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Ratings: 73 | Reviews: 65 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by GoCubsMatt:
3.73/5 rDev -10.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4
Father's Office is a bar that has a good selection, and wears the clothing of a trendy-ish bar. The decor is simple. It doesn't look like a standard pub at all. There was some ambient music playing in the background, but it was quiet enough to carry on a conversation across the table.
The quality and selection here are good. They have about 20 or so taps, spread between American craft brews and Belgian/Belgian style beers. The bottle selection is composed of a bunch of Belgians as well. No space is wasted on macros here. They also have proper glassware for all of the Belgians, which is nice attention to detail.
My main gripe with this place is service. I've been here several times, and it always seems to take longer than normal to get noticed by the bartenders to get a beer. It does seem like the bartenders are knowledgable about the beer, so I guess it balances out to average service.
Overall, this is certainly one of LA's better beer bars. When I find myself in the Santa Monica area, I make sure I drop by here for a pint or two.
04-18-2004 18:51:21 | More by GoCubsMatt
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4.35/5 rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Stopped in here for dinner last night, I have wanted to check this place out for years now glad I could finally stop in. Atmosphere is pretty laid back but busy at the same time. Tables are shared amongst groups so they are hard to come by. We got lucky and two people left the bar so we snagged the seats right away. Service was solid. They were always around to get me a beer but they weren't the most approachable people either. Quality was top notch. My food was high quality and my beers were all served in the proper glasses so no complaints there. Selection was killer. Abyss, §ucaba etc. on-tap were all pleasant surprises that I was able to partake in. I had heard nothing but amazing thing about the burgers so I knew what I was getting when we walked in and I was not let down, it was cooked perfectly and tasted amazing. Prices were a touch high but I was expecting that going in. Overall an awesome place to stop in Santa Monica, I would return in a heartbeat.
02-12-2014 06:07:37 | More by orangesol
Father's Office in Santa Monica, CA
93 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.