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Blue Palms Brewhouse

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112 Ratings
Ratings: 112
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 4.47
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

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Photo of BeachBumC
4.63/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Blue Palms Brewhouse: Hollywood's 1st gastropub celebrates successful first year.

Hollywood has long been known for its bright lights, movie stars and tourist attractions like Mann's Chinese theater and Ripley's Believe It or Not. But for just over a year now, Hollywood has also been a destination for craft beer lovers.

The Blue Palms Brewhouse, on Hollywood Boulevard, is the proud inspiration and work of owners Brian Lenzo and girlfriend Katie Scholl. True food and beer lovers, they have worked hard to build Blue Palms into not only a great craft beer bar but a place to enjoy a great meal and entertainment.

Lenzo prides himself on having the best beers on tap along with a wide variety of styles so that there's something for everyone. In order to accomplish this, he often drives to San Diego and San Francisco to pick up kegs of craft beers that are not distributed in Los Angeles. These efforts have made Blue Palms the place to go to enjoy hard-to-find craft beers. "This is my passion," said Lenzo. "I want to do everything I can to see craft beer thrive in Los Angeles."

Read the rest here:

http://www.examiner.com/x-21038-LA-Craft-Beer-Examiner~y2009m9d8-Blue-Palms-Brewhouse--Hollywoods-first-gastropub

Photo of glid02
4.45/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Stopped by here to meet up with a few CA BA's a while back.

Atmosphere is nice. It's a fairly small venue that's just short of classy - and I mean that in a good way. The bar is on the short side in the back right corner and the front right corner has space for a band which started up about halfway through my time there.

Quality is good. Beer was served at the perfect temperature with the proper amount of head.

Service was very good. The waitress certainly knew what she was talking about and we never had to wait on anything.

Selection was solid. A stout from Port Brewing was on cask along with a few offerings from the Bruery and about 10 other fairly rare offerings. The website seems to be updated on a regular basis so take a look for yourself!

Food was good. I had the fish and chips (as I usually do) and was not disappointed.

Value was good. It was a bit on the pricey side but nothing too over the top.

Overall this was my second favorite place I visited while I was there (second only to Beachwood BBQ but I hear Verdugo is quite nice), and it's certainly worth a stop if you're in the area.

Photo of vacax
4.53/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

I have been to Blue Palms probably five times or so, most recently for the First Anniversary Party. The location is great, or horrible, depending on your disposition toward Hollywood. It is right smack dab on Hollywood Blvd. in the same building as the Henry Fonda Music Box Theatre. About a block away from the Pantages Theatre, and conveniently the red line Metro Station.

Parking can be a hassle. There is street parking, but I know more than one person who has gotten their car towed in this area. I normally pay the ten bones to park in the lot next door, so I don't have to worry about meters or moving my car. Taking the train is always a good idea, not just due to parking and the obvious alcohol consumption factor, but also to avoid the traffic that oh so often plagues both the 101 and 110 freeways.

The inside of the Blue Palms is classy but not fancy, just as it is not tiny but gets packed on a Friday/Saturday night. There is lots of wood, high ceilings, and instead of cheap trinkets the walls are adorned with things like barley malt bags and signs explaining different styles of beer. My one official complaint is that I consider too-loud music to be a distraction from the experience. Unless, of course, The Firkins or Final Gravity are playing a gig here. Woo!

There is a chalk board above the bar normally listing what is on tap, but there are also daily printed menus with style, ABV, and pour size information. Blue Palms also offers proper glassware to allow proper revelry in its ever rotating draft selections. All quality selections on a bad night here, on a good night owner Brian Lenzo will have gone out of his way to procure some rare and exciting brews. I enjoyed such interesting things as Whiskey Barrel Aged Ten Fidy, Russian River Temptation, Bruery Sour in the Rye, FW Parabola, FW Abacus, FW Double Jack, Alpine Bad Boy, and Alpine Exponential Hoppiness on cask. In the past I have had other interesting brews, such as verticals of Firestone Walker 10, 11, and 12.

Service level is typically very high. The bar staff has an exceptional level of beer knowledge--they employ some real connoisseurs here. Service is best at the bar, as things can get pretty crazy for the servers when the entire place is elbow to elbow. They do a about as good of a job of snaking through the people to get to the tables as could probably be done.

Food is outstanding with quality ingredients. They serve what might look like bar food at first glance, but when you read the menus it is quickly apparent that everything here is gourmet. A decent sized menu for a bar, and the Burger #2 (kobe beef with braised short rib, caramelized onions, porcini mushrooms, and gruyere) is an example of taking regular grub to the next level of delicious. Unfortunately, appetizers are a bit expensive for my taste. 25 cent wing night on Thursday is a homerun, though.

Beer prices are typical for an LA craft bar, mostly $6-7 for a draft. Food menu is a bit spendy, do not expect to eat for less than ten bucks (it is tasty though).

Photo of Halcyondays
4.35/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I visited the much heralded Blue Palms on August 8, 2009 for their 1st Anniversary Party. Walking in it is very dark, and rather loud making it difficult to talk at points, granted it was rather crowded. I definitely liked the continous stream of classic rock being played.

The tap list for the event was phenomenal, but what I've seen posted for regular days is quite good as well. I was quite happy to be able to drink Alpine north of Oceanside.

The amount of attention I recieved from the bartenders was admirable seeing how much they had to do, quite prompt for how crowded it was.

Prices for beer are reasonable for bars around the Southland, especially LA, but I have to put the value at $$$ since parking was very expensive at the Pantages parking lot ($10), and I don't see how I can get around this if I make it up again.

I didn't have a chance to try the food. All in all, I was quite impressed with this new bar in LA, it's tough to get up there, but if I'm in Hollywood again I'll definitely go back.

Food Edit for 10-17-09 - Had the Ribeye sandwich and it was quite good.

Photo of teamizm
5/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I was turning the dreaded 3-0 and I needed a place to gather all my friends to get drunk. I'm an Angelino living in SF, so I wanted to celebrate with friends in LA but I knew nothing about the beer scene in LA. A few Beer Fly searches and I found Blue Palms. I gave my wife the information and she contacted Brian, the owner at the Blue Palms, and gave him all the information for the party. I didn't really know what to expect when arrived this past Friday, but everything was just awesome. Brian, if you read this, thanks for everything. Blue Palms makes me want to move back to LA. The beer selection was great, Brian hooked us up big time, and his back room bottle selection is just phenomenal. Everyone had a blast, I got to drink great beer and watch the Dodgers on TV (a perfect birthday). This will be my go to beer bar when I eventually make my trek back south. It's new (I believe the 1st year anniversary is coming up), so it doesn't have the revere of a Toronado. But to be honest, I think its heading in that direction.

Photo of GJ40
3.88/5  rDev -13.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I stopped into the Blue Palms based on the BA listing while in LA on business. It's not much to look at from the outside and the interior isn't a lot better but it is effective. It's got typical bar feel with low light and dark woods. I think the best feature is a great shuffleboard table by the front window. I didn't get to use it but I would have liked to.

The beer selection includes about 24 on tap with many from CA as well as some other US and European beers. They also have one cask which held a Stone PA with Coriander. I'm not big on spiced beer but since it was the cask selection, I went with it. I enjoyed it (although it didn't need the spice). The server we had was outgoing and seemed genuinely into craft beer.

For me, the Blue Palms depends heavily on the tap list. If it's consistent, it's worth a visit. But if it falls off, the atmosphere just isn't enough of a draw.

Photo of tyanow
4.6/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

This is the closest thing to a beer geek's dream in Hollywood.

I gave a 5 for selection and I need to validate that. They only have 24 taps. What is remarkable about that is the rarity and selection among those 24 is absolutely exceptional.

I gave 4 stars for service. At the bar it's a 5, at the tables it can be spotty.

The owner (I forget his name) loves beer and knows beer and it shows in everything they do there.

They have great cask beer and exceptionally fresh taps.

Food is medium, but I don't go there to eat - I would think that few do. The decor is a little too wannabe for me but whatever, belly up to the bar and enjoy.

Photo of womencantsail
4.4/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

After my initial visit (detailed below), I've returned here several more times. Each time I've been more and more impressed with the place and will continue to go back. The service in subsequent trips was definitely improved and the taps are always top notch.

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Went here with a friend after spending a day doing random stuff in Hollywood. I forgot to check what time they opened, so we got there around 4:45, and had to kill 15 minutes until they opened at 5.

The biggest bummer about this place is the complete lack of parking. You're probably going to end up in the Pantages or Fonda parking lots and pay from $8-$10, or, if you can manage to find a metered spot, it is $2 an hour!

Inside, it's quite a nice place. Good decor and gives a fairly classy feel all around. The place was nice and clean, which was probably helped by the fact that they had just opened. TVs on the walls where we watched the Dodger game.

We weren't too hungry as we had a large lunch, so we just ordered some sweet potato fries to snack on while we had a few beers. They were excellent, and the rest of the menu looked great too. They have wings for $0.25 (minimum of 6) on Thursdays (we were there on a Thursday), but being vegetarian, I did not partake.

Good list of beers, 24 taps and a cask. They also had a decent bottle list, with some impressive choices such as FW10 (for a mere $100 a bottle). I had a Telegraph Reserve Wheat (fairly tasty sour wheat ale), a Bruery Orchard White (will not have this again, it tasted almost medicinal), and a Moylan Hopgarten (not my favorite, but decent).

The service was pretty good in the beginning, but as the place started to fill up, we were ignored for some time (our waitress simply disappeared for about 20 minutes). But that wasn't too terrible.

The prices were pretty good, especially during the happy hour (which was literally one hour--from 5-6). All beers regularly $6.50 and under were $3.

A nice place and I would stop in again if I am in the area.

Photo of billshmeinke
4.83/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

This place is great. Went here with my buddy Charles last week on a Tuesday. Tuesday here is pretty much the best thing ever, all 24 of their beers on tap for $4 each from 6-10pm. I had the Avery 16th Aniversary Saison, the Pizza Port Double IPA, and the Alesmith Wee Heavy which tasted more like an imperial stout than a scotch ale. Charles got the Lost Abbey Trade Winds Triple and the Oskar Blue's Gordon IPA. Also, I got the BBQ Chicken sandwich with fried Jalapenos and sweet potato fries, and my buddy got the kobe beef cheeseburger. I must say, I was impressed with every beer we got, and equally impressed with the food which was delicious. The service was awesome, our server, Pete, was attentive and quick to take our orders and bring us fresh beers. Also, we both made it out of there for under 30 bucks including a 20% tip. Needless to say, I'm going back tomorrow since it is a Tuesday. Oh! Also, if you're a Cohen brother's fan you'll appreciate this... Wii bowling and $5 white russians (along with $4 cans from Oskar Blues) on Wednesdays. I feel like I'm writing and ad for these guys, but fuck it, Blue Palm's is awesome. If you live in the Hollywood area and are looking for something to do on a Tuesday (or any day really, the most expensive beer on the menu is $7 regular price) Blue Palm's is a must. Also, they have a cask conditioned beer, it was Lost Abbey's Trade Winds Triple w/ Coconut, I didn't try it, but I've been meaning to try a cask conditioned beer. Anyway, Blue Palm's is a must.

Photo of CJthirty7
3.28/5  rDev -26.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

"I have been to this place three times in the past week, and must say, the beer selection is one of the best in the city. They have some amazing craft brews on tap, including a rotating cask, which I personally love! The beers are not to pricey, either.

I only got a chance to eat there once (more on this below). I had a very special prime rib soaked in Firestone 11/12. It was amazing. The au jus tasted like beer. Man it was good.

Service here sucks. Well, I shouldn't say that. The bartender made tons of effort despite the bar being packed, and I think the manager was even out delivering food and taking drink orders. I'm not sure if they are just understaffed or what, but service was very slow all three times I was there. They even forgot to put in a order of food for me on my last visit, so I waited an hour and a half, had two beers, and left. I was a little pissed.

Parking sucks too. Good luck. Its like a block from the Pantages theatre and theres also another small venue in the same building as Blue Palms. Parking is like $8 during the week, $10 on weekends. Meters are 1 or 2 hour limit, $2/hour, and few and far between.

They have a band on the weekends. Its nice hearing some local bands, but the place is so small, you might wish you had ear plugs. We went there hoping to enjoy some company of our friends, and had to leave because we couldn't hear each other from across the table. I guess we just weren't into the music.

I will be back for some good brews, but don't think I'll be ordering food there or going when there's a band playing."

Photo of peterhermes
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

I recently moved to Los Angeles and wouldn't you know it, I picked Hollywood as my first neighborhood. Ugh. For the first few weeks I was really getting worried that all that my 'hood had to offer were douchy night clubs and over-priced tourist traps. Then one night everything changed.

I discovered the Blue Palms through a friend from "back home," and I can't thank her enough! This place has everything that I look for in a neighborhood bar. A great beer selection, good food, a comfortable atmosphere, a shuffleboard table, and did I mention, a great beer selection? I am there every Thursday evening enjoying unique beers and eating great pub food. They even have a barrel full of shell peanuts for those who only want to spend their drinking money on drinking.

This one bar makes living in Hollywood actually worth the headache!

Photo of augustgarage
4.4/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Photo of OlieIPA
4.35/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

After waking up at 4:55am and taking the EIT...my buddy and I decided to head down to this establishment to take a gander...and what a gander it was.

A: Got there at about 11:00pm...and was suprised to see this place so dead. I've heard stories of this place being so crowded, that I was sort of taken back by the empty space. To be fair though...my friend and I showed up pretty late.

Q: Pretty darn good...beers served in the right glasses, along with good "beer" input by the bartender.

S: Awesome! David...I believe that was his name, was extremely helpful and friendly to us. We had a chance to talk to him about beer...which eventually led into a scotch conversation. Anyways, couldn't have asked for more.

S: Similar set-up to Beachwood...the beers and amount avaliable were comprable. So basically, I'm trying to tell you that their selection was great.

F: Didn't order any...sorry.

Overall: Want to come here around 8 pm sometime to get the real vibe...but a very pleasant experience. Cheers!

Photo of HopHead84
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I visited this place on a Wednesday night while I was working in downtown LA for the week. My girlfriend was visiting me so we ate, I drank, and we played some shuffleboard. I saw that they were tapping a keg of Abacus the next night so I had to make a return visit.

This is in Hollywood, close to where the new W is being built. I have a friend who lives in Hollywood so many times I've stayed at his house when I was seeing a concert at The Avalon. Countless nights I've been drinking before the show at some hole in the wall in Hollywood when I could have been drinking here. Now I know better.

A concise review:

I really liked the menu. I had the pulled chicken sandwich and it was great. I also had some 25 cent wings and they were great, and they were only 25 cents, which was also great. I met Brian, who runs Blue Palms, and he was very friendly and into craft beer. He told me he'd drive up to Pasa Robles the night before at 10PM to pick up the Abacus keg. That'd dedication, and it was much appreciated. The staff is very friendly and the service is great. They print a new beer menu every day. I'll definitely be back here when I'm in the area.

Photo of DoubleJ
4.1/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

And now, for something different:

* This is located about a block east of the Hollywood/Vine metro stop and the Pantages Theater.

* The outside makes you look like you're walking into a theater, but inside it's much different. Descriptions of beer styles are written on chalk boards and are hanging from different parts of the place. A little rustic inside.

* Two dozen taps plus a cask and 50 some bottles. Rare, hyped beer can be found on their draft list, though this wasn't the case on my visit. I settled on an Einhorn Spezial Pilsner. Fresh beer, no shaker pint glasses, good pouring.

* Thursday is a promotion for 25 cent wings. I thought why not, so I ordered half a dozen BBQ wings smothered in sauce. Good stuff.

* Must be great for grabbing a beer or two before or after a show. Regardless, this is highly recommended.

Photo of SweetNessa34
4.72/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Excellent, ever changing selection of interesting choices lined up from a wide variety of beer styles and breweries. Great service (AT THE BAR). Always a fun, interesting time with many opportunities to try and share new brews.

Often has a new take on a classic favorite on cask, such as Arrogant Bastrd dry hopped with Columbus hops. The cask pour is far superior to many other establishments' casks due to a fine nozzle adaptor and steady pump.

Overall, the Blue Palm's Brewhouse is an excellent work in progress that's ever growing better!

Photo of classybrewbroad
4.53/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I went there this weekend and had a great time with some good beers and friends. It was crazy busy and we wanted to order food, so a server helped us get an empty table and made sure our order got in on time.

The beer steamer was very tasty, but the best part was the beer flights. You can choose any 4 tap beers for it. We were able to try all the beers on tap and not be super tossed. They also had a pretty good bottle selection, they had duchesse de bourgogne which I heart, but can't find most places.

Definitely check it out and drink many flights!

Photo of PretzelCity
4.63/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

This place really is the best in LA. The selection changes all time and every time I walk in I try something I've never had before. Some cool event is going on almost every week and every Wednesday is BA night from 5-7. Brian is the man, he knows beer and it shows. He has always been very friendly, very helpful and very generous, particularly with his own collection of brews. While I do agree that the Blue Palms isn't all that it can be in terms of atmosphere, I will say that it is on its way. The chalk boards that define each style of beer are a nice new touch for the beer beginner and the new redesigned beer lists are helpful in describing each individual beer they have on tap. The food here is also top notch with a few of the items on the list including beer in the recipe. Always a plus with me. Finally, the price. In a city where everything feels overpriced, the Blue Palms may be one of the few places where you feel like you get your moneys worth. Add to that daily $3 happy hour from 5-7 and this place is a limp dick: you just can't beat it. Brian truly is a Beer Advocate.

Photo of errantnight
4.68/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

I'm inclined to give these guys 5s across the board as it's my go-to bar and I love what they're doing and trying to do... but in the interest of fairness: there are some things that could be improved. THAT said... let's start with the good:

First of all... the beer. An insanely awesome collection of super fresh offerings being constantly rotated. There's always a wide spectrum of beers from stouts and porters of all types to Belgian beers of many varieties (saisons and abbey dubbels and tripels and quads) to a thorough collection of hoppy brews (IPAs, double IPAs, west coast pale ales) to easier to drink more sessionable ales... they have a great relationship with Firestone Walker and get all sorts of typically brewery-only releases, they're working closely with Stone to have a constant supply of cask ales (!!!!)

I haven't been to Verdugo... but with that possible exception this is clearly the class of LA beer bars... all due respect to the Fathers' Offices (with their Best Burger Ever).

Second: the people. I'm here on a weekly basis (on average, sometimes more, sometimes skip a few weeks) and the service from all employees has been top notch: varying degrees of beer knowledge, but friendly, efficient... you can tell that a positive vibe permeates the place, and from talking to other random people who come in it's noticed and appreciated, even when the love of beer isn't a driving influence.

And the two things that are good but could be better:

First, food. This is above average bar food. That's it. They have delicious nachos, fish 'n' chips (better than some more heralded locations... I'm looking at you, Lucky Baldwins), the buffalo wings (in three different sauces, equally delicious... I know, I'm pimping buffalo wings... but seriously, it's rare to find them meaty, consistently juicy and properly crisp, with flavorful sauces that aren't just Frank's Red Hot dumped on top) their burger (the #2 with shredded short rib on top) is a huge, rich, gut exploding behemoth (delicious, but it's not worth going for just on its own). But there are some failures: the reuben is missing about a full inch of pastrami and suffers accordingly. There's some kind of bizarre buffalo cheese dip that tastes like the kind of thing you dream up at 3am both drunk and high... which is to say sloppy and not that good. The salads are pedestrian at best (the cobb) and barely edible at worst (they kinda fuck up a wedge salad... bland bleu cheese, no bacon or shaved red onion). For a menu inspired/created by Gabe from Beachwood BBQ I expected a bunch more.

Execution seems consistent and solid... but don't go here to eat. Go here to drink and eat if you get hungry. Or at least know what you're getting in to.

The other thing is the decor. It's tasteful and very open, but it seems to be lacking a particular flare or style, and the ridiculously vaulted ceiling (which really opens up the place when it gets crowded) makes it seem cavernous when empty. The front window looking out over a blah stretch of Hollywood could use a bit of touch up... but the bar area and bathrooms are well done. It's fine and serviceable but not as cool as I hope it eventually will be.

Photo of marzen
4.06/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

A-Simple and unrefined. Reminded me of one of those downton Chicago neighborhood bars with the high cielings, only without the storied history. Give it time.

Q-Good beer selection. A variety of styles were well represented and well poured.

S-Service was a little off, but it was a Sunday and the bartender seemed to be a Jets fan, I'm not sure.

S-Great representation of diverse styles.

F-I didn't try the food, but likely will next time I return.

V-As of 11/23/08 anything over 5.50 for a beer is pricey unless the beer traveled hundreds if not thousands of miles to get into my glass. That said, while pricey value was good. Great beers are going to cost a little more, even if they are from just a few dozen miles down the 405.

Photo of ballewblake
4.33/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Very sparse and new layout, not a whole lot in the way of visuals and wall coverings. Came in after a meeting with a coworker around 8ish on a Tuesday night and I'm thinking we caught the tail end of the dinner crowd. We got one of the few tables aviable and ordered. Within five minutes the place started to clear out and we took the opportunity to move to the bar. Great selection of locals on tap and the casks selection is unique. Got the last of the casked Stone Smoked Porter with oak which was pretty much a yeasty concoction. Brian and company quickly remedied the problem bringing on Stone IPA with Chinook and centennial hops. Sweet. Opened some of the few sours thinking I'd share a 750 or two the my co-worker but she was pretty much stuck on Rodenbach Grand cru and wouldn't budge. Night ended with a bad ass tour of the basement/cooler/future speakeasy type room. Sweet ass place with a solid first impression.

Photo of getkrunkhoe
4.85/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

One word comes to mind; and thats WOW, a Big WOW.

L.A. beer scene is coming up, thanks to the Blue Palms crew. Friendly service, knowledgable staff, Owner is awesome he is a very friendly person. Much Props BL the owner.Every Wednesday they have a BA nite which is cool. Thursday is their 25 centwing nitegreat bargain). And throughout the week they have some kind of happy hour deal/ special going on, so call ahead.

I mite go over there tonite for the 25 cent wings. And have some amazingly delicious pints from their casks.

ENJOY your next pint at Blue Palms.

Photo of agthomson
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Finally got to check this place out, and I wasn't disappointed.

Thursday was 25 cents wing night!!, the garlic chicken wings, and onion rings are amazing! I had the brew house burger which is made with Kobe beef, truthfully one of the best burgers I've ever had!

I went not knowing the current tap list, but was pleasantly surprised to see a pretty good selection. I had a Port High Tide IPA which was excellent, and a Green Flash Double Stout which was also very good.

Atmosphere is nice, they have a jukebox and plenty of flat screen TV's for your viewing pleasure.

I will definitely be going here on a regular basis.

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4.65/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I am sure this isn't marketing 101, but this joint is FO less the BS.

Seriously. Amazing beer and really good food, all with ample chairs and bar space? Add to that a better brand of people and this place is a home run.

Beer selection top notch. Food was very good. Digital juke ruled. The fact that I could listen to Van Halen and Whiskeytown while sipping a Green Flash Le Freak and Moylans Double Stout is characteristic of Portland, not Hell A.

Stone's Centennial IPA on cask. Stone's Cali-Belgique and Firestone's Saucerful of Merkins. Victory's Hop Wallop. It was one after the other. I overdid it. A place this great and cool has an uphill battle unless the rest of us roll there on a regular basis. I will do just that.

I will be back and back often.

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4.35/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Brian has created a great place for the beer enthusiast in LA. We went there the monday after the friday opening and the staff was still a little frazzled but were very nice. The 8 8 08 VE on tap was great, and the rest of the beer list was awesome. Highly recommend going on "guest chef burger night" as that was the highlight of my meal. My wife is a pretty strict vegetarian and she also found food that she enjoyed. Overall a place I will continue to enjoy going to and will definetly tell others to go to.

Update---Dont believe the website, went to take some friends and watch some football while sipping on good beer, closed at noon on a sunday, website and phone message both say its open, nothing posted on the door...great beer and food but a little annoyed.

New update, 20 more trips after the dissapointing Sunday this place is one of my favorite, currently the rack of BBQ ribs and the fuego steak sandwhich are truly awesome.

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