38 Degrees Ale House & Grill
Taps: 38 / Bottles: 100
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 35 | Reviews: 26 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by charlzm:
3.93/5 rDev -10.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Visited on 2009/07/01.
Waited a long time to dust off my notes and review the place; not sure why.
I visited on Wednesday, July 1st for lunch with a friend. We each got a taster with a very solid selection of craft beers and some food.
A meaty six piece mini drumstick appetizer plate started things off. The crispy chicken was cooked in what I take to be a honey chipotle sauce. Good stuff.
I had the turkey burger which was an interesting mix of the meat (cooked accurately per my request), roasted peppers, cheddar cheese and artisan bread. The whole thing pops due to the addition of some sort of aoli-like spicy spread.
I also had shoestring garlic fries which were very salty but still quite tasty.
My friend had a Cobb salad which he declared to be "better than average".
The server was attentive and friendly but knew little about beer. He did try to get the info I requested about the beers I was having, however.
This was only their third day being open for lunch and so was not crowded.
This is essentially the same space as the late (but not lamented) California Brewing Company, thought they have upscaled the decor and enclosed the outdoor patio. Sound system was a little loud and there were lots of flatscreens to ignore.
A worthy addition to the greater LA beer scene, though not essential enough to merit a trip very far out of your way.
Beers I had and reviewed: Green Flash West Coast I.P.A., Anchor Old Foghorn, Siamese Twin, Stone Smoked Porter.
12-05-2009 01:37:11 | More by charlzm
More User Reviews:
4.5/5 rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Alhambra is close by to me, but it's not the most direct to get there by car and by public transportation not really possible (read: about 6 miles as the crow flies but public transportation, cab aside, will take about an hour.). That said, I do love coming here.
The food is quite tasty and varied. I'm a big fan of the tuna tartar as well as any if the tacos. The food prices run from about average to a bit pricey, however, the happy hour specials (3/4-7pm m-f) are a good deal and unique from the rest of the menu.
Beer selection is fantastic! Changes often and has a bit of everything usually. For events like Sam Fest and Pliny Day the beer menu is insane. Outside of marquee beer festivals it's rare to see as many rare and awesome beers as they have for events. You can order every beer as a 5oz taster and usually a full pour too. Lots of pre-made flights plus you can build your own. My girlfriend doesn't always want a full pour or is driving and so she finds the 5oz pours to be perfect for her.
03-22-2014 23:21:03 | More by Sumdeus
38 Degrees Ale House & Grill in Alhambra, CA
96 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.