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Ladyface Ale Companie

Ladyface Ale CompanieLadyface Ale Companie

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 66
Beer Ratings: 495
Beer Avg: 3.79

Taps: 16 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

38 Ratings
Ratings: 38
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.86%
$$ - reasonable


[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

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

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(Place added by: barrelroller on 11-04-2009)
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levigelineau

California

4.63/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

01-31-2014 18:20:09 | More by levigelineau
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metter98

New York

4.16/5  rDev -3%
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.

10-30-2013 21:59:04 | More by metter98
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SoCalBeerBabe

California

4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

09-28-2013 19:40:08 | More by SoCalBeerBabe
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bray

California

4.91/5  rDev +14.5%
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.

07-30-2013 19:23:53 | More by bray
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crob3888

California

4.98/5  rDev +16.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75 | $$

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.

03-10-2013 18:28:30 | More by crob3888
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JupiterJesus

California

4.95/5  rDev +15.4%
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.

01-24-2013 00:29:27 | More by JupiterJesus
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

03-25-2012 00:38:24 | More by UCLABrewN84
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ScottieD

Connecticut

4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

10-15-2011 02:02:19 | More by ScottieD
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MrVonzipper

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

10-09-2011 20:10:58 | More by MrVonzipper
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womencantsail

California

3.84/5  rDev -10.5%
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).

09-29-2011 05:09:15 | More by womencantsail
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Ladyface Ale Companie in Agoura Hills, CA
94 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.