Blue Palms Brewhouse

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Blue Palms BrewhouseBlue Palms Brewhouse
BA SCORE
98
world-class

104 Ratings
Ratings: 104
Reviews: 80
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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(Place added by: drewmprs on 08-02-2008)
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5/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of HopHuntingHabit
5/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Went here for the 5th Anniversary Party. The place was awesome! Beer heaven. Tap list was insame with piles of hard to find beers!

Atmosphere is great. Simple Vibe. Low Key

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

Service hawas 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.

Photo of BeerBuckeye
5/5  rDev +12.1%
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.

Photo of trancesk8er
5/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

I've been going here since they opened. I am sad to see they are in danger of shuting their doors. I'm writing this mainly as an update to that statement. For people that thought you might have missed the final day open this past wednesday there is still time! They have reached an agreement with the owner of the Fonda to stay open for another 2-3 weeks. This is a place not to be missed. Get there quick before they are forced to close and you are left out in the cold until they can find a new location.

Photo of vonnerbeer
5/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of teamizm
5/5  rDev +12.1%
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 beernazi
5/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of jwolfe1311
5/5  rDev +12.1%

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

Photo of fischface
4.95/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

One word - FINALLY! Los Angeles has always felt like a bastard child when it comes to good places for beer. I've always had to drive out to Stuffed Sandwich or down to Naja's for a decent beer selection on tap. And don't say Lucky Devil's - nice try - putting something on your beer menu and actually HAVING it are two very different things. LA finally has a great (and I mean GREAT) place to eat tasty food and drink even tastier beer! Kudos to Brian and his staff for a clean, comfortable, beer-friendly environment! It's great to walk into a place and KNOW that a beer lover runs the place. I've been there four times already, and they just opened officially two days ago! The burgers are phenomenal (Kobe beef), the Nachos and Beer Nuts are killer, and the Spinach Salad was amazing! Everything I've eaten there has been solid to exceptional. And the beer! Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Bean on cask! Parabola on tap! Firestone's Union Jack IPA on cask! Craftsman Black Lager! And on and on and on! And Brian is constantly on the hunt for great kegs. If you live even remotely within driving distance of The Blue Palms, GO THERE IMMEDIATELY! Only open evenings now, but I heard a rumor they'll be opening for lunch at some point (soon, I hope!). Los Angeles beer lovers rejoice!!

Photo of mikedrinksbeer2
4.95/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This establishment is my favorite place to be in Los Angeles. Their selection of craft beer is really un-paralleled, 24 constantly rotating taps, one cask, and an impressive bottle list.

The Atmosphere is comfortable, slightly pub feeling, but with a modern flair. Lots of high top seating, very open room, tap lists projected on two screens.

The staff is all Cicerone certified servers, and great to discuss brew options with. They always have knowledge and opinion on their frequently changing tap list.

The beer selection is awesome. While there's always a variety, I'd say it favors IPAs often. I like that they have imports at times, as well as domestic craft beers from outside California (They almost always have Russian River on tap). They often hold tap takeovers or other events to bring in new breweries.

I've never eaten anything here I didn't like. The Buffalo Chicken dip is a great appetizer, the Fuego Steak Melt, Lobster Mac N Cheese, or Sausage Platters are all fantastic entree options.

This bar has an incredible group of Beer lovers that are there regularly, I've seen their customers share homebrews. (On one occasion a guy gave me a pour of Isabelle Proximus from his personal collection. You can't find people that nice and beer-centric anywhere else.)

Many BA'ers have mentioned their 3rd Anniversary party, which was epic (KBS and DFH 120 at same time!?!), but the Blue Palms is a fantastic stop any day. I frequently check their website (which updates with their taps) to see what's fresh, and will stop randomly, I always come away pleased.

Photo of fullthrottle77
4.95/5  rDev +11%
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.

Photo of Aexoonge
4.95/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Very pleased to discover another killer craft beer bar in my area, the recently reopened Blue Palms! You can see the tap list at their website (http://www.bluepalmsbrewhouse.com/pages/beer.html) so you can start the tough decisions early. And when you get there, the list is displayed on a huge flatscreen above the bar - you get to see beers blink off when the kegs kick in real time!!

Plenty of delicious D/IPA flowing here: PtE, Blind Pig, FW Union Jack(!), Sculpin, AleSmith IPA, and their very own Blue Palms IPA. Holy shit, that's 5/24. They had great offerings in other styles too tho- got a taste of Allagash Curieux and a full snifter of Stone 2011 IRS for 'dessert'. All this at about $5.5~6.5! And during happy hour - Tuesdays - you can get Victory Prima Pils (MY JAM!) and their IPA and Hef (apparently brewed by Firestone Walker) &others for 4!

Had spinach dip which was cheesy and delicious, extra chips were provided before I could finish asking. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable all around. Bar has seats with backs instead of stools(my back craves support). Music was great, and not super loud, tv's had sports on.

FINALLY, they have a great Scotch selection, blended (JW, Chivas, Dewars) and single malt (Glenfiddich, Glenmorangie, Highland Park, Laphroaig)! The only thing I didn't like about this place is that it isn't right around the corner from me - I had a great time and will be back!

Photo of drewmprs
4.95/5  rDev +11%
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.

Photo of supermanjace
4.9/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Look, I am as much a misanthrope as all ...or more, but I have no complaints of this place. This is a place that featured Stones Smoked Porter with Vanilla Bean on Cask and Parabola on tap. Sign me up. Plus, the damn fish and chips were AMAZING. And I got to meet Matt Brynildson,and his champion friends. He was a great guy, who's attitude represents this place. Humble but aware of what potential they have in the business. They work hard to provide a great product. Mission accomplished. Good people great food. You should be going. Please bring me with you.

Photo of BeerBarbieLA
4.9/5  rDev +9.9%
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!

Photo of efisch
4.9/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

My beer nerd friends and I have already been to The Blue Palm twice before its official opening this coming Sat the 16th. It's finally starting to be a great time to be a beer fanatic in LA. Right on "beautiful" Hollywood Blvd. Brian (the owner) has done a fantastic job. As with anything Hollywood parking is a consideration but that's the breaks. A really comfortable interior and a friendly knowledgeable staff means we'll be back quite a bit. The food is very good, and they've obviously put some thought into it. I'm sure as time goes on the menu will get better and expand (some desserts would be a great addition).

But it's the beer the Blue Palms is about. I won't get too specific but everything we had was hard to get, and a treat. Gotta love having featured beers on cask and like any great beer locale the taps will rotate some I'm sure. Let's support this new joint! Well worth the trip.

Photo of Bankhead
4.9/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

blue palms is, and has been since its opening, the premiere beer bar in los angeles

this has to do with its constant focus on transparency and quality: live tap updates, constant tweets, accurate (and might i say impressive and thoughtful) bottle list, i can't express my admiration of brian and matt enough, and the rest of the jovial and helpful staff

it's just the right size, only really crowded on certain concert nights (or for events, but that's a beer geek crowd) and the food is tasty and perfect for pairing

their events are unique (chris q's brown bag nights? pizza port tap takeover? avery takeover? firestone specials? quadruple oui) and have a friendly, communal vibe each time

Photo of charlzm
4.9/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

Photo of ChanChan
4.88/5  rDev +9.4%
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!!

Photo of werdnacross
4.88/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

Photo of SubpoenaDeuces
4.88/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

Photo of getkrunkhoe
4.85/5  rDev +8.7%
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 billshmeinke
4.83/5  rDev +8.3%
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 EB1
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of peterhermes
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
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!

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Blue Palms Brewhouse in Los Angeles, CA
98 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.