Ladyface Ale Companie

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Ladyface Ale CompanieLadyface Ale Companie
BEER AVG
3.75/5
Based on:
63 Beers
542 Ratings
Place Score: 94
Ratings: 60
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: n/a
Taps: 16
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

29281 Agoura Rd.
Agoura Hills, California, 91301
United States
phone: (818) 477-4566

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Ratings: 60 | Reviews: 34
Photo of SveNss0N
3.34/5  rDev -20.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Beers weren't all that great and service was very, very slow even though they weren't very busy. The theme is unique but it didn't really feel like a brewery

Photo of ESEbrew
2.66/5  rDev -37%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3 | service: 2.75 | selection: 2 | food: 3

Food was decent but service was slow. Only had Belgians and one scotch ale on.

Photo of sillyhed8
4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 5

One of the nicest breweries I have been too. Very impressed with the ambiance. A nice restaurant, a little pricey, but staff still very knowledgable of their beers which makes a good brewery to me. Glad I stopped in coming home from Santa Barbara to l.A. Great food, too!!

Photo of mhksuccess
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

This place is really clean and easy going but I have had mixed experience with service
The servers do not know much about beer
The stuff they brew is decent enough I like the DIPA but do not get growler fills because so expensive I feel like $20+ for just the fill is too much
I have also had really rude bartenders and one time filled a growler and they tried to charge me too much and had to argue that I want the price listed on the board
The food is decent but once again pricey
i think this place caters to an older crowd who is not worried about overpaying I would rather frequent other spots more friendly to beer geeks

Photo of levigelineau
4.63/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

This is my favorite spot. Beer is always good, and the food is a perfect pairing. Love the heavy fats available on the menu and perfect beers to cut them with. Always have a great time here, and I often bring big groups. Do not miss the burger or the sliders. Really appreciate their sourcing of the meats they get. I think the Tripel is their best beer, but, love that they're always up to something unique as well.

Photo of metter98
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Vibe: This brewery is conveniently located about two blocks away from an interchange on the Ventura Freeway. They have an indoor seating area and bar with views of the brewery's fermenting tanks and an outdoor deck area that overlooks the Santa Monica Mountains.

Quality: Beers were served at the proper temperature using a variety of glassware types.

Service: I went there on a weekday for a late lunch and service was very quick. Our waitress was very friendly and there were constantly wait staff circling around the seating areas.

Selection: The place had 16 total taps, with 13 being their own beers and the remainder being guest beers from other breweries. Flights were available for up to eight beers at a time; the samples came in five ounce glasses and prices varied by beer.

Food: I tried a pork belly BLT sandwich on country bread and really enjoyed it. The food was of high quality and had a very good presentation on the plates.

Photo of SoCalBeerBabe
4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Impressed by the quality and selection of brews here. Bartenders are very helpful with selection and tasting. Outside service is slightly lacking knowledge, but overall this place still rates outstanding and I am a repeat patron. Very pleasant relaxing outdoor patio with tables and a few lounge chairs, with a misting system to keep it cool during warm days. You might want to stay inside during those 90+ degree days. Other patrons tend to agree this is a favorite local place in comparison to nearby competitors. I'm a big fan of their IPAs and guest brews which change frequently. Personal favorites so far include Blue-Belly Barleywine, Cataclysm IPA, Blind Ambition. Growlers are available "to go" with a deposit. Happy Hour begins at 3pm.

Food menu is nice, somewhat upscale, but not complicated, with sufficient choices for bar food and dinner entrees. Sweet potato fries with aioli and creme fraiche dips are a favorite, or the pretzel served with gourmet cheese dip, if you want something light. Haven't had the opportunity for dinner, as I'm usually quite filled up by the ale and appetizer!

Definitely will be continue to visit this place.

Photo of bray
4.91/5  rDev +16.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

AWESOME
I've visited over 70 breweries in california and besides Stone, this is the best beer and food quality in one place that I've come across.
The belgian dark and the double ipa were outstanding and the picture city porter was really tasty and coffee/chocalte work perfectly.
So many beers are similar and not memorable but everything we tried at Ladyface was interesting and flavorful. After tasting each one, you look at each other and say "wow, that's really different".
Great looking bar on the inside, nice seating outside.
Food is higher quality than you get at most restaurants so much better than you get at most pubs. My wife had the chicken sandwich which was awesome and I've had their burgers and the fish & chips which are both great.
Nothing but great things to say about Ladyface.

Photo of crob3888
4.59/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Ladyface is my new favorite watering hole. I've been to a number of breweries, plenty of eateries, and plenty of places that are craft beer enthusiast, and Ladyface puts them all to shame. The beers are incredible and drinkable even for non-craft beer enthusiasts. I went with a group of 12 for my birthday, and we had a mixture of serious craft beer snobs mixed with people who enjoy craft beer but don't take it too seriously or consider it a hobby, and even a couple people who only drink the forbidden 'fizzy-yellow-beer.' Nobody in our group was disappointed in the (multiple) beers they had.

The food selection is excellent; I enjoyed both the mac and cheese (one of the best renditions of this classic comfort food I've ever had) and the pulled pork sliders with pommes frites. The pork sliders were tender, juicy, and incredibly flavorful. Sweet, savory, and just delicious. The only reason I didn't rate the food a perfect 5 is because I usually have high expectations with french fries, and these were just good fries (I know, I'm splitting hairs). One of our group ordered the pommes frites with harissa seasoning and blue cheese dipping sauce: that was an incredible combination which took the french fries from just "good" to "perfect."

The service was exceptional. Even with a big group, our waitress was attentive, knowledgeable, friendly, and overall just excellent. She became the honorary 13th member of our evening.

Speaking of service, I called two weeks prior to the visit to make a reservation for 12 people. When we arrived, even though they had 'lost' our reservation, they went out of their way to rearrange tables in order to accommodate us and we were seated immediately. Most restaurants would have told us to wait an hour and been unhelpful.

Prices are great. Most people in Los Angeles are probably used to what I call the Father's Office standard: paying $12-$15 for a burger and fries, and then $8 or $9 for a beer, which turns into quite the expensive night. Ladyface bucks the trend set by F.O. and Stout Burger and Umami and other popular eateries by offering lots of cheap food and cheap beer. $2 tasters, $5 glasses, and affordable growlers or pitchers. The food is especially cheap if you go for happy hour - perhaps the best deal in all of LA.

Ladyface was genuine, unique, delicious, fun, and - best of all - it was affordable.

Photo of JupiterJesus
4.95/5  rDev +17.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

From my Yelp review:

Out-freaking-standing. My favorite dining 'experience' in SoCal so far.

Service was almost absurdly friendly. Every single employee at Ladyface was warm and welcoming and made me feel right at home. I'm a cold-hearted bastard, so any place that can make me feel warm and fuzzy is something special.

Great atmosphere, and the outdoor seating was very relaxing. Service was perhaps a little slower than expected, possibly because I was outside, but still well within tolerance.

The food was pretty good. Oddly, my favorite part was the slaw, which was slightly smoky & spicy. The pretzel was very good, though not as quite as good as the pretzel at Sierra Nevada (but what is?). The Duck Confit sandwich was good, but a little dry. If they find a way to introduce a little more moisture into that sandwich it could be great.

Now, to the important part - the beer.

I'm a sucker for anything on nitro and their Picture City Porter did not disappoint. Made with coffee, served with an inch thick, creamy head and fresh ground coffee on top. It was like a coffee milk shake. I could've had a dozen.

The IPA was a breath of fresh air after that overly sweet, coarsely bitter San Diego IPAs I'd been drinking all weekend. Drinkable, smooth and just dripping with floral & citrus (centennial hops?). The bitterness was just enough to balance out the malt and lingered on my lips just as long as I wanted it to. Like the porter, I could drink this all day, and there are VERY few IPAs made in the area you could say that about.

Finally, their Belgian Blonde was the first American-made Belgian beer I had in SoCal that I could drink more than a taster of. It seems like the typical San Diego belgians are overly sweet, overly phenolic messes, like a barleywine with a wild yeast infection (I visited Lost Abbey and Green Flash on this same trip, both with an extensive list of belgian-style beers). Ladyface's belgian blonde had a subtle belgian character, a balanced bitterness, and *just enough* body. If anything, it was on the light side. Very tasty and very quaffable.

Minus 0.00001 stars for serving their American-style beers in shaker pints. Oh well, you can't win them all.

I will be stopping at Ladyface every time I'm in SoCal, without a doubt.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I decided to go check out Ladyface yesterday. It's a nice little place in a shopping center with a pretty cozy feel inside. The brewery is right on the premises so I got to smell the beer being brewed the whole time I was there. I sat at the bar and ordered tasters of all their beers and some food. The place was a bit crowded so the service was a bit lacking but that was understandable. I was able to try 9 of their beers all of which were of good quality (the beer travels less than 100 feet to the bar from the brewery). Their house beers encompass a lot of different styles which was nice. They also have about 6-8 guest brews on tap too. I got their beef sliders which were pretty awesome and reminded me of a better version of the Father's Office burger. Prices for beer are reasonable ($1.50 to $3 per taster) but their food seems on the pricier side. Overall, I was impressed with this place and I will definitely be back even though it's quite a drive for me.

Photo of ScottieD
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Having relatives in the area, I looked forward to visiting Ladyface on a recent trip. It did not disappoint. It was smaller inside than I expected but had a lovely outside deck. A 3 piece jazz band played and dinner and beer was all really good. Tried a Ladyface Derailleur which was very good, Russian River Damnation tremendous, as was The Bruery Cuir. The selection, outdoor atmosphere, and food all made it a great stop. My party, none of whom were beer drinkers, enjoyed it very much as well. I will certainly return next year when I am back in the area.

Photo of MrVonzipper
4/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Went here for my 32nd birthday with DarthKostrizer and Alucard4 for my first time. I had been wanting to check out the place for some time.

It is set up like a modern brasserie. It has a long communal table between the bar and regular tables. There is very nice elevated patio seating and It was cool that day because they had a jazz band playing on the patio.

Other than the clueless hostess and server that was giving her worthless help, the rest of the service we had as far as food runners and our server was very good. And it didn't hurt that we had an adorable, cute little server.

DarthKostrizer started off with their Last Mango in Paris because he wanted a couple ticks. I went with a flight so I could sample all of their beers. They were pretty good. Nothing exceptional. I really like their Chesboro DIPA and I wanted to Love their porter but because they thought it's cute to put fresh coffee grinds on the head, it dominates the nose and flavor and doesn't allloe you to appreciate any other characteristics.

The menu and food seemed to be pretty damn good. We didn't eat much cuz we had a long night of drinking ahead of us with a bottleshare at my house. We had a couple orders of their pommes frites which were delicious, especially with the aioli we picked to have them with. We also got a housemate pretzel that came with a couple special mustards. What we had was great.

Lafyface is about 20-25 minutes from me and although this place was overall pretty good. I don't think I'd go out of my way to go there again, but it's right on the way to Malibu so it could be a good stop after the beach.

Photo of womencantsail
3.84/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

We have a project site in the Simi Valley area, so I stopped in here after leaving work one day.

I didn't quite expect this place to be in a little strip mall with a Jack in the Box, a tiny liquor store, and an Islands (among a few other things). In fact, I drove past it at first.

The service was good and relatively friendly. They let me tick in piece as I sat at a table in the bar area.

Some of the beers are pretty decent (especially their regular IPA and Picture City Porter). I didn't have any food as I did not feel like paying excessive prices for a hamburger.

Prices are the main problem here, especially for some of the beers (read: the ones that aren't very good).

Photo of DarthKostrizer
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Visited ladyface with some awesome BA's MrVonzipper and Alucard4 for MrVonzippers birthday before doing a bottle share

We went on a Saturday and that day they just happen to have live jazz much and being a fan of jazz music I was in heaven. Not only was there good music but damn the servers were so damn nice to look at that it made the experience that much better. The beers here are good the food is great and the prices are reasonable and oh yeah the woman that work their are fucking hot wait did I already say that, what more could you possibly want. Highly recommended

Photo of naproxen
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

The first stop on our group's travels north from Coachella to Big Sur on 4/18/11, I fell head over heels with the place after 5 minutes and not just because of the view...

I did not know at first that Ladyface referenced the beautiful mountain sprawling behind the back patio, what a location. I could gush over the exterior all day, but the interior is quite lovely as well. The thick long wood tables in the bar area and wood bar top were very welcoming looking though we opted to sidle up to the bar (pretty dead early on a Monday by no surprise). The bartender was very pleasant and attentive, striking up a few conversations with us and the other patrons.

They had quite the selection at the time, the sampler of only their brews filled the 8 glasses plus an extra of the barleywine. I even enjoyed their blonde ale, but I would say their IPA and belgians won me over more. I only had the baked potato soup to hold me over until our next stop, but it was really good.

I've heard nothing but praise for Ladyface in their short existence and I am happy to report it is well deserved. I look forward to another visit when I have money again.

Photo of werdnacross
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Visited multiple times since its opening.

Atmosphere is good. Crowd varies depending on the night of the week. Weekend nights are usually the loudest so avoid these if you're looking for a more quiet evening. In Agoura Hills so crowd can be a little snooty but generally beer drinkers aren't too high end.

Service can vary as well. Sometimes helped often other times there are some breaks in service. Usually coincides with how busy they are.

Selection is good. Meals are a little smaller but still fill you up. Food is a little different than the traditional beer establishment. More European style selections. Beer selection is good. Ranges from a great DIPA to many belgian selections. About 10 taps of LF beer and 5 guest taps.

A little pricey but definitely worth it. A great place to eat and one of my go to's in the area.

Photo of JohnnyAngel
5/5  rDev +18.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

They tap a new cask barrel every Wednesday at 4:00pm, it often lasts until the week-end. The cask they had the week I was there was aged in an old Chardonnay barrel. This pub/restaurant is excellent and I'd give it an A+ rating. They list the food as all natural/organic with no additives. This brewpub looks new and is well designed in a beautiful location with a patio to sit out on when the weather is warmer.
They had TV's on when I was there with English soccer showing yet it doesn't seem to resemble in any way the normal "sports" type bar. This place is well worth the trip to visit.

Photo of t0rin0
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Visited multiple times over 2010.

They usually have a 6 house beers or so but often times some of them are sold out. They also have a cask of the week which is a neat concept but it makes life difficult for a ticker that doesnt live close by. I hear they are expanding production so hopefully that doesnt mean they won't experiment anymore. I know they have some barrels in the back so we'll see.

The food is great. If you just want something to munch on order the fries. It's a pretty good sized basket and you get to pick the seasoning. The smoked burger is great too.

Service is decent to good depending on the time of day. Most of the employees don't know much about the beer but they are willing to get the info you want and will provide samples.

The place is never too loud, even if it's crowded.

Beautiful area but getting in and out of that parking lot sucks.

Photo of klittlefield
3.78/5  rDev -10.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I just took my brother and his girlfriend there and i thought it was over all very nice. But the staff seemed a bit pre-occupied and we were left with empty glasses and plates a bit too many time and for too long. But the restaurant iteslf was very nice and the fact that you can stand and watch the brewery was nice in my book. The house beer was pretty much exactly what they stated it was and the styles were well done.

All in all I would recommend them as a place to go if you're in the area. But not someplace i would go out of my way to go find.

Photo of MuttKDC
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 2

After getting the chance to try some of their beers at a different place (Lady Face Blind Ambition and the Red Rye), I decided to get a group together and grab some beers here.

I had been so impressed with the beers I had that I made a list of beers I wanted to have at the brewery. Yet when I got to the place they only had 1 beer out my list of 6 beers I wanted. Needless to say I was disappointed to have to settle for ordering European beers when I was trying to support my local brewery.

The beers I had previously tried were great, and I was even planning on buying growlers to take home. I was told by the bartender that the batches go quickly!

Atmosphere wise, the place it pretty awesome. Great setting, great outside patio.

I guess if you plan to head here, call them in advance and ask if they have any of their own beers available! That's what I was told to do...

Photo of tothebrim
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Note to self, avoid Augora Hills on the hottest day of the year. It was 111* outside in the San Frenando Valley and my brilliant brother decided it would be a nice time to go check out Ladyface.

This place is just off the 101 and easy to get to and to park at although there is no covered parking and like I said it was bloody hot out there.

The decor is quite nice but a bit frilly for my liking. The artwork is all very delicate and it is all over the place. The patio is great looking but again too hot to hang out there on this trip.

The bartender was cool but a bit hassled. Might have been the heat but who knows.

I got to meet Dave the brewer and owner who was cool but didn't have much time to talk.

I tried a few of the sample beers including the famous chesborough ipa and Belgian style double. They were all good to very good, none great

They had a bunch of their own beers and some guest taps from Port and Russian River.

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

First time to visit on 7/3/10 mid-afternoon. Greeted upon entry and seated near the bar. An inviting french county decor. Ceiling fans spinning, lots of wood tables with wrought iron legs. Back patio looked pleasant with shade and great views to the namesake "Ladyface Mtn". Service was very good. Brewer was at the bar and was able to chat with him a bit - very nice fellow. Great beer selection of both in house and guest beers including 4 Russian River (Blind Pig, IPA, Consecration, and Pliney!). Had the brand new Saison Sauvignon just released that day. A beautiful farmhouse-style saison aged in sauvignon blanc barrels. Also tasted from the "cask of the week" which was the La Blanche infused with peaches and mango called Hot'Lanta. Had the burger with frites. Both very good. Pints just $5 bucks. Food also reasonable and large portioned. Overall, I'm thrilled to know this is in Agoura Hills right off the Ventura Fwy at Kanan Road. Can't wait to come back again - loved it.

Photo of tjensen3618
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I've been here a few times for beer and growler fills, but didn't want to give it a review until i had a bit of the food. I finally sampled a few of the menu items a couple weeks ago and was just as impressed with what i ate as i have been with what i've been drinking.

Service was a bit brash and seemed irritated by a couple of simple requests; like moving out to the patio and splitting up the check. Other than that service is good.

The atmosphere is good and what you would expect from a Westlake Village crowd, some rich kids who are way too trendy and cool for their own good, some upscale doctor type guys, and of course some cougars. It wasn't all that busy for a Fri. night but there was a comfortable sized crowd.

The beer is really great, the Tripel, IPA, Porter and Wit are all excellent. I was a bit disappointed that their DIPA was out but that just gives me another excuse to go get my growler filled when it comes back on tap.

The food that i had was more on the appetizer side because we showed up late and they have a limited menu after 10, the Pomme Frites and Pretzel were great none the less.

I consider this my local brewpub and am proud to do so. Great place with great beers and I will undoubtedly be back again and again

Photo of WestValleyIPA
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

I've been to Ladyface twice. The first time we went, the service was absolutely abhorrent, until we spoke up, and then it was great. The second time, no skips, no trouble. The food is quite possibly the most amazing restaurant food I've had. French style tapas. What's not to like. The french onion soup makes me want to kill my grandma. Great guest beers, and the stuff brewed on-site is absolutely killer (despite it being tapped from recycled Rolling Rock Kegs.) Take a step out of the hippity hop of LA, and visit Ladyface in Agoura. Wow.

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Ladyface Ale Companie in Agoura Hills, CA
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