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38 Degrees Ale House & Grill

38 Degrees Ale House & Grill38 Degrees Ale House & Grill

Taps: 38 / Bottles: 100
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
96
world-class

31 Ratings
Ratings: 31
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 6.59%
$$$ - a bit pricey


[ Bar, Eatery ]

100 W Main St
Alhambra, California, 91801-3511
United States
phone: (626) 282-2038

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(Place added by: charlzm on 08-08-2009)
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Reviews by unseenbyyou:
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unseenbyyou

California

4.83/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$

happy hour at 38 degrees is a steal for all these great beers on tap! pints of good beer for 4 dollars!

selection of beers on tap is rotated, right now it seems that pale ales and winter beers are being featured.

looking forward to life and limb and duvel draft on tap today while watching ucla vs. usc

food at 38 degrees is a major plus. Onion rings look like donuts, so be careful.

Good selection of bottled beer that I would drink if I were a rich man.

Tap beers are best value. Flights of featured beer are a good deal as well.

Bartender who I have seen twice is knowledgable and has good taste. Don't remember his name though!

11-28-2009 17:52:49 | More by unseenbyyou
More User Reviews:
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Sumdeus

California

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
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Gobzilla

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

03-17-2014 18:54:28 | More by Gobzilla
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

03-12-2014 04:37:07 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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rsmith03

California

4/5  rDev -9.1%

03-07-2014 02:49:22 | More by rsmith03
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Fern13

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

01-29-2014 20:42:41 | More by Fern13
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belgbeerdrinker

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +8%

11-05-2013 01:42:32 | More by belgbeerdrinker
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mrcraft

California

4.36/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | $$

My review is for beer only. I may have ordered food before, but I don't remember, so I won't review food.

I visit 38 degrees a few times a month. I usually sit at the bar and order 3 to 4 tasters on tap and either talk with folks at the bar or watch whatever is on TV.

They have a pretty good rotating tap of various types - Belgian, west coast/regional/national, etc. They also carry some of the newer craft breweries in the LA area, so it's nice to be able to sample those. They generally have something from Russian River on tap, either Pliny or Blind Pig.

The prices for the tasters are okay. They range from about $2 to $5 per.

I live in Monterey Park, so this is the best bar located near me. I like it, and I'll continue to visit 38 degrees.

02-24-2013 01:43:51 | More by mrcraft
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

I visited 38 Degrees this past weekend. The space is pretty modern with a normal restaurant area and a bar area. I sat at the bar and ordered some sweet potato fries that were good. I was pretty drunk by the time I made it here so I only got 1 taster but I appreciate the fact that they sell tasters individually as well as in pre-picked flights. The quality of the beers was great and things were served in the appropriate glassware. The service at the bar was good even though they were busy at the time. Prices were reasonable for my tab. I will definitely make it back here sometime when I am a bit more sober so I can enjoy things more.

08-14-2012 02:05:47 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Siggy125

California

4.55/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$$

I happened to be in Alhambra which is rare for me so I decided to stop in. Wasnt in the mood for beer at the time, but what the hell, I'm here!

Very cool joint in the heart of older Alhambra which is a very nice spot. The place is decorated nicely, trendy with class. Well situated bar and seating area.

A very healthy amount of beers on tap and not just any beers. Very current sought after beers that make you do a double take. And the bottle list amazing as well.

I couldnt decide on a beer so I did a taster flight with 4 amazing picks. Rapped with the bartender for a few minutes about beer, he was very accomodating. The only thing I didnt care for was the pricing on the flight. It was billed out as individual glasses based on what beer it was and some were quite a bit more expensive than others.

Wasnt that hungry, so I ordered a salad from a very intriguing menu filled with great choices. Very well made salad with huge taste. I want to go back and order some of the other things I spied on the menu. You can tell they have a chef on staff, not just some cook hired from Craigslist.

Overall great experience. Great brews and very satisfying food. If you're in the area, stop by. You wont be disappointed!

01-14-2012 23:40:26 | More by Siggy125
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38 Degrees Ale House & Grill in Alhambra, CA
96 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.