Blue Palms Brewhouse
Taps: 25 / Bottles: 113
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 96 | Reviews: 78 | Display Reviews Only:
2.55/5 rDev -42.7%
vibe: 1 | quality: 2 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 1 | $$
This is a dive bar with good beer. It was very dark and there was a Dodger game playing on both of the TV monitors. The venue was not advertised as a sports bar, so I was disappointed that my conversation with my company was repeatedly interrupted with cheering and game-related shouting. The picture on their website lead me to believe there would be nice lighting, but it was just dark and grungy.
Everyone at my table was dissapointed in their food, which tended to be overly salty. The onion rings were gross. No one finished their plate or asked for a doggy bag. Sure it was cheap, but
There were maybe two dozen beers on tap. I had only heard of a half dozen of the beers on the menu, which was awesome. Considering that everyone drives in LA (including me), I was surprised that there was not a single session beer (below 5% abv.) on the menu (hence the 4 and not 5 star rating on selection).
10-23-2013 05:33:45 | More by Naerhu
2.9/5 rDev -34.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 3 | $$
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.
10-04-2010 00:45:08 | More by six7vdub
3.28/5 rDev -26.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
"I have been to this place three times in the past week, and must say, the beer selection is one of the best in the city. They have some amazing craft brews on tap, including a rotating cask, which I personally love! The beers are not to pricey, either.
I only got a chance to eat there once (more on this below). I had a very special prime rib soaked in Firestone 11/12. It was amazing. The au jus tasted like beer. Man it was good.
Service here sucks. Well, I shouldn't say that. The bartender made tons of effort despite the bar being packed, and I think the manager was even out delivering food and taking drink orders. I'm not sure if they are just understaffed or what, but service was very slow all three times I was there. They even forgot to put in a order of food for me on my last visit, so I waited an hour and a half, had two beers, and left. I was a little pissed.
Parking sucks too. Good luck. Its like a block from the Pantages theatre and theres also another small venue in the same building as Blue Palms. Parking is like $8 during the week, $10 on weekends. Meters are 1 or 2 hour limit, $2/hour, and few and far between.
They have a band on the weekends. Its nice hearing some local bands, but the place is so small, you might wish you had ear plugs. We went there hoping to enjoy some company of our friends, and had to leave because we couldn't hear each other from across the table. I guess we just weren't into the music.
I will be back for some good brews, but don't think I'll be ordering food there or going when there's a band playing."
05-23-2009 00:53:07 | More by CJthirty7
3.88/5 rDev -12.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
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.
07-23-2009 13:48:48 | More by GJ40
3.9/5 rDev -12.4%
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.
03-24-2010 00:57:18 | More by tang3nt
Blue Palms Brewhouse in Los Angeles, CA
98 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.