Rock & Brews
Taps: 50 / Bottles: 100
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 12 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
3.43/5 rDev -14.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$
Looked for a place to kill some time near LAX between the end of my meeting and my flight home, found this place. Was told it had been open for 4 months. I kinda like the downtown El Segundo scene, it's really casual and understated.
Interesting layout for this place - mostly picnic tables under an open air tent. The night I went it was a bit chilly - wonder what they do in case the weather gets more cold???
Selection is good, but not great. Lots of flagship micro's but nothing too exciting.
Was just in the mood for a snack and got the garlic parmesan fries - they were just OK.
Young staff here - service was so-so.
If like me you are looking for somewhere to chill near LAX, this place (along with the highly retro Richmond on the next street) fits the bill.
12-10-2010 19:25:18 | More by SunDevilBeer
3.84/5 rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75 | $$$
This review is for Rock & Brews (R&B) El Segundo on Main.
Beer landmark: El Segundo Brewing is across the street.
Parking is available on the street and in the rear lot off Franklin. We got the last spot in the lot on a Thursday around 4pm. Main St has an entrance and there is a "backstage" entrance from the parking lot which has steps leading down to the outdoor communal seating area. It's casual with varnished wood picnic tables and benches, lots of umbrellas, heat lamps, a few tv's and a view into the covered bar area. Children get an activity sheet/menu and have a play area.
On to the beer! The server provided a huge draft and bottle menu, like the Cheesecake-Factory of beer. There is an updated tap list on their big screens and website. Monkish was visiting for Pint Glass Night: $8 for a beer and keep the brewery glass.
Bottled beer prices are pretty steep but selection is abundant.
Food is similarly priced on the high side but they have a little of everything- even a twist on the veggie burger (vegan: hold the cheese & aioli). It was a good value for the portions but nothing spectacular.
Service was pleasant and efficient from our main server, even when a food runner accidentally brought out another persons order. I'd return for pint night, for a rare draught find, or with out-of-town guests-–but it would be tough to be a regular.
06-23-2013 01:05:13 | More by rainfairy
3.87/5 rDev -4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | $$$
I was recently in the area so I decided to visit this place since it is literally right across the street from El Segundo Brewing. It's sort of a weird setup with a big open space where there are picnic tables and a bar area as well. I am not sure how things work when it rains since half of the area is open to the sky. Lots of random music memorabilia around the establishment. I sat at the bar and got a few samples which were very generous pours. The service was pretty good but it was busy so I wasn't expecting too much. They have a good selection that shows rotates through on TV screens. They also have a pretty solid bottle list with some harder to find beers and a few I had never even heard of. The one downside that matters is that prices are a bit high with lots of $9.00 pours on the menu. Overall, it's a pretty solid spot and I would come back again if I was in the area.
03-17-2013 23:25:19 | More by UCLABrewN84
4/5 rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | $$$
Vibe: This place has a very large and airy feel. Half of the seating are is open to the sky and surrounded by walls while the other part feels like you are in a large barn or warehouse. There is a long bar running along the wall of the covered area. A photo booth and children's play area are also inside. There are lots of TVs.
Quality: Beers were served at the proper temperature using a variety of glassware including snifters for higher end beers.
Service: I was there with a group of five on a Saturday night and we didn't have to wait for a table, even though the place was crowded. Service wasn't that bad, but it seemed like our waitress could have come by more often.
Selection: The place had 50 beers on-tap, about half of which is a regular selection and printed on the menu. A list of rotating taps is displayed on TV monitors and on rockn.com
Food: I tried a Bacon Blue Cheese Burger, which was massive and rather tasty.
11-03-2013 02:38:48 | More by metter98
4.05/5 rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
This is a great place to come enjoy a beer on a Saturday afternoon.
90% of the bar is outdoors on long wooden tables perfect for sitting back with friends and enjoying a brew.
The food is good but not great and a little pricey for my taste. Nothing unreasonable though.
There is a solid beer selection available on tap. Something like 20+ beers on tap ranging from your traditional German Pilsner, to Speedway Stout, to El Segundo IPA and more. Occasionally I see a special release in from places like Port Brewing or The Bruery.
Overall a worthwhile visit for anyone living in LA.
06-01-2011 17:34:23 | More by JoeTheBrewer
4.3/5 rDev +6.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
I've been here a half-dozen times or so and I really like this place! Very interesting food menu with lots of great choices. I try and have something different each time and so far I have not been disappointed. The real reason I go, though, is the beer! The beer selection is excellent and always changing. I've been places with more tap handles, but they also have a pretty good bottle selection here (you can go to www.rockn.com to see their current beer selection). I really enjoy the atmosphere, too. They have sports and music videos playing on several TVs. The music is good and not so loud you can't have a conversation which is refreshing. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, too. I've never had a problem finding parking (of course we go during the week or early on the weekends) which is also very nice (I wish I could say this about more beer places in L.A.).
06-14-2013 17:10:41 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
Rock & Brews in El Segundo, CA
90 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.