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Reviews by JTahoe:
4.25/5 rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
The premier beer bar in Southern California. Great atmosphere, great beer selection, and great food. The burger and fries are awesome. I know some people get their feathers ruffled by the "served as is" policy, but seriously, it's perfect as is. Don't mess with what works.
There are only two drawbacks in my opinion. The crowds, but hey, if it wasn't good, there wouldn't be a crowd, and sometimes the vibe is awesome with a packed house. And the service can be a bit frustrating if you are not a regular (and I live too far away to be a regular) but usually the servers are pretty good.
11-04-2009 23:20:55 | More by JTahoe
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4.35/5 rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
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.