often, like weekly.
This is another, if I lived in L.A. I would be a regular. (648 characters)

Photo of fullthrottle77
4.95/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

I attended the Blue Palms 3rd Anniversary Party on 8/13, which was my first experience at the Blue Palms. The atmosphere was awesome, saw many familiar faces from previous events. The band was great and the DJ played a nice selection of music. I really enjoyed chatting with fellow craft beer enthusiasts about the massive selection of brews on deck. The selection of brews was truly epic, never thought I would ever taste KBS or DFH 120 which were both available. The taplist inside was also off the charts! The food was amazing. The cow leg and sausage sandwiches were great and everyone was raving about the truffle burger. The staff was great, very friendly and attentive. They were very helpful in making decisions on which beers to try. I enjoyed my experience at the Blue Palms and I will definitely be returning in the very near future. (844 characters)

Photo of DarthKostrizer
4.68/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Atmosphere: The atmosphere for the 3rd anniversary party was absolutely amazing. I meet so many great people and shared many tales and many great beers.

Quality: The quality is great everything was as fresh as any beer I have ever had. The food was of great quality as well

Service: Didn't really have to much in the way of service but everyone that was pouring beer was a pleasure to talk to and everyone was in a great mood which just made for an even better day

Selection: Not sure what the normal selection of draft beer is like but for the anniversary party it was second to none so many great one offs and amazing beers

Value: Beers are priced reasonably food is priced reasonably and you get a good amount of food for what you pay. The beer is very reasonably priced especially for the great selection not much price gouging going on

Overall: The anniversary party was absolutely fantastic and I cant wait until next year for another one. If this place wasn't an hour from me I would be there quite often and I highly recommend this place to anyone who enjoys beers and good food. (1,092 characters)

Photo of PlinyTheKid
4.63/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

When I'm in the Hollywood area, this is always a great spot to stop at. They got a mean bottle selection, carrying bottles such as Temptation Batch 3, Firestone 11, and many more vintages! The food is awesome, the crowd is cool, the bartenders are chill, and the vibe is all around awesome. The bottles are a bit pricy, but being one of the few places in town to carry rarities, I see why they would charge a premium for the bottles. You won't find them anywhere else. Their events have been great too. They had Veritas 007 and Framboise de Amarosa on tap before. Definitely worth the visit! (591 characters)

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

I first went to Blue Palms after an event with the wife so was restricted to 1 beer so I could drive home. I really wanted to get a hotel room after seeing the tap/bottle list.

Atm- Not the biggest place in the world but more than gets the job done. You know its a beer bar, when 2 giant screens display the tap list.

Quality- Quality is top notch here with the people behind and in front of the bar knowing what they are doing.

Service- Quick, clean, always there if you need a fill or asking a question. Great staff here.

Selection- So many beers on tap, always rotating. So many bottles in the cooler that just blow you away.

Food- The mac N cheese. Enough said. Super good.

Value- Not bad at all. Food is good and cheap, beer is cold, in the right glass, from clean tap lines. Go if you are ever close! (812 characters)

Photo of ChanChan
4.88/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

I come here every chance I get; this is my home away from home! The tap list changes often and it has featured beers such as Speedway stout, Parabola, abacus, as well as lot of brews from Deschutes, and Russian River. In fact, Pliny the Elder is almost always available on tap here. The bottle list is equally impressive with Wild ales from Russian River (Consecration, Temptation and Supplication) to brews from Firestone (Parabola, Abacus, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, and 14th Anniversary ale). Well I will say though that the food here is………fantastic! The best appetizer for me would be the beet salad with tons of nuts and goat cheese! The best entree, in my opinion, is the truffle burger cooked in duck fat! This is the best Gastro-Pub in Los Angeles!! (760 characters)

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

I died and took a glimpse of heaven last night...and it was the Blue Palms Brewhouse.

This place had so many incredible beers on tap, with a tap list that was up to the minute, not to mention hundreds of bottles, including about a 50-75 bottle reserve label.

Russian River and The Bruery were predominately featured the night I went, but you have to check their tap list before you go, as their website is amongst the most comprehensive in the business.

Prices were great, usually $5-6.50 per pint. 5 ounce pours of four beers were $9. Food looked great but didn't try it.

But seriously, so many great beers. It was everything I would hope would be. (655 characters)

Photo of SubpoenaDeuces
4.88/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

What is there to say about BP that hasn't already been said?

I live near here and this is a staple for out of towners and I love showing people their bottle list and watching their mouths drop. The bottle list doesn't pull a huge premium either and allows non-traders to get some rare stuff that they might not otherwise be able to try.

For example, I recently split a bottle of Consecration, Dogfish Sahti, and Marron Acidife and each bottle was marked up by maybe $4, a huge value. Service is always impeccable, very knowledgeable staff and almost all are BA's that I have seen at events.

Just go there, check it out, tip your bartenders well. (648 characters)

Photo of dksl16
4.75/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

My favorite bar in Los Angeles. Selection is the best in the city and they always seem to have some sort of great specialty event each week. Love the Brown Bag nights (amazing bottle shares each month) and the Firestone anniversary verticals have thankfully become an annual tradition.

Beer prices are mostly in the $6-7 range but there are plenty of amazing deals from $3 happy hour to $4 Thursdays and Sundays to $.35 wing night to the $9 beer sampler.

Food is the weak point but the sausages are interesting and Liars Fuego Melt is a solid sandwich.

If you're visiting from out of town, this is definitely a must stop when you're in LA. (643 characters)

Photo of DearthVader
4.72/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

I've been frequenting Blue Palms for these past couple months so I decided it's time for a review.

A very fun bar to go to. Always a decent crowd whenever I come, with plenty of TV's to watch the games I came to see, plus some good music playing.

Quality is great. Everything you could ask for. Proper glassware, clean lines, 24 taps with 1 cask is more than enough options.

Bartenders and servers are very knowledgable and attentive. I've always had phenomenal service. Whether I brought my girlfriend in for somewhat of a date or a group of coworkers for some after work drinks, they handled both very well.

The selection is very good. Always plenty of west coast offerings and a a few out of staters too. They have a good bottle list, although I'll probably never order off it since most of what they have I can get at my bottle shop for 1/4 the price.

Had the food once. It's good, but nothing to right home about.

Very reasonable bar, especially for the location. The only thing I hate about this place is the fact I have to pay for parking. You either pay $10 to park right next to it in the parking lot, or you park around the corner and have to keep coming back every 2 hours to add money to the meter. Regardless, I will continue to visit. (1,256 characters)

Photo of werdnacross
4.88/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Atmosphere is great. Never been there when it's been too crowded but there's always a nice mix of people and always pretty busy.

Quality is outstanding. Some great food and huge list of beer. Seasonal food and daily specials are great.

Service has always been 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.

Can't beat all those good things for that price. Always worth the visit. (631 characters)

Photo of drewmprs
4.95/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Mostly California beers on tap with IPA's and DIPA's well represented. Brian keeps everything fresh and makes personal trips up and down the coast to get the kegs as fresh as possible. He often drives out to Kern just to pick up a fresh keg of Citra.

The food is great - I recommend the lobster mac and cheese or the fuego melt (so good you remember it twice :)

Many special events and tastings here. In the past two years at Blue Palms i've seen Greg Koch from Stone, Matt Brnyldson from FW, Ken Grossman from Siera Nevada, Patrick Rue from the Bruery, and Sam Calagione from DogfishHead. The bottle list is superb with many vintage selections.

The servers are friendly and knowledgeable. It can get quite busy when there is a show next door but the crowds often vanish once the show starts.

My go to bar in the Hollywood area. (835 characters)

Photo of zebulon
4.13/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Three of us went on a Friday night for dinner.
If you don't know where it is you can miss it (there was a line getting into the next door Music Box which hid the enterance). Parking is terrible. The lot next door was charging $20! They do give you a $3 discount for parking but still!!!

The inside is on the dark side, atmosphere is a typical bar feel somewhat noisy. Place was just about full, but we got a table (the last empty). It was the start of San Fransisco beer week so lots of N Cal beers on tap (21?). Server was great at directing us to acceptable beers. Even brought tastes to help with making decisions. We ended up with Blind Pig (darn they didn't have Pliny the kid yet), Speakeasy Scarface, North Coast Scrimshaw and barrel aged Moylans Ryan O'Sllivan which we passed around for dessert.

Food was good and tasty. We had Kobe burger, BBQ pork sandwich (good sauce with a Jalipena bite), short rib in a Porter sauce. All of which we enjoyed.

Overall a good experience (985 characters)

Photo of pword9d8
4/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Have frequented Blue Palms numerous times now to finally write a review. First off, boo cause they're Ohio State fans. LOL. Anyways on to the review. I love coming here on Thursdays for the $0.50 cent wing special. There are multiple selections on the menu from BBQ to sandwiches. There will be something for everyone to eat. They have a decent selection of beers which are bottled as well as on tap. Overall a nice place to stop by and have a beer, especially if you're in the Hollywood area. Parking is a bitch. If you want immediate access you'll have to drop $10-$20 in one of the lots if going after 6 -7pm. (612 characters)

Photo of 3HovsepiansBrews
4.65/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Blue Palms is one of my favorite places to go for beer. The atmosphere is usually fun and intimate since it is a fairly small place. The beers are always of really good quality, with a great selection of American craft brews that are on a constantly rotating tap as well as a decent selection of Belgian bottles and reserved bottles.

The waitresses are always nice and more than willing to help you make the right beer decision. The food is also pretty good as well, with a couple of interesting sausages. And considering the quality of their beer, the prices are pretty ridiculous (especially for Los Angeles).

You should definitely check this place out! (658 characters)

Photo of BeerBarbieLA
4.9/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

I've been to Blue Palms many times and love the constant rotation of the taps! The selection is balanced and seems to offer something for everyone. The staff does a great job with recommendations and the service is top notch! Brian showcases new breweries and gets the best brews from the established breweries. Oh, and the food is certainly worthy of trying. Always seems to be new specials (Fuego steak sandwich, sausages are delicious) as well as the traditional menu favorites (fish tacos, burgers are awesome). Comfortable environment which I will be visiting again and again! (581 characters)

Photo of CarbonIS
4.43/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

So I spent the weekend in LA and I had seen on BA that this was one of the places to go. Walked into the dimly lit, large room and was immediately greeted. The bar is actually quite beautifully decorated with back lit liquor and beer bottles lining the mirrored wall.

The draught and bottle list are quite impressive. I was actually more impressed with the bottle list than the draught list, and decided on an Avery Depuleceuse. The owner of Blue Palms, Brian, and I got to chatting about beers and he offered for me to try a Firestone 14 with him. It hasnt even been formally released yet! Brian is a great guy and all of the service my girlfriend and I encountered was exceptional. (685 characters)

Photo of six7vdub
2.9/5  rDev -35.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 3

Take this for what it is worth...may be worth something to you, might not be. If I was just reviewing this place based off of the beer selection (decent, but not OMG wow), the atmosphere (we went during an Ohio State game, so the place was pretty lively) and the overall vibe, this place would have scored better. But they forgot about the service.

Ill explain briefly.

Went during Ohio State football game. Im not a fan, but im also not against the team in any way. Wife ordered cask beer (special $3 during Ohio games, as posted on the screen above the bar and above the entrance). I ordered some IPA (price, $3 during the game). When we got the bill, it was double what we were expecting. Noticing this error, I brought it to the attention of the bartender and the waitress. Waitress tells me "oh, sorry, that price is just for Ohio State fans. Are you a fan?" I did not lie, so I said I was not. She said she was sorry so I would pay the full price. After brief conversation, she honored the price on the board. I just don't understand why it was even necessary for me to put the burden on them. It should not happen, and hope they get somebody in there with a brain to make a better decision the first time, next time. That being said, I will go again if I am ever in the area for the beer, but not because I like the service. (1,335 characters)

Photo of tothebrim
4.63/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

This is LA's premier beer bar for geeks and there really isn't anyone that close. The constantly change their list and keep it fresh and exciting with great beers from everywhere.
The owner, Brian is usually on site as is Bix, the main bartender. Both are great and passionate beer guys.
I am a beer fanatic and I typically find half a dozen beers on tap that I've never even heard of.
The food is really good. They have big screens and for Ohio State fans this place is sports heaven. I like the shuffleboard table and the screens that keep the beer list up to date.
The decor is soso but other than that it's damn near perfect. Oh yeah, parking can suck sometimes, but I ride my bike there. (696 characters)

Photo of dlaure
4.43/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Came down to LA from the Bay Area for UCLA graduation week. Found the Blue Palms (thanks ba!). Very happy to have found this place. The beer selection was quite nice with a mix of belgians, belgian-style, and american beers. There were two Blue Palms beers on the menu; I tasted their IPA and found it to be nicely hopped, but lacking body. Port Brewing 4th Aniversary Imperial IPA (or something like that) was the winning beer for the night. Large selection (24) of taps.

Food was great. Haven't had onion rings like that since my childhood in the midwest (and that was a while ago...) Ribs were tasty but the BBQ sauce was a bit overpowering for the delicate, tender meat. Wild boar and duck sausages were the star of the night (neck & neck with the lobster mac n cheese). Can't wait to experiment with the sauerkraut/serrano pepper combo. Delish! Hope I find a reason to come back so I can try more beers and some of their sandwiches. (938 characters)

Photo of RichardoEdwardo
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Best "beer bar" in Hollyweird...hands down. Read the reviews, being a complete and utter fan of Beachwood BBQ down in Seal Beach (In Orange County) - Gabe, the owner, recommended this place. I am not disappointed, after his seal of approval I'd entrust that man with the naming of my firstborn.

I digress, with a modest on tap beer list (helpfully displayed on a large TV) Blue Palms boasts a diverse array of beers and the occasional cider.

Their food is to die for although I must - on moral grounds - offer a caution to those with weak stomachs, the food is spicy for the "layman".

Blue Palms is a mecca an should be included within the "maps to the stars".

Do yourself a favor and see this place for yourself! (719 characters)

Photo of barrelroller
4.2/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

finally made it out here...and it was great. The fact that there is a great beer bar down in hollywood is a sign of the times...thank god! The sandwich I got was the Liar's en Fuego? a spicy steak sandwich piled high and my lady got the build you own grilled cheese sandwich which was also delicious. Beers were solid. Had Coronado Idiot IPA, New Belgium La Folie, and Brian the owner opened up some Hansen's Kriek for us, which it is obvious that he cares about the beers. Wish it was closer to my home and will definitely return when in the area. (548 characters)

Photo of tang3nt
3.9/5  rDev -12.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

After reading about this place for so long, I finally made it there the other night before I caught a show at the Roxy. It was a bit smaller than I imagined, but inviting nonetheless. It was a Saturday evening and considering, fairly empty. We went as a group of 5 and all tried something different. I ended up getting a velvet murkin and a fogcutter - both of which I had never tried before. The service was great, staff was friendly and knowledgeable. They had a great line up of micros from all over. I didn't order any food, but I tried a little of everything my friends ordered and was pleased. All in all a great spot my only complaint is that I didn't stay there for longer. A must if you find yourself in the area. (722 characters)

Photo of Retsinis
4.13/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I've been here twice now, and had a great experience both times. The first time was for when they had Victory at Sea on Cask with Rum chips (yeah, it was GOOD!)

The second was with my wife and few friends. They love beer too, but they came more for the shuffle board, which is probably the best I have personally seen (new, very clean, and shuffleboard is hard to find in LA)

Anyhow, they rotate their taps regularly, the staff are courtesy, attentive, knowledgeable on their beers, but they also don't crowd you. I agree with others parking is a bit of a drawback, but it's in Hollywood, so it's really not their fault, just how it is. It's also next to the Music Box theatre, and close to Hollywood and Vine.

I certainly plan to go back many times, and encourage others to check it out as well. (800 characters)

Photo of barrelman
4.58/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Stopped by in the evening before a Fistful of Dollars/For A Few Dollars More Double at the Egyptian down the street. The place is only 16 months old but looks well-established. High ceilings and open spaces made it very inviting. I won't hold it against them that the owners are Ohio State alums (Go Badgers!), and it was nice to be in a place with a slight Big Ten feel.

The service was EXCEPTIONAL (as seen above). The owner tended bar (always a great sign) and was attentive to all around. His passion was in the beer he was sharing and not the money he was collecting.

Their selection was outstanding. We grabbed a pour of Angel's Share and then a four beer flight consisting of Big Sky IPA, Avery Dugana DIPA, Firestone Velvet Merkin, and La Folie. Lots of other goodies and I get the impression that most of their 30 or so taps are in heavy rotation.

We had a couple of plates of their .25 cent wings which were delicious and not to be missed. The beers were reasonably priced and this will definitely bring me back whenever I am in the area. Thanks guys! (1,064 characters)

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