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The Commons Alehouse

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Reviews: 2
Visits: 6
Avg: 4.37
pDev: n/a
Taps: 20
Bottles: 50
Cask: Y
[ Bar ]

129 Broadway
Santa Monica, California, 90401
United States
phone: (310) 902-9226

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @commonsalehouse

Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-21-2009

Formerly 5th Amendment Alehouse/Broadway Alehouse
Place: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 2 | Visits: 6
Reviews by czechsaaz:
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4.54/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

New place in my former hood. Went with some friends last night. They've been open just over a month and there are little signs that they aren't quite up to speed.

Atmosphere is polished wood, dimly lit and kind of loud. It wasn't that crowded but the music was turned up making conversation a little hard. There's some bar stools by the window where you can watch the crowds heading to and from the 3rd St. Promenade. Pretty small, probably about 50 seats tops.

All the taps were good and a few oustanding rarities were available. There was a bottle list but if you looked around in the coolers there was stuff that's not on the list Definitely some good stuff available. They advertise 20 taps and 17 were pouring on a Saturday night.

The staff was very friendly and are definitley B.A.s. My friends and I chatted with them quite a bit.

They serve gourmet sausages and some sandwiches. They smelled and looked great but we had already eaten.

If I still lived here I would probably come here a lot. Check it out.

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Photo of PatCrossNJ
5/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Awesome relaxed atmosphere with an inviting bar that encourages conversation. 20 Tap lines with 19 of them constantly rotating insure that the beer is always fresh and there is almost always something you haven't had before. The bartenders are friendly but no in the cheesy annoying way that you get at corporate bars.

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Photo of roncasa
4.09/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of LADaveBN
3.28/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of RedBane
3/5  rDev -31.4%

Photo of werdnacross
3/5  rDev -31.4%

The Commons Alehouse in Santa Monica, CA
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.